I have a Canon HG10 camcorder. The format used for recording directly onto the camcorder's HD is AVHCD. I am unable to play these files on my computer. Since these are compressed files (using MPEG-4, I think - not very sure) I do not want to convert them to another format. (Wastage of space) What freeware can I use or what should I do to make these files (.mts is the extension I think) play in the existing format on my computer? I do not want to edit the footage ... as yet. Just want to store them on my computer and play/ review the footage. It would be great if I could also burn DVDs which would play on a ordinary DVD player. Possible? I have tried using Windows Media Player, VLC, Ivivo. Nothing works. My searh till now has yielded very complicated and intimidating instructions on how to go about it. I am not very tech savvy. Still a novice.