.MTS File Extension

File Type 1

AVCHD Video

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.5  |  134 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is an MTS file?

An MTS file is a video saved in the Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) format. AVCHD is the standard video format used by many Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders. MTS files also store high-definition video on Blu-ray discs.

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Screenshot of a .mts file in VideoLAN VLC media player 3
MTS file open in VideoLAN VLC media player 3

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.

MTS videos are saved in the Advanced Video Coding High Definition format. The AVCHD format was established by Sony and Panasonic in 2006 and is used by many of the companies' HD camcorders. Most Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders come packaged with software that can open and edit MTS files.

NOTE: AVCHD files saved on a camcorder typically use the .mts file extension. AVCHD files edited on a computer or imported from a Blu-ray disc typically use the .M2TS extension.

How to open an MTS file

You can open and play MTS videos with a variety of media players, including:

You can edit MTS videos using the software that comes packaged with Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders or any of the following programs:

How to convert an MTS file

Various media players and video editors, including VideoLAN VLC media player and Eltima Elmedia Player, can convert MTS files to other formats.

For example, VLC media player can convert MTS files to the following formats:

  • .MP4 - MPEG-4 Video
  • .WEBM - WebM Video
  • .TS - Video Transport Stream
  • .ASF - Advanced Systems Format
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
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Programs that open or reference MTS files

Updated October 5, 2022
File Type 2

MEGA Tree Session File

Developer MEGA Team
Popularity
3.4  |  27 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an MTS file?

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.

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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.

Programs that open MTS files

Windows
Free
Mac
Free
Updated September 22, 2015
File Type 3

MadTracker 2 Sample File

Developer MadTracker
Popularity
2.9  |  10 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is an MTS file?

An MTS file is a sample file used by the MadTracker 2 audio tracking program. It contains an audio sample of an instrument, voice, or another sound. MTS files are assigned to audio tracks and may be played back at different pitches that correspond to notes in the score.

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Screenshot of a .mts file in MadTracker 2
MTS file open in MadTracker 2

MadTracker 2 is the second version of the MadTracker audio composition tool. It comes with various features, including built-in effects, VST plugins, samples, and demo songs.

How to create a MadTracker 2 Sample MTS file

You can create MTS files in MadTracker 2 to save samples that you can then re-use in the software. To create an MTS file, select Sample → Save..., then choose "MadTracker Sample" from the "Save as type" dropdown menu.

How to open an MTS file

You can open MTS Sample files with MadTracker 2 by selecting Sample → Load....

How to convert an MTS file

MadTracker 2 can convert MTS Sample files to the following formats:

  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
  • .AIF - Audio Interchange File Format
  • .IFF - Interchange File Format
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio

To convert an MTS Sample file with MadTracker 2, select Sample → Save... and choose the target format from the "Save as type" dropdown menu.

Programs that open MTS files

Windows
Updated May 25, 2022

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