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How to Smoothly Play AVCHD/MTS Video on Windows PC?

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Jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic, AVCHD Video (Advanced Video Coding High Definition)[1] is an effective file format for camcorders and digital cameras with HD recording capability. AVCHD Video's foremost advantages are contained in much smaller files on your hard drive and achieving Full 1920x1080 Resolution. The disadvantage is that it can be hard to find software that can playback your files.

In this article, you will find out :

1. How to play AVCHD (.mts) files on Windows PC?
2. What Player will Play AVCHD (MTS) Video on Windows PC?
3. And how to make Smoothly AVCHD/MTS Playback on Windows PC?

How to play AVCHD (.mts) files on Windows PC?

Windows 7[2] has native support for AVCHD/MTS/M2TS videos (see Windows 8 reference). But if your Windows PC is running XP/Vista OS, you need special registry patch which will tie M2TS/MTS files [Blu-ray transport stream files also referred to as AVCHD files] into Windows Media Player [WMP11]. Otherwise, your PC will keep saying something about not finding a codec. However there are caveats as it is not possible to tie a third party codec 100% into WMP without developing some sort of plug-in. Also available are patches for MKV/MKA, Flac and MP4/M4V/M4A.

Be aware that AVCHD/M2TS/MTS files will only be playable in WMP with latest versions of ffdshow-tryouts, older versions will crash when trying to decode the video.

Alternatively you can give Free Open sourced AVCHD Player a try - take VLC media player as example. On other page we give detailed tutorial about how to Play AVCHD Video.

As for one of the most popular AVCHD playback tools, VLC still has some shortcomings. Firstly, if your VLC version is not up to date, there's a chance that you will only see a grey background, and will hear the sound for a while, but it can crash after that. Moreover, if you don't have sufficient fire power on your Windows PC, there's a very big chance that you will only see flashes of images and will only hear sound. You may also see broken video images (lines going through it).

Please notice that this is NOT because the AVCHD/MTS data is corrupt or your AVCHD Player is malfunctioned, it's just because to Playback AVCHD video on your Windows PC will bring great burden on your Windows CPU and Graphics Card.

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How to Make Smoothly AVCHD/MTS Playback on your Windows PC

Just as mentioned above, playback AVCHD video directly on your Windows PC will surely cause damage on your computer, besides, the playing process always encounter unexpected troubles. Even try it on the Centrino.

Don't worry! Here are some suggestions that will guide you out of this trouble. By the way, you do not need to prepare Quad-core and high-end graphics card in advance.

Solution 1: Convert AVCHD to DVD video format
One way to maintain AVCHD's HD quality is to convert AVCHD video to DVD video format for you to burn it on DVD disc and play in future. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe - an all-in-one AVCHD video converter, video editor and YouTube video downloader would be the best recommended tool. It can help you convert AVCHD to NTSC DVD format video, or PAL DVD format video.

Convert AVCHD to DVD for Play AVCHD on PC Smoothly

Step 1: Load your AVCHD video with "+Video" button.

Step 2: Choose one DVD profile between "NTSC DVD format " and "PAL DVD format".

Step 3: Set the destination folder for the output video.

Step 4: Click "RUN" to start converting AVCHD video to DVD format video.

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Solution 2: Convert AVCHD Video to PC Friendly formats
HDV Mpeg2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV (Wildly used on Website), MOV (Apple QuickTime) and WMV (Born from Wnidows PC) are great choices. And do not insist upon that, after AVCHD Video conversion, you will lose something. In fact things you lost are unnoticeable. Here are some assessments about convert AVCHD video to make Smoothly AVCHD/MTS Playback on your Windows PC.

1. As you know AVCHD/MTS file utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec, so you can convert AVCHD video to MPEG-4 format and the video quality lost is hardly to distinguish by our naked eyes.

2. Convert AVCHD Video to AVI format, you will get even 4x smaller files and still maintain favorable quality.

3. To upload your AVCHD recordings online, like Update AVCHD to YouTube, you can convert AVCHD to FLV format, which is wild used on the online video sharing.

4. Converting AVCHD Video to MP4, MOV format, which are Apple portable devices friend video, you are enable to Play AVCHD Video on iPhone 5S/5C, Play AVCHD on iPad (1024x768, perfect portable AVCHD playback solution) and other mobile devices, like iPod, iPod touch, Xbox, Zune.

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Key Features of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe:

Feature 1 - Advanced De-interlacing Engine
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can even improve your source AVCHD video after conversion. All AVCHD camcorders except for AVCHD Lite models use recording 1080 Interlaced Video (1080i).When watching converted AVCHD 1080i video on your Windows PC (since it doesn't have built-in De-interlacing engine like flat-panel televisions), the image you see from AVCHD video will not be true to the original.

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Feature 2 - Multi-core CPU Supported
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe fully supports Multi-core CPU (from low-level (i3), through mid-range (i5) to high-end performance (i7). It will empower you take full use of up to 8 cores to greatly shorten your AVCHD video conversion time.

Feature 3 - Resize function (Shrink the output image size)
Play and watch AVCHD video on your Windows PC, you need to resize AVCHD video's 1920x1080 resolution to perfectly match up with your default PC monitor. And WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe's Shrink feature just made for bringing you this convenience. After convert AVCHD with the resized image, you will get Two Copy of AVCHD videos, the original save as backup, and the converted used for playback on your PC.

Feature 4 - All-in-one HD Video Converter
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is built-in More than 300 Video and Audio codecs, Without any third-party codec, it can support Multi-track (WinX Unique Technology) HD video M2TS, MKV, AVCHD, HDTV BDAV and MPEG-TS video movies.

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Related External Source

[1]: AVCHD - Knowing AVICH from WikiPedia

[2]: Windows 7 - MicroSoft Windows 7 OS, latest PC OS for Windows

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