Tested AVCHD Compatibility for Video Camera's

Registered by Daniël van Eeden on 2009-04-28

New consumer video camera's often create AVCHD (.MTS) files. Some media players will just hang when trying to play such a file or crash. Many programs do support AVCHD, but only in the latest git/svn release.

mplayer, gstreamer (totem), vlc should be tested to see if playing AVCHD is a working fine. Video editing applications should also be tested.

This enable a better user experience for users with camcorders.

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In addition, no tool currently exists for owners of AVCHD camcorders to extract their video files while retaining the metadata. All tools are currently proprietary options for Mac OSX or Windows. Users must copy the individual files and merge them if they are larger than 2GB and have been split, which does not take metadata in the process.

ACVHD is the standard for high definition video on digital camcorders and it's important that we have support for it.

See http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/releases/gst-plugins-base/0.10.31.html and https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=623663 (the GNOME bug is now fixed and is part of the GStreamer Base Plug-ins 0.10.31 release).

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