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ghent96 [Avatar]
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VLC player is free, able to read .MTS files, and convert them to MP4 files. I recommend trying this out to determine if the resulting file is playable in PD8. We know that the original is functional. We know that data is extracted and present in the resultting file when processed by PD8. This implies the issue is in PD8s ability to work with the resources available in the machine (available codecs, processing power, etc.). VLC player comes with the requisite codecs to complete the process. At a minimum this test will help more clearly define the root cause.

Joe

PS: I have to ask this simply because it has not been asked nor stated explicitly: When attempting to play these files in PD8 you have turned the volume up both in the timeline and on the pc itself?

Do you have multiple sound cards installed, perhaps on the motherboard and in a pci slot?


Will look at VLC.
I've already used other converters, and yes, mp4, WMV, and mpg files converted from my MTS files are playable and editable in PD8. The problem is clearly in how PD8 imports MTS files. It's not importing the audio segment of the file properly. The MTS files should have 256kbps audio in Dolby Digital. I click on file properties, and PD8 will list the video and audo codecs and bitrates properly.

The volume is set to max, in windows, and in PD8
sound cards: no, I use a laptop, i3-2330, integrated gfx intel HD3000.
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I converted my .MTS files... all 120 of them.... .... to .mp4 files, then imported those into PD8. The .mp4 files had sound both in preview and in the media viewer. I put all of the .mp4 files into my movie, and then had to re-organize all my transitions and titles, which was really annoying that those are evidently given relative references and not absolute references. The whole movie plays fine with audio, in the previewer and in the viewer. After producing the movie, however, there was no sound. I produced it to an .MTS file H.264 AVCHD file.

Also... the video quality quality was terrible in production, vs the original .MTS files.
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