What Is M2TS File and How to Play & Convert It Correctly [MiniTool Wiki]

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What Is M2TS File

Like VOB, WMV and MOV, M2TS is also a media file. What M2TS stands for exactly? In fact, M2TS is short for MPEG-2 Transparent Stream. It is a video container format, which is used for high definition videos on Blu-ray Discs, AVCHD and so forth.

what is M2TS file

Due to the common use in Blu-ray discs, the M2TS file format is famous as Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video (BDAV). M2TS file contains all the details of audio and video contents, which is very suitable for editing with VideoStudio Pro.

What is M2TS file? The above description is the answer. If you want to learn more information about the file, please keep reading. MiniTool will show you how to play M2TS files and how to convert M2TS file to other formats in the following content.

How to Play M2TS Files

You can play M2TS files through multiple players such as Windows Media Player, VLC, SMPlayer, 5KPlayer, Splash, File Viewer Plus, etc. Some players can be used for playing M2TS files on different operating systems. For instance, you can play M2TS files through VideoLAN VLC media player on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

However, you need to notice that some players are exclusive for certain system. For example, Roxio Toast 15 only supports Mac. To open M2TS files on Windows, you should utilize File Viewer Plus, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Mirillis Splash and other players that support Windows.

Now, programs to open M2TS files on Windows, Mac and Linux will be listed in below.

Windows:

  • File Viewer Plus
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 5
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 16
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Ultra
  • CyberLink PowerProducer 6
  • Sony Picture Motion Browser
  • MAGIX Vegas Pro 14
  • Audials One 2016
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Mirillis Splash

Mac:

  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Roxio Toast 15
  • VideoLAN VLC media player

Linux: VideoLAN VLC media player

Here, detailed steps for opening M2TS files with VideoStudio will be provided for you.

Step 1: Launch the VideoStudio.

Step 2: Then, select File > Open option one by one.

Step 3: After that, find the M2TS file that you would like to open, and then select it.

Step 4: Edit and save your file.

How to Convert M2TS Files to Other Formats

Due to some reason, you cannot open M2TS files on players sometimes. In this case, you need to convert the M2TS file to other formats such as MP4, MKV, MOV and other formats by a file converter tool. You can utilize some free file converter programs like EncodeHD, iWisoft Free Video Converter to do that.

Tip: If the file converter you are using only supports M2TS to MP4 conversion, but you want to convert the file to AVI format, you can convert it to MP4 firstly. Then, you convert the MP4 file to AVI with a converter that supports that conversion.

In addition to file converter programs, online services like Convert Files is also available for converting M2TS to MPEG, M4V, ASF, WMV and other formats. If you want to convert the file through Convert Files, you have to upload the whole video online before converting it. After conversion, you need to download and save it to your computer.

The whole operation will take you some time. Therefore, you need to wait patiently until the finish of the operation. If you have a big M2TS video file, it is recommended that you convert it with offline converter tools that have been talked about in above.

If you still fail to open the M2TS file after conversion, you need to check if the file extension of the opening file is M2TS. Some file extensions are very similar to .M2TS file in reading and spelling but they refer to different content. That can explain why you are unable to open the M2TS file with the given M2TS players.

For example, the M2 is similar to M2TS and can be mixed in some cases. However, the two files refer to different content and have no connection. Hence, if you open the M2 file with the M2TS player, you will fail.

Final Words

What is M2TS file, how to play M2TS file and how to convert M2TS file to other file formats are the main content of this post. After reading the post, you will have a deep and clear understanding of the M2TS file. So, if you are eager to know the M2TS file, please read the post with attention.

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