MOD is a sound module format used to store music tracks and uses a .mod filename extension. It features a collection of sample instruments, and the samples are assigned to varying music tracks. The sound samples are opened, depending on score notes. Today, MOD can be opened using various audio tracking programs.
M4R is a filename extension for AAC format, which is developed by Apple Inc. It is typically used to save custom iPhone ringtones from Apple iTunes. M4R can only be created from iTunes purchased songs and is usually DRM protected. It can open on iTunes, VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player, and more.