Difference between MTS & M2TS? MTS vs M2TS?
MTS and M2TS
The two file extensions and their difference?
When AVCHD video is recorded in a camcorder its file extension is MTS and when it’s captured and imported into the computer for editing its file extension changes to M2TS.
In other words MTS is used for recording video whereas M2TS for storing video in a Blu-ray disc.
MTS = camera recording
M2TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) = Blu-ray disc video
According to the book, Handbook of Digital Imaging by Michael Kriss, the M2TS container in Blu-ray has the capability of supporting
- one primary video track,
- an optional secondary video track
- up to 32 audio tracks
- up to 32 subtitle tracks
- an optional menu track
M2TS could be played back in Sony PlayStation, Sony and Panasonic and other HDTVs that support AVCHD.
Full HD Media Digital Media Players support the format as well.