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How to Open and Play an MPL File & Convert Actual MPL Video to Other Formats

Author by Rocabella

Updated on July 14, 2023

A file with the MPL file extension is an AVCHD playlist file that doesn't contain any actual video data. Follow this article to learn “What is an MPL file?” and get the way to play and convert MPL playlist file. By the way, here is the download link of a recommended video converter.

What Is an MPL File?

If you've ever used the Sony AVCHD digital camcorder or some HDV camcorders to shoot videos, you may have seen an MPL file. Many users mistake MPL for the shooting video file and fail to open MPL file with regular media players. In fact, an MPL file is just an AVCHD video playlist file which contains an ordered list of references to recorded video files, it doesn't contain any actual video data. It's saved in the AVCHD/BDMV/PLAYLIST directory of the HDD or memory card of AVHCD camcorders. The actual recorded video is stored in the STREAM folder with an .mts extension.

After knowing the essence of the MPL format, let's go to how to open and play MPL file with MPL player.

How to Open and Play MPL File with MPL Player?

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MPL files saved as playlist files are usually compatible with Blu-ray players, and, some shareware or freeware players also can support the playback of MPL files, such as Roxio Creator, CyberLink PowerDVD/PowerDirector, VLC Media player, MPC-HC, and so on. However, in this way, these MPL files can only be played on the computer associated with the camcorder. If you want to play these files on mobile devices for better and convenient playback, just follow the below method.

Remember that MPL files are just text files that display text based on timestamps, they're not actual video files themselves, you should be able to use a text editor to see the file paths of where the real media files are located.

Convert Actual MTS Videos Listed in an MPL File

As stated before, MPL playlist files don't contain any actual media files. So, instead of converting MPL, you are supposed to find the actual .mts video files stored in the directory and convert them to a player/device compatible format for convenient playback. And when it comes to a quick and error-free format conversion, you should look no further than HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a professional yet easy-to-use video converter for Windows.

Now, free downloadfree download this video converter and follow the simple steps below to convert the MTS videos listed in an MPL playlist file.

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How to Convert Actual MTS Videos in an MPL Playlist to MP4, MOV, etc

Preparation: Right-click on the MPL file and select Open with Notepad. Here you'll find the real address of MTS video.

How to Convert MTS MPL to MP4

Step 1: Add Actual MTS Video into Program

Free downloadFree download and launch the video converter firstly. Then, enter the Converter window and click "Add Files" to import MPL MTS files or simply drag them into the program. By the way, since the MTS MPL converter supports batch conversion, you can convert multiple videos at one time.

Step 2: Select a Different Video Format

Press the "Click to change output format" section on the right and select an output format in the "Video" category, you can click the MP4, MOV or other video format icon to convert MTS to other formats easily.

Step 3: Finish MTS MPL to MP4 Conversion.

Select the output folder path and click "Run" to initiate the conversion.

You may also want to know: How to Open M3U Playlist | How to Open M3U8 Playlist | How to Open PRX File

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Now, after knowing the specific meaning of MPL file, I bet you have no trouble in handling with these MPL files any more.

BTW, the recommended converter for actual MTS videos in MPL playlist can not only help you convert MPL file to MP4 or other 500 more configured formats and devices, but also serve as an MPL file player. Free download it here and take a shot.

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