Best solution of converting any .M2TS videos, m2ts converter can do the following five missions on your mac os x and windows system.
.m2ts is a video container which has been widely used by camcorders stream media storage and Blu-ray disc. As a video container, it has 3 different types of video compression formats: H.262/MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1. H.262/MPEG-2 compression standard is usually used in Blu-ray disc which can be seen in some BDAV structured Blu-ray disc containing m2ts in BDMV folder. H.264/MPEG-4 is a mandatory compression standard which is used in AVCHD camcorder stream video recording, and the m2ts format is often seen in the form of .mts (m2ts and mts are the same video container in fact). General m2ts converter can only convert partial compression encoded .m2ts. Yet our m2ts converter is the only software that can convert all the 3 compressed m2ts video format. what's more, our m2ts converter has both windows version and mac os x version for downloading, which ensure users with different os system enable use our m2ts converter. This software can also be used as MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-TS video converter and player. As MPEG-2 TS video is infact the long name of m2ts, MPEG-TS is short named as mts, which stores stream videos on camcorder, after transfer mpeg-ts to computer with some software like PMB, the extension name on computer shall become .m2ts.
With The free M2TS converter, there is no need to pull .m2ts off BDMV or AVCHD folder, it can automatically target the m2ts files you want to convert to. in this sense, you can use m2ts converter as an avchd converter and Blu-ray ripper software.
An easy example of converting .m2ts to .mov and .m4v for playback on iPad
step 1: click "add file" button to add source m2ts videos to this free m2ts converter (batch add mode supported)
step 2: under "profile" option, choose iPad MOV (.mov) or iPad (.m4v) as output video formats
step3: click "" button to start convert m2ts to .mov or .m4v for iPad compacted video formats.
Trouble shooting: issues about editing m2ts in professional creative video editor software
Although Apple and Quicktime say that Final Cut Express 4.0 adds support for M2TS files, there are still M2TS camcorder users complaining the inaccessibility of FCE, especially when they try to import m2ts files into FCE. Another bad news is that FCE supports the import of M2TS only on Intel Mac, for others that use PowerPC Mac will have no possibility at all to use FCE to edit their AVCHD footage. So how to import M2TS to Final Cut Express for editing? Why not try to convert M2TS to an easy format like mov or mp4 while you can also edit it?
This Free M2TS tool is not only a HD(including AVCHD) video converter that helps you to import m2ts into Final Cut Express, but it is also a powerful editing program that enables you to crop, trim, add video effect, merge files. You can also adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame so that can meet different of project need. So, if you have an M2TS camcorder that having problem with importing AVCHD footage into FCE.
Trouble shooting:I tried the software you recommend the software, it seems does not work, under stream folder I also see a folder named ssif, what does it used for.
ssif is a video container codec with H.264/MVC video together with AC3 and DTS-HD audio and different languages subtitles encoded by PGS. .ssif is its file extension name, named with 5 digital number, like 00xxx.ssif. ssif container mainly used for containing 3D videos, under a standard 3D blu-ray disc, ssif path located in BDMV->STREAM->SIFF.
3D blu-ray disc contains the real movie under siff folder, what u do is just import the whole stream folder to this free m2ts converter, then choose the biggest length file to convert nevertheless it is .m2ts or .siff.
Extensive reading: video formats comparision:M2TS Stream, AVCHD, MTS, BDAV, TOD and MOD
According to the information of Blu-ray Disc Association, BDAV (Blu-ray Disc Audio/Visual) is equal to MPEG-2 transport stream; JVC: TOD(an abbreviation for "Transport stream on disc") when used in HDD-based camcorders; Canon：MOD( an abbreviation for "MPEG transport stream on disc") when used in HDD-based camcorders; M2TS transport stream is also used for recording HDV video (onto tape and onto file‐based media),and for AVCHD video files, which often have MTS; extension. Filename extension .m2ts is used on Blu-ray Disc Video for files which contain BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream. Now supported M2TS Player: KMPLAYER, VLV MEDIA Player, etc.; Blu-ray Disc Video titles authored with menu support are in the BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) format and contain audio, video, and other streams in BDAV container, which is based on the MPEG-2 transport stream format.
Other Free ways to convert .m2ts on Windows:
1. Windows Movie Maker (For windows)
Windows Movie Maker installed on Windows 7 & 8 now fully support play and convert m2ts video format. Even though this free video editing software developed by microsoft only support limited output video format (wmv, avi, mp4), it is still a good choice for users who do not have specific demands on output video quality and codec settings.
Trouble shooting: Generally speaking, the edited m2ts videos is saved as wlmp project. WLMP itself does not contain any video/audio stream, it is only an index file for windows movie maker quick index the video file location you have ever use windows movie maker for editing. In this sense, there is no need to find any other software like wlmp converter, windows movie maker can help you save wlmp project to wmv, mp4 and avi video format.
2. Some other 3rd party developed software like Freemake, FFMPEG, Handbrake, Format factory, VLC converter can also help convert m2ts to other video formats on mac and windows.
1. How to cut the M2TS video file into clips?
Use "Clip" function in the program. In the dialogue box, try to set 'Start Time' and 'Duration or 'End Time' to get the clip you want. For example, if you want the first 5-minute-clip from the 10 minutes of the whole movie, please enter '00:00:00' for 'Start Time' and '00:05:00' for 'End Time'. You can also edit the files by joining, splitting, watermaking, audio adjustment, etc.
2. Is it free?
Yes, Free for any download and free for any trial.
3. Can M2TS Converter play video files?
Sure, it works like a video player tool which supports almost any video and audio files as well as blu-ray video. In the preview window, you can view your movie.
4. Which outputs do I choose to get better video quality but of smaller file size?
Generally speaking, we recommend MP4/MOV format. The default codec for MP4 in our program is mpeg-4 which can also provide good quality, as well as small output size. For better quality, you can choose H264 as the video codec for re-encoding.
2014 popular Hollywood movies published encoded with BDMV m2ts (keep updated): Free m2ts converter has been update to support converting the following list movies now.
The latest camcorders that are supported by the Free M2TS converter. These cameras or camcorders usually records video as .MTS format of AVCHD codec.