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How to Play MTS, M2TS, TS Files on Mac (Mavericks Included)

Technically, you can’t play MTS files on Mac (including Mac OS X Mavericks) since AVCHD videos (including MTS, M2TS, TS, etc.) from HD digital video camcorders are not supported by Apple’s QuickTime Player, since QuickTime is not an AVCHD Player natively. As we know, there are many HD video players available for Windows (Windows 8 included) system. However, it's hard to find a free MTS file player for Mac that can play MTS, M2TS, TS etc. on Mac. To successfully watch MTS videos on Mac, you can convert MTS to QuickTime supported format or make use of some other MTS players for Mac. Just read on to find the best way to play MTS videos on Mac without any hassles.

The best way to play MTS, M2TS and TS videos on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. is to convert MTS, MT2S and TS files to some popular video formats like MOV and MP4 on Mac (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks included). To finish the task, you can use Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. With it, you can fast convert MTS/M2TS/TS to MOV, MP4 and some other popular video formats on Mac. What's more, this all-in-one MTS converter for Mac allows you to trim MTS video length, crop the visual size, merge several video into one, edit video effects, etc. Download it now and follow the tips below to get your work done!

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How to convert videos on Mountain Lion with ease

1Add videos

Click the "+" icon on the left bottom of the main window to add the MTS, M2TS and TS videos you want to convert. Or you can simply drag videos to the item bar to add them. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files at a time.

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2 Select an output format

As you can see, regular video/audio formats, video presets for portable media players, video editing software, etc. are provided for your choice. To play MTS, M2TS, TS on Mac, you can either select MOV, MP4 or M4V from Common Video as the output format. If you want to play them on your Apple devices, you can go to Apple Devices and select the model of your device as the output format to get videos with optimized settings.

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3 Start conversion

When all settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting your videos to the specified formats. When the conversion completes, you can play them anywhere you like. Just enjoy the movies!

(Tips: Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate can also burn MTS to DVD or play MTS/M2TS files on Mac OS X Mavericks without needing to install any extra codec packages. )

Here is the video tutorial on how to convert and play MTS on Mac:

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Play MTS files on Mac with free MTS file player for Mac

1. VLC Media player

VLC Media Player is one of the best free MTS players for Mac OS X. Besides MTS and M2TS, it can also play various other popular video formats, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, DVD and more. Meanwhile, VLC Media Player is available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and even iOS. You can get VLC from its official websites. After the installation, just run the program and click File > Open File to add your MTS/M2TS/MTS files and watch your videos smoothly.

2. Mplayer for Mac

MPlayer OS X is another great free MTS player for Mac. It has a native GUI for Mac OS X. After installing it, you can just drag and drop your MTS/M2TS files to the player and start enjoying your videos in the window or fullscreen.

Though these two players are free for users to play MTS/M2TS movies on Mac, they still have some disadvantages. Take VLC as an example, you need to install MTS/AVCHD codec packages to activate its ability to play such kind of format. This is complicate to who are new in this area. So to conclude, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, acting as the best MTS player and converter for Mac, is the best solution to play MTS/M2TS videos on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

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Moviebox is also pretty good at dealing with ts files
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