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How to Import and Convert MTS Videos to Windows Movie Maker

MTS is a video format commonly used by many Panasonic and Sony HD cameras. Many users run into problems when importing MTS/M2TS videos shot by Panasonic/Sony cameras and other devices to Windows Movie Maker. MTS and M2TS files are not recognized, video or audio is missing, the program freezes when loading .mts files. Incompatible codec format and large CPU-intensive 4K Ultra HD MTS videos can cause the issue. You can download a video codec pack for Windows, or directly convert 4K UHD MTS/M2TS to MP4, WMV, and other suitable format for Windows Movie Maker.

You Need An MTS Video Converter for Windows

A right MTS video converter like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can save you a lot of effort. With level-3 hardware acceleration, it converts 4K 1080P MTS/M2TS videos to MP4, WMV, AVI, or other formats for Windows Movie Maker at blazing fast speed in a few clicks. If Windows Movie Maker doesn't work properly, the program is a good alternative that can trim, split, combine, compress your MTS footages, add watermark/subtitle to MTS files, and do some other basic editing.

Steps to Convert MTS/M2TS Videos to Windows Movie Maker?

Step 1: Load MTS videos. Download and install the MTS video converter for Windows Movie Maker on your computer, launch the program. Click the +Video icon on the main interface to load source MTS videos or directly drag and drop the source video to the main window.

Step 2: Select a format. An output format window pops up after the video is analyzed. Choose a target format for Windows Movie Maker. Under the Output Profile Category on the left pane, drag the slider, find PC General Video, and select AVC Video (Codec: h264+ aac). Click OK the save the output format setting. Or go to Output Profile > General Profiles, and select MP4 Video.

Step 3: Click the RUN button to start processing MTS video to Windows Movie Maker MP4 format.

Convert MTS to MP4 for Windows Movie Maker

For editing 4K Ultra HD MTS video files shot by Sony/Panasonic camcorders in Windows Movie Maker, your computer should have integrated graphics solutions with support 4K external displays and 8GB RAM. Even if your PC meets the 4K video editing requirements, you may find the UHD MTS video processing stuttering/freezing. You can use the MTS video converter to convert 4K UHD to 1080p resolution for less processing power required to edit 4K MTS files.


MTS and M2TS: MTS, short for MPEG Transport Stream, is a container format for high definition video on AVCHD and Blu-ray Disc. Many Sony and Panasonic cameras use MTS video format. AVCHD video files from camcorder often have the file extension .mts. AVCHD files from a Blu-ray disc or edited on a computer are typically assigned the .m2ts extension (also check guide to importing AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker). There's no difference between MTS and M2TS files. .mts can be renamed to .m2ts, the vice versa.


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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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