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MTS file converter – AVCHD

The mts file video format is used by many video cameras. My sony HXR-MC1P helmetcam is also using the AVCHD MTS file format. AVCHD stands for “Advanced Video Codec High Definition“. However the problem is to edit the MTS movie files. To avoid quality losses I didn’t want to convert the MTS AVCHD movie files into e.g. a MPEG2 files.

The problem I had with the MTS file was that I could’t edit it on a MAC, Linux or even a Windows computer. I also had the problem to watch the recorded movie on a normal computer with a single core 2 GHz CPU. The only solution to watch the movie was a sony software player I installed on my windows computer. With this player I was able to watch the movie on my PC. On a MAC oder Linux computer I hat to convert the movie into e.g. a MP4 ( *mov) file to watch it. But since the computers are faster I had no problems to play back the mts files with the video lan player (VLC).

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WD TV Live HD – Wlan

after I have moved into a new apartment it was not possible to connect by wire my mediaplayer. The only solution was to connect the WD TV live HD mediaplayer with a w-lan adapter with my homenetwork. But first off all I had to find the right w-lan adapter for my network and for the WD TV live HD mediaplayer. More about this in the following test report.

The first try was to connect the Western Digital mediaplayer with an old telecom speedport W500 router with my homenetwork. After a few tries I was able to connect the dsl router as a repeater with my w-lan homenetwork. But the transfer rate was so slow that the WD mediaplayer was not able to play back youtube videos. There was also the problem with a second device ( the odd router ) which wasn’t nice to be placed in the living room.

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