How to Play and Convert MTS Files with VLC

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions


1. Playing with VLC+
  1. 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
  2. 1.2 Play DLNA Content
  3. 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
  4. 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
  5. 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
  6. 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
  7. 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
  8. 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
  9. 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
  10. 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
  11. 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
  12. 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
  13. 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
  14. 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
  15. 1.15 Play avchd with VLC
  16. 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
  17. 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
  18. 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
  19. 1.19 FLV Not Playing
  20. 1.20 MKV Not Playing
  21. 1.21 MOV Not Playing
  22. 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
  23. 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
2. Convert & Stream+
  1. 2.1 VLC Streamer
  2. 2.2 Stream From VLC to TV
  3. 2.3 VLC Video Converter
  4. 2.4 vlc to mp3
  5. 2.5 VLC to MP4
3. Editing with VLC+
  1. 3.1 Edit vidoe Using VLC
  2. 3.2 Rotate Video Using VLC
  3. 3.3 Cut Video Using VLC
  4. 3.4 Lopp Videos in VLC
  5. 3.5 Adjust & Sync VLC Subtitle
4. VLC for Mobile+
  1. 4.1 VLC for iOS
  2. 4.2 VLC for iPad
  3. 4.3 VLC for iPhone
  4. 4.4 VLC for Android
  5. 4.5 VLC for Windows Phone
5. VLC Assistant+
  1. 5.1 VLC Assistant
  2. 5.2 VLC Alternative
6. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 6.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 6.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 6.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 6.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 6.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 6.6 VLC Skins
  7. 6.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 6.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 6.9 Convert CD with VLC
  10. 6.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 6.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 6.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 6.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 6.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 6.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 6.16 KMplayer vs VLC
  17. 6.17 MPC vs VLC
  18. 6.18 MPlayer vs VLC
  19. 6.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 6.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 6.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 6.22 Is VLC Safe

Everyone loves to watch movies, and one of the most convenient ways to watch movie is with computer. By watching with your computer, you don't have to go out anymore to go to the nearest cinema and pay for the entrance ticket. There are a lot of movie sites online that allows you to download and watch films legally, some might require you to pay, but of course it is going to be worth it especially if the movie is good. VLC is known to be one of the best media players for watching movies. This is because with VLC, one can easily watch movies of any format with subtitles, especially if you are watching a foreign film. But not everyone who watches movies right in front of their computer uses this software, if you are one of those people, you should read on and learn how convenient using VLC media player is. And if you want to play MTS file specifically, you won't have trouble with VLC, here is a guide on how to deal with video files in MTS format using VLC.

Part 1. How to Play MTS Videos with VLC

Playing video with VLC is very simple; follow these easy to follow steps to be able to play any videos including MTS files with VLC whenever you want.

Step 1 Download the Software

You can download the software absolutely free! However, this is only available for PC users, other OS like Mac can't be supported by this software.

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Step 2 Launch the Software and Open File

When the downloading and installation is done, simply launch the software and click Media button at the upper left side of the window, a menu option will appear from there choose Open File…

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Step 3 Select the MTS File You Want To Play

A file folder will then appear. Find the location of the MTS file you want to play on the VLC media player. Take note that you can only play one video in a window at a time.

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Step 4 Enjoy the Movie

Simple as that! You can now enjoy the movie you want to watch whenever you want!

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Alternative Method: You can also play easily play you MTS file by finding directly the file you want to play, right-clicking it and choose Open with > VLC media player.

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Tip: You can also add subtitles on it if you please by going to Subtitle > Add Subtitle File…

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Part 2. How to Convert MTS Videos with VLC

A lot of VLC users are not aware of this, but aside from being a media player, you can also use it as a video converter. So you might be wondering how to do this, read to the step by step instruction below in order to know it.

Step 1 Launch VLC and Choose to Convert

Launch VCL and from the Menu panel, click Media button then > Convert / Save…

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Step 2 Click the Add Button

An Open Media window will appear, to begin, click the Add… button.

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Step 3 Select the MTS File to Convert

Find the location of the MTS file that you want to convert and then select it and click Open button at the bottom to add it.

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Step 4 Click Convert/Save Button

When the file is already choses, click Convert / Save button at the bottom part of the window as the picture shows.

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Step 5 Choose Preset for Your Video

Below the settings section, go to Profile and click the dropdown list to be able to choose which preset you want for your video.

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Step 6 Choose Output for your video

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Click the tools icon in line with profile, an output option will appear where you are able to choose which file you want to convert your MTS file to.

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Optional: You can also the video and audio codec and also the subtitles by clicking the next tabs.

Step 7 Choose Destination for Your File

Click Browse button and find where you want to save your file. From here you can also set which name you want to put on it and click Save when done.

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Step 8 Start Converting

When everything looks good, click the Start button at the bottom part of the window and the conversion will begin.

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Step 9 Wait for the conversion to finish

Just wait for the slider to reach the end, when it reached the end, it indicates that the conversion is finish.

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Part 3. A Better Alternative to VLC Video Converter

Using VLC to convert video files can be enough for you as it does its job perfectly to convert file formats for you, but if you want to use video converting software that is way better than this, you can go for Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). Unlike VLC video converter, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) has basic editing feature which allows you to enhance the overall appearance of your video, you are also have wider selection of format you can convert your files to or from.

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So which is better, VLC media player or Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)? Below is the side by side comparison for the two software programs that allows you to convert MTS video files to other file format, features-wise.

Features Wondershare VLC
Multiple Conversion
Optimize for Particular Devices
Optimize Video Sharing
Video Editing
Transfers Files to Any Video Editing Software
Allow Video Download from the Internet
Burn Video Files to CD or DVD
Wireless Synchronization
Play Video After Converting

Basing on the table above, it is obvious that when it comes to converting, Wondershare wins. VLC might be a good media player, but when it comes to converting video Wondershare is the way to go.

Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) obviously offers more functionality than VLC by filling its application with a lot of other extra features that significantly improve its efficiency that VLC media player doesn't have.

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