What is M2TS?
M2TS is a filename extension used for the Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video (BDAV) MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS) containerfile format. It is used for multiplexing audio, video and other streams. It is based on the MPEG-2 transport streamcontainer. This container format is commonly used for high definition video on Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD.
Why Backup Blu-ray Disc to M2TS?
Ripping Blu-ray discs to M2TS can keep the main title of the Blu-ray movies. It is not like full copying Blu-ray to BDMV folder. Entire copying Blu-ray will preserve all the information in Blu-ray discs, including the main title, chapter marks, advertisement, reviews, etc, which takes up 20-50 GB. Backing up Blu-ray disc to M2TS will only keep the main content of the Blu-ray movies without advertisement and other extra information, which can shrink the whole Blu-ray disc size.
Backing up Blu-ray to M2TS can protect the fragile and expensive Blu-ray discs, avoiding to changing them to glorified coaster, while keeping the original high definition video.
Best Blu-ray Copier for iMac to Copy Blu-ray to M2TS
Learn First >> Mac Blu-ray Ripper vs. Mac Blu-ray Copier
Pavtube ByteCopy is an top-ranked Blu-ray Copier for Mac in top Mac Blu-ray Copier reviews. Its interface of the program is simple enough. You must first select the drive that contains the Blu-ray movie and having churned a while, a number of video streams from the disc will be listed out. Both this analysis process and the Blu-ray copying / ripping is faster than the common Blu-ray Copier in the market. With it, you can perfectly copy Blu-ray to M2TS on both 21.5in and 27in iMac.
Its supported OS: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopar or later.
What’s more, Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac also can remove the encryption from Blu-ray discs and extract digital HD MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc video from Blu-ray movies. The best highlight is that it can rip Blu-ray to lossless MKVwith all chapter markers and multiple subtitle/audio track and convert Blu-ray to encoded MP4/MOV with multi-track audio.
Free download and install:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy-mac/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76177783.html
Simple Three Steps to Backup Blu-ray to M2TS for playing on iMac
Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc
Insert Blu-ray to external Blu-ray drive and launch the Mac Blu-ray Copier on iMac. Click “File” > “Load from Disc” to load your Blu-ray discs to the software.
Step 2: Copy Blu-ray to M2TS
You can click “Format” to find “Copy” profile to choose “Directly Copy” to copy Blu-ray to M2TS. Or since M2TS is included in BDMV folder, you also can click “Entire Copy Disc” icon on the top interface to entire copy the Blu-ray discs to BDMV folder. After the entire copy, you can find the M2TS in BDMV folder.
Step 3: Start to backup Blu-ray to M2TS
If you choose to directly copy Blu-ray to M2TS, you need to hit red big “Convert” button at the right bottom corner to start Blu-ray to M2TS conversion.
After the conversion, you can find the M2TS file on output folder. Up to here, you can get M2TS file from Blu-ray discs on iMac. Now, the following part is to play the M2TS files on iMac.
Top M2TS Player on iMac
1.VLC Media player
VLC Media Player is one of the best free MTS/M2TS players for Mac OS X. Besides MTS and M2TS, it can also play various other popular video formats, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, DVD and more. After the installation, just run the program and click File > Open File to add your MTS/M2TS/MTS files and watch your videos smoothly.
2. Aurora Mac MTS Player
The Aurora Mac MTS Player can support any type of reorder and playback the clips before editing. Besides the AVCHD MTS playback function, the app also allows users to enjoy Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder, DVD disc/ISO/folder, HD movies, video, audio, etc.
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