Windows Media Player can’t playback MTS/M2TS video files. This problem is terrible for many users having AVCHD Camcorders. Many brands of AVCHD camcorders recorded video in MTS format, such as Sony HDR-CX100, Sony DCR-SR47, Canon VIXIA HF200, Canon FS200, Canon VIXIA HFS100, Canon VIXIA HG21, JVC GZ-HD40, JVC GZ-HD10, Panasonic HDC-HS300, Panasonic HDC-HS20, etc. record videos in MTS format. Among of them, Sony primarily used M2TS files in the form of AVCHD format to record video as a recording format for camcorders. Following Sony, Canon also use MTS files. Therefore, this problem becomes hot.
This passage will introduce a free player for MTS/M2TS, that is VideoLAN VLC Player. The following simple steps is tell you how to playback MTS/M2TS video files on Windows, including Windows 7 free with this free MTS player(VLC Player).
Go to http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html to download VLC Player. Save and install the downloaded EXE file (vlc-1.0.5-win32.exe).Run your new VideoLAN VLC Media Player for Windows.You can now start playing all your MTS/M2TS video files for free! (PS: From tests that I carried out with a bunch of MTS/M2TS files, we can get the conclusion showed that VLC Media Player could play back the content (H.264 video and AC3 audio directly without needing DirectShow filters), but I did run into some problems with several MTS/M2TS files. And Some MTS/M2TS files can be played with ALLPlayer, MPlayer, Windows Media Player, Bsplayer and other media players, depending on used compression formats in a MTS/M2TS file. Some players will need an appropriate codec, component or plug-in installed.)
Related MTS Converter for Windows
Doremisoft Video Converter is a powerful MTS Converter (Shareware) can also playback the MTS/M2TS files on Windows 7.