.M2T File Extension

High-definition Video File

Video File
The .M2T format is a high-definition file, more commonly known as "HDV". These files are created by various high-definition video camcorders.

The format was originally developed by JVC and swiftly supported by Sony, Canon and Sharp camcorders, using MiniDV/DVC cassettes.

This file type uses MPEG-2 compression and allows for resolutions of 720p and 1080i.

HDV is backwards compatible with DV.

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2009-05-12 15:23:14
M2T file extensions are created my OnLocation when redording a camera live feed on disk in HVD mode of the video camera. The camera is connected to the computer by use of firewire cable.
My main concern is why does it record with this kind of extension rather than .MPEG2!
2009-05-12 16:29:41
I've transferred a .m2t file to my camcorder but I can't convert to mpeg format - anyone?
2009-05-13 09:28:31
Lee. If you have Adobe media recorder CS4, you can use it to convert .m2t files to MPEG file. You can also import .m2t files directly into adobe premier pro CS4 or AfterEffects CS4 for editing with no problem. Well... it works for me.
Luiz Eduardo
2009-12-01 02:27:39
It opens with media player but for mac, not even Quicktime pro opens it. How can I convert it in order to be edited? So inconvenient for such a common format
2011-08-10 04:06:42
Julius: M2T is a file format for HD recording of video. Like a "picture."

MPEG is a transfer (compression/decompression codec) format for video transfer and viewing. Like a "picture frame."

Both are viewable with different types of video file players (Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash, or generic types of viewers) BUT not all viewers.

What kind of camcorder did you transfer the M2T file to? Did you transfer from tape, flash card, direct with cable (what kind of cable)?

Does your camcorder play the M2T file, but fail to convert it for you to output it?