MTS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MTS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MTS files.

What is a MTS file?

Files that contain the .mts file extension are AVCHD video files. AVCHD is an acronym for Advanced Video Codec High Definition. These MTS files contain high-def MPEG transport stream videos that have been captured by certain video camcorders.

The MTS file format was designed by Panasonic and Sony for use with their HD camcorder devices, although Canon, JVC and Sanyo camcorders now also use the MTS file format.

MTS files containing high-def video streams and can support both the 720p and 1080i HD video formats. The files can be played back on a user's computer using a variety of software applications including the Windows Media Player.

How to open MTS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MTS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MTS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MTS

While we know of one file format using the .MTS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MTS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MTS files. Remember, different programs may use MTS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOMPLAYERGOMPLAYERUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MTS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MTS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!