Why to convert M2TS files to MKV format
What is M2TS
Like AVI, MOV, ASF file extension, the .m2ts is also a container file format for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. It is based on the MPEG-2 transport stream container and commonly used for high definition video (1080p/1080i/720p). The M2TS format is a standard used in the BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) format and AVCHD camcorders for storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks.
What is MKV
The MKV video format has become popular since it supports multiple video, audio and subtitle tracks in the same file, to some extent, MKV files has 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p resolution accord to the settings. That means whether you wanna copy M2TS to MKV with the same quality or down convert 1080p M2TS files to 720p MKV with/without subtitles, they are also achievable.
So if you'd like to play Blu-ray M2TS files with the media player, or edit AVCHD M2TS footages with the professional video-editing software, converting M2TS to MKV is a good way. But here there are two ways to convert M2TS files to MKV, one is for converting AVCHD M2TS recordings to MKV, the other is for converting Blu-ray M2TS to MKV.
1. How to convert AVCHD M2TS files to MKV
Preparation: Free Download and install MTS/M2TS Converter to get ready for the M2TS to MKV conversion.
Step 1: Load M2TS files: Launch the program, Click "Add files" icon to import M2TS files AVCHD camcorders, batch conversion is supported to save you a lot of time.
Here this program supports AVCHD MTS/M2TS, M2T, TP, TRP files as input.
If you wanna join the input files together, just check the "Merge into one file" option.
Step 2: Configure output settings: Click the 'Format' drop-down list and choose the output format as MKV (Matroska) Video or MKV HD video accord to your need.
Optional: Here you're allowed to do more settings like customizing video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. Basically the M2TS is a typical format with high definition, normally in 16:9 aspect ratio. You are advised to set 1920*1080 or 1280*720 as video size in order to avoid stretched image.
Step 3: Edit input M2TS files (Optional)- click option to do some simple edtings including Trim, Crop, add Watermark, replace audio track, set Effect, etc.
Step 4: Convert AVCHD M2TS to MKV- Click "Convert" button to begin the conversions immediately.
2. How to convert protected Blu-ray M2TS files to MKV
Preparation: Free Download and install Blu-ray Ripper to get ready for the protected Blu-ray M2TS to MKV conversion.
Step 1: Load Blu-ray (*m2ts) files or ISO image to the program, then expand the movie directory and check the main movie only.
This Blu-ray M2TS to MKV Converter enables users to select your desired subtitle and audio track.
Step 2: Choose MKV format as output.
If you choose MKV HD Video, the default resolution is Full 1080p HD MKV video. If you specify common MKV video, it is 720p output.
Step 3: Rip Blu-ray M2TS to MKV. With the CUDA acceleration technolody applied, you can get the wanted MKV files rapidly.