This guide examines how to play and convert BDMV files on Mac. The methods works for BDMV folder from AVCHD camcorder and Blu-ray movies with MTS/M2TS extension files. Since we’ve done minimal test on BDMV folder with DBMV extinction files we are not 100% sure that this method works.
Part 1.What is BDMV?
Part 2.How to play BDMV files on Mac?
What is BDMV?
In short, BDMV files are Blu-ray Information files. BDMV supports high definition video encoded according to MPEG-2, AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10), and VC-1 specifications. You might find BDMV files from:
HD Camcorders’ AVCHD folders (BDMV and CERTIFICATE) with M2TS extension files. For Sony HDR-SR11 camcorder, the AVCHD files will bear the MTS extension. Blu-ray disk with BDMV folder and files with BDMV extension. Ripped Blu-ray DVD movies, the folder structure of which is all contained in a BDMV folder structure with M2TS extension files. Blu-ray movie with BDMV & CERTIFICATE folder, one subfolder of the BDMV folder is the Stream folder and in this folder there is a MTS extension file. How to play BDMV files on Mac? Players mentioned below might not support all MTS/M2TS file playback, depending on used compression formats in a MTS/M2TS files in BDMV folder.
VLC media player is the most popular way to play MTS/M2TS files. Download VLC media player and run this application, drag the MTS Video to the play list, and then double click it. Now you can play MTS video on your Mac:
Tips: You need to have iLife'08 installed in order to play MTS/M2TS files using VLC. Other Media players for MTS/M2TS playback Some MTS/M2TS files can be played with ALLPlayer, MPlayer, Windows Media Player, Bsplayer and other media players, depending on used compression formats in a MTS/M2TS file. Some players will need an appropriate codec, component or plug-in installed. The file type MTS/M2TS is not always automatically associated with the player, so it may be necessary to open it from the player.
How to convert BDMV files to to iPod QuickTime, MP4, iMovie, FCP, etc. on Mac？
Step 1: Download and install BDMV Video Converter for Mac
Step 2: Load M2TS/MTS files in BDMV folder
Step 3: Select an output format from the output format list
Step 4: Hit the “Convert” button to start conversion This BDMV Video Converter for Mac supports MTS/M2TS files to any other popular video format conversion. You can play the converted files on Mac (including Snow Leopard) with QT smoothly or upload it to iMovie or FCP to create your own masterpiece.