An mts file extension is used for video files in Advanced Video Coding High Definition format, often used in various camcorders. It is supported in most modern media players such as VLC player or Windows Media Player.

There are 4 other file types using
the MTS file extension!

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MTS file extension - AVCHD MPEG-2 transport stream

What is mts file? How to open mts files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

mts file icon: mts filetype icon

The mts file extension is associated with video files, that are used AVHCD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video format.

AVHCD video format was developed for tapeless camcorders. Video can ber recorded by camcorder, that is used mediums as DVD, hard disk drive, solid state disk (SSD) or memory cards (SD card, Memory Stick). Developers of the AVHCD are Sony and Panasonic. AVHCD format was introduced in 2006.

Now AVHCD video format use camcorder producers such as Sony, Panasonic, Leica, Canon, Hitachi and JVC (JVC uses AVHCD and own video format with file extension tod).

AVHCD video format uses MPEG-4AVC/H.264 (AVC) video coding. Maximal video resolution is 1080p. Audio is coded by Dolby Digital audio AC-3 codec. Some models of professional camcorders support audio in uncompressed linear PCM format.

AVHCD video format is designed to be full compatible with Blu-ray Disc video format. AVHCD video can be played in Blu-ray players without other encoding.

Sony and Panasonic uses some brand names for their professional or simplified versions of AVHCD. Panasonic uses AVHCD Lite brand name for camcorders with limited resolution of the captured video to 720p.

AVCCAM brand name is used by Panasonic for professional AVHCD camcorders. Sony uses NXCAM brand name for their AVHCD professional camcorder series.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open mts file:

Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMedia Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 11 default media player is called Media Player. Microsoft developed it for the latest Windows 11 operating system (OS). Media Player replaces the old Windows Media Player, Windows 10 Groove Music, and Microsoft Movies & TV. It was released to all Win11 users on February 15, 2022.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

The *.mts file is supported by many professional video editors such as Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro or Nero Vision.

How to convert:

You can use any of associated video editor (Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Media Encoder) to export the mts file in to another video format.

You can use ImTOO DPG Converter or Wondershare Video Converter to convert the MTS AVCHD MPEG-2 transport stream file in to other video file format.

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List of software applications associated to the .mts file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mts file, edit mts file, convert mts file, view mts file, play mts file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mts files.

Software that open mts file - AVCHD MPEG-2 transport stream

Programs supporting the exension mts on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mts file action.

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