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How to convert AVCHD/AVCHD Lite MTS/M2TS to MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4?

MTS/M2TS recordings are commonly shot by AVCHD and Panasonic AVCHD Lite camcorders. The .mts/.m2ts is H.264/AVC encoded, and is not an acceptable format for most media players and editing software. If you would like to view your MTS camera footage on your portable devices, like iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Asus Transformer Prime, you'd better transcode MTS to these devices supported file formats, such as .mp4. If you wanna edit AVCHD/AVCHD Lite with Pinnacle Studio, Magix Edit Pro, or other editing software, you also need convert your MTS files to these editing software editable formats. With Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter, you are able to encode AVCHD/AVCHD Lite clips to whatever format you need. Here in this article, we will show you how to convert MTS to MPEG. Working as a MTS/M2TS to MPEG Converter, Pavtube software is able to convert MTS to MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 encoded formats in fast speed with excellent image and sound quality. Read through the following guide to find out the detailed steps.


Step 1. Free download AVCHD to MPEG Video Converter, install and launch the program.

Once you run it, click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to load the MTS/M2TS files you’d like to convert. When the MTS/M2TS footages are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you may take snapshot when it plays to your favorable frame. Simply click the “Snapshoot” button.


Step 2. Select MPEG as output format for playing and editing.

Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoded formats are available. If you would like to play the MTS recordings on portable players like iPad, Xoom, Nook Tablet, and iPhone, simply follow the corresponding profile group and select desired format.

If you would like to edit MTS footage, please follow “Common Video”-> “MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.  To maintain HD video quality, simply follow “HD Video” -> “MPEG-2 HD Video” (*.mpg) and customize the A/V parameters based on your personal requirements. MPEG-TS HD video (*.ts) format is also available.


Step 3. Set output location for generated MPEG files.

Do not forget to specify a folder to save the converted MPEG files. Simply click the small folder icon next to “Output” field and specify an output folder to save converted files. And make sure there is enough space for saving the output files.

Step 4: Start converting MTS to MPEG format

After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to convert M2TS to MPEG formats (*.mpg, *.mp4, *.ts, etc.). The MTS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple MTS files and convert AVCHD to MPEG/convert AVCHD Lite to MPEG at one time. You may also merge them to one file by checking the box “Merge into one file” before conversion starts. After conversion you can click “Open” button to get the generated MPEG files for playback or edit.

Additional Tip

Tip . Click “Settings” button to set the bit rate, frame rate, channels, sampling rate to desired values. Notice that you can not “convert up” video quality. If you selected HD Video in Step 2, we advise you to adjust the A/V parameters to be the same with source MTS footage so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size. When I convert MTS to MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg), and set “high quality” (18,000kbps) as video bit rate, the video quality I get is much better than commercial DVDs. The lower bit rate you set, the smaller file size you get, the lower video quality it outputs.

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