.MTS File Extension
File Type 1AVCHD Video File
What is an MTS file?
An MTS file is a video saved in the Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) format. It is the standard video format used by many Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders. MTS files are also used for storing high definition video on Blu-ray discs.
MTS is short for "MPEG Transport Stream." The file format uses MPEG-4 / H.264 video compression and supports 720p and 1080i HD video resolutions. The audio in an MTS file may be compressed using the Dolby AC-3 codec or saved as uncompressed linear PCM audio. Supported audio tracks include stereo (2-channel) and 5.1 (5-channel + subwoofer) surround sound.
The AVCHD format was established by Sony and Panasonic in 2006. Therefore, most Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders come with software that can open and edit MTS files. Many third party programs can open and play MTS video files as well.
NOTE: AVCHD files saved on a camcorder often have an .mts file extension. AVCHD files edited on a computer or imported from a Blu-ray disc are commonly saved with an .M2TS extension.
File Type 2MEGA Tree Session File
.MTS File Association 2
File created by MEGA (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis), a program used for testing evolutionary hypotheses; saves a phylogenetic tree, which infers ancestral relationships between species based on their genetic makeup.
Phylogenetic trees can require extensive amounts of computation based on genetic information, so MTS files allow users to save the computed output without having to recompute the tree again.
File Type 3MadTracker 2 Sample File
.MTS File Association 3
Sample format used by the MadTracker 2 audio tracking program; contains an audio sample of an instrument, voice, or other sound; assigned to an audio track and may played back at different pitches that correspond to notes in the score.