What is MTS/M2TS?
MTS and M2TS are HD video formats adopted in HD camcorder and Blu-ray disc which are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks. They are used for the HD recordings of some Sony, Panasonic, Canon and other AVCHD camcorders. Only a few players can play M2TS or MTS files, therefore lots of media lovers want to convert MTS or M2TS files to other more popular video formats like MP4 for easy enjoyment.
As a much-favored free video converter available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, HandBrakeperforms well in converting your MTS or M2TS camcorder videos to MP4 or MKV (Handbrake only supports the two formats). The smart video converter freeware also has preset output video formats for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android Tablet and more. In this guide, I will show you how to convert MTS/M2TS files to MP4 or MKV with HandBrake.
Download and install HandBrake on Your Computer
First of all, you should visit HandBrake’s homepage to download HandBrake for Windows on your computer. Launch the software and you will see the below main interface.
Add M2TS or MTS Movies
Click Source>Open Folder or Open File to choose your MTS/M2TS file to import.
Select Output Directory
Now head to Destination part, here you can click Browse to select a proper output directory for your output files. In this step, you can also type in a file name in the pop-up box.
Choose Output Format
Go to Output Settings section, you can easily select MP4 or MKV to be your output format from Container. Handy presets for iPod, iPad, Apple TV, iPhone & iPod touch, Android, etc. are offered on the right part of the home interface, just select one if necessary.
On the bottom of the interface, you will see different tabs like"Picture", "Filters", "Video", "Audio", "Subtitles", "Chapters" and "Advanced". In order to get more wonderful output, you can adjust your output video settings by clicking the proper tab.
Start to Convert MTS/M2TS with Handbrake
Click "Start" button to start to convert MTS/M2TS with HandBrake, and during conversion, you can check the whole conversion process at the bottom of program interface.
Note:It’s a piece of cake to convert MTS or M2TS with Handbrake. But it’s a bit complicated to set the video settings and the output formats are limited to MP4 and MKV. If you want to convert MTS or M2TS to more popular formats like AVI, F4V, MOV, WMV, etc. with precise parameter settings and rich video editing, Leawo MTS/M2TS Converter would become the best solution.
There are more tutorials about MTS/M2TS conversions with Leawo MTS/M2TS Converter, and you can check here to know how to convert M2TS to AVI,convert AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) to F4V, convert M2TS to MKV, convert MTS/M2TS to iPhone 4S, convert MTS/M2TS to MP4, etc.