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Old March 28th, 2018, 06:02 AM
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Different format

The format from my camcorder is mts and the movie files are huge. What would be the best format to convert them to so they don't take up so much room on my pc?

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Old March 28th, 2018, 07:27 PM
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MP4 don't know if this is free, I think so:
https://www.wondershare.net/ad/video...IaAir0EALw_wcB

https://convertio.co/mts-mp4/
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Old April 10th, 2018, 08:05 PM
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Another good alternative is Handbreak. It's free and will convert almost anything to mp4 or mkv. The trick is to get the average video bitrate just right to get the size file you want without losing too much quality. I actually prefer the older 0.10.5.0 version over the newer version which adds a lot of complication to the GUI. On the right select High Profile then go through the tabs and select appropriate settings. A good bitrate for 720p is around 2500 - 2800 and 1080p at 3500 - 3800. Ignore the subtitles and chapters since these are camera files and there will be none. In the audio it should automatically set it to AAC stereo when you add the audio in, but you can reconvert to ac3 or use the passthru selections to only convert video and leave the audio as is.

The free utility MedfiaInfo can help you to see what's what with the original video and make the appropriate settings for a smaller file a little easier. Once installed it ends up in the right click context menu so you can right click the mts file and open with MediaInfo. I prefer the tree view as it's a little easier to see the specifics of the file. At the top if you click on the debug button and select advanced you can see more info than anyone would ever require.
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