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3 Simple and Perfect Solutions to Fix Windows Media Player MTS Playback Issue

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Updated on May 21, 2024

Windows Media Player won't play AVCHD MTS videos?
You're not alone, as it seems like a typical problem that many people have encountered. Fortunately, this article will show you three simple ways on how to play MTS files on Windows Media Player. The MTS playback issue in Windows Media Player is mainly due to a lack of a proper codec. So you can convert MTS to a Windows Media Player-supported format/codec to get this issue fixed.
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Why Windows Media Player Fails to Play AVCHD MTS Videos

Indeed, most people may have met the problem of Windows Media Player won’t play the recorded AVCHD MTS videos, or Windows Media Player MTS no sound when playback! Such issues may occur more common and frequent especially after the Windows system update. Do you know why?

Actually, Windows Media Player 12 has already provided support for MTS files playback in AVCHD video format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Dolby Digital audio AC-3 or uncompressed linear PCM audio). The playback failure of MTS videos on Windows Media Player is mainly due to the lack of a requisite codec that Windows or the player doesn’t include by default. Even so, to fix the MTS playback issue on Windows Media Player is much easier than you think, just keep reading to learn the below 3 solutions of how to play MTS files on Windows Media Player.

How to Play MTS Files on Windows Media Player with 3 Simple Solutions

Solution 1 – Convert MTS Files to other Windows Media Player Supported Format

Actually, converting MTS videos to other formats supported by Windows Media Player may be the simplest solution to permanently and perfectly fix Windows Media Player MTS file playback issue. Especially for users who know little about codecs or container formats! Here I will use a reliable and full-featured software – HD Video Converter Factory Pro to show you how to convert MTS for playback on Windows Media Player. It is absolutely the best video converter to help you convert MTS to MP4, MOV, WMV, etc. formats supported by Windows Media Player without hassle! You can also use it to fix other video fail-to-load issues, like the MKV Chromebook playback issue, After Effects MOV, and more. Moreover, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also act as a Windows Media Player alternative to play unsupported MTS and other video/audio files on your Windows PC.

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How to Permanently Fix MTS Windows Media Player Playback Issue

How to Solve MTS Playback Issue of Windows Media Player

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Step 1: Import the MTS Files

First go to "Converter". Here will give you 2 ways to import your MTS files to the software. You can click the “Add Files” / "Add Video Folder" button to import the MTS files or drag the source files from your local drive and drop them into the converter interface.

(Here you click the video thumbnail to enter the WonderFox Media Player and then view the MTS video.)

How to Play AVCHD Files on Windows Media Player

Step 2: Convert MTS to Windows Media Player-supported Format

Click “Output Format” button on the right side of the software to pop up to a “Format Selection” interface. Choose “WMV”, “ASF”, etc. formats supported by Windows Media Player under “Video” tab as the desired output format.

How to Open MTS Files on Windows Media Player

Step 3: Convert MTS to WMV, ASF, etc.

Click the triangle icon at the bottom of the software to choose the output destination. And then click “Run” button to permanently fix the MTS Windows Media Player playback issue. Then you can import the converted files to Windows Media Player for playback without hassle.

Tips: With HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you are also able to compress videos, cut and trim video and merge video files, etc.

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Solution 2 – Installing the Missing Codec to Decode MTS File

Installing the missing MTS codec for Windows media player is a good method to settle MTS files not working on Windows Media Player as well. However, if you know little about codec or can’t figure out which codec is missing, you can refer to the codec packs I have introduced before to download one of the codec packs to make MTS file work like a charm. Moreover, you have to pay attention that don’t download the wrong codec pack, because codecs can be written for 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. Next, I will show you how to download and install K-Lite Codec Pack.

Install the MTS Codec for Windows Media PlayerInstall the MTS Codec for Windows Media Player

Step 1: Downloading K-Lite Codec Pack by visiting https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm.

Step 2: Click “Download Basic” option and then click “Mirror1”, “Mirror 2” or any one of the locations to download K-Lite Codec Pack.

Step 3: During the installation process, choose the “Players from Windows” on “File Association” interface and then click “Next”.

Step 4: Choose the file extension you want to play with Windows Media Player, scroll down the slider to tick .mts format under “MPEG TS” option, then click “Next” to successfully install the K-Lite Codec Pack. After done, you are able to smoothly play the MTS files on Windows Media Player.

Solution 3 – Play MTS Files with the Windows Media Player Alternatives

Besides converting the MTS file format or installing a codec pack, using some Windows Media Player alternatives can also perfectly solve Windows Media Player MTS incompatibility too! For example, VLC media player can be regarded as one of the best alternatives of Windows Media Player which has rich built-in VLC codecs so that nearly all common video and audio files can be played on VLC without any issue! You can just download and install VLC media player from the official site https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ to fix the MTS Windows Media Player playback issue.

Permanently Troubleshoot MTS Windows Media Player No Sound Glitch

Anyway, these 3 methods are all working to help you play MTS on Windows Media Player. But for permanently solving the video file playback issue, using a video conversion tool like HD Video Converter Factory Pro to change the unsupported video formats is a wise choice. Download it here and have a try now! It will never disappoint you!

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