Play MTS videos with QuickTime on Mac (macOS High Sierra included)

How to play MTS/M2TS files on Mac (macOS High Sierra included)? This article tells you how to open and play MTS/M2TS videos with QuickTime on your Mac computer.


“Just upgraded to the latest High Sierra, and can no longer access .MTS files on my desktop – via the spacebar – or by opening Quicktime, which says it cannot create file.”

“My AVCHD files are no longer compatible with Quicktime’s new HEVC codex, I guess, but I have used VLC successfully in opening the files.”

Meet issues while playing MTS videos with QuickTime after upgrading to macOS High Sierra? In fact, you can choose other players like VLC to open AVCHD .mts videos on Mac instead. If you wanna play MTS videos in QT player, you’d better change MTS to MOV first with a third party program.

Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is strongly recommended. It enables you to convert an MTS/M2TS any popular video format for various players, devices and applications with zero quality loss. It can also edit MTS/M2TS files before converting to an output format. All common video editing tools are included, like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Watermark, Subtitle, etc. For Windows users, please download the Windows version and do steps in the same way.

Guide on converting MTS videos for QuickTime

One: You can add M2TS/MTS video files to the program by drag&drop or click “Add” button on the main interface of the software. Batch conversion is also supported.

Two: Click format to choose Common Video > MOV-QuickTime(*mov), which enables you to play MTS in QuickTime beautifully. If you want to edit MTS file in FCP, suggest you choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov). And for iMovie/FCE, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov).

Three:┬áIn “Settings” page, you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Four: Tap “Convert” to start converting MTS to MOV on Mac(macOS High Sierra). After conversion, you can view MTS in QuickTime or even edit MTS clips in FCP/FCE/iMovie without any problems. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Play MTS videos with QuickTime on Mac (macOS High Sierra included)”

  1. Much helpful. I have searched online for tutorials to fix the issue I have met. This tutorial helps me out. Thank you so much.

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