Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How to Play Sony Handicam files ( .m2ts ) in Ubuntu Linux

What is M2TS?

MT2S files are generally used with Sony formats and hardware, particularly Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD. Camcorders make use of M2TS in the form of AVCHD, a recording format made specifically for camcorders. Some Canon camcorder models also use M2TS files. M2TS are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks. Software called the "Picture Motion Browser" is distributed with Sony camcorders for playing this files

Now how to install M2TS files in Ubuntu using VLC Player

First you have to install the following

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Or You can use synaptic Package manager  

Now make the following settings carefully in your VLC
Go to Tools -->Preferences --> Input &  Codecs 
For the option “Skip the loop filter for H.264 decoding” select ALL

Then in preference window Click Show Settings -> All. Now expand Stream Output -> Click Muxers ->select Mux module as “FFmpeg muxer


Expand Video -> Select Output module -> In Video Output module and select X11 video output.


Singh From Dominos India said...

Its really a tough job but u give solution

intellectual banking said...

In Camera world Sony is the best option for me

Ed Rippy said...

Thank you! That was just what I needed!

DopeFish said...

Any other way to play .m2ts file extension besides VLC ? Thank you.