AVCHD Video is a brand new high definition (HD) digital video of camcorder recorder file format that uses 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals onto certain media using highly efficient codec technologies. AVCHD videos are saved with .mts file extension, and cannot be directly played on Windows or Mac OS X for incompatibilty problem with video players attatched by system. So if you try to watch AVCHD/MTS files, a powerful yet easy to use AVCHD Player is in demand, which will help you Play AVCHD Video smoothly on your Windows PC and Mac.
Despite that very few AVCHD owners are allowed to play AVCHD video with specially designed assistance programs, for instance, the AVCHD camcorders ship with software designed to playback the files on computers (Sony's HDR-SR1 and the newer HDR-SR5 both record video in the AVCHD format and ship with the Picture Motion Browser, or Sony PMB for short), majority of AVCHD viewers do not have well-packed AVCHD playback software's support. Therefore, as mentioned above, to get an AVCHD video player is quite necessary for our regular users.
DAPlayer is a great free AVCHD player on the way of delivering a better solution to play AVCHD/MTS video for free. As for AVCHD video with 1080i signal, the picture you see from computer is not as clear as 1080p. But thanks to DAPlayer's Advanced De-interlacing Engine (transfer and interpret 1080i AVCHD video from interlacing to progressive scanning), you are ensured with significantly clearer and sharper images and enhanced visual quality.
VLC media player is an open-source and royalty free AVCHD player. It is one of the most Platform-independent AVCHD/MTS video players. Apart from play AVCHD on Window PC/Mac, VLC is also available for GNU, Linux, BeOS, and BSD. Since VLC has a very modular design which makes it easier to include modules/plugins for new file formats (including newly-emerged AVCHD/MTS video, we hold faith in VLC to play AVCHD video and vote is as one of the best free AVCHD video players.
BS.Player is used by more than 70 million multi media users throughout the world and it has been translated into over 90 languages. Because of low-cost of CPU Processing Resources for AVCHD video playback, it is suitable for you who want to watch AVCHD/MTS video but use slightly less capable computers. In addition, BS.Player, this top free AVCHD/MTS player, is quiet masterful at automatically searching and downloading missing subtitles during playing AVCHD video, if available.
Thought all above AVCHD players are powerful enough, there are some disadvantages to play AVCHD video directly upon your computer.
* First of all, AVCHD requires large the processing power (2-4x compared to HDV), for real-time playback. It will definitely make an ordeal to your computer's CPU and graphics card. So convert AVCHD video to more friendly video formats (like AVI, MPEG, MP4, MOV, etc) will greatly expand your computer's life-span.
* Secondly, if you do not have high-end computer for example a screen with a resolution of lower than 1920x1080 pixels, the AVCHD player may not play 1080p video normally. Don't worry, with some AVCHD converter software, like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, you are enabled to resize and shrink AVCHD video resolution to perfectly suit your display.
* Last but not least, AVCHD camcorders are usually use to record 1080 Interlaced Video probably result in unclear images through playing with AVCHD video player. Fortunately, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe's Advanced De-interlacing Engine enables to convert AVCHD/MTS videos eliminating interlace effect of videos and drive you to enjoy more vivid and crisp images.
The easiest solution to conquer disadvantages of playing AVCHD video with AVCHD player on computer is to convert AVCHD video to other general and friendly video formats, for example, converting AVCHD to MP4 to preserve nearly original high quality visual effect (in fact AVCHD video is based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video) and release great burden of CPU and graphics card. If you want to play and watch AVCHD/MTS video on Mac OS X, MOV format is the ideal target format willingly accepted by Apple QuickTime.
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