Open M2TS files

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Have you encountered a problem with a M2TS file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a M2TS file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your M2TS file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is M2TS file?

The file extension M2TS indicates a file containing data according to the BDAV standard. This can be both video and audio.

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The format is mainly used on BluRay discs. It was partially designed to be compatible with the AVCHD standard. AVCHD files, which are still on the storage medium of the recording device (eg camcorder) are usually the extension mts. After importing to the computer, however, the extension M2TS is often used as well.

The files include a transport stream in an MPEG-2 TS based container, video data with a resolution between 720x480 (SD) and 1920x1080 (FullHD) and audio data as PCM (Pulse Code Modulation), AC3 or TrueHD (Dolby Digital) or DTS or DTS-HD (Digital Theater System). In addition, other data streams or multiple video streams may be included. For the compression of the video data usually MPEG 2, VC1 or H.264 is used.

On BluRays, the M2TS files are protected by a digital rights management (DRM) method, usually AACS encrypted.

Programs which can open a M2TS file

How to open file with M2TS extension?

In order to open a file with M2TS extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening M2TS file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with M2TS files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Flash Professional or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening M2TS files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support M2TS files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of M2TS files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Flash Professional as the default program for opening M2TS files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate M2TS files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Flash Professional applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Flash Professional has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with M2TS files

Sometimes problems with opening M2TS files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • M2TS files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open M2TS files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • M2TS file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)