The Four Best Ways to Open M2TS Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension M2TS is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your M2TS file. The most common program used to open M2TS files is listed below. At a minimum, this program should be able to open your M2TS file:

  • Blu-ray BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your M2TS file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.

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Tip: If it’s the M2TS file extension, it probably falls under the Video Files type, so any program used for Video Files should open your M2TS file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a M2TS file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open M2TS files in the list below.

Software Developer
Blu-ray BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream Blu-ray Disc Association

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a M2TS file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your M2TS file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.


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