Play M2TS video on Mac/Windows
1. What is M2TS format
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of M2TS video. One comes from the an AVCHD equipment like Sony, Panasonic, Canon HD camcorders, the recording format which is capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks. The other M2TS format is used for saving audio, video, and other streams of BDAV (Blu-ray Disc Movie), based on the MPEG-2 transport stream and supports 720p, 1080i, 1080p formats.
2. How to play M2TS files
Q: What is a good .m2ts player?
I have a .m2ts file from my Canon Vixia Camcorder and I've tried almost everything to play the M2TS video.
Nero and Splash Lite play the video and no audio. DivX loads it, but never plays it.
Windows Media Player doesn't even load it.
I'm also up for a M2TS Converter with the exact same quality. Anything is fine.
If you also have the similar case that want to play .m2ts files but failed, here these M2TS Players will give you a perfect solution.
VLC player is a free and open source media player which enables users to play MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, MP3, AC3 and more video/audio formats. Because M2TS file is based on MPEG-2 Part 2 or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, so the VLC Player can play the AVCHD M2TS files.
Besides, VLC Player is compatible with Windows/Mac/Lunix OS, so you can feel free to play M2TS file with VLC media player.
Picture Motion Browser (abbreviated PMB) is an easy-to-manage application from Sony for organizing and editing digital photos and AVCHD mts/m2ts videos. PMB is capable of importing AVCHD video to the local computer then the AVCHD mts/m2ts videos can be played with Picture Motion Browse.
Note: Depending on used compression formats in a M2TS file, not all the M2TS files can be played with VLC, MPlayer, ALLPlayer and other media players, Some players will need an appropriate codec, component or plugin installed.
Here this Mac M2TS Converter can be used as a simple M2TS player that makes play any AVCHD MTS/M2TS and BDAV m2ts file a piece of cake. Besides, it supports to convert MTS/M2TS files to a large number of video/audio formats like MOV, MKV, MPEG4, MPEG2, H.264, AVI, DivX, Xvid, etc on Mac OS X. In addition, it can also work as a simple M2TS video Editor which enables users to Trim video length, Merge files together, set video Effect like Deinterlace, Saturation, Brightness, Replace audio tracks and so on.
M2TS Converter supports all kinds of M2TS files with different compression, whether from Blu-ray disc or HD camcorders. You're allowed to play the M2TS video with the built-in player and convert M2TS to AVI, MPEG, MOV, MKV, H.264/AVC, and more formats with the exact same quality. M2TS Converter enables users to adjust the output parameters like codec, size(resolution), bit rate, frame rate to get the desired videos.