Author Topic: How do I play my MTS (AVCHD) files on my TV?  (Read 1362 times)

December 28, 2013, 06:45:18 AM
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I have read alot bout media players like Roku and WDTVbut it appears that almost every piece of hardware out there does not support .MTS (AVCHD) files. Which is insane to think Canon sells HD camcorders that saves in a format that isn't supported anywhere...Maybe they should make their own Smart TV or media player...of course that's beside the point.

Anyway, from my cursory research, it seems there are only a few options:

1---Convert my .MTS files to some file that's readable on a media player or Smart TV

2---Connect my laptop to my TV with VGA cable or WiDi

3---Use the PLEX channel on Roku

So far PLEX seems like the easiest solution, but I wanted to get the forum's opinion. My main concern is that converting/transcoding video into new formats will lose HD quality. Similarly, I'm concerned that streaming my videos on TV through WiDi does not provide the same HD experience.  With that being said, would PLEX be any better that those other options?

More concise:  How do I play my home movies on my TV retaining the highest HD quality?

February 25, 2014, 11:50:04 PM
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As for the first solution you can use the video app Brorsoft Video Converter to convert MTS to a MP4, MKV video.

February 26, 2014, 08:00:29 AM
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Actually WDTV supports both mts and m2ts but since it's only containers it depends on the codecs used. AFAIK AVCHD is supported but to make sure you could upload a 1 min clip to or elsewhere and we could give it a try.