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MPEG Transport System (MTS) is the file type that high-definition (HD) camcorders produce when they capture video and audio. Sony and Panasonic developed MTS, but Canon, JVC, and other camcorders also create MTS files. This file type is also compatible with Blu-ray, and another designation for MTS is Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD).
MTS is a standard and common file type for camcorders and Blu-ray. As such, simply double-clicking the file opens it on almost any OS, including mobile. Examples of programs that permit playback of MTS are Windows Media Player, Apple’s Final Cut Pro, and VLC media player.
Sometimes MTS files are large, making them difficult to manage and store. To reduce the file size, simply convert the MTS file to MP4. Cnet.com lists several options for downloadable file converters.
Initial release: 2006
Apple QuickTime (MOV) is a container that can hold various types of multimedia files, including 3D and virtual reality (VR). It is known for being useful for saving multimedia files to a user’s device. One of its defining features is that it stores data in movie “atoms” and “tracks” that makes highly-specific editing of the files possible.
By default, a MOV file opens with QuickTime. If the MOV file is Version 2.0 or earlier, then it can open with Windows Media Player, but more-recent versions will not open in this player. If unable to open a MOV file with QuickTime, then use VLC media player, which works across many platforms, including mobile.
Note that two other file types also use the MOV extension. They are AutoCAD AutoFlix and ROSE Online. These file types are unrelated, with one being obsolete and the other related to an online game. Apple did not develop these technologies and they do not open in QuickTime.
Developed by: Apple Inc.
Initial release: 2001
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