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1. MTS/M2TS Wiki
  • 1.1 What is MTS
  • 1.2 What is M2TS
  • 1.3 MTS vs M2TS
  • 1.4 MTS/M2TS vs AVCHD
2. Convert MTS/M2TS
3. Edit MTS/M2TS
4. Play MTS/M2TS
5. MTS/M2TS Recovery

Solution 1: Convert MTS to MPEG, AVI and other formats on Mac OS X with MTS Converter

We're here to teach you how to use an easy-to-use yet powerful MTS File Converter Mac to convert MTS videos so you can watch your movies on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, smartphone, MP3/MP4 player without any hassle.

MTS converter for Mac

Key Features of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe

  • 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.

==> Why choose iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe

Convert MTS/M2TS Videos with iSkysoft in 3 Easy Steps

MTS converter for Mac
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.

MTS conversion Mac
Step 2. Set the output format

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

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.

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

Solution 2: Convert MTS files to DVD on Mac

If you need to convert AVCHD MTS files, TS files, or M2TS files to DVD on Mac, a DVD burning Mac application is required. We naturally recommend iSkysoft DVD Creator for Mac. It is a professional but easy to use video to DVD creator for Mac.  With it, you're able to burn MTS to DVD on Mac  so as to play MTS videos on TV or portable device.

MTS converter for Mac

iSkysoft DVD Creator for Mac

  • Burn MTS/M2TS videos from camcorder to DVD easily
  • You can simply drag your MTS/M2TS videos to the DVD creator
  • You can burn MTS/M2TS videos to DVD disc. Or burn your videos to DVD Folder, .dvdmedia or ISO file.
  • Built-in menu editor and video editor personalizes your DVD with ease

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Burn MTS/M2TS to DVD on Mac in steps

Step 1. Download, install and run MTS to DVD Creator.
Download the installation package to your Mac and install to the Applications folder (or any folder you want). Then launch it.

Step 2. Import video files in MTS format
To import the MTS files to this MTS to DVD creator for Mac, click the "+" button to locate your MTS files, or directly drag and drop MTS files to the interface.

Step 3. Start Converting AVI to Mac Supported Format
After choosing the DVD types (DVD9 or DVD5 depending on your DVD disc type and the video size) and the DVD video quality, click the Burn button to create DVD. It'll take up just a few minutes to finish.

Mac convert MTS 

Solution 3: How to play AVCHD MTS/M2TS files with MTS player

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 OS X. 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

play mts on mac 

What are MTS files?

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. (A comprehensive WIKI of MTS and M2TS files)

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.

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Brian Fisher
Hi James, Screenflow supports any QuickTime format, so you can convert the MTS files to MOV.
Hi, I want to use Screenflow for Mac for my editing. What format should I convert my mts files to? MP4, Mov? Is there a prset for Screenflow?
Please upgrade to the latest version 3.1.0 to have another try. It's free. For more information:
Additional info: Mac Mini runniing OSX 10.6.8. Video Converter version is
Conversion program doesn't recognize the MTS files from my Panasonic DMC-ZS7 camera. Says they are not video files. Any ideas?
This program is a godsend! Cannot thank you enough!!
WOW! Thanks for this. I thought I'd never figure out how to play these files on my Macbook Pro!
Your blog always has the answers I'm looking for when it comes to video conversion. Thanks so much!
Now I can watch my home videos even on my iPad.
After many months of searching I finally found a tutorial that helps me convert all my MTS files in every file form I want.

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