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I take video on the camera in high definition mode. I then transfer the file to my computer. It takes MTS file format video. When i try to view the video on my computer using VLC I get some video which sticks while the sound plays more or less fine. The video then jumps ahead sporadically. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get to see the video properly

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VLC does not support AVCHD fully which is the codec that most consumer HD camcorders record in.

The only solution I know of is to install the K-Lite codec pack which has a good AVCHD codec. This is available on Ninite for easy installation.

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codec packs are typically a bad choice - do you know of any other sources of the AVCHD codec? – Mala Aug 22 '10 at 23:53
    
@Mala - They have improved drastically over the last few years. It is the only good solution I know other than to purchase a Blu ray player program such as PowerDVD which includes AVCHD codec - That being said, anything/most recording devices usually come with software that allows you to play the content - or some sort of codec. I would advise trying to use that... If you trust a CD that came from Sony! – William Hilsum Aug 23 '10 at 1:23
    
Interesting. Once the codec pack is installed, will VLC be able to play the file? – Mala Aug 23 '10 at 15:37
    
Thanks Wil...problem solved with downloaded K-Lite codec pack on Ninite – user47077 Aug 26 '10 at 11:00

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