Importing AVCHD .mts files to Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10

Looking for a simple way to make AVCHD .mts files editable in Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10? This article will teach you how to open MTS files in Windows Movie Maker Windows 10 smoothly.


“I recently purchased a Sony Handycam. I can’t import .mts files into Windows Movie Maker. Is there a way to import .mts files into Windows Movie Maker?
I am working on Windows 10. Thank you for any tip!”


First associate .mts files with windows media player.
Right click one of the .mts files and select open with media player then select do this for all other .mts files.
CHECK ONE of the files plays double click and it should open in WMM

If you still can not make AVCHD .mts files compatible with Windows Movie Maker followed the above way, then the ultimate solution for you is to encode MTS to WMV with a third party program. Here Brorsoft MTS Converter is highly recommended to you.

Overall, the program is a great application to change MTS video formats to Windows (Live) Movie Maker video formats e.g. .wmv, .avi with no quality loss. Apart from fast converting AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker basically, it also supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro/Sony Vegas, AVI to Pinnacle Studio and more. So, you can easily import the Sony, Panasonic, Canon camcorder recordings to different video editing software without any video/audio problem and save the rendering time.

How to Edit MTS files in Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10

Step One: Run the best MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the video clips.

Step Two: 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: Go to the “Settings” page to customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary.

Step Three: Tap the convert button on the main interface to start encoding AVCHD .mts to WMV/AVI for editing in Window Movie Maker on Windows 10.

When the conversion is completed, click Open to locate the folder where you put the converted files. Now you can transfer the output WMV files to Window Movie Maker without any issue.

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Transfer Sony Handycam MTS files to Windows Movie Maker

This article offers you a simple way to convert Sony Handycam AVCHD .mts to Windows Movie Maker supported WMV files so that you can open Sony Handycam videos in Windows Movie Maker for editing without any trouble.

As we all know, the videos captured by Sony Handycam are in MTS format. And MTS, which is a high-definition MPEG Transport Steam video format that commonly used by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorders, is not on the supported video format list of Windows Movie Maker. That’s why users encountered issues while transferring Sony Handycam MTS files to Windows Movie Maker.

“I received a lot of MTS videos from Sony Handycam like HDR-CX160, HDR-CX210, HDR-CX190, HDR-CX200, HDR-CX580, HDR-PJ380, etc. via my clients. And I was asked to edit these MTS videos in Windows Movie Maker. However, the issue is that an error message “unsupported format” showed up when I drag videos into WMM timeline. I am in deadline, do you have a simple workflow for me to make Sony Handycam MTS files editable in WMM? Thanks a lot”

How to get Windows Movie Maker working perfectly with Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS footage? The easy workaround is to convert MTS files to WMV, the best format for Windows Movie Maker.

For conversion, here comes Brorsoft MTS Converter which supports creating high quality WMV video for Windows Movie Maker editing. Besides WMM, it also offers the optimized codecs for other NLEs like MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP and more. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MTS videos from Sony Handycam to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

Convert Sony Handycam MTS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker

One: Click File button to import the MTS files from your Sony Handycam camcorder you want to edit in Windows Movie Maker. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Two: Under Format-Common Video, “WMV3 (wmv9)(*.wmv)”, “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)”, “ASF (VC-1)(*.asf)”, MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg), etc are both the compatible format for Windows Live Movie Maker. The most compatible is WMV format.

Three: Now, hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Sony Handycam AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker friendly format on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

After conversion, you can get the converted Sony Handycam MTS files from output folder for further editing with Windows Movie Maker without trouble.

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