A Complete Guide to M2TS/MTS Video Codecs

Before we go into details of M2TS/MTS, it is important to understand what are codecs and why is it used.

A video codec is short for encoder and decoder. It is a piece of software that compresses video storage and decompresses for playback or editing purposes. They are used in DVD players, Internet video and a variety of other applications. There are many kinds of codecs available. Most of them are based on MPEG standards.

What is AVCHD and MTS/M2TS?

AVCHD is a high definition video format for camcorders developed jointly by Panasonic and Sony. It is used mostly to record HD quality videos and known for its high compression capacity. These videos support playback on Blu ray discs, TV and media consoles.

The file extensions generally used with AVCHD are called .mts and .m2ts. Both MTS and .m2ts are based on MPEG 2 standards (which is a type of MPEG format).

As with any other files, your AVCHD video files can also get deleted due to various reasons. It could be due to formatting or accidental deletion. Virus attacks or system crash are other reasons for deletion of these files.

There are many codec packs available that support .mts and .m2ts codecs. The most common are VLC codec pack and K-Lite codec pack. Having these codecs on your system allows you to play a variety of audio and video formats.

What happens when a file is deleted?

When files are deleted from the system or any storage device for that matter, the pointers to the file are erased. Thus, it becomes inaccessible to the user. But the actual file is still present on the system.

Remo Recover utilizes this concept and makes data recovery possible. It is one of the best AVCHD recovery software, which performs recovery without damaging the original file. Using a read-only mechanism, it extracts data from the file and separates audio and video. Then, it identifies and fixes issues; combines audio and video to generate a healthy file.

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In addition to AVCHD files, the software can be used to recover various video formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI etc. It can also be used to recover other multimedia files such as images, audio etc.

It doesn’t matter where the video file is located; the software can be used to recover from all storage devices. Internal and external hard drives, USB’s, memory cards etc. are all supported.

Steps to recover AVCHD files using Remo Recover

Recovering AVCHD files is easy using Remo Photo Recovery software. It provides a simple interface with step by step instructions. Just download and install the software on your system. If you want to recover from external storage devices, connect it to your system and proceed with the steps below:

  1. From the main screen, select Recover Photos
  2. You will be presented with 2 options Recover Deleted Photos and Recover Lost Photos. Select the option based on your situation.
  3. Select the drive from which recovery needs to be performed
  4. Then select the file type ‘AVCHD MTS/M2TS’ in the next step
  5. Once the software completes the scanning process, all files are listed
  6. You can Preview the files and save them in the desired location.
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