MTS files not working in Windows Movie Maker (Windows 10 included)

“At the moment I have no way of importing MTS files into Windows Movie Maker. So I need some sort of codec or video converter to use the files. Can anyone help?”


Do you also have such hassles when playing or editing the MTS files with Windows Movie Maker? As you see, the incompatibility of AVCHD .mts files exists among different camcorder manufacturers. Mostly, the MTS footage captured by Sony Handycam is encoded with H.264/AVC codec which does not work well with video editing software except for few ones. Despite of this, H.264 codec is acknowledged as a universal codec for camcorder videos, especially for HD contents. The advanced compression method of H.264 results in much less storage and the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, the highly-compressed content is not so friendly for editing software. Since there is no MTS codec or Plugin for Windows Movie Maker, some guys tried to download a codec pack but usually it’s messing up Windows Movie Maker.

To open and edit MTS files in Windows Movie Maker, a better choice is to convert MTS to Windows Movie Maker most compatible format like WMV, AVI. Here we recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which is a great MTS to Windows Movie Maker Converter to encode MPG to WMV for editing in WMM with the best quality.

With it, you can also convert MTS to MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV, etc. for different video/audio players. Meanwhile, this video app enables you to change MTS to editable format for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLE. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

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How to convert and import MTS files to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1. Import MTS files

Run the MTS to Windows Movie Maker Coverer; click the Add button to load AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files to the program from your computer or camcorder. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.


Step 2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video – > WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.


Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.


Step 3. Start to convert AVCHD video clips to Windows Movie Maker

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MTS video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.

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