how do you make .MTS files playable on a TV?

Started Apr 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Cy Cheze
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Re: how do you make .MTS files playable on a TV?
In reply to sdh, May 9, 2012

The folder structure on the cards is not "pointless." It is consistent with the structure used for Blu-ray. The only trouble is that SDHC slots on older HDTVs may not be equipped to recognize or open anything but JPEG files. Some more recent models (Sony or Panasonic in particular) will play the video files, but require that the folder structure be like that created by the cameras. However, there is no guarantee that any HDTV with an SDHC slot will recognize or play video files. no matter what the format or structure. Some will, many won't.

If you learn to edit video using a software product that allows you to burn Blu-ray discs, or edited AVCHD on ordinary DVD media, and can spare $50 for a basic Blu-ray player, you can then play back video with improvements (titles, chapters, voice overlay, etc) that the raw video did not. The only problem is when you send a Blu-ray or AVCHD disc to someone who has no Blu-ray player or sufficiently equipped PC. Creation of standard definition DVD is the fall-back.

Alternatively, you could buy one of the hard drive media players made by Western Digital or Seagate, which have firmware that allows you to organize the MTS files.

Option three is to stream video from your PC to the big display via WiFi.

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