Opening MTS files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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