by Brian Fisher Proven solutions
M2TS is a standard file format mostly associated with digital cameras and Blu-ray discs. In it, you’ll find vital data such as video, audio, subtitle, and many more. Sadly, most media players don’t recognize this format. And in that case, converting M2TS to another common format like MKV is inevitable. If you convert M2TS to MKV, you’ll save some much-needed computer memory apart from playing them using any device. So today, you’ll learn how to use the best M2TS to MKV file converters to complete this task.
UniConverter is the best tool to convert M2TS to MKV free on your Mac/Windows computer. With this desktop app, converting M2TS to MKV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, and many other popular formats is very easy. You’ll be amazed by the overall video quality of your converted files. Even better, this program allows users to make several changes to their videos like trimming, cutting, rotating, etc. Here’s how to use this app:
Here is how to convert M2TS file to MKV format with lossless quality:
Import M2TS files for conversion
Download and install iSkysoft M2TS to MKV converter and then launch it. Next, drag the M2TS videos to the program’s interface or click the + Add Files drop-down profile to import your videos. All your imported M2TS files will appear as thumbnails.
Select MKV as the target format
Before choosing your target format, you can edit the videos by clicking the “three edit icons” below the screen. If you’re okay, click the Convert all files to drop-down menu then choose Video. After that, find MKV from the format list and then set the resolution. You’re now set to begin the conversion process.
Convert M2TS to MKV quickly
Set the target folder by clicking the Option profile below the screen and then click Convert All. iSkysoft M2TS to MKV converter will start converting all your files and save them in the Converted tab.
Apart from using UniConverter, you can also convert M2TS to MKV with Handbrake. This open-source file transcoder is free to download on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. And apart from converting M2TS to MKV, Handbrake also offers video editing features on its minimalistic interface. So without much time-wasting, here are the steps on how to convert M2TS to MKV with Handbrake:
Step 1: Download Handbrake and install it on your computer. Next, proceed to drop your M2TS files directly to the converter. An alternative method is to click the “Source” option to import the files.
Step 2: Click the “Browse” button located at the top-right corner of the home window to choose and save the destination path/folder.
Step 3: Now select the target format from the “Output Settings” drop-down list. You can also make some modifications to your videos, such as the video codec, quality, etc.
Step 4: Lastly, tap the “Start Encode” button (play icon) to start converting M2TS videos to MKV. It’s that simple!
The last converter in this article is a dedicated MKV converter, MakeMKV. If you have your M2TS files saved on a Blu-ray disc, this is one of the best tools you can use. That’s because MakeMKV can be used to directly transfer data from Blu-ray discs and DVDs to your computer with 100% original quality. However, MakeMKV is limited to only one output format, which is quite a disappointment. Also, the interface is extremely minimalistic.
That said, here’s how to convert M2TS to MKV using Make MKV:
Step 1: Download, install, and open MakeMKV and then click the “File” tab with a camcorder sign. You can now source for your locally saved M2TS files. If you have the M2TS files saved in a DVD or Blu-ray disc, insert it in your computer and wait for MakeMKV to detect the files. Click on the disc drive icon to open the files once you see the name and type of your disc indicated.
Step 2: Go to the “Output folder” section and set your file path.
Step 3: Finally, click the “MakeMKV” button to start saving your M2TS files in MKV format.
Now you know some of the best M2TS converters you can find on the market. However, choosing between these three programs might require a bit of help. Here is a complete comparison table to help you out:
|Supported OS||Windows and Mac||Windows, Mac, and Linux.||Windows and Mac|
|Output Formats||More than 150+ formats||Limited output formats||MKV|
|Built-in Editor||YES||YES but with limited functions||No|
|DVD/Blu-ray burner||YES! With 30+ free menu templates||No||No|
|Conversion Speed||90x faster||Slow||Fast|
|File Transfer||Supports transfer files to camcorders, mobile devices, and flash drives||No||No|
|Download Files Online||Directly download files from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc||NO||NO|
If you follow these steps, you can easily convert M2TS to MKV without any quality loss. But if you want a program that will give you the most professional-looking output, choose UniConverter.