File with the MTS extension are video data stored in the AVCHD format, which are dedicated for movies in high resolution, encoded in the MPEG standard.
MTS files are usually used in some consumer cameras recording high resolution videos. It was introduced by Panasonic and Sony in the year 2006. MTS format can serve as a carrier for high resolution movies on Blu-Ray discs.
Video in the AVCHD format, processed on a PC or imported from a Blu-Ray disc, is stored as a file with the M2TS extension.
Besides the audio/video content, this format enables to use many user-friendly functions, which improve presentation of the material and navigation. This includes a simple menu, subtitles or slide shows.
Content in the AVCHD format can be also stored in the SDHC format and played directly on many TVs and multimedia consoles. It is worth remembering, that content in this format is not supported by regular DVD players.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with MTS files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with MTS extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with MTS extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to AVCHD Video Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MTS files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MTS files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Windows Media Player or different compatible program, such as GOM Player, Sony Vegas Pro, PowerDirector. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Windows Media Player website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening MTS files still occur even after installing Windows Media Player, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Windows Media Player is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why MTS files are not compatible with Windows Media Player. The most recent version of Windows Media Player is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Windows Media Player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MTS on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MTS file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the MTS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the MTS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the MTS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the MTS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with MTS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the AVCHD Video Format file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open MTS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with AVCHD Video Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MTS files.
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