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Media player for m2ts and mts avchd files

by cspitser / March 26, 2011 12:52 AM PDT

I have windows XP Pro and Windows Media Player V. 11. It won't play AVCHD video files ( m2ts and mts ) from my HD camera. Where can I get a player to do this? I would like to be able to just double click on a file and play it.

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Give this a try.
by ahtoi / March 26, 2011 5:12 PM PDT
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VLC player
by colarmac / March 27, 2011 12:39 PM PDT

You may try VLC player, it's a free video player that supports AVCHD video.

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VLC Player
by cspitser / March 28, 2011 2:41 AM PDT
In reply to: VLC player

I tried the VLC player today. It plays my non-HD files fine. But for HD (m2ts and mts) it plays the first second or 2, then the video freezes and the audio continues. After about 20 seconds, the video comes back for one frame and then freezes again.

Could it be that my processor is not fast enough?
How can I trouble shoot this?

Cliff Spitser

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THAT
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2011 4:12 AM PDT
In reply to: VLC Player

THAT could be an encoding issue. To troubleshoot this is not fun. That is, I'd want to try it with BluRay player software such as PowerDVD.
Bob

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m2ts player
by cspitser / March 28, 2011 9:44 AM PDT
In reply to: THAT

I don't think there is anything unusual with the files. For months, I have been creating avchd videos with cyberlink power director. obviously, I can view them in power director, but I am looking for a program like windows media player that will play the m2ts files.

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That will be interesting.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2011 12:49 AM PDT
In reply to: m2ts player

Windows Media Player gets it's HD player capability from what they call CODECs.

It appears you've confirmed it's an encoding/playback issue by telling us that it works in power director.

-> Glad to see you now see the problem.

For now, use power director to play as you work on learning more about video encoding and playback.
Bob

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Yes I think you might be partially correct.
by ahtoi / March 28, 2011 12:30 PM PDT
In reply to: VLC Player

It maybe the cpu but I would go with a better video card instead. This computer have a HD capable video card?

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m2ts player
by cspitser / March 29, 2011 12:23 AM PDT

Yes. I routinely create HD movies (AVCHD disks) with Cyberlink Power Director.

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MTS play
by butter1093 / April 18, 2011 6:35 PM PDT

VLC is recommended for AVCHD playing, from above posts, you can find the download link. But it is not the best for its frequently freezing up. For playing MTS video fluently, the best way is to connect HD camera to HDTV. If you want play on PC with Windows Media Player V. 11, i think transcording but preserving quality is a good choice. and HD WMV is a good format. and Final mate is good transcoding software.

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m2ts player
by cspitser / April 19, 2011 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: MTS play

I am happy with "splash lite"

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The KM Player
by perch44 / March 31, 2012 2:51 AM PDT
In reply to: m2ts player

Give The KM Player a Go

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re:Media player for m2ts and mts avchd files
by butter1093 / April 26, 2011 4:29 PM PDT

For AVCHD playing on windows, you can use VLC player. VLC supports mts, m2ts playback with high quality. If you want to use media player for playing m2ts/mts videos, you can convert it to wmv, avi, mp4, etc suitable format for WMP using Final Mate, camcorder asssitant software.

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ThinkVD MTS Converter
by Think_VD / May 6, 2011 8:25 PM PDT

You can use a video converter to convert the video format to another can play with your media player.Or use this video converter to play your AVCHD video files ( m2ts and mts ), double click the software's preview window will play it full Screen.
try this: ThinkVD MTS Converter

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