This article is about .M2TS which is commonly used for high-definition video on Blue-Ray Disc and AVCHD. After reading this article, you will know what’s M2TS? How to play M2TS files? How to convert M2TS to mainstream video format AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV etc.
What is M2TS?
A .M2TS file is a Sony high definition video file type. M2TS files are raw AVCHD videos recorded using Sony's camcorders, such as the HDR-SR1 and HDR-SR5 models. Panasonic, Canon and other brands of AVCHD camcorders also record in M2TS format.
Currently, M2TS files can be played using the Picture Motion Browser, which is an application video player provided with Sony AVCHD camcorders. M2TS files can also be played with Mplayer, Windows Media Player and other media players if there is a codec for DVD playing installed. But the file type .M2TS is not always automatically associated with the player, so it may be necessary to open it from the player. That's to say, it's not convenient to play and enjoy your M2TS video.
What's more, this format cannot be usually played on your computer or portable players. So firstly you need convert the format to the common video formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, FLV, SWF, DivX, XviD etc..
How to play M2TS file?
AVCHD camcorders are shipped with software designed to playback the files on your computer. Sony’s HDR-SR1 and the newer HDR-SR5 both record video in AVCHD format and they are shipped with the Picture Motion Browser, which plays back AVCHD files on most computers. If you purchased one of the Panasonic AVCHD camcorders, the included HD Writer should allow you to playback video recorded with your camcorder.
How to convert M2TS to AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MKV, etc.?
What software can do this and how to convert M2TS files to AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, etc.? To solve these problems, I find a number of related software which can convert M2TS files to popular video formats, such as iFunia M2TS Video Converter for Windows. Here, I would take iFunia M2TS Converter for Windows as an example on how to achieve the conversion.
Step1. Source Setup
Download and run iFunia M2TS Video Converter on your computer, then click the "Add..." button to browse your computer hard disc and add the .M2TS files you want to convert to the program. Batch conversion is supported by this HD video converter, so you can load several M2TS files at one time.
Step2. Destination Setup
After you added M2TS files, you can select AVI output format and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files. iFunia M2TS Converter also supports comprehensive video formats including MPEG, WMV, MP4, MOV, XviD, 3GP, FLV, etc. You can also change the video bitrate, size and frame rate for a desired quality or compression in the setting window below.
Step3. Start Conversion
Click the "Start" button to start conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back : )
Optional: Edit your M2TS files
When you come to review the HD video you're taken, how often do you find it's too dark, or the focus is blurred? Now you can fix these flaws and apply artistic effects with the Edit Video module of the program. iFunia M2TS Video Converter can help you set video brightness, contrast, saturation, crop video, trim video and even merge multiple files into one single file before the conversion.
This M2TS Video Converter for Mac allows you to trim your video, so you can capture your favorite video clips.
Select the video you want to edit, and then click the "Edit" button on the top. A Edit window will be prompted. Click the Start Point and End point to keep your favorite parts of video in iFunia M2TS video converter.
To watch your movies on your portable players in full screen, you can also remove the black edges around your video with this iFunia M2TS Video Converter. Click "Crop" tab to open the Crop Video window, and then tick the "Enable Crop" option box.
If you want to adjust the video effect of your movie, you can click the Effect tab and then tick "Enable Effect" option box.
Drag each effect adjustment slider to set the video brightness and contrast. You can also choose a special effect from the Effect drop-down list to apply to your movie.
If you want to add watermark on your video, you can click Watermark tab and then tick "Enable Watermark" option box.
* iFunia M2TS Converter run well on Windows 7 and other windows version.
* It also a HD Converter, can convert between popular HD video formats, including HD AVI, AVCHD M2TS, MTS, TS, HD MOV, HD WMV, HD MP4, HD FLV, and more.
* The iFunia M2TS Converter allows down-convert HD video to standard definition.
* If you are a MAC user, please just refer to iFunia M2TS Video Converter for MAC.