Sony Handycam HDR-XR520 is a great AVCHD camcorder with large 240GB HDD for recording 1920x1080 videos and Dolby Digital 5.1-ch audio. With the files for memorial moments, it is recommended to put the HD videos to Windows Media Center as the library. However, Windows Media Center does not seem to work with the MTS files.
Some people said that it could be done by downloading proper codec, but if you do not find the right one, you will be annoyed by its incompatibility. I would suggest you using a quick Sony MTS converter to keep the HD quality and 5.1 surround sound for playback in Windows Media Center in a second. The Sony MTS converter I used is Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, which is amazing for making the files compatible with media center and joining the clips into one file.
Follow the steps below, and you will find it pretty easy to play Sony HDR-XR520 videos in Windows Media Center with 5.1 channels and even join the videos.
Step 1. Load Sony XR520 videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
Connect Sony XR520 camcorder to computer and download the .mts files from camcorder to computer. Run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the fast 5.1-ch to Media Center converter, and then click the "Add" button to load .mts videos, or drag and drop the .mts files for conversion.
Step 2. Choose WMV format with WMV3.
Click the "Format" option, and choose HD Video > WMV HD(*.wmv) as output format. The Sony XR520 MTS converter will transcode 1080i MTS videos to WMV with WMV3 as video codec, keeping the original video resolution 1920x1080 and 5.1-ch audio.
Step 3. Join Sony XR520 MTS clips.
If you would like to join the short clips from Sony XR520 to a long video, just tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Sony XR520 MTS joiner will combine the files on the list.
Step 4 Convert Sony XR520VE MTS videos to WMV for Windows Media Center.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Sony XR520 5.1-channel MTS converter will start converting 1920x1080 MTS to WMV for Window Media Center with 5.1-ch surround sound in batch, or joining the MTS to WMV with one single file output.
After the conversion, Windows Media Center will recognize the HD WMV videos and playback perfectly.
You may also use the Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to convert the MTS files from Panasonic HS700/TM700/SD700 with 5.1-channel audio. For more information and solution for Sony camcorders like Alpha NEX-5, HDR-CX350, HDR-CX550, Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V, just go to the Aunsoft Sony camcorder column.