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How to Convert MTS and Play MTS on iPad

Have shot some AVCHD MTS videos with your Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, etc. camcorders? Want to play the MTS files on iPad anywhere you go? If yes, now you can easily achieve that following this tutorial.

As we know, iPad supports H.264, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG videos with specific codecs. Since MTS is not supported by iPad, in order to play MTS on iPad, you'll need to convert MTS to iPad supported formats first. Here you can just get Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate to get the work done. With it, you can fast convert camcorder MTS/M2TS to iPad while keeping the video quality in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista. If you're using a Mac, just get Mac video converter to complete the conversion.

Download MTS to iPad Converter:

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How to convert MTS/M2TS for playing on iPad

The guide below uses the screenshots of video converter for Windows to show you how easy it is to make MTS files playable on iPad. The way to convert MTS to iPad on Mac OS X is the same.

1Run video converter and load MTS videos

First, transfer the videos from your camcorder to computer. Then click Add Files to import the MTS video files you want to convert. Or simply drag the videos to the program. After that, you can preview the videos, take snapshots, choose subtitles, select audio tracks and more as you like. If you want to play all the MTS files on iPad without any interruption on your iPad, you can tick Merge all videos into one to combine all the MTS videos into a single file.

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2 Customize MTS video for iPad (optional)

A built-in video editor is provided for you to personalize and touch up your videos before the conversion. Click Edit beside a video clip to open the video editing window and start editing the MTS videos. As you see, you can customize the frame size, cut off black margins, apply special video effects, add watermarks and insert plug-in subtitles.

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3 Choose iPad as the output file format

Next, click Output Format on the right to open the format list. To play MTS files on iPad, simply click Device > Apple and choose your iPad model (iPad 4, New iPad, iPad 2, iPad, iPad mini) as the output video format to convert MTS to videos with the best settings for iPad.

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4 Start converting MTS to iPad

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start converting the added camcorder MTS files to iPad compatible videos. When then conversion completes, click Open Folder to get the converted videos and transfer them to iPad via iTunes. And then you're free to view MTS on iPad 4, iPad mini, New iPad, iPad 2 or iPad without problems.

Here is the video tutorial on converting MTS to play on iPad:

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About MTS/M2TS

.mts and .m2ts are the file extensions of the AVCHD videos. (AVCHD is a high definition format used by HD camcorders from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon, etc.) The video clips displays on the camcorder with the .mts extension. After they have been transferred to computer, the file extension will be changed to .m2ts.

The MTS/M2TS files can be opened and edited with HD camcorder provided software. However, iPad doesn't support any AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos. If you want to watch .mts files on iPad, you have to convert MTS to iPad supported formats first.

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