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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 to store 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 the 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, 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 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 has 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