For those who use a stand-alone device like HTPC, Western Digital player or Popcorn Hour, it can be a nightmare to play AVCHD shootings with the above player. You may know that the AVCHD files are not accessible with them. But how to do with it? To convert AVCHD to MKV is a feasible way out, as MKV has much better compatibility than AVCHD. More than that, the MKV file size is smaller than AVCHD video with the same contents, which makes for smooth playback.
In order to convert AVCHD file to MKV, you can choose Doremisoft Mac AVCHD Converter (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard supported) or the Windows version of AVCHD Converter for MKV. Either of them can effortlessly convert AVCHD to MKV with no quality loss. The tutorial is Mac-based.
For preparation: Get ready for AVCHD MTS/M2TS file (backup the recorded clips from camcorder to Mac), download the AVCHD to MKV Converter for Mac and finish the installation.
Run the Mac AVCHD Converter for MKV, then click "Add File" in the interface to load one or multiple .mts or .m2ts file(s) at one time.
Click "Profile" menu bar to choose "Common Video"->"MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)" from the drop-up output file formats list.
Click "Start" to launch the Mac AVCHD conversion to MKV file format.
When the conversion is done, connect the handy device to Mac and transfer the target MKV video(s) to the device. Now, you can enjoy AVCHD movies on HTPC, Western Digital player or Popcorn Hour, anytime, anywhere!
In addition, the AVCHD Converter for Mac can allow you to practical editing job like video clipping to get any time-length segment as you wish to, video cropping to cut out the unwanted edges, add artistic video effects like "Gray", "Emboss", customize video or audio parameters, etc. Get more details about edit AVCHD video on Mac.