M2TS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a M2TS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .M2TS files.

What is a M2TS file?

A .M2TS file is a MPEG-2 Transport Stream video file. The .m2ts file extension is used to store BDAV MPEG-2 files streamed from Blu-Ray discs to provide "picture-in-picture" DVD effects. "Picture-in-Picture" affects allow a user to view to separate video files on a single screen.

The M2TS file format supports 1080i and 720p video files for better resolution. The M2TS files are actually container files that store other media data. The files can be burned to Blu-ray discs for viewing on Blu-ray players and can also be played in the PS3 gaming system distributed by Sony. Some MT2S files may be copyright protected.

How to open M2TS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension M2TS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M2TS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension M2TS

While we know of one file format using the .M2TS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .M2TS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of M2TS files. Remember, different programs may use M2TS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
WinDVD ApplicationWinDVD ApplicationUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with M2TS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with M2TS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!