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What Is MTS - Everything You Need to Know about MTS Video Format

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Part 1: What Is MTS File Format?

what is mts

MTS files are AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video files recorded by a typical camcorder. This file format is the standard video format used by many Sony and Panasonic AVCHD compatible HD camcorders. With MTS, you can record high-definition (HD) video and convert or share it on your computer. Many people of these cutting-edge proficient and home clients regularly utilize MTS records as a video document design. Presented by Sony and Panasonic in 2006, the AVCHD design is common in numerous well-known brands of film catch gadget camcorders.

MTS stands for MPEG Transport Stream and is a container file format that contains audio, video, and other essential data. It uses MPEG4 video compression to support 1080i and 720p video.

Part 2: Differences between MTS and M2TS

Usage Designed to be the recording video format from Sony and Panasonic camcorders It became recognized universally as the best solution available so far to save videos on a Blu-Ray disk.
Production Process The output video format by using the AVCHD camcorder is the MTS format MTS file extension changes to M2TS when MTS recorded data is transferred to the computer for storing the video in a Blu-ray disc
Compatibility MTS files are copied to any video file with no difficulty M2TS cannot be copied to a computer directly
Video Playback Fewer devices are supporting Many devices support the playback of M2TS files like Sony PlayStation 3s (PS3), Sony Bravia TVs, Western Digital WDTVs, etc.

Part 3: How to Open an MTS Video File

For every file, some applications open them, certain are platform-specific, but these are a few MTS player and their compatible platforms.

1. VLC Media Player

vlc media player

VLC Media Player is a free open source MTS player for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms. In addition to viewing MTS files, this player accepts formats like; AVI, MP4, VOB, MOV, and MKV. The simple interface makes it easy to handle when using it to play videos. It also provides other useful functions such as adjusting playback speed, taking screenshots, and synchronizing audio and video.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS

2. 5K Media Player

5k media player

5KPlayer is an advanced media player with strong support for playing some popular video formats, including MTS, for free, so it is an excellent choice for playing MTS videos. 1080i MTS / AVCHD video is more ambiguous than other popular video formats. However, 5KPlayer inherits 5KPlayer's advanced deinterlacing engine to improve image quality, so you will not face similar issues. In addition, the built-in hardware speed allows you to play MTS videos smoothly in high resolution. If you're looking to play MTS video files on it, this MTS player for Mac will give you a comfortable experience.

Platforms: Windows, Mac

3. GOM Player

gom media player

GOM Player is a MTS player and completely free. It supports various popular media formats such as AVI, MP4, OGG, MP3, FLV, WMV, and MOV. The application also supports multiple subtitle formats such as SAMI, SubRipText, VOBsub, and MicroDVD. In addition, GOM Player provides various functions such as audio recording, video effects, screen recording, AB repeat, and playback speed control. The player interface can also be customized via the GOM Player skin file (.GPS) and downloaded from the GOM Player website.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS

4. MP Player

mp media player

MPlayer is a powerful media player that supports various video and audio formats and can be customized to suit your needs. If you are familiar with the technology, you can compile and customize your version of MPlayer. Otherwise, installing the precompiled package is the best option.

Platforms: Mac

5. Blender player

blender media player

Blender is a free cross-platform program for creating a variety of 3D creations; it allows users to create 3D models, animations, movies, video games, etc. Blender offers an enviable depth and community support for many paid programs.

Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac.

6. Microsoft Windows Media Player

windows media player

This is a media application for playing video and audio and displaying images. This application is present in the Windows operating system. Windows Media Player supports many popular audio and video formats, such as WMV, MOV, MPEG, WAV, ASF, MIDI, AIFF, etc. The player also supports Xvid, and DivX video. Many free plugins extend the functionality of Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player can also stream media to and from other devices on your network, sync media to portable devices, and burn audio to CDs. Platform: Windows

Platforms: Windows

7. Aurora

aurora bluray player pro

Aurora Mac Bluray Player Pro is not as popular as the four MTS players for Mac above, but it is a great media player software on Mac that can easily play MTS files. This MTS player for Mac does not require any plugins and supports almost all formats such as Bluray, DVD movies, 1080P media, RMVB, MKV, MOV, MTS, and more. It provides high compatibility with Mac systems with useful features such as high-resolution scenes. You can use Aurora Mac Bluray Player Pro as a multifunctional media player. It can also feature as a Bluray player, Mac DVD player, Mac media player, audio player, photo viewer, and more. Platform: MacMac media player, audio player, photo viewer, etc.

Platforms: Mac

Still Can't Open The .MTS File?

Solution 1: If you can't open the file, check the file extension and ensure it's ".MTS". Otherwise, you may be processing another file extension, such as M2TS.

Solution 2: The next would be to check if the MTS video file is corrupt; a corrupt file displays an error when you open it. You can ultilize Wondershare Repairit to repair the corrupt MTS video.

Solution 3: The final would consider converting the MTS file to a different file format like MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. You can jump to Part 4 for details.

Related: If you lost a precious MTS video file due to computer crash, hard drive formatting, virus attack, or any other 500+ data loss causes, you can learn here the solution for MTS video recovery.

Editing MTS Files

Not every video recording is perfect; sometimes, you find you want to trim a part out or have better lighting in a scene. Here are a few applications to help with the editing of MTS files.

  • Video grabber
  • A power Edit
  • Wondershare Filmora
  • Blender
  • Apple iMovie and lots more.

Part 4: Convert MTS to MP4 or Other Formats

Many MTS converters can help you convert MTS file formats to other file formats; we listed some of them below.:

1. Convert MTS to MP4 with VLC Player

Apart from playing MTS video file, VLC media player also works as MTS video converter. The VLC media player has a user-friendly interface with many functionalities that the user can efficiently utilize.

Step 1: Download and install VLC player

download and install vic

Step 2:Click the Media menu in VLC and select Convert/Save.

open converter tool in the vlc media menu

Step 3:Add the MTS file using the Add button on the Open Media box.

add the mts file using the add button

Step 4: From the Convert/Save button, select Convert from the drop-down menu.

select convert option

Step 5: Select the presets and output for your video

set the presets and choose mp4 as output

Step 6: Lastly, choose a destination folder for the converted MP4 file, then Start.

select file destination and click start mts to mp4 conversion

2. Convert MTS to MP4 with Online Video Converter

Converting video format is generally considered the optimal solution to incompatibility problems. For example, Video Converter allows you to play MKV on Samsung TV, MKV on PS4, MP4 on Windows PC, and MPEG on iPhone without any problems. But, of course, most people who need such conversions may find it challenging to find a reliable and efficient free online converter because they are too many.

The major con of using an online video converter is the cost of uploading and downloading the video files online. In addition, a steady and reliable internet connection is needed to facilitate a conversion.

3. Convert MTS to MP4 with Video Converter Software

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Converting MTS videos using VLC or online tool has many limitations. For example, you can only convert one MTS file at a time using VLC player and online MTS converter limits the file size that can be converted. To a more efficient MTS to MP4 conversion, it is recommended to use a video converter software like Wondershare UniConverter.

Wondershare UniConverter supports you to convert the MTS file to MP4 and other 1000+ video and audio formats on Windows and Mac OS. You are able to convert multiple MTS files at once, simply by adding all your MTS videos in the converter per drag and drop. Moreover, Wondershare UniConverter has basic editing features like cutting, speed changing, resizing that can improve the overall look of your video.

Video Tutorial-How to Convert MTS to MP4 Video File

This video will show you more details on converting MTS to MP4 video files.

Part 5: FAQs about MTS

Use a program such as VLC or download Elmedia Player to open your MTS file on your Mac. Alternatively, you can convert the file to an MP4 file and open it in any media player.

First, download and use video editing software such as Lightworks or Filmora Video Editor to split large MTS files. Both programs cost money, but free trials are available. In Filmora, add the MTS file to the timeline, move the red time indicator to where you want to split the file, then select the scissors.

The Bottom Line

There are several file formats depending on what you want to access; knowing them or how to play them or convert them ensures your tech know-how is up to par. MTS is one of many and can be utilized for graphic purposes.

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