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Convert and Play MTS files on Mac OS X

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:33 am    Post subject: Convert and Play MTS files on Mac OS X Reply with quote

Summary: Find it’s hard to open and play your MTS file on Mac OS X? This article aims to show you two methods to play MTS on Mac(El Capitan included) with ease.

As we noticed playing MTS or M2TS file on Mac is a tricky task for many Mac users. The basic reason is that MTS is not well supported by Mac. To help users get rid of the trouble, this article will offer 2 ways to enable you to to play MTS on Mac(El Capitan included) without hassle.

Method 1. Convert MTS to MOV, a Mac compatible video

In order to play the recorded MTS/M2TS videos freely on Mac, the once and for all method is converting MTS for Mac. By doing so, you can effortlessly play your cam video on QuickTime, manage in iTunes, edit in iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more.

To convert MTS/M2TS Mac, you need a video converting tool for help. Here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is strongly recommended. It supports converting MTS/M2TS with the original video quality. It can also edit MTS/M2TS files before converting to an output format. All common video editing tools are included, like Trim, Crop, Effects, Watermark, Subtitle, etc. What’s more, with this MTS converter you can convert MTS files to a decent format like ProRes MOV, Apple Intermediate Codec MOV which ensures best results when working with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express.

1. Add MTS files to the software > Launch the MTS to MOV Converter Mac and drag and drop the source media to it. Or click "Add" button to locate the MTS files you want to convert.

2. Choose MOV as output format > Click Format to choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" profile in the drop-down menu.

Trick: If you want to convert MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)" for FCP; "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for iMovie, FCE.

3. Start converting MTS to MOV on Mac > Finally, click the Convert button to start converting your MTS videos to MOV on Mac.

Once the conversion finished, tap the Open button to get high quality resulted MOV videos. After that, you can play the video files with QuickTime, iTunes or edit them in Final Cut Pro, iMovie FCE, etc. to meet your different needs on Mac OS X.

Method 2. Play MTS on Mac with VLC

If you've installed VLC media player on your Mac, you can play M2TS/MTS files directly. To do so, search VLC media player from the Internet and download it. Then follow up installation instructions to finish installing this program. After that, drag and drop the MTS video to the play list. Double click it to play the MTS video on your Mac. However, for those who hasn't installed VLC media player, converting M2TS/MTS is an ideal way to play camcorder videos on their Mac.

Tip: You have to install iLife'08 so that you can play MTS/M2TS videos using VLC.

Okay. We’ve showed you two solutions to playing MTS video on Mac OS X. Choose a way you like.

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