MTS/M2TS are file extensions of AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition), a kind of compression format adopted by camcorders to record and store high definition videos. Though MTS and M2TS videos have a resolution up to full HD 1920*1080, these two file types cannot be accepted by most video players on Windows or Mac. How to play MTS files on computer? This article offers two solutions to this question. You can either play the camcorder video files with professional AVCHD Player, or convert them videos in order to make them playable on normal video players or portable devices.
The best way is to play camcorder (Sony, Panasonic, etc.) recorded MTS and M2TS files smoothly with AVCHD File Player. Apart from playing MTS and M2TS videos, the professional AVCHD Player can play any other video and audio files. The following is the detailed tutorial on how to play MTS/M2TS files.
FAQ: Why AVCHD videos have two kinds of file extensions?
Answer: AVCHD videos stored on camcorder media have a file extension of MTS; once imported to computer, the file extension changed into M2TS.
The latest version of Windows Media Player (WMP) added support of AVCHD videos. You can open MTS and M2TS videos directly in WMP. If you failed to play MTS files in your WMP, upgrade it to the latest version and try again. But WMP is not the ideal AVCHD Player as it doesn't have a Mac version and only works for Windows users .
Note: Windows Media Player may not play MTS/M2TS videos properly. Some user claimed that WMP cannot play audio or video in their camcorder recorded MTS or M2TS files.
As MTS and M2TS videos cannot be played properly/directly via most players like QuickTime Player, you have to refer to professional AVCHD player for help. The versatile software can play MTS and M2TS videos flawlessly on both Windows and Mac.
Preparation: Download and install AVCHD Video Player.
You can take snapshots when playing the camcorder videos with this MTS Player.
Audio track and subtitles are optional in this program.
The powerful M2TS Player not only can play AVCHD video format, but also can play video and audio formats like MKV, MP4, AVI, MP3 and many more.
Aside from playing MTS videos via AVCHD player, you can convert AVCHD videos to popular formats to play in normal players.
In this way, you can also enjoy MTS and M2TS videos on portable devices like iPhone SE, iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/6 plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2/mini 3, iPod touch, Samsung Galaxy S6/Note 3, HTC One M9/M8, Moto X, LG G3, Google Nexus, Lumia 930, Nokia N1, Surface Pro, Kindle Fire, and more.
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