What is a .M2T File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .m2t extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .m2t file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .M2T file?

The file extension .M2T stands for HDV Video File. This video related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .m2t file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .M2T file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .M2T file on various operating systems.

How to open a .M2T file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .m2t file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Windows Media Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer and Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M2T file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M2T file on Mac

The .m2t file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer and Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M2T file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .M2T file?

If you cannot open the .M2T file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .M2T file.m2ts – Sony, .m2v – MPEG-2 Video, .m3 – Blizzard Entertainment, .m3d – 3D Model File, .m3d – DIAL. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M2T file with the Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip, Microsoft Windows Media Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer programs on Windows and Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer programs on Mac.