How to Convert AVCHD Video to WMV

January 29, 2021Andrew Miller

AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition from the HD camcorder like Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc. You can find various AVCHD videos with the extension of MTS or M2TS on your camcorder or computer.

However, when you want to play the AVCHD files on your Windows computer via Windows Media Player, they fail to be accepted.

For playing AVCHD files on Windows computer, you need to convert AVCD to WMV definitely.

That's what we shall uncover, 2 ways to convert AVCHD to WMV on computer.

Convert AVCHD to WMV

Part 1. Convert AVCHD to WMV/MP4 on Windows and Mac (Easiest)

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  • Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to WMV in 4K, 1080p HD, and 720p HD.
  • Edit WMV files like clip, crop, watermark, rotate, filter, effects, etc.
  • Edit WMV metadata information, like year, cover, title, etc.
  • Compress the large file and create GIF from the video.
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Now, let's see how to convert AVCHD to WMV with this converter.

Step 1.
Add the AVCHD file
As you see in image below, click the Add Files button to browse your computer and add the AVCHD video you need to convert. Moreover, you can click the big plug icon to load one or more AVCHD files.
Add Files
Step 2.
Set output format as WMV
In the Convert All to drop-down list, choose WMV. Here you can select the different resolution as output format. If you'd like to convert AVCHD to HD WMV, you can choose HD 1080p.
Choose WMV

Furthermore, if you want you can change the destination folder for output file: click the profile settings icon next to the WMV output, then you can set the video parameters including Encoder, Resolution, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate to customize output videos.

Step 3.
Convert AVCHD to WMV
Click Convert All button to start the AVCHD to WMV conversion. A few minutes later, your needed WMV file will be generated. You are supposed to click Open Folder to find it.

In this way, you can batch convert AVCHD files to WMV videos and then play on your Windows computer. Moreover, this software lets you convert AVCHD to MOV, MP4 etc., for playing on Mac computer.

Part 2. Convert AVCHD to WMV Online (Free)

Another way to convert AVCHD to WMV is using the free online video converter.

Aiseesoft Free Video Converter is the totally free AVCHD video converter. It can convert AVCHD MTS and M2TS file to WMV online and download the converted files automatically.

Step 1.
Go to the free online AVCHD to WMV converter, click Add Files to Convert button and then you are prompted to install a small launcher.
Step 2.
After the successful installation, the window will open and you should select the AVCHD files from your computer locally.
Step 3.
Select the checkbox of WMV at the bottom, and click Convert to start converting the AVCHD files.
After the conversion is done, and the converted WMV files will download to your computer automatically.

The high resolution of this freeware supports is 1080p HD. If you want to convert AVCHD to 4K WMV, then you have to turn to the first method.

Part 3. How to Change AVCHD to WMV for Free

If you are looking for a free AVCHD to WMV converter, Aiseesoft Free Video Converter might be your best choice. It is excellent that it can convert any AVCHD video to other video and audio format, including MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, MP3, etc. Besides, you can convert the AVCHD videos to multiple digital devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, LG, Google devices, etc.

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Step 1.
Free download, install and launch Free Video Converter on your computer. Click Add Files button to upload the AVCHD video into the program. You are able to upload several AVCHD videos at one time.
Add Video
Step 2.
Click the drop-down button next to Output format, go to General Video and select WMV - Windows Media Video (*.wmv) as the output format. If you want to edit the AVCHD video, just click the Edit button to perfect your video.
Select WMV format
Step 3.
Select the output folder at the bottom. Finally, click Convert button to start converting the AVCHD video to WMV.
Convert to WMV


Before converting AVCHD to WMV, you'd better get a full understanding of the two different formats. The followings are the main concepts of AVCHD and WMV.

AVCHD, short for Advanced Video Coding High Definition, is a recording format for high-definition digital video cameras. It support high definition resolution like 720p*, 1080i* and 1080p. The AVCHD is jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony. When you want to play the AVCHD on your Windows computer, it is the most acceptable solution to convert the AVCHD recording to WMV.

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a video compression format based on Microsoft's Advanced Systems Format (ASF). It is a high-resolution format that uses other Blu-ray, DVDs and other multimedia video formats. WMV is the default video file format for Windows Media Player. Some DVD and Blu-ray also use the WMV format. So you can use WMV files on Windows Media Players and movie & TV players.

Part 5. FAQs of Converting AVCHD to WMV

Can HandBrake convert AVCHD to MP4?

Yes, HandBrake can open MTS and M2TS files and then convert them to WMV, MP4, M4V, MKV, MOV, MPG or MPEG, and AVI.

How do I convert AVCHD to MP4 on Mac?

For converting AVCHD to MP4 on Mac, you still need the AVCHD video converter for Mac computer. Aiseesoft AVCHD Video Converter is compatible with Windows and Mac computer, and you can free download this software on your Mac computer, then select MP4 or MOV as the output format, and finally click Convert All to start converting AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV MP4 on Mac immediately.

Is AVCHD better than MP4?

AVCHD is the video format developed by HD camcorder from Sony, Panasonic, etc., while MP4 is the media container that holds vide, audio, image and subtitle. JVC records MP4 videos, which go up to 1080p at 60 frames per second, while AVCHD is created for capturing video in 1080p 50p/60p with the maximum bitrate of 28 Mbit/s, and AVCHD has a higher quality than MP4. For more details of AVCHD VS MP4, you can refer to it here.


AVCHD files cannot play via Windows Media Player on Windows computer and you need to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to WMV. This post shares 2 methods of changing AVCHD to WMV on your computer and online.

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