How to Play AVCHD on Mac?

Solution One: Convert AVCHD to Mac MOV; Solution Two: Install VLC Player on Mac

AVCHD format is a file-based format for the digital recording and it is often used to play high-definition video. For common users like you, AVCHD format is often obtained from your digital camcorders and so if you have one of JVC camcorders, Sony camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, etc, have got some AVCHD videos from it and want to transfer them to your Mac computer for playback you will find it difficult. Because Mac computers do not support your AVCHD files and basically it is QuickTime Player, the default player of Mac computer, that does not get AVCHD format supported. Methods? Yes and the following article just shares two easiest solutions to you to easily play any AVCHD file on your Mac computer.

Solution One: Convert AVCHD to Mac MOV

Avdshare Video Converter, working as the powerful AVCDH to Mac converter, is just the easiest solution with which you can easily convert any AVCHD file from any digital camcorder to your Mac computer QuickTime player best supported MOV to compatibly play any AVCHD file on any Mac computer. And there is no quality loss during AVCHD to Mac MOV conversion process. And the fastest conversion speed is applied to convert AVCHD to Mac MOV. Except for converting AVCHD to Mac computer, this AVCHD to Mac converter also works to convert other unsupported FLV, WMV, ASF, 3GP, etc to any Mac computer best supported MOV.

The steps are as follows:

Make Preparation: Free download AVCHD to Mac Converter

Free download the professional AVCHD to Mac Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import AVCHD file

Click the Add File button to import your AVCHD file to this AVCHD to Mac computer.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

You need to click the"Profile" button>"General Video" category to select QuickTime MOV as the output format.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

Finally, you only need to click the Convert button to get your AVCHD file converted to your Mac computer best supported MOV for the compatible playback.

Solution Two: Install VLC Player on Mac

If the default player of Mac, QuickTime Player, does not support to play AVCHD. Alternatively, you can use a third player to play AVCHD file on your Mac computer. VLC Player for Mac is just the free and powerful player to play any AVCHD file without any problem. Besides, this powerful VLC Player for Mac also helps to play any unsupported FLV, WTV, WMV, etc on your Mac computer.

Just follow the steps below to use VLC Player for Mac to play your AVCHD file on your Mac computer.

  1. Go to official website and download VLC Player for Mac. Once you finish the download process, launch it on your Mac computer.
  2. Go to File option and click the Open button to find your AVCHD file you want to play on your Mac computer. And then your AVCHD file can be successfully played on your Mac.