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Easy Ways to Convert MTS to MOV on Windows/Mac/Online

Melissa posted on Aug 20, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

MTS is a video format capable of storing both HD and full-HD videos. If you have got MTS files from your friend or someone and you are having trouble playing them, you can convert them to a more popular format such as MOV. MOV works and runs just fine on most computers and you can open this format in various media player apps. Converting MTS to MOV for free is fairly easy and this guide should teach you how to do that using various available tools.

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Part 1. How to Convert MTS to MOV on Windows

Since the MTS format is not much used on other platforms, it is highly likely that you have your MTS files stored on a Windows computer. If this is the case, then converting MTS to MOV on Windows is extremely easy. That is because you have an amazing app available at your disposal to help you with the entire conversion process. The app is called EaseUS Video Editor.

Although it might come off as a video editor app by its name, it can help you convert your media files as well. With this application, you can convert not only MTS to MOV but also AAC to MP3, AVI to MP4, etc. The following are the steps on how you can use this program for converting your MTS files to MOV.

Step 1. Import the source file

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

import file

Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the video to the track as you want.

add to project

Step 3. Export the source file

Now you can click "Export" on the main menu on the top.

export

Step 4. Save as MP4/AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/GIF

Under the "Video" tab, choose a file format among the available options as the desired video file format. 

add to project

On the right pane, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings and then click "Export".

add to project

Part 2. How to Convert MTS to MOV on Mac

MOV files are important for Mac users as that is Apple's recommended format for video files. Many of Apple's apps prefer this format over any others. If you have MTS files lying around on your Mac machine, the following three converters will help you convert those files to the MOV format.

Converter 1. Smart Converter

Smart Converter, as the name implies, is a converter app for your Mac machine that smartly converters all your video files for you. It has support for hundreds of file formats meaning you will hardly need any other app to convert your files if you have this app installed on your Mac. It supports drag and drop which makes adding your files to the app much easier.

smart converter for mac

Pros:

  • Convert many types of files including MTS
  • Automatically add the converted files to iTunes
  • High-quality video conversions without any loss

Cons:

  • Slow conversion speeds
  • Some of the functionality flaws in the app
  • Requests to add the files to iTunes even when you do not use it

Download Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/smart-converter/id447513724?mt=12

Converter 2. HandBrake

HandBrake is an extremely useful application that allows you to convert nearly all the file formats to any format of your choice on your Mac machine. There are many output formats to choose from for all your media file conversions. It has the support for MTS to MOV conversion as well, meaning you can quickly drop your source MTS files into the app and get them converted to the MOV format. It comes loaded with many codecs that help it play and convert your files in no time.

handbrake mts to mov converter

Pros:

  • Cross-platform media converter
  • Supports almost all the media formats
  • Easy to use and modern user interface

Cons:

  • The beginners might find it difficult to use as it has so many options
  • The converted files are sometimes blank
  • May take longer to process videos on computers with basic configuration

Converter 3. FFmpeg

FFmpeg sits in a folder on your Mac and you can access it using the Terminal on your machine. You can then run various commands to convert your files. Because this tool does not have a graphical user interface, everything needs to be done from the command line. You are going to need to type commands into the Terminal to convert the files.

ffmpeg video converter

Pros:

  • Supports nearly all file formats
  • Convert MTS to MOV with a single command
  • No need to add files as it runs from the Terminal

Cons:

  • Difficult to use for those who do not use the Terminal
  • Requires to type in the command for each file conversion
  • The learning curve is involved

Part 3. How to Convert MTS to MOV Online

If you are only looking to convert a handful of files, then it may be worth converting your MTS files to MOV online. These online tools do not need to be installed and you can use them from just about any web browser. These are ideal tools to use for the conversion when there are only a few files to be converted.

Tool 1. Zamzar

Unless you have a huge number of MTS files that you wish to convert to MOV, Zamzar could be the perfect online tool to convert all your video files to your chosen format. It is an online web-based service that lets you upload your videos, convert them to whatever format you want, and then download the resulting videos to your computer. All of this happens inside a browser window. A good thing about the tool is that it has an independent page for MTS to MOV conversion so you do not need to look around to find the conversion option.

zamzar online mts to mov converter

Pros:

  • Completely web-based and no installation is required
  • Drag and drop support
  • Get email alerts for file conversions

Cons:

  • Uploading files takes too long sometimes
  • 50 MB is the maximum file size you can upload
  • Produces blank resulting files sometimes

Tool 2. Convert Video Online

Convert Video Online is a suite of online tools to help you play around and modify your audio and video files. Using this online service, you can convert your MTS files to MOV, convert your music tracks, and even cut and join audio files. The converter works great and helps you quickly get your files converted to your chosen format. It supports uploading files from multiple sources including your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, and web URLs.

convert video online

Pros:

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Multiple ways to add files
  • Convert MTS to MOV with ease

Cons:

  • Occasionally the conversion time is too long
  • A limit of 2GB for file uploads
  • Intrusive ads everywhere

Tool 3. Convertio

Not only is Convertio a great tool to convert your MTS files to MOV but it is a great general converter as well. It has support for loads of file formats and this way you can transform pretty much any of your files. Since it is a web-based service, you do not need to install any apps or even plugins in your browser to use it. On the main screen, you can easily pick a source and target format for your videos from the dropdown menu.

convertio web mts to mov converter

Pros:

  • Upload videos from multiple sources
  • Quickly select your preferred output format
  • Add files by dragging and dropping them onto the interface

Cons:

  • The maximum file size limit is 100MB which is too less for most users
  • Annoying ads everywhere
  • Constant prompts to install the browser extension

Conclusion

If your MTS files need to be converted to a popular format, MOV is one of the formats you can consider using. With easy to use apps like EaseUS Video Editor, you can quickly and efficiently convert all your MTS files to MOV in a few clicks. If you are on another platform, you have several good apps to perform the task and make your files available in a more familiar file format.

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