How to Play MTS/M2TS Files on Mac and PC?

Open MTS/M2TS Files on Computer by Converting Them to Other Formats

Aug 19, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith

Tips about MTS/M2TS

MTS/M2TS are widely accepted by famous HD camcorders such as Panasonic HDC-HS300, Panasonic HDC-HS20, Panasonic HC-X920, Canon FS200, Canon VIXIA HFS100, Canon VIXIA HF200, Canon VIXIA HG21, Sony HDR-CX100, Sony JVC GZ-HD10, Sony HDR-PJ275, JVC GZ-HD40, DCR-SR47, etc. But this format is not well compatible with Mac and Windows. That means you barely play MTS/M2TS files on Mac and Windows directly, let alone play them in popular software like iTunes, QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, PowerPoint, Adobe software, TechSmith Camtasia and so on.

To play MTS/M2TS on Mac or PC without any limitation, here we offer you two methods.

Method 1 Convert MTS/M2TS Files to More Popular Formats

This method applies to not only play MTS/M2TS files on Mac and Windows but also on almost all kinds of software and portable devices.

When mentioned "convert", people feel powerless. In fact, it is not a big deal to convert MTS/M2TS files to other popular formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, etc, as long as you find the right tool. Faasoft MTS/M2TS Converter is such one to let you convert MTS/M2TS to MP4, convert MTS/M2TS to AVI, convert MTS/M2TS to MOV, convert MTS/M2TS to FLV, convert MTS/M2TS to WMV, convert MTS/M2TS to ASF, MKV, WebM, MXF, ProRes, etc efficiently.

In addition, it also can help you extract audio from MTS/M2TS file and then save the audio into many formats like MTS/M2TS to MP3, MTS/M2TS to WAV, MTS/M2TS to AAC, MTS/M2TS to ALAC, MTS/M2TS to AIFF, MTS/M2TS to WMA, MTS/M2TS to AC3, CAF, MP2, AU, DTS, etc.

Firstly, download Faasoft great MTS/M2TS Converter and follow the installation guide to install this program.

Step 1 Import MTS/M2TS file to the program
After running Faasoft MTS/M2TS Converter on your Mac or PC, click "Add File" button on the top of the main interface to open MTS/M2TS file from your computer. It's quite easy and fast.

Step 2 Set output format
Click the small triangle on the right of "Profile" button to spread the profile menu. There, choose your favorite output format.

Step 3 Edit MTS/M2TS file (optional)
When the output format is set, click "Effect" button to go to "Video Edit" window to optimize your MTS/M2TS file before the conversion.

You can make some advanced editing by clicking "Settings..." > "Advanced Setting" > "Advanced".

Step 4 Finish the converion
When everything is ok, just click the big "Convert" button on the bottom of the program to start converting MTS/M2TS files to more popular video formats.

Once the conversion is done, click "Open Folder" button to go to the folder where the converted MTS/M2TS files are. Now, simply import the files into iTunes, Windows Movie Maker, etc for playback. Better still, you can also transfer these files to portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerry, Xbox, Zune, etc smoothly.

Method 2 Play MTS/M2TS with MTS/M2TS Players

In this part, we mainly introduce two MTS/M2TS Players for these people who just want to view MTS/M2TS files on Mac or Windows.

  • Faasoft MTS/M2TS Player: The fore-mentioned Faasoft MTS/M2TS Converter is effectively a useful MTS/M2TS Player, which supports previewing MTS/M2TS files in full screen. Just click "Play" button and "Full Screen" button under the preview window, and you will enjoy MTS/M2TS FREELY.
  • VLC Media Player: VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files, including MTS/M2TS. Download it and follow the set-up wizard to install it. When launching it, directly drag your MTS/M2TS file to the program. However, MTS/M2TS files are compatible with VLC, only when you also install iLife'08.