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M2TS file format

File extension
.m2ts
File category
Description
M2TS files are popularly used in the storage of video and audio files on Blu-ray discs, DVDs, hard drives and devices used in the storage of files. Storage of files is in high definition and it includes the use of Blu-ray Disc Audio or Visual format. BDAV information can be included in M2TS file format but they commonly refer to the MPEG-2 Transport Stream. M2TS files are also used in formats related to highly defined recorded video formats referred to as the AVCHD which is a basic version of the Blu-ray disc Standard.
Technical details
The MPEG-2 transport stream is modified to form the BDAV container format. The main goal of M2TS files is the optimization of storage space for example it uses the variable rate transport streams rather than constant rates. The BDAV container format comprises of one out of three video compressed formats that are MPEG-2, AVC and SMPTE. The BDAV container format used by the simpler version of Blue-ray equipment have more restrictions and solely contains the MPEG-4 AVC video compaction.
Programs
Windows Media Player
Adobe Flash Professional CC
Sony Picture Motion Browser
Main program
VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Developer
Blu-ray Disc Association
MIME type
video/MP2T