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How to Burn MTS/M2TS videos to DVD?

We often come across or hear of MTS/M2TS videos. If we have some MTS/M2TS videos and want to watch them on DVD, what can we do? This article will focus on how to burn MTS/M2TS videos to DVD with Photo DVD Burner.

At first, let’s gain more detailed information on MTS/M2TS videos.

What is MTS/M2TS?

MTS and M2TS are both file extensions for the high definition digital video camera recorder format, AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition). AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video.

The AVCHD format records video using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, and audio in Dolby AC-3. Other than the video and audio codecs, AVCHD also contains menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles. The menu navigation allows access to individual videos from a common intro screen, the slide shows consists of a sequence of AVC still frames accompanied by background audio track, and the subtitles are used to timestamp recordings.

Though both MTS and M2TS are file extensions for the same AVCHD and both support 720p and 1080i HD video formats, there is a slight difference between the two. In the M2TS file, the video file is saved in the high definition Blue-ray BDAV format. Video data on the Blue-ray discs can be saved in one of the three video codecs – MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, or SMPTE VC-1; and the audio data in either Dolby digital, DTS, or the uncompressed Linear PCM.The M2TS file extension is written as ‘xxxxx.m2ts’ where the ‘xxxxx’ are a five digit number corresponding to the audio-visual clip.

Since Photo DVD Burner can only burn AVI files to DVD, in order to burn MTS/M2TS to DVD, we need to convert MTS/M2TS first. The freeware Clone2Go Free Video Converter does the trick! Now let's take a look at how it performs to burn MTS/M2TS to DVD for free with Clone2Go Free Video Converter and Photo DVD Burner.

Convert MTS/M2TS to AVI

1. Download and Install Free Video Converter

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2. Import MTS/M2TS into the Free Video Converter

Click the "Add Video" button to import resource files. Alternatively, you can drag and drop MTS/M2TS files to the main panel of Free Video Converter.

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3. Choose Output Format

From the "Profile" drop-down list, choose "Customized AVI Movie (*.avi)" as the output format.

Note: You need to set the "video codec" to "msmpeg4v2" in order to get the converted avi files successfully imported into Photo DVD Burner.

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4. Start to Convert MTS/M2TS to AVI

Click the "Start Encode" button to start to convert MTS/M2TS to AVI.

Burn Converted AVI to DVD in Photo DVD Burner

After the MTS/M2TS files are converted into AVI video, you can launch Photo DVD Burner and import the avi files for burning to DVD.

1. Launch Photo DVD Burner

2. Import AVI video

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Click “Organize->Add Video Clips…” to input the video resource.

3. Burn video to DVD

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Click the “3 Burn Disc” button to go into the burning surface.

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4. Choose the Output Format

Choose the “DVD Video Disc” from the Output Format drop-down list.

5. Start to burn DVD

Click the “Burn Now” button to start the burning. After the whole process is completed absolutely, you can enjoy your DVD.

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