I am trying to view .mts files on a Mac. I can play them fine on Ubuntu using VLC.

However, when I tried VLC player on Mac, the file did not open properly (multiple windows opened up - the voice could be heard but the video was not displayed).

Any useful suggestions would be quite welcome.


Final Cut Pro X

FCPX can work with .mts natively.

 Supported media formats

You can import and work with the following video, audio, and still-image formats in Final Cut Pro:

Video formats

Source: Final Cut Pro X Help: Supported media formats

VLC Nightly

The latest nightly build of VLC seems to be able to play some .mts files — others just freeze.


For other cases, I convert them to .mov using VidConvert.


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