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What is MTS?

MTS and M2TS are both file extensions for the high definition digital video camera recorder format, AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition). AVCHD was jointly established by Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation in 2006 for use in their digital tapeless camcorders.

The AVCHD format records video using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, and audio in Dolby AC-3. Other than the video and audio codecs, AVCHD also contains menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles. The menu navigation allows access to individual videos from a common intro screen, the slide shows consists of a sequence of AVC still frames accompanied by background audio track, and the subtitles are used to timestamp recordings.

Though both MTS and M2TS are file extensions for the same AVCHD and both support 720p and 1080i HD video formats, there is a slight difference between the two. In the M2TS file, the video file is saved in the high definition Blue-ray BDAV format. Video data on the Blue-ray discs can be saved in one of the three video codecs – MPEG2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, or SMPTE VC-1; and the audio data in either Dolby digital, DTS, or the uncompressed Linear PCM. The M2TS file extension is written as ‘xxxxx.m2ts’ where the ‘xxxxx’ are a five digit number corresponding to the audio-visual clip.

Both the MTS and the M2TS files can be played on Cyber Link Power DVD, Cyber Link Power Director, Sony Picture Motion Browser, Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum. If you don't have then just convert MTS to MPEG, AVI, WMV, 3GP with Total Movie Converter.

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  • MTS to MPEG, FLV, AVI, WMV
  • Any video to cell phone
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Total Movie Converter supports the following conversions with MTS format files:
  • MTS to AVI
  • MTS to MPEG
  • MTS to WMV
  • MTS to FLI
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