How to convert your videos to Zune video format for free

Learn the step-by-step tutorial on how to convert your videos to Zune video format for free

I recently treated myself to a HD camcorder as I will be going on holiday to Hawaii soon. I got the camcorder a bit early so I could have a chance to play around with it and practice editing the clips, the camcorder records the clips in a .MTS format which is a High-definition MPEG Transport Stream video format, commonly called “AVCHD;” used by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorders; based on the MPEG-2 transport stream and supports 720p and 1080i HD video formats.

I captured lots of fun home movie HD videos and would like to put these videos on my Zune player to watch.

The problem is that the videos that I captured with HD camcorder are in.MTS format which the Zune player can not playback. I've googled a lot and found out that the Zune player could only support videos of H.264/WMV format with 1080i HD resolution, up to 14 Mbps bit rate, CBR or VBR for above supported video Profiles or MPEG-4 Part 2 Simple Profile up to 4.0 Mbps bit rate .

I've tried lots of video converters to convert .MTS videos to Zune video formats but the best I can get are trial version converters that put inconvenient huge watermarks in the middle of them. A friend of mine recommend a Free Zune Video Converter to me. This one is really good for me. No watermark, and no time limitation. It just takes some clicks to convert videos to Zune video format using this free Zune video converter. I thought maybe some people got the same problems to find out a free yet easy-to-use Zune Video Converter to convert videos to Zune video format. Just let me show you to how to convert the videos to Zune video format step by step.

Step 1: Download & install Aneesoft Free Zune Video Converter

Step 2: Add videos

Click the Add button, then navigate to the video you want to convert.
Add videos in Free Zune Video Converter

Step 3: Edit & merge videos: trim, crop, add effect, add watermark

This Free Zune Video Converter program is not featured with video edit function. If you’d like to edit and merge your videos, you need to upgrade to the pro version.

Step 4: Adjust output formats

Zune supports MP4(MPEG-4/H.264) & WMV video format. So we set the Profile to “Zune MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4)” for Zune. You may also find other preset video setting options available for you.

Change Output in Aneesoft Free Zune Video Converter

Step 5: Start conversion

Click Start to begin converting videos to Zune compatible video files. You can monitor the conversion process in the middle of the main window.