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A good way to share your AVCHD videos in M2TS format
wenling85 | 20 Apr 2009

To share your favourite videos that are shot by Sony, Canon etc cameras in M2TS format, a wise choice for you is to convert M2TS videos to other popular video formats such as AVI, MP4, MPEG etc, and even burn them to CD or DVD to share them with your family and friends

What is M2TS?

A M2TS file is a Sony high definition video file type. M2TS files are raw AVCHD videos recorded using Sony's camcorders, such as the HDR-SR1 and HDR-SR5 models. Panasonic, Canon and other brands of AVCHD camcorders also record in M2TS format.

Currently, M2TS files can be played using the Picture Motion Browser, which is an application video player provided with Sony AVCHD camcorders. M2TS files can also be played with Mplayer, Windows Media Player and other media players if there is a codec for DVD playing installed. But the file type .M2TS is not always automatically associated with the player, so it may be necessary to open it from the player. That's to say, it's not convenient to play and enjoy your M2TS video.

How to get AVCHD M2TS files off HD Video camera/camcorder?

With AVC HD camcorders, you typically need to connect the HD video camera to your PC using a USB cable. Once connected and powered on, the camcorder should appear on the desktop as a new disk. The location of the films on the camcorders disk will vary depending on manufacturer. It is desirable that you copy the movies to your PC's hard-drive before converting or editing it.

How to Play AVCHD M2TS Files?

Each of the AVCHD camcorders ships with software designed to playback the files on your computer. Sony's HDR-SR1 and the newer HDR-SR5 both record video in the AVCHD format and ship with the Picture Motion Browser, which plays back AVCHD files on most computers. If you purchased one of the Panasonic AVCHD camcorders, the included HD Writer should allow you to playback video recorded with your camcorder.

Do you want to share your favourite videos (M2TS files) with your friends?

To share your favorite videos that are shot by Sony, Canon etc cameras in M2TS format, a wise choice for you is to convert M2TS videos to other popular video formats such as AVI, MP4, MPEG etc, and even burn them to CD or DVD to share them with your friends. This is also what I encountered some time ago.

What software can help us do this?
What software can M2TS files to AVI, FLV, MP4 and MPEG? To solve these problems, I find a number of M2T converter which can convert M2TS high-definition video formats to popular video formats, such as iSkysoft M2TS Converter (also called iSkysoft video converter).

Tips: Which AVC HD video camera/camcorders are supported now by Video Converter?
HD Video Cameras         AVCHD Format            HD Videos on
Canon HR10                 1440x1080i                     Mini-DVD, CMOS
Canon HG10                1440x1080i                     Hard drive, CMOS
Canon HF10                1920x1080i/p                  Memory card, CMOS
Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1440x1080i                   SD memory card, 40Gb hard drive, 3CCD, Professional features
Panasonic HDC-DX1     1440x1080i                    Mini-DVD, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-DX3     1920x1080i                      Mini-DVD, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD1     1440x1080i                     SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD3     1920x1080i                   SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD5     1920x1080i                   SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD9     1920x1080i                  SD memory card, 3CCD
Sony HDR-CX6, CX7   1440x1080i                 MemoryStick, CMOS
Sony HDR-SR1, SR5, SR7, SR8 1440x1080i Hard drive, CMOS
Sony HDR-SR11, SR12  1920x1080i              Hard drive, CMOS
Sony HDR-UX5, UX7    1440x1080i                Mini-DVD, CMOS