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8 Best Ways to Convert MTS to MP4 on Windows and Mac
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How to convert MTS files to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install the program on your computer
Download Movavi Video Converter for Windows or Mac. Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install the software on your computer.
Step 2. Add your MTS video for conversion
Click the Add Media button and then Add Video in the upper-left corner of the converter interface. Choose one or more files to convert from MTS to another format.
Step 3. Choose the desired file format
To find the output video format you want, click the Video tab. If you want to be able to play your converted video on a mobile device, click the Devices tab and choose your device model.
Step 4. Edit MTS files (optional)
Select the video for editing from the list of added files. Then click the Edit button in the upper part of the program window. Select the desired editing tool from the list and apply it to the video in the window that opens.
Step 5. Compress the MTS video (optional)
Click the estimated output size in the list of added files. In the pop-up window, set the desired output size value using the File size slider. By clicking Convert sample, you can see if the output file still looks good. When you are satisfied with the result, just click anywhere outside the pop-up window.
Step 6. Set the output folder and convert your MTS files
By default, converted files are saved to the Movavi Library folder. To change to a different output folder, click the Save to button and choose a new folder. Click Convert to start converting the MTS files to the specified format. After the conversion is complete, the folder containing the converted files will open automatically.
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MTS vs. MP4 comparison
Sony and Panasonic
Moving Picture Experts Group
.m2ts, .mts, .ts, .m2t
MPEG-2, H.264, H.265
H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, others
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Frequently asked questions
What is an MTS file?
With increasing picture quality needs, the MTS file format is one that offers high-definition videos. It is primarily used in Panasonic and Sony HD cameras or for storing high-definition Blu-ray discs. MTS is saved in the Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD). Under this file extension, 720p and 1080p are supported. MTS files are large and often rare. As such, most media players are not able to play MTS videos. This can be addressed by converting MTS to MP4 using a reliable converter such as Movavi Video Converter.
How do I change the MTS video format on a Mac?
One way to convert MTS to MP4 on a Mac is to use the Mac version of Movavi Video Converter. You could also use a free desktop app – the VLC player. If you don't want to install any additional software, you can try using an online conversion tool.
How do I open an MTS file?
If you are looking for a way of playing an MTS file on a Mac, the VLC media player may help. Start the MTS video player and choose Open File from the Media menu. In the window that opens, find the file you want to play and click Open. Another way to play MTS files on Windows with VLC is to locate the folder with the desired video, right-click on it and choose Open with > VLC media player.
How do I convert MTS to MP4 in Windows 10?
With the right tool, converting MTS files to MP4 in Windows 10 is fairly easy. In this regard, there is no better option than Movavi Video Converter. With this software, your videos' picture quality, even HD, will be preserved after conversion. It also offers a wide range of features, fast conversions, and an easy-to-follow process.
Download, install, and run Movavi Video Converter.
Add the MTS file.
Set the desired format.
Click the Convert button.
Is iMovie compatible with MTS files?
Although it is the official application for iPhone users to record and edit high-definition videos, iMovie does not support MTS files. This is because MTS files, usually captured by camcorders, are usually raw and cannot be imported directly to iMovie due to various limitations. Therefore, if you want to edit your video in iMovie, MTS files should be converted to iMovie-supported formats. With Movavi Video Converter, you will be able to achieve this easily and quickly.
How to import MTS files into iMovie
First, convert your MTS files to iMovie-supported format, like MP4, using Movavi Video Converter.
After the conversion, open iMovie on your computer.
Click on File from the top.
Click on Import Movies.
Select the file you want to import.
How do I convert MTS to MP4 with Windows Media Player?
You cannot use Windows Media Player to convert MTS to MP4. But you can use other options like Movavi Video Converter for converting MTS to MP4 in Windows OS.
Can QuickTime play MTS files?
If you're a Mac user, you may already know that the QuickTime player doesn't support MTS video files. But don't get depressed! You can watch your favorite videos on a Mac, too – just convert them to a format that's compatible with Mac, like MP4, MOV, or M4V.
Can iPhones play MTS files?
The built-in video player on an iPhone can play MP4 and MOV files without a problem, but other media formats, including MTS, have no native support. To play these files, you can either install additional software that supports MTS or convert your files using the appropriate software.
How do I convert MTS files to MP4 for YouTube?
You can convert MTS to MP4 without losing quality for YouTube using any kind of conversion tool. Some of the favorite tools include Movavi Video Converter and VLC media player.
How do I convert Sony MTS to MP4 on Android?
There are various apps and online MTS-to-MP4 converters for Android. For example, you can use FreeConvert. Just upload the MTS file, and you are good to go.
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