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3 Free Ways to Convert MTS to MP4 with Best Quality

How to change video format from MTS to MP4? Below is the detailed guide on how to easily convert MTS (M2TS/AVCHD) to MP4 format on Windows (10) and Mac.

MTS/M2TS, also known as AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition), is commonly used for high definition video on Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD. This video container format is often used by Sony, Canon, Panasonic HD camcorders. It supports 720p and 1080p HD videos. It excels in producing high quality while leaves video compatibility to be much desired.

Well, you have a MTS file. Now you want to open, edit and then upload it to YouTube? Then you'll find it a disaster. You cannot open MTS file on your computer. Your video editing software toally cannot recognize your MTS files. And naturally, you failed to upload MTS video to YouTube or the like. The most reasonable way comes to convert MTS to MP4 before everything. But how can you do that? This article shows you 3 ways to transcode MTS to MP4 easily.

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Part 1. How to Free Convert MTS to MP4 with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best free way to let you add any MTS video file with whatever codec or resolution and re-encode MTS to MP4 with virtually no quality loss, 98% quality reserved thanks to advanced High Quality Engine and De-interlacing tech.

  1. No limit on input file size, you can load 500MB, 1GB, 20GB MTS and convert to MP4 at Intel Quick Sync Video/Nvidia/AMD GPU hardware accelerated 47x real-time faster speed, no half crash/freezing, no forever converting issues.
  2. Both input and output video lists are a page long, supporting MP4, MTS, M2TS, AVCHD, MPEG-2, MKV, MOV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, SWF, WebM...
  3. Compress video with up to 90% size off, download online video from 1000 sites, edit MTS/MP4 video (crop, trim, add subtitles...).

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3 Steps to Convert AVCHD/M2TS/MTS to MP4 on Windows (10) or Mac

Free download and install the best MTS video converter on Windows 10/8/7 computer, and learn how to convert MTS (M2TS/AVCHD) to MP4 in 3 simple steps. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 1: Launch WinX and click "Video". Click "+Video" button to import source MTS video files from computer into the program.

Step 2: Choose MP4 as output format in the Output Profile column. Hundreds of other popular formats and device profiles are also available for choosing. Freely select one based on your need.

Convert MTS to MP4

Optional: Trim a part of video, crop frames of video, add external SRT subtitles to video, etc. Click "Codec Option" icon to adjust video/audio parameters, resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to achieve preferred output effects.

Step 3: Hit "RUN" to start converting AVCHD/M2TS/MTS to MP4 or other formats with HD quality at ultrafast speed with the best MTS converter. The default output folder will auto pop up after the conversion finishes. To change destination folder to store the converted MTS video file, you can click "Browse" to set a specified folder before hitting "RUN".

Part 2. Can VLC Convert MTS to MP4?

Yes! VLC is a free media player and meanwhile it also sports with video conversion feature. In terms of MTS to MP4 transcoding, VLC can easily decode MTS to MP4 with simply several mouse clicks. Compared to the first MTS video converter, this one only features de-interlacing tech to ensure the resulting MP4 quality and hardware-accelerated decoding to expedite speed. Therefore, the quality and speed would be inferior to WinX. If you don't mind and insist on VLC, check the below tutorial.

Step 1: Open VLC media player > tap "Media" > click "Convert/Save...".

Step 2: Click "Add..." icon to import MTS video files. Afterwards, tap "Convert/Save" option on the pop-up window.

Add MTS files to VLC

Step 3: Choose "Video - H264 + MP3 (MP4)" as output format on the window. Opt for "Video Codec" if you need to adjust video bit rate, quality, frame rate, resolution and filters.

Convert MTS to MP4

Step 4: The last step is to hit "Start" button and VLC will begin to free transcode video from MTS to MP4 on Windows 10 or macOS.

Part 3. How to Re-encode MTS to MP4 Using Handbrake

Handbrake is a super star in free video converter world, which allows you to free transcode almost any modern format to MP4 or MKV formats, MTS included of course. It can't win the crown if the quality is unqualified. Grounded on the test output MP4 file, its quality is almost identical to WinX, no virtual difference, due to the de-interlacing tech and denoise feature. Certainly, there is still plenty of room for Handbrake to improve conversion speed (solely QuickSync decoding supported) and to solve "Handbrake convert video to M4V not MP4" problem.

Step 1: Fire up Handbrake on Windows 10 or macOS > click "File" to load MTS footage or "File Folder" to import a folder of MTS videos for bulk conversion > opt for "MP4" from the pop-up interface.

Option 1: Click "Dimensions" to adjust video width and height or enable "Cropping" to remove unwanted blank border from video image.

Convert MTS to MP4 using Handbrake

Option 2: tap "Filters" to activate Deinterlace, Denoise, Sharpen, Rotate, etc. features. To change video bit rate, frame rate or audio settings, hit "Video", "Audio" options.

Step 3: Click "Browse" to choose the destination folder for output file saving.

Step 4: Hit "Start Encode" green button at the top of the home screen to call it begin.

The intention of this article is not so much to single out a champion, as to point out the differences and strengths and weakness of each. The ultimate aim is to help you find out the most suitable one based on what's important to you in MTS to MP4 conversion. Of course, you can share with us about your preferable tool via Email, FB or twitter account if it isn't mentioned here.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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