Windows Media Center is an application with a 10-foot user interface design to serve as a home-entertainment hub for the living-room TV. It plays the computer user's pictures, videos, and music from local hard drives, optical drives, and network locations. As an all-in-one media player, users prefer to enjoy home entertainment via its remote control. But this media center produced by Microsoft has a limitation of its playable video formats, like .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, and .mpv2, .avi, .wmv. Obviously, AVCHD (.mts/m2ts) files generated from HD camcorder are not included in the list.
So, if you have some AVCHD files of wedding, home outdoor scene and indoor parties from HD camcorder, like Sony HDR-CX350, how do you play them on Windows Media Center. What you should do is transcoding AVCHD recordings to Windows playable video format, like WMV. As for AVCHD encoder, Aunsoft MTS Converter is the recommended program to convert Sony CX350 AVCHD Wedding Video to WMV as well as edit, join and deinterlace 1080i MTS clips.
Share the detailed guide step by step below:
Step 1. Run Aunsoft MTS Converter and import AVCHD files.
After running Aunsoft MTS Converter, drag AVCHD files to be converted into this program directly or click "Add" button to load specified MTS files.
Step 2. Choose HD WMV as the output video format for Windows Media Center.
Click "Format" option and the pull list of provided output video formats will come out. Choose HD Video->HD WMV (*.wmv) as the output video format for this CX350 AVCHD files to WMV Conversion for Windows Media Center.
Step 3. Edit & deinterlace 1080i AVCHD files. (Optional)
Beside "Add" button lies "Editor" one. Click it and the editor interface will pop up. Under the preview windows, several editing options are provided, including Crop, Trim, Watermark, Effect and Audio Replace. When you go into Effect tab, you are allowed to deinterlace interlacing images by ticking "Deinterlacing" checkbox.
Step 4. Merge & convert Sony CX350 AVCHD files.
Come back the main interface and go to the right-bottom corner. Tick the checkbox of "Merge into one file" and hit the big Convert button, this Sony AVCHD to Windows Media Center Converter will start this merging and conversion at once.
Once this conversion is completed, you can add converted WMV files to the video library of Media Center and enjoy AVCHD recordings.
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