Play MTS/M2TS: How to Play MTS/M2TS Files on Mac (macOS Sierra Included)

MTS or M2TS files playback on Mac can be a tricky task for many Mac users. Many popular HD camcorders, like Canon VIXIA HF200, Canon FS200, Canon VIXIA HFS100, Canon VIXIA HG21, Panasonic HDC-HS300, Panasonic HDC-HS20, Sony HDR-CX100, Sony DCR-SR47, JVC GZ-HD40, JVC GZ-HD10 etc. record videos in MTS/M2TS format. Since MTS/M2TS is not well supported by Mac, this article will teach you how to play M2TS/MTS on Mac with or without extra media player applications. Players shown below might not support playing all MTS/M2TS files, which rests with used compression formats in a MTS/M2TS video file. If MTS/M2TS can't play your video well, try to convert MTS/M2TS to MOV so you can play it with the built-in QuickTime Player. 

Best Tool to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV to Play on Mac

In order to play the recorded MTS/M2TS videos freely on Mac, the once and for all method is converting MTS for Mac. By doing so, you can effortlessly play your cam video on QuickTime, manage in iTunes, edit in iMovie and more. To convert MTS/M2TS Mac, you need a video converting tool for help. Here iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe is strongly recommended. It supports converting MTS/M2TS with the original video quality. It can also edit MTS/M2TS files before converting to an output format on macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion and earlier. All common video editing tools are included, like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Watermark, Subtitle, etc. Whats' more, it can play your MTS/M2TS videos on Mac without converting to other formats.

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Here are the easy steps to convert and play M2TS/MTS files with iSkysoft

Step 1. Add M2TS/MTS video files

You can add M2TS/MTS video files by dragging and dropping or by plugging the camcorder into the Mac. Or you can go to the "File" menu then select "Load Media Files".

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Step 2. Choose an output format from the format tray

In order to freely play your MTS/M2TS videos on Mac, you can select "MOV" as the output format from the format tray.

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Step 3. Play MTS/M2TS videos on Mac

In this step, you only need to click the "Convert" button to start converting your MTS/M2TS videos to Mac compatible format. After that, you can easily play them on Mac with QuickTime.

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Video Tutorial on How to Play MTS/M2TS Videos on Mac

Play MTS/M2TS on Mac with VLC or Other Players

If  you've installed VLC media player on your Mac, you can play M2TS/MTS files directly. To do so, search VLC media player from the Internet and download it. Then follow up installation instructions to finish installing this program. After that, drag and drop the MTS video to the play list. Double click it to play the MTS video on your Mac. However, for those who hasn't installed VLC media player, converting M2TS/MTS is an ideal way to play camcorder videos on their Mac. 

Tips: You have to install iLife'08 so that you can play MTS/M2TS videos using VLC.

Maybe you can play some M2TS/MTS video files on MPlayer, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player, ALL Player and some other players, which rests with compression formats in a M2TS/MTS video file. For some players, they may need to install a proper codec, component or plug-in unit. Thus, if you want to play MTS/M2TS videos on different platforms, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe must be your best choice, which helps you convert videos to any format as you want.

The MTS/M2TS file type is not always associated with the player automatically, so it is very necessary to open them on other players.

Note: MTS/M2TS files can also be played on Sony PlayStation 3S and Sony Bravia TVs supporting playback of AVCHD, without any conversion.

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Optional: Online Tool to Convert MTS/M2TS for Playing on Mac

You can also try online video converter to convert your MTS/M2TS files, then you can freely play them on your Mac computer. Try it below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

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Sep 26,2016 14:30 pm / Posted by to Play Video
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