damaged mts files

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I somehow had a lot of damaged mts files from my canon that can not be read. The error message was 'format error' when I tried to import them.

Anyone know how to recover them? I HAVE to have those files back :( reply


I don’t know much about MPEG transport stream files, but I would suggest some of the steps I outlined in this thread
The file not being recognized suggests file corruption or missing headers. Assuming the remainder of the file was correctly written, and assuming the header you attach has the right attributes (dimensions, frame rate), the “frankenstein” (diff head and body) may be readable.
As always, when making these tests, do it on a COPY of the file, not the original.
Nowadays mts files are often used for HD (high definition) material, so the guideline of 50KB in the other thread is probably too low if you do have HD. I’d try 1MB chunks for a start, and increase or decrease depending on whether you see the first few frames or not.

Other stuff:
If you’re unable to read them off the media, then the problem is a different one. Try copying them using Windows Explorer rather than the Canon-provided utility.
Also try running chkdsk (without the /f flag first!) to see if the file system is corrupted on the media (assuming it’s not a CD or DVD).

P.S: In the other thread, I mentioned VirtualDub, but obviously since this isn’t an AVI file, you wouldn’t need that. reply


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A .MTS file is a Sony high definition video file type, large-size and can’t be played on media players such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, and iTunes, QuickTime. If you want to play them on PC iTunes, you have to convert the .mts video files to iTunes compatible formats with professional video converting software like Tanbee AVCHD Converter.

This article aims to show you how to convert MTS to iTunes videos and audios using tanbee avchd converter.

Step 1. Launch AVCHD Converter and import MTS videos

Run the program and you can click “Add” button to load MTS videos, After adding successfully, you can then preview the videos, take snapshots etc.

Step 2. Choose “iTunes” as output format

Then you can select the profile as your need, such as iTunes.

Step 3. Start to Convert MTS to iTunes videos

After all the settings, hit “Start” button to start converting MTS videos. reply



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Have a try to download Converter named Brorsoft MTS Converter to transcode your videos. reply



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