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AVCHD Codecs

Posted on 2009-12-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13

I had Vista Home Premium 32-Bit installed on my PC...4gb mem, Intel Dual Core, NvIdia 8800 GT Card...

Okay so I was able to at one point edit AVCHD (or .mts) files with no problem in Movie Maker 6.0...I then stupidly wiped out the PC and load Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, thinking the Movie Maker Version of Live would be soooo much better!  Yeh how stupid am I?  It is horrible, although it natively supports AVCHD....still does me no good it is a useless piece of software...

So I resorted back to Vista for just editing my videos, however this is where the problem is...I cannot get the right codec now...it will play my video, but it looks horrible....I have tried just about all of the codec packs out there Sharky007, k-lite, Splash......and they all look horrible.....what can I do....does anybody know?

So you know I have to use Movie Maker 6.0, Microsoft released MM2.6 for Win 7, however they conveniently forgot to add AVCHD support for it.....so I am really stuck right now
Question by:authentify
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Merete earned 2000 total points
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My personal choice is Nero vision in Nero 7 Ultimate
Windows Live Movie maker  in any form is just a basic bling in my humble opinion
test a small sample of your awful looking video in Gspot to determin if it's a missing codec once analysed it will show a green strip if codecs installed otherwise red. Then click VID~>1 to look proposed codecs and solutions

Maybe you need to look for updates for your Vista since Vista Ultimate and the more expensive versions have it all and you shouldn't need codecs
Here's a list of suitable software to edit
Sony Vegas is good

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GSpot!  Very nice, I like that tool!

I ended up going with PowerDirector 8.
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Thanks and happy new year to you, i have PowerProducer Gold came with my video card
 and found it sluggish to use  but it does have some good stuff to play with.

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