TOD files are created by a JVC Camcorder - the top 10 camcorders in the world. Such as GZ-HD3 and GZ-HD7 and saved in a proprietary format that can be viewed using the Cyberlink software included with JVC video cameras.
But when we bought a JVC Camcorder, we may be confused to make the .tod extension file to playable on our home dvd player and share with family even though play these camcorder TOD files on our computer. Then we need a solution to convert and burn these TOD files to DVD
OK! In the following article, I'll introduce you a powerful DVD Creator and the whole progress of TOD to DVD conversion, and even how to play .tod file on Computer or Mac.
How to play TOD movie on computer/Mac?
To play TOD on a computer, all you need to do is to install a free KMPlayer which can playback TOD and MOD files smoothly or just simply rename TOD files to .MPG which could be playback in PowerDVD and other applications in most cases.
To play TOD files on Mac,
try either MPlayer OS X or VLC Media Player. They are all free.
These excellent and free multimedia players can tackle many of the video formats unknown to QuickTime. They contain a decoder to decode the .TOD files. They will also play many of the formats you will find inside the .TOD file.
How to convert and burn TOD to DVD using a DVD Creation tool?
Super DVD Creator is a powerful yet easy-to-use DVD Burner program that enables you to edit videos and burn tod files to DVD disc. It can burn camcorder video TOD to DVD, MOD to DVD, AVCHD camcorder to DVD, and also convert Camcorder tapes like 8mm to DVD, vhs to DVD, burn Mini DV to DVD, JVC to DVD, burn music MP3 to DVD, video files like AVI, WMV, MP4 to DVD, make movies from photos, make DVD from camcorders videos.
- Transfer JVC TOD movies to computer/Mac.
Before converting JVC TOD to DVD, you should transfer your TOD videos to your computer or Mac from your camcorder. Connect your camcorder to your computer/Mac with the cable. Locate JVC TOD files, copy and paste them to your local disk.
- Run JVC TOD to DVD Burner program
Download the above TOD to DVD Converter(Windows Version,Mac Version).,install and luanch it on your computer. You'll see the following interface of the program. And the trial version has time limit, you can buy the full version by clicking the above buy now link.
- Load JVC .tod files
Click "Import" button to add the source JVC HD camcorder videos. You can add more than one video clips at one time if you need. You can rename the videos and photo slideshow, combine DVD chapters and preview the videos and photos on the right. Video volume adjusting is also available. You can also add, delete and organize DVD titles freely.
- Select a DVD menu template and customize it
Click "Menu" tab to open menu editing window. There're 40 free static and dynamic DVD menu templates for your DVD authoring. Menu structure is showed in the right for better DVD menu customization. Aspect ratio can be set as 16:9 and 4:3. In the Menu page, you can freely add text and change the frame and button of the menu .
For further customization, hit “Customize” to set the menu background, background music and thumbnails.
- Preview & burn TOD to DVD
After editing work is done, click "Preview" tab to preview your DVD project as if you are watching it on TV to make sure that all the effects go as you like. When you are satisfied with your work, go to “Burn”.
Select writable DVD Driver and inset a blank DVD disc.
Select the output DVD format. The resolution of DVD film is NTSC or PAL.
After all settings have been made, click "Burn" button to begin conversion and burning task.
Soon you will be done with burning JVC TOD files to DVD. It is time that you enjoyed your DVD!