Are your HD camcorders of Sony and Panasonic full of MTS/M2TS files? Where to store them? How to play them? Actually, there is no need to be annoyed by the above problems, what you need to do is to convert and burn M2TS files to DVD on windows so that you can save wedding videos, travel videos and other cherished videos on a DVD disc and play on any standard DVD players.
Both MTS and M2TS are filename extensions for AVCHD format which stands for Advanced Video Coding High Definition. AVCHD, developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. MTS and M2TS files can support 720p and 1080i HD video formats and can be played back on PC by a variety of software applications including Windows Media Player.
(1) MTS was introduced as the recording format for the HD camcorders of Sony and Panasonic, while M2TS was created to store movie data on Blu-ray discs which have the extension of BDAV.
(2) The extension of HD videos and pictures which shot with the cams is MTS, but for the conversion purposes when you upload them to the software or any program that has been installed for the purpose, then you will find the file extension will be changed to M2TS.
(3) The MTS files have very high resolution and their storage space is very large, while M2TS files take smaller space than MTS files, so in terms of storage, M2TS is better than MTS.
MTS and M2TS files can be played on devices such as Sony PlayStation 3s (PS3), Sony Bravia TVs, Western Digital WDTVs, Xtreamer media player, etc. and software including Windows Media Player, VLC, 5KPlayer and more.
But if you want to play on any standard DVD players or edit MTS/M2TS files, you may need a professional MTS/M2TS to DVD converter.
Download, install and then open VideoByte DVD Creator on Windows.
Use USB cable/Card reader/HDMI to transfer M2TS files to windows, then find and click one of the "Add Media Files" icon at the middle interface and upper-left corner to add M2TS files to the program.
Whether to edit M2TS files or not depends on you, but for a better visual effect, you had better edit M2TS files. Find a "Magic Stick" icon at the right side of each video, then click on it to edit the video including rotating, cropping, trimming, adjusting the brightness, adding filter and watermark. If you aren't satisfied with the edited video, you can click "Restore" icon on the bottom. Click "Apply" icon on the bottom when the edited video meets your satisfaction.
Also, you can change basic parameters of DVD disc including Disc type, aspect ratio, and video quality. You can add or edit subtitle as well.
Press "Next" to customize your DVD menu. After entering the interface of editing menu, you can see menu template in various style such as holiday, wedding, family, travel, etc., just select one as your menu. But if you don't want to add DVD menu, then tick "No menu". In addition, you can edit title subject, add background music & opening film to your M2TS files and change background, find the options at the bottom. After all settled, click "Next" icon to end menu editing job.
Insert a blank DVD disc into DVD-ROM before burning DVD.
Then click "Start" icon in the lower-right corner to burn M2TS Files to DVD. When all are completed, click "OK" icon on the popup window. Then you can find converted videos on your DVD disc.