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

Author by Rocabella

Updated on May 25, 2021

A file with the MPL file extension is an AVCHD playlist file that doesn't contain any actual video data. Follow this article to get the real meaning of MPL 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, but they don't know how to open MPL file or play MPL with 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.

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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.

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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

Since MPL playlist files don't contain any actual media files, you can't convert an MPL directly to MP4, MP3, WMV, or any other audio or video format. So it is incorrect to use MPL converter to convert MPL to MP4 for convenient playback. If you really want to convert the actual media files to a different format, you can use HD Video Converter Factory Pro 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.

At last...

Now, you must understand the specific meaning of MPL file, and get some useful MPL players for playback, of course, converting actual MTS video in MPL playlist to other formats is also a good way. If this article does help you, please share it with more people.

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