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  • Fix video issues like video no sound, video black screen, video blurry, etc.
  • Repair videos of 15+ different video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MTS, etc.
  • Advanced Repair mode for severely corrupted videos.
  • Support a wide range of storage media including cameras, SD cards, mobile phones, hard drives, etc.
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How to Repair MTS Video File

An MTS video file is a file that is used for saving HD or High Definition videos. It is the file extension that is used for representing AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) videos. Sony and Panasonic both came up with the MTS video file format in the year 2006. An MTS video file is capable of supporting both 1080i and 720p HD video formats.

This means that it can be burnt to Blu-ray discs too. An MTS video file is typically utilized by camcorders manufactured by Sony and Panasonic. You can play MTS video files using several Media Players including Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, and Popcorn.

Part 1: Overview of MTS Video Corruption

If any of your files have ever been corrupted, you may have wondered if there is the possibility of repairing a corrupted video and fortunately the answer is yes, today there are several ways to solve these problems and they are also less frequent thanks to the evolution of the hardware and software industry. Here you will learn about the most common reasons for a video to get corrupted, how to repair an MTS file, and also, I will give you some tips to prevent your videos from being damaged in the future.

What Causes MTS Video to Get Corrupted and Damaged:

MTS videos are digital videos and they are not foolproof. Although they are quite reliable and offer you the chance to watch videos in HD, they can get corrupted if they are not properly taken care of. The following factors can result in an MTS video getting corrupted.

Attack of a Virus; Sudden Loss of Power; Issues with the Operating System; Compression Issues.

A video gets corrupted when it loses information or the information it has is wrong. Several errors can cause an MTS video to get corrupted, some of them are:

  • Any interruption during the recording of your MTS file.
  • Presence of bad sectors on the storage media where the MTS file is stored.
  • Trying to play an MTS file with an unsupported media player.
  • Improper change of file extension from MTS to other file formats.
  • Incomplete transfer of MTS files.
  • Any virus or malware attack.

Common Error Messages While Opening MTS Files

It is easy to realize that an MTS file has been corrupted since when you try to play it, it will warn you that it cannot be read due to any of the following reasons.

  • "Cannot open the MTS video file."
  • "An error occurred loading .mts file."
  • "Windows did not detect a disk."
  • "Disk is not formatted."
  • "Problem with .mts file: incorrect length."

Part 2: The Best MTS Video File Repair Software

Corrupted MTS video files are a nightmare to deal with. You lose out on some extremely gorgeous content that is saved on these files when they get damaged. If you want to restore the corrupted MTS video files and get them to play again on your PC then you will have to find an MTS video repair software program from somewhere. The internet is the best place to look for such a tool. There is plenty of software out there that claims to repair the MTS video file but none of them can comprehensively perform this task. The only MT S video repair software that can repair the MTS video file effectively and safely is the Wondershare Repairit.

Video file Repair Tool

  • Fixes video corruption issues by rebuilding header, frame, movement, duration, and sound damages.
  • Repairs videos like WMV, ASF, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP and F4V formats
  • Repairs videos stored on hard drives, memory cards, and other media.
  • Provides preview of the repaired video files of supported file formats.
  • Fixes various corruptions of the file on macOS X and Windows OS.

This is a tutorial whose sole purpose is to give you an idea of how you can repair the MTS video file by utilizing the Recoverit Video Repair.

Add Corrupt MTS Video

Step 1Free Download MTS Video file repair tool on your computer and launch it. Click the "Add" button to add the corrupted MTS video files into the software

add corrupted video files

Repair Corrupt MTS Video

Step 2Select one or multiple corrupt MTS video files to start the repairing process;

select corrupted video files

Preview and Save Repaired MTS Video

Step 3All selected MTS video files repaired successfully, you can preview and save the repaired MTS video files.

preview repaired video files

Add Sample Video For Advanced Repair

Step 4If your video files are severely corrupted, you can try "Advanced repair" by adding a sample video. A sample file is a valid file created with the same device and the same format as the corrupted video. Advanced Repair uses the information from the sample file and repairs the corrupt video.

preview repaired video files

Some useful tips:

MTS video corruption is not something you want to deal with. The good news is that it can be prevented. The following are some tips that can help you in preventing MTS video corruption.

  • Get an updated anti-virus software program to protect your PC.
  • Beware of operating system crashes and upgrade to a newer version if it keeps happening often.
  • Make sure that you use a good converter when compressing MTS video files.

Part 3: Fix MTS File with VLC Media Player

Commonly, people choose to delete the damaged file and re-record but if it's not possible the best option is to repair the file, for this, there are several free options, however, is most advisable to do it with VLC Media Player since it is open-source software that offers the option to repair videos through a format conversion process. Here you'll learn how to do it following these simple steps.

Step 1. Open VLC and click on Media


This will open the format conversion tool.

Step 2. Add a corrupted video


Here you will have the option to add the damaged file that you will convert, once added the file click on Convert / Save.

Step 3. Choose settings


Choose a Codec and set a location for your video and click on "Start".

Step 4. Go to "Preferences"


You can find the Preferences option in the drop-down menu of "Tools" or by pressing Ctrl + P.

Step 5. Select "Always fix" in the "damaged or incomplete AVI file" option


This option is located in the Input / Codecs section, once you have selected the Always Fix option, click on "Save".

Part 4: Avoid Common Mistakes to Prevent Corrupted MTS Files

Even when there are methods to repair corrupted videos, it is always advisable to take precautionary measures to prevent your videos from getting corrupted, in this way you will avoid wasting time and effort in solving it. For this, you can take into account the following tips that will help you to reduce the chances of your information being damaged.

  • Do not record video when the camera battery is running slow
  • Make backups of your videos before editing their content
  • Avoid turning off your computer or camera incorrectly
  • Scan your system regularly to prevent video files from getting infected by viruses
  • Do not eject external storage media in between the file transfer process
  • Keep your operating system updated


When an MTS video gets corrupted it can result in many hours of wasted effort, however, thanks to the constant advances in the software and hardware industry, this problem now has a solution and is gradually less common over time. Now repairing a damaged video only takes a couple of minutes thanks to tools such as VLC or Recoverit, also, you will not sacrifice the original quality of the file thanks to its Advanced Video Repair mode which uses reference videos to match the original features and quality in case it has been affected and as you have noticed, it is extremely easy to use thanks to its friendly user interface.