File Extension Library

.AVCHD File Extension

  • Developer by: Sony, Panasonic
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .AVCHD file?

.AVCHD file extension is created by Sony, Panasonic. .AVCHD has been classified as Video Files.

.AVCHD is High Definition Video File

A file-based format for digital recording and playback of high-definition video; its name is an acronym which stands for Advanced Video Coding High Definition.

The AVCHD format was introduced in 2006 after being jointly developed by Sony and Panasonic, primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. As a format, AVCHD favors comparably to .HDV and is a format which is acceptable for professional use.

Playback of the AVCHD format is not supported across all Blu-ray Disc players as even though AVCHD does share many format similarities with Blu-ray Disc, it is not part of the Blu-ray Disc specification.

NOTE: There is a known incompatibility of the AVCHD format within the Panasonic brand's original HD Writer importing and editing software, which shipped from 2006 to 2008. This version of HD Writer cannot recognize the current 1080i format or newer formats like 1080p50 or 1080p60. The newer HD Writer AE can in fact read the newer 1080i format while versions 2 and higher can read 1080p (in both frame rates).

List of all softwares that can open the High Definition Video File
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to Open .AVCHD file on different platforms

Open .AVCHD File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AVCHD
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AVCHD file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AVCHD files" Press "Ok"

Open .AVCHD File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AVCHD file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AVCHD File on Linux

Right click on the .AVCHD file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AVCHD File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AVCHD file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AVCHD File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AVCHD files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AVCHD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AVCHD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AVCHD file format
  2. You need to check the .AVCHD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)