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AVCHD File Extension

AVCHD file extension is created by Sony Panasonic, also known as High Definition Video File. AVCHD has been classified as Video Files. The format of this file type has not been determined yet. You can open AVCHD files in VideoLAN VLC media player program.

High Definition Video File Type

High Definition Video File Type
Extension .avchd
Developer Sony Panasonic
Popularity 5.0 (104 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program VideoLAN VLC media player
Category Video Files
Format Not Available
Updated 2/1/2024

What is a AVCHD File Type?

The AVCHD format was developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic and was introduced in 2006, mainly for high definition consumer camcorders. AVCHD, as a format, is comparable to .HDV and is an acceptable format for professional use.

The AVCHD format is not supported by all Blu-Ray Disc players because even though AVCHD shares many format similarities with the Blu-Ray Disc, it is not part of the Blu-Ray Disc specification.

There is a known incompatibility within the Panasonic 'brand of AVCHD format; s original software HD Writer d' import and d' edition, which was shipped from 2006 to 2008. This version of HD Writer does not recognize the current 1080i format or new formats such as 1080p50 or 1080p60. The new HD Writer AE can read the new 1080i format, while the 2 and higher can read 1080p (in both rates); images.

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Free online AVCHD Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .AVCHD (High Definition Video File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to AVCHD, merge, split and compare the AVCHD files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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AVCHD Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the High Definition Video File .AVCHD File Extensions while opening the .AVCHD files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open AVCHD Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for High Definition Video File on your system such as VideoLAN VLC media player.
  2. Associate default Videolan VideoLAN VLC media player program for *.avchd (High Definition Video File) files.

    Associate AVCHD Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.AVCHD (e.g example.avchd) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Videolan VideoLAN VLC media player program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .avchd files.

    Associate AVCHD Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.AVCHD (e.g example.avchd) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Videolan VideoLAN VLC media player program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .VideoLAN VLC media player extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.
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All Platform Software Programs for AVCHD File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the AVCHD files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open AVCHD File on Windows

Software License Developer
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows Commercial Corel
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows Commercial Xilisoft
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Windows Open Source VideoLAN

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen AVCHD File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs Commercial Xilisoft
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for MacOs Open Source VideoLAN

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen AVCHD file on Linux

Software License Developer
VideoLAN VLC media player image. VideoLAN VLC media player 3 for Linux Open Source VideoLAN

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen AVCHD file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen AVCHD file on iOS

Software License Developer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS image. VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2 for iOS Open Source VideoLAN

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen AVCHD file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

AVCHD file extension icon image.About AVCHD - High Definition Video File

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the High Definition Video File with *.AVCHD suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

Our professional team members at FileProInfo have been individually researched and verified the details for AVCHD. We want to be 100% accurate and publish the information about file formats, tools, apps and software programs that we have tested and validated.

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Updated 2/1/2024


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