How to Convert M2TS/MTS Files Using MTS Converter for Mac

MTS format is a high-definition MPEG, AVC, H.264 transport stream video file format which is commonly used by HD camcorders such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic. These files are also present on Blu-ray disc compilations, therefore they are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data. As a video shooting enthusiast, you probably have lots of MTS files on your Mac. Due to the limited support for MTS file format on Mac, you may be facing these problems: cannot play MTS/M2TS on Mac, or on iPhone; have trouble uploading MTS files to video sharing sites like YouTube. To resolve all MTS file problems, you can try converting MTS/M2TS to other formats or DVD on Mac and playing them directly on Mac.

Best Tool to Convert & Play MTS Files, Burn MTS/M2TS to DVD

We're here to teach you how to use an all-in-one video and DVD solution - iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe to convert and burn MTS videos so you can watch your movies on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, smartphone, TV, MP3/MP4 player without any hassle.

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Get the All-in-one Video and DVD Solution:

  • It supports converting MTS/M2TS videos from Sony/Panasonic/Canon/JVC camcorders.
  • This MTS converter for Mac supports almost all popular video formats, such as MP4, MPEG, WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV and the like.
  • You can directly import AVCHD MTS files by plugging in camcorder files and then convert them with ease, just plug the device to you computer and the iMedia Converter Deluxe will automatically detect and display the MTS files.
  • The MTS/M2TS conversion process brings zero quality loss, and it's much faster than most converters in the market.
  • The additional edit funtions enables you to edit and personalize your MTS/M2TS videos easily.
  • Burn MTS/M2TS files to DVD or copy your DVD file as a backup.
  • Download online videos from 1,000 popular sites, and then convert or burn them as needed.
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Part 1. How to Convert MTS to MP4, MPEG, AVI and other Formats

Step 1. Import your MTS videos into this MTS file converter for Mac

Here you can directly drag and drop your MTS videos to this video converting software. Meanwhile, if you go to the "File" menu and click the "Load Media Files" option, you can achieve that as well.

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Step 2. Set the output format

In this step, you can select video format you want to convert MTS/M2TS videos to.

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If you want to convert MTS files for editing with iMovie, "iMovie" preset is your choice. You can find it under the "Editing" section in the format list of this MTS converter Mac. Plus, there are optimized presets for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, etc. Just choose these presets to convert MTS by this smart Mac MTS file converter. To change video settings, just click the "File" menu and choose "Encode Settings".

In addition, if you need to extract audio from MTS files on Mac, simply choose an audio output format in Audio section like MP3, M4A, AAC, etc. To play MP4 on iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can directly choose the model in the Devices category. By default, the converted video will be automatically added to iTunes library so you can conveniently sync to your device. You're able to change this in the "Preferences" > "Convert" dialog.

Step 3. Start converting MTS/M2TS videos

With one hit on the "Convert" button, you will achieve to convert MTS/M2TS videos to any format as you want within seconds. Then you can play your MTS/M2TS videos on any player as you want.

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Part 2. How to Burn MTS/M2TS to DVD on Mac

Step 1. Add your media files

MTS files are high quality videos which can be sent to a DVD. Load the media files by dragging and dropping them. You can also use the "File" > "Load Camcoder Files" function.

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Step 2. Select the DVD format

Go to File and then select burn to DVD. You will have to select the kind of DVD that you have put. You can select DVD9 or DVD5.

Step 3. Burn to DVD

once ready go ahead and click on the “Burn” button and the burning process will begin. It will not take long for the high quality files to be written to the DVD. You can then use the DVD in your TV to see the quality of your work.

Why Choose iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac/Windows

What is the most important when you select a MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac? The following table shows you why iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac/Windows is highly recommended for you.

Supported Formats iSkysoft supports the conversion of HD videos (mts, m2ts, h.264), standard formats (mp4, mov, avi, mkv, flv, etc) and audio formats (MP3, AIFF, M4A)
Converting Speed Converts MTS/M2TS videos 90 times faster than most converters
Output Quality You won't lose any video quality of your MTS/M2TS videos after conversion
Ease of Use Enables you to convert MTS/M2TS videos with 3 easy steps
Additional Features The built-in video editor helps you to personalize MTS/M2TS videos as your wish
Customer Support iSkysoft offers you 24-hour support that solves any minor problem that you might ecounter

Recommend Another MTS Player to Play AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files

You can't play MTS files with QuickTime Player on Mac. QuickTime doesn't support MTS format. VLC Media Player is the recommended MTS player to play MTS files on Mac. VLC directly supports AC3 audio and H.264 video which are  used to compress MTS files, without any other software/component/filter required. 

Sony has released a program called "Picture Motion Browser" that it supplied for its camcorders and camera to browse and transfer photos/videos. You can use it to view MTS files, but this software doesn't work on Mac. You have to rely on other MTS player programs or VLC media player. 

Cons of this AVI player (VLC media player):

  • The player is not able to play MTS/M2TS videos with original quality
  • You can't use VLC player on Mac with Mavericks

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Sep 28,2016 10:15 am / Posted by to Convert Video
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