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Cannot Play M2TS Files on Mac? How to Convert M2TS to MOV?

M2TS to MOV Converter for Mac/PC - Convert M2TS files to MOV


The M2TS file format (also.mts) is used for the HD recordings of some Sony, Panasonic, Canon and other AVCHD camcorders. You can use the Picture Motion Browser provided by Sony to play camcorder M2TS videos currently. There are only a few players can play M2TS files.

So there comes the situation: You have shot some MTS/M2TS videos with your AVCHD camcorder, and you would like to import these M2TS files to programs like Final Cut Pro and iMovie for editing, or you may like to import these recorded .m2ts to your QuickTime/iPad/iPhone/iPod for playback but failed.

The best way to play M2TS or edit M2TS on Mac is to convert M2TS to QuickTime MOV or Apple ProRes MOV format. The following article will show a powerful M2TS to MOV Converter and introduce a full guide on how to convert M2TS to MOV. This guide also helps to convert M2TS to AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, MPG, 3GP, DV, RMVB, etc.

Make Preparation: Free download M2TS to MOV Converter

Free download the all-in-one and powerful M2TS to MOV Converter - iDealshare VideoGo(for Mac, for Windows), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

M2TS to MOV Converter Mac

Step 1 Add M2TS files

Simply click "Add File" button to import M2TS video files which you want to convert to MOV format. Or directly drop your M2TS videos into this M2TS to MOV Converter.

How to Convert M2TS to MOV on Mac?

Tip:Batch conversion is supported by this professional M2TS to MOV Converter, so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time. Moreover, you can click"Merge" button to combine several M2TS files into one MOV.

Step 2 Choose MOV as output video format

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the "Profile" to select MOV as output format.


  • To play M2TS on Mac, QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod, please select MOV QuickTime Video(*.mov) from the "General Video" category.
  • To edit M2TS in Final Cut Pro, please select ProRes Apple ProRes codec(*.mov) or ProRes Apple ProRes 4444 codec(*.mov) from the "HD Video" category.
  • Before conversion, you can customize video and audio settings by clicking"settings" button right besides "Format"and entering"Advanced Settings" panel to adjust video size, video quality, bitrate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3 Convert M2TS to MOV

Click the "Convert" button to start and complete converting the M2TS files to MOV format. Once the conversion finished, you can click the "Open Folder" button to get the converted M2TS video. Just import it to iMovie/Final Cut Pro or copy it to your QuickTime/iPad/iPhone/iPod for playback. Enjoy it!

Other Features of the M2TS to MOV Converter

With the M2TS to MOV Converter, you can easily achieve converting M2TS to MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, FLV, SWF, MKV, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC and OGG files.


To sum up, with this versatileM2TS to MOV Converter, you can convert M2TS videos to various portable video and audio players, thus you can play M2TS on regular media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP, Xbox 360 and more. Apart from its powerful video conversion feature, you can customize various settings such as video size, sample rate, frame rate, etc. to get best M2TS video quality in two clicks.