Convert MTS to FLV for uploading MTS to YouTube

Published on by Chris King

This article mainly introduce a simple way to convert MTS video files to YouTube supported formats such as FLV, MOV, AVI etc. so that you can upload MTS files to YouTube easily.


I wanted to share some of those videos from my Sony NEX 5R HD camcorder on my website through the YouTube channel however I can't get the buggers to upload! Well, actually I've managed to upload a small 1 minute clip but that's all. I've tried on 3 attempts to upload a full video, the video is 8m50s long or so and the file is 437mb. It uploads to YouTube but then it says "failed to convert video file". The raw files are .mts files and can be played in all my media players on my PC. And, ultimately, does YouTube support AVCHD, how can I upload MTS to YouTube?

I've looked on the various help and community pages on YT and I still don't have a definite answer. What I can do is to try the possible solutions. Below is the test of these ways.

Solution 1: Try to convert MTS with Windows MM

I have Windows Movie Maker yes but it doesn't work very well at the best of times. When I try it, it doesn't handle raw MTS files at all.

Solution 2: Change the name of MTS files

I tired to rename MTS files before uploading to YouTube from my computer. NO Luck. Currently there is no way to rename AVCHD MTS files without loosing the link to the metadata in fact.

Solution 3: Try the app Brorsoft MTS Converter

With this MTS to YouTube video converter, resolve two basic issues: Convert MTS video to regular .FLV file compatible for YouTube; divide MTS files into shorter 15 min sections( YouTube has a 15 min limit in usual.) And then upload the formatted videos to YouTube form computer. It worked.

I got the reviews of this MTS converter. Overall, the MTS Converter just meets all my needs, which works as an mts video editor as well. With it, I can fast convert MTS to YouTube compatible format like AVI, FLV with a proper resolution like 720p. What’s more, with the built-in video editor, it’s freely for us to trim the videos into multiple segments with short duration. By the way, if you are working on Mac OS X, please turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, which can help you convert MTS to FLV for uploading to YouTube on Mac.

Now I share the step-by-step solution converting/uploading MTS to YouTube with those who are facing the same thing.

1. Import MTS files > Copy the MTS files to your hard drive. Drag & drop video files MTS to the converter after launching it. Or click the Add video button to locate the files you want to add.


2. Select output format > Click Format bar to select an output format. To share your MTS movies on YouTube, .flv, .avi, .mov, etc format are all the proper formats. You can also press the Settings button to adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to optimize the quality.


3. Edit/Split your movie > Click Edit button and you can trim, crop or adjust the video with the built-in video editor to get the very part and effect of the movie you want.


Tip: If the video clips you’ve trimmed are still longer than 15 minutes, you can choose to split the long MTS video into smaller parts so as to share on YouTube without limit. Click the Split icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.


4. Start the conversion > Click “Convert” button to start transcoding MTS to FLV/AVI for uploading to YouTube.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then stream the converted MTS files into YouTube for sharing with your friends, families, and fans. P.S. During the uploading, make sure a fast bandwidth, or it will take a long time. Enjoy.

Learn more: Supported YouTube file formats

Not sure which format to save your video? Receiving an invalid file format error message when you're uploading video to YouTube? Make sure that you’re using one of the following formats:

If you're using a file format that's not listed above, use the recommended MTS to YouTube Converter to convert your file.

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