How to Convert MTS, M2TS with Handbrake

This tutorial is all about how to convert MTS/M2TS with Handbrake to MP4 and MKV, it includes two parts:

Part 1: How to convert MTS/M2TS to MP4/MKV with Handbrake

As a free Mac Converter, Handbrake enables you to convert your MTS or M2TS camcorder videos to MP4 or MKV (only two output options provided.) It’s a piece of cake to convert MTS or M2TS with Handbrake, of course. But it’s a bit complicated to set the video settings. For example, if you want to convert your MTS or M2TS video to MP4 for play on your iPad, you have to adjust the output video settings by yourself according to iPad’s video requirement. And Handbrake has already preset some output video formats for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV and more which you can choose when it’s needed.

NoteWith handbrake, you can only convert the MTS or M2TS video to MP4 or MKV. If you want to do more with your cam video, go to Part 2.


Download Handbrake to convert your MTS/M2TS video

Click the link to download Handbrake, install and run the Mac Video Converter;


Add your MTS/M2TS files to the Mac app

After the launch of Handbrake, you'll see the import window, where you can choose your MTS/M2TS file to add. Only one file can be imported at a time. If you want to perform batch conversions, try a handbrake alternative instead. If there is no import window shown up, you can click Source at the top left corner of the main interface to open it, or you can also click the Browse button to find your file to convert.

convert MTS M2TS with handbrake


Set the output format

Under the Output Settings section in the middle of the main interface, click the format box to choose MP4 or MKV to be your output format. After that, adjust your output video settings by clicking the proper tab on the bottom of the interface. If you want to customize the picture settings, click the picture settings icon at the top right corner.

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Start to convert MTS, M2TS with Handbrake

Now, at the top left corner, click the Start button to convert MTS or M2TS with your handbrake. You can add more files to the converting queue by clicking the Add to Queue button.

Part 2: How to convert MTS/M2TS to MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, DVD and more

There are more tutorials about MTS/M2TS conversions: MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro, MTS to iMovie, MTS to DVD, MTS to MOV.

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Handbrake does not passthrougt the DTS sound stream. HD always de/encode the DTS into max AC3@640kbps. I would like to have the original DTS track with the ripped video stream.
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