If you have just got your first AVCHD camcorder for recording funny and special moments, you may be wondering how to play the saved mts or m2ts files on Mac or how to make AVCHD files readable by QuickTime player, as there is no Mac software from the camcorder manufacturers.
- How to play mts, m2ts on mac? Best Mac MTS/M2TS player?
- How to deinterlace 1080i AVCHD videos for QuickTime/VLC?
- Convert mts/m2ts to avi or h.264?
- How to convert MTS to QuickTime MOV format in high quality?
Many users may expect Apple QuickTime Player to natively support AVCHD videos, just like the WMP in Windows 7. However, QuickTime Player still does not support playing AVCHD .mts, .m2ts files by default, and there is no preview thumbnail for the MTS/M2TS files in the Finder. Even though Panasonic released the plugin for QuickTime to play AVCHD videos on Mac, the plugin is just for videos from AVCCAM, and requires Intel Core 2 Duo or later processor and 2GB+ RAM memory size. There are still users who could not get the MTSViewer work as expected.
What is the best Mac MTS/M2TS player? VLC media player could be the nominated. It is said to support AVCHD footage on Mac, and you can choose to play the files. But there is also slow motion problem when playing .mts .m2ts files with VLC. The audio plays in normal speed, while the video time is double as what it should be. In other words, the sound is OK but the image lags behind. This might happen to computers with low configuration - CPU, video card.
If you do not have a powerful enough Apple computer with Intel Core i7, good graphic processors, you may need to convert MTS/M2TS for QuickTime on Mac. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac will help you make a perfect conversion on Mac.
Back to Top
Why deinterlace 1080i AVCHD videos for playback on Mac? The computer monitor displays images progressively. The 1080i videos are saved in interlacing mode, and the images would be scanned and display as interlaced. There would be obvious lines for the moving objects in the images when playing 1080i AVCHD video on Mac. Thus, the de-interlacing process is needed to get smooth video playback.
VLC media player provides various deinterlacing options, and you would need to try the best option for your own videos. To deinterlace 1080i MTS/M2TS on VLC, just go to Tools > Preferences > Video > Deinterlacing Mode, and you will see options like Discard, Blen, Mean, Bob, Linear, X, Yadif, Yadif (2x). As mentioned before, VLC requires powerful CPU and video card for playing MTS/M2TS videos. The deinterlacing options may work when the video could play with shuttered video or A/V sync on VLC.
If you get MTSViewer work, you may get deinterlaced videos on screen. Otherwise, you can also deinterlace 1080i AVCHD to 1080p when converting MTS/M2TS to MOV with Mac MTS video converter. You can see the difference between the 1080i video on Mac and deinterlaced video after conversion with Aunsoft Mac MTS video converter.
You may refer to the steps to deinterlace 1080i AVCHD videos on Mac.
If you record AVCHD videos in progressive mode, i.e. 1080p, e.g. 100/24p, there should be no interlacing artifacts when playing on Apple computer.
Back to Top
Some users may like to convert videos to AVI for editing, and take it as less compressed with best quality. Actually, AVI is a file container, and could be encoded with various compressions like DivX, Xvid, DV, and MJPEG. Not all the compressions are supported by QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express. Therefore, when converting MTS to AVI, please make sure you get the right compression for Mac, e.g. DVCPRO. If you have installed DivX player on Mac, QuickTime will play Xvid/DivX AVI. Otherwise, the AVI file converted from MTS/M2TS would not play on Mac. You may also refer to the steps to convert MTS to AVI.
Some would also like to convert MTS/M2TS to H.264 on Mac, after Apple introduced H.264 as the state-of-art compression for QuickTime. It is widely accepted to provide pristine video quality with small file size. It is true for most Apple computers, but there are still some computers which could not handle the H.264 videos very well. For example, the iMovie in such computer does not import the H.264 files. The most commonly used QuickTime H.264 files are saved with .mp4, .mov as file extension. You may refer to the steps for Mac MTS to H.264 conversion.
Back to Top
If you are looking for the best Mac OS X software to convert mts files to QuickTime, you may take a look at the MTS video converter for Mac. It does not only convert MTS to H.264 mov, MTS to AVI, M2TS to MOV, MTS to QuickTime format, but also convert MTS/M2TS to Apple compressions like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie and FCE, Apple ProRes for FCP.
Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac will keep the best quality of the original videoto the output file. Here we take MTS conversion to MOV with the Mac MTS to MOV converter as an example, and the format selection is also included.
1. Import videos: Click the Add video button to browse the .mts or .m2ts files. You may also drag and drop the files from Finder to the application.
2. Deinterlace 1080i video (optional): Click the Edit button next to the Add video button, and go to the Effect tab to tick the checkbox for Deinterlace.
3. Select format: Click the format option and choose the QuickTime Movie Format, if you have not install additional player like DivX player. To get 1920x1080 HD AVI, just choose HD video > AVI HD Video, and click the Settings button to choose xvid as video codec. To get MTS to H.264 MOV conversion, choose HD video > H.264 HD Video.
4. Choose high quality: Click the Settings button and choose high quality as the bitrate.
5. Start conversion: Click the start button for converting MTS/M2TS files on Mac.
You may also be interested in:
- Convert MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7
- Convert MTS/M2TS to Apple InterMediate Codec MOV for iMovie 11
- Transfer MTS/M2TS to Mac compatible