An m2ts file extension is commonly used on Blu-Ray disks for the BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream. It is widely supported HD video format and playable on almost any modern media player, and is often used for official movie releases on Blu-Ray.

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M2TS file extension - MPEG-2 stream (Blu-Ray)

What is m2ts file? How to open m2ts files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

m2ts file icon: m2ts filetype icon

The m2ts file extension is associated with BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream used on Blu-Ray discs (video file format).

BDAV refers to either the transport stream format used for all Blu-ray content, or the plain format intended for home video with no interactivity.

BDAV Container format is based on the standard MPEG-2 TS (transport stream). Both Blu-ray and HD DVD use transport streams, compared to DVD's program streams, to store video, audio, and other streams. This allows multiple video programs to be stored in the same file so they can be played back simultaneously, giving a Picture In Picture effect.

BDAV disk format is the consumer oriented alternative to the BDMV disks made by professional Authoring houses for movie releases. Although early Blu-ray players were released with firmware allowing playback of non-AACS encrypted content on BDMV discs, current Blu-ray specifications will result in that feature being removed, and BDAV disks being the only unencrypted Blu-ray format supported on players.

BDAV was designed in part to provide compatibility between AVCHD digital camcorders and Blu-ray players. It's comparable to the DVD formats used for standalone DVD recorders, DVD+VR and DVD-VR because it's designed primarily for authoring simple Video/Audio content with no menus.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open m2ts file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

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Help how to open:

M2TS stream file can be played by compatible media player such as VLC. If you want to edit this video file type, you probably have to use professional video editing software like Adobe Premiere.

How to convert:

M2TS file can be converted by specialised applications such as Adobe Media Encoder, that supports encode audio or video files to other distribution formats for different applications and audiences.

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Software that open m2ts file - MPEG-2 stream (Blu-Ray)

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