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AVCHD HELP!

by JayDP111 / January 1, 2013 9:32 AM PST

I have a new (my first) camcorder (Panasonic).
It records in AVCHD (*.MTS) format.
I have both DVD Flick and Windows (7) DVD Maker that I can use to create normal (not Blue-Ray) DVD's for my 80 year old mother-in-law.
(We sent her a portable DVD player for Christmas with 100-240 Voltage and a British 220 V plug adapter (she's in England) to keep it simple for her.
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However, neither program reAognizes the AVCHD (*,MTS) format.
I do have CUDA Video Converter Advanced Registered version which recognizes the AVCHD (*.MTS) format files copied over from the Panasonic CamCorder.
However, which is the BEST format to convert the AVCHD (*.MTS) format to (and store) so I can use either DVD Flick or Windows (7) DVD Maker to make DVD's for her.

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1. The best format to store it in is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 1:18 AM PST
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Answer -> The original MTS. Anything else will not contain the original bits.

2. As to creating Video DVDs, I'd hit google with DVDFLICK MTS SUPPORT and see if folk have discussed that.
Bob

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Found this ...
by JayDP111 / January 2, 2013 3:44 AM PST

I found this, thx for the suggestion.
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If the DVD authoring program does not accept the MTS file, try renaming it with an MPG file extension. Most digital videos that contain an MPEG-2 data stream are distributed as MPG files. The format is more widely recognized than MTS.
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(And I get the impression that DVD Flick is no longer maintained by the author?
I could be wrong, but the DVD Flick forums on the DVD Flick website are closed, inactive, unavailable.)

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As you may guess.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 6:06 AM PST
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Video DVD is passing into oblivion. Folk no longer ask me for such on DVD but on the video sharing site or memory stick, dropbox, etc.

Just like creating VHS was a hot topic, this one is passing away. DVD FLICK only does a few things so why would it need more development?
Bob

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need a program that can recoganise AVCHD
by abbotbass / January 6, 2013 6:56 PM PST
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You can install a third part software to play MTS, such as Easy DVD Player

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maybe send grandma a blu-Ray
by E_Kelly / February 17, 2013 2:07 AM PST
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It might be cheaper and less work than converting all your high quality AVCHD to simply get her a Blu-ray that can read your new AVCHD.

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