If you are using Popcorn Hour C-200, A-200 as the Network Media Tank (NMT) for home entertainment, you may notice that the interface has been updated to Flash-based Networked Media Jukebox. It is said that you can make playlist of mts or m2ts files or simply place the files in a folder to play the sequential AVCHD files. However, there is delay between clips. This would be noticeable when playing videos shot by camcorders.
To play AVCHD files in row without playlist, or if your Popcorn Hour has not been updated yet, you can use Aunsoft Final Mate as the MTS/M2TS joiner with original video quality. The Final Mate program is able to merge multiple mts clips into one file and meanwhile converting them to mp4 for playback with Popcorn Hour with invisible quality loss.
Here I would like to demonstrate the way to merge sequential AVCHD files I copied from Panasonic HDC-TM700 to my computer and join mts video clips into one movie file as well as convert the merged mts file to Popcorn Hour supported files.
Step 1. Import Panasonic HDC-TM700 mts to Aunsoft Final Mate.
Run Aunsoft Final Mate as MTS to Popcorn Hour assistant software for joining Panasonic HDC-TM700 mts files to play continuously. Click the “Add A Path” button to load mts clips to Final Mate from the folder you stored them on your computer, and then drag and drop them to Movies column, in the meantime, a popup window will show up to ask for your choice, just tick off “Create A Single Movie”, and then click format icon to select “Change Output Type to Conversion”.
Click the format icon again to select a Popcorn Hour format as target from the numerous presets under “HD Player” option.
Step 2. Export Panasonic HDC-TM700 MTS sequences in MP4 format.
After choosing MP4 as target format for Popcorn Hour, click “Export” button to start merging and converting Panasonic TM700 MTS files to MP4 for watching with Popcorn Hour Player.
Soon after the conversion is finished, you can click “Browse for Export Path” to get the converted file with ease. When you playing it back with Popcorn Hour player, you will find it is smoothly without hiccups.