There are two common troubles when you are playing media files:
- "Is there any player available to play .m2ts files for free on Windows?"
- "Please help me find a free M2TS players to play AVCHD M2TS video recorded by Sony HD camcorder."
The M2TS file format is used for the BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream container with multi-track audio, video, subtitle and other stream tracks. By its advanced transporting properties, M2TS is used for high definition video container such as: blu-ray and AVCHD files.
A Blu-ray disc usually can store up to 50GB movie. The reason of Blu-ray becomes the best high-definition video storage media can be briefly concluded as up to 1080p, multi-view video coding, 3D technology and high compression ratio. In BDAV folder, the M2TS files are named in the form "*.m2ts", where "*" is a 5-digit number corresponding to the audiovisual clip. This number is also used in the filename of an associated clip information file "*.clpi".
As AVCHD, it is a brand new high definition digital video camcorder output file format, which uses 720p, 1080i and 1080p video image, and compresses it into highly efficient codec technology .mts file on the camcorder flash card. After exporting from camcorder, the .mts extension name becomes .m2ts, and you can edit or play m2ts on your M2TS player.
Due to Blu-ray protection technologies, for example BD+, it's impossible to copy m2ts file from Blu-ray disc to hard drive or to play any m2ts files directly. Therefore, a M2TS player supporting encrypted Blu-ray is in demand for playback Blu-ray M2TS videos.
Say AVCHD, the viewers usually do not have well-packed AVCHD m2ts playback software's support in that it costs too much CPU time to decode AVCHD video and its interlacing video playback also eats tons of calculating source. Regardless of very few AVCHD camcorder which allows to play raw M2TS file on computer for built-in playback software, it is a better choice to get a reliable free M2TS player for almost HD camcorder users.
5KPlayer can delivers a better solution to play Blu-ray and AVCHD M2TS videos.
As for M2TS video with 1080i signal, the picture you see from computer is not as clear as 1080p. But thanks to 5KPlayer's Advanced De-interlacing Engine (transfer and interpret 1080i M2TS video from interlacing to progressive scanning), you are ensured with significantly more clear and sharper images and enhanced visual quality.
Moreover, it's not only a M2TS players, but versatile HD video player enabling to play HD videos like MKV, H264 and popular video formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, etc.
Apart from playing M2TS video files from Blu-ray and HD camcorder AVCHD videos, 5KPlayer is available to play other popular/obscure SD/HD video file formats, such as, MKV, TS, MOD, TOD, MP4, AVI, WMV, M4V, H.264, MOV, etc. But if you think 5KPlayer is just a free video player for PC or Mac, you're wrong. Check below to see what else functions provided by 5KPlayer.
* Support 1080p, 2K, 4K, 5K and 8K video resolution perfectly.
* Play audio music files in lossy/lossless audio file format, like MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, etc.
* Play both home-made and commercial copy-protected DVDs.
* Free download videos/movies/songs from 300+ video websites, including YouTube.
* Free stream media for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, Mac, PC, etc.
* Listen to radio from BBC, Capital, etc.
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External Wikipedia sources for your reference:
 What is .m2ts: M2TS is a filename extension used for the Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video (BDAV) MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS) container file format...
 What is AVCHD: AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video...
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