MTS to iPad – Does iPad support native AVCHD (.mts) files?

Got loads of AVCHD (.mts) files but couldn’t put them onto Apple iPad for playing? If you run into this problem, you may wish to read this article. It displays a workaround to convert AVCHD MTS files for viewing on iPad with excellent quality.
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How can I convert AVCHD (.mts) files for viewing on iPad
”Hello, all there, I purchased a Panasonic HD camcorder and all of the video format is MTS. There is no free software that comes with the camera that allows me to save the file in a format that I can view on my iPad. Can anyone kindly recommend a converter program that would allow me to save it into a different format that I can pull into iPad? I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”

If you are trying to put some AVCHD MTS videos onto iPad for playing, you may come upon incompatibility issues as mentioned above. That’s because iPad only accepts video files in MP4, MOV, M4V and MJPEG AVI format. If you want to watch MTS video on iPad, you will need to convert them to a format that is compatible with iPad before syncing with iTunes. This requires third party software like Video Converter, which works well as an AVCHD MTS to iPad Converter. In this post, we will elaborate the detailed steps required to transcode AVCHD MTS clips to MP4 for iPad using this program.

You can download a demo version (for both, PC and Mac) to have a try. They are not free but it totally worth it.
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How to encode AVCHD MTS files to MP4 format for iPad using MTS Converter for iPad?

The steps:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as the best MTS Converter for iPad. When its main interface appears, click ‘Add File’ button to load your source media.
transcode AVCHD MTS clips to MP4 for iPad

Step 2: Select output format for iPad
Navigate to ‘Profile’ menu, choose ‘iPad H.264 720p Video (*.mp4) as target format from ‘Apple iPad’ catalogue.

Generally speaking, the default settings will ensure a good compromise between image quality and file size, if not, you can click ‘Settings’ button to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

Step 3: Start AVCHD MTS to MP4 Conversion for iPad
When ready click ‘Convert’ button to start. This converter program supports bulk processing, so you are allowed to import loads of MTS clips to do conversion at a time. If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Step 4: Locate exported files for transferring to iPad
As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated MP4 files which are optimized for transferring to iPad for playback.

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