How To Repair Corrupt MTS Video Files?

Himanshu Goyal | Updated On - 28 Dec 2020 |

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Most of you might not know that video files with .MTS file extension is shot by Sony, Canon, and Panasonic cameras. They are high-definition video files stored in the AVCHD (Advanced video coding high definition) format. It supports high-quality video resolutions like 720p and 1080i. But, just like other video file formats, MTS files are also prone to corruption.

Reason for MTS File Corruption

An MTS file can get corrupt due to various reasons, such as:

  • Due to malware or virus infection on your system
  • Sudden power failure while opening the MTS file
  • Video compression issues
  • Interruption while downloading or transferring the file
  • Problems with the operating system

Methods to Recover Corrupt MTS Video Files

When it comes to repairing MTS video files, there aren’t many options available to fix it. However, we have some unique approaches that can be used to repair the corrupt/damaged MTS video files.

1st Method – Using VLC Media Player

VLC is not just a media player; it can even cure corruption errors for various video file formats that are supported by it. Follow the below steps to know how you can repair MTS file with VLC media player.

  • Make a copy of corrupt MTS file and rename it to AVI.
  • Now, open VLC Media Player and go to Preferences.
  • In the Preferences section, select Input or Codecs, and click Save.
  • Select Always Fix next to Repair AVI files, and then click OK.

This method might work to resolve minor corruption errors in the MTS file. If it doesn’t work for you, then you can use other methods.

2nd Method – Convert the MTS File Format

If you are okay with accessing the MTS file in different formats, then it’s a good idea to convert it to another file format. You can take help from video converter tools that allow you to convert it to another format.

Make sure you first backup the video file on your system and then upload it to the converter to avoid any types of data loss.

3rd Method – Kernel Video Repair

If the above methods do not help repair MTS files, then there is one viable solution that can fix every significant corruption error of video file format. Kernel Video Repair tool is a useful utility designed with smart algorithms to repair every minor and major corruption error of video file. It has a user-friendly interface that makes it quite simple to use even for non-technical users. Follow the below steps to repair your MTS file with Kernel Video Repair.

  1. After launch, click the ‘+’ from the home screen to add the corrupt video file.
  2. add the corrupt video file

  3. Browse the location where the corrupt video files are present. Select the corrupt file and click Open.Browse the location
  4. Click the Repair Files to start the process.Click the Repair Files
  5. Select the Output Location and click OK.
  6. Get the complete repair status at the Repairing Process tab and Click Close when the process gets complete.
  7. This is one of the easiest methods to repair corrupt MTS video files.


MTS files are high definition video files as they are shot by premium digital cameras. So, having any type of video stored in this format will be precious to the person, and losing it due to corruption can be very painful. In this article, we discussed how you could repair corrupt/damaged MTS video files with manual methods as well as an instant video repair utility – Kernel Video Repair.