How to Play M2TS Files on Mac?

Method 1: Convert M2TS to MOV; Method 2: Install M2TS Player on Mac

Recently, many users have failed to play their M2TS files on their Mac computer and they want to find a solution. Is there? Well, M2TS file is a high definition video file and you may get many M2TS files from your digital camcorders, like Sony camcorders, JVC camcorders, Panasonic camcorders, etc. The M2TS files can provide high video file quality, but it is not a good format for playback. And you can not directly open M2TS files on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, PSP, etc. Do not worry and the following article just shares two popular methods to help you to easily play any M2TS file on your Mac and other devices.

Method One: Convert M2TS to Mac suppported MOV

The basic reason that Mac failed to open your M2TS file is that the default QuickTime player of your Mac can not natively open M2TS file. So if you convert the M2TS file to your Mac QuickTime best supported MOV there will be no playback issue. To convert M2TS to Mac MOV, a professional M2TS to Mac converter - Avdshare Video Converter is recommended.

  1. This Avdshare Video Converter can easily convert your M2TS file to Mac QuickTime best supported MOV without any quality loss.
  2. Besides, this Avdshare Video Converter also supports to convert your M2TS file to MP4, MKV, AVI, WTV, WMV, FLV, F4V, etc to expand M2TS playback on all platform, devices and players.
  3. Also, you can use this Avdshare Video Converter to convert any unsupported video format to Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, PSP, Roku, Xbox supported file formats.
  4. There is no quality loss for any video format conversion and you can have the fastest conversion speed during the M2TS to Mac MOV conversion work.
  5. There is no ad or virus when use this converter to convert M2TS file to Mac MOV.

Guide on Converting M2TS to Mac MOV

The following guide works to convert any M2TS file to Mac computer best supported MOV.

Make Preparation: Free download M2TS to Mac Converter

Free download the professionalM2TS to Mac Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import M2TS Video file

Click the Add File button to import your M2TS file to this converter. You can also use the Drag and Drop function to import your M2TS file. This converter also supports you to batch convert many M2TS files at one time.

Step 2 Specify QuickTime MOV as output

Mac computer best supported QuickTime MOV format can be easily selected as the output format by clicking the Profile button>General Video category.

Step 3 Complete the M2TS to Mac MOV conversion work

After the above two steps are finished, you can easily click the Convert button to get your M2TS file easily converted to your Mac computer best supported MOV format.


Method Two: Install M2TS Player

From Method One, we can learn that Mac default player, QuickTime Player, can not open M2TS file, so if we install another M2TS player to our Mac the playback issue can be easily solved. Good news is that the Avdshare Video Converter in Method One can also work as an M2TS player. If you have not installed it follow the steps in Method One to install it. If you have already installed it on your Mac click the Play button to play it after you import your M2TS file by clicking the Add File button.

Also, you can install VLC Player on your Mac and then launch it to open your M2TS file. To do that, search VLC Player in Google and then go to its official website. And then select VLC Player for Mac and follow the installation instruction to finish the installation. Next, launch VLC Player on your Mac, and drag and drop your M2TS file to it for playback on your Mac.