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Top 3 Free AVCHD Players to Play AVCHD/MTS Video on PC and Mac

AVCHD Videois a brand new high definition (HD) digital video camcorder recorder file format that uses 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals onto certain media using highly efficient codec technologies. The files are saved with .mts file extension, and you can not directly play AVCHD on Windows or Mac OS X for AVCHD are not supported by many popular media player programs.

So if you try to watch and enjoy these files, it will not be played until you find a powerful yet easy to use AVCHD Video Player, which will help you Play AVCHD Video smoothly on your Windows PC and Mac, both Paid and Free AVCHD player are included.

Very few AVCHD owners are allowed to play AVCHD Video with the 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). However, majority of AVCHD viewers do not have well-packed AVCHD playback software's support. Therefore, as mentioned above, to get an AVCHD player is quite necessary for our regular AVCHD video viewers.

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How to Play AVCHD Videos on Windows and Mac?

DAPlayer - Free AVCHD Video Player for Windows Users.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - Convert AVCHD videos to MP4, MOV, M4V etc. Mac generally supported formats.

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1. Truly Masterful Piece of AVCHD Player - DAPlayer


DAPlayer is on the way of delivering a better solution to playback AVCHD video. 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.

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2. The Cross Platform and Free AVCHD Players - VLC media player


VLC media player is a free and open source AVCHD player. It is one of the most Platform-independent AVCHD video players. Apart from play AVCHD on Window, play AVCHD on Mac, VLC is also with versions for GNU, Linux, BeOS, and BSD. The reason we hold faith in VLC to playback AVCHD video is that, VLC has a very modular design which makes it easier to include modules/plugins for new file formats (including newly-emerged AVCHD/MTS video).

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3. Best Multi-functional and Free AVCHD Players - BS.Player


BS.Player is used by more than 70 million multi media users throughout the world and it has been translated into more than 90 languages worldwide. Because does not use much of the CPU Processing Resources for AVCHD video playback, it is suitable for you who want to enjoy AVCHD video but use slightly less capable computers. Most importantly, BS.Player, a Free AVCHD movie player, is quiet masterful at playing AVCHD. It can automatically search and download missing subtitles for currently playing AVCHD video, if available.

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Disadvantages of Watching AVCHD Video with AVCHD Player on Computer

All the AVCHD players above is powerful enough, however, play AVCHD video directly upon your computer surely has some disadvantages.

* 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, moreover, its screen size is smaller than 1920x1080, then your AVCHD Player will 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 displayer.

* Last but not least, AVCHD camcorders usually use recording 1080 Interlaced Video. When watching interlaced video on AVCHD players, the image you see from AVCHD video will not be true to the original. Fortunately, with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe's Advanced De-interlacing Engine, you can enjoy more vivid and smooth image.

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The easiest solution to conquer disadvantages above is converting AVCHD video to other general and friendly video formats. For example, after convert AVCHD to MP4, you can not only preserve nearly original high quality visual effect (in fact AVCHD video is based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video), but also release your computer's CPU and graphics card great burden. If you want to play and watch AVCHD video on Mac OS X, MOV format is the ideal target format willingly accepted by Apple QuickTime.

There are great many options to enjoy AVCHD video with AVCHD Video Converter - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. For instance, Upload AVCHD to YouTube (generally FLV format), Burn AVCHD video to DVD for playback on Blu-ray disc player and PS3, freely Play and Watch AVCHD video on iPhone, iPad, iPod (MPEG-4/H.264).

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