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3 Ways to Play MTS files in VLC Media Player on Windows 10

August 24, 2016

What is MTS and how to open MTS files on VLC media player? In the following guide, you may find some suitable answers to the MTS workflow tips. And from MTS to the common AVI, that’s the key point to open MTS in VLC media player. Follow us to know more.

MTS, a high-definition AVC, MPEG, H.264 transport stream video, is a file format that is used commonly by HD camcorders from Sony, Panasonic,Canon and other brands. When using camcorder to shoot videos, you will end up with some clips which are separated in multiple files rather than one big file.

As a free media player both for Windows and Mac users, VLC media Player is popular among our video lovers. Playing MTS video with VLC is very simple:

You will first need to open VLC, then choose the .mts video format that you want to play then right click on it. A drop down will appear on its right or left. Then hover the cursor and click on Open with. From there hover the cursor and click on the VLC icon from options.



When you click on Open with VLC, the video will automatically played on the VLC media. From there you can make adjustment on volume, brightness aspect ratio and maximise the screen to enjoy watching the video.

You can also use VLC as a video converter, how to Convert MTS Files with VLC?

Step 1. Active Open Media Window

On main UI of VLC player, click “Media” > “Convert/Save.” And then the “Open Media” window will pop up. Click “File” option.



Step 2. Add MTS files

Click “Add” to import your desired MTS files to VLC player, and then click “Convert/Save” to proceed to “Convert” window.



Step 3. Select a proper output format for MTS

On “Convert” window, choose an output video format under “Profile” dropdown list.



Step 4. Save the converted MTS files

Click “Browse” to find a destination folder to store the converted MTS files, and you can rename the output folder. And then click “Save.”

Step 5. Start converting MTS files

After choose an output folder to save the converted MTS videos, just click “Start” on the “Convert” window to realize MTS conversion.



But you can only play one video in a window at a time. Multiple MTS Conversion is not available.

So, if you wanna to merge/convert multiple .mts files into one for VLC playback, here is an alternative AVCHD player to VLC for you: Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter .

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Alternative Tool Help Converting MTS/M2TS (Windows screenshots)to AVI for VLC media player

Step 1: Download, install and run the trial version of Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, click "Add videos" or "Add From Folder" icon to import your source AVCHD files to the software.



Step 2. Set output format

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode multiple .mts files to .avi, .mov, .mp4 for playing with VLC.



Tip: By clicking "Settings" icon, you can enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 4. Start converting MTS/M2TS to VLC format

In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start the conversion. After the conversion done, you can get the output videos played in VLC easily with HD quality.

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