Top 8 Best MTS Players for Mac 2017-2018

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Elmedia 4.9 Rank based on 378+ users, Reviews(367)

MTS is a file extension for an AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video format for HD videos. The format supports 1080i and 720p in a relatively small file size, which makes it quite popular. The only issue you might encounter is that there are no many applications capable of playing back files in this format. If you are looking for a software solution to help you deal with the format, here is our list of best MTS players for Mac.

Elmedia MTS Video Player

Elmedia Player
Category: Video
Requirements: OS X 10.7+, 55.24MB free space. Version 7.4(1816). (30th Jun, 2019). 4.9 Rank based on 378+ users, Reviews(367)

Elmedia Player is first to be included in the list of top MTS players for Mac. Apart from MTS it supports playing back a large number of other formats without additional codec packages and plug-ins. The app retains the original quality of the video and audio files and allows you to choose preferred language, subtitles encoding and appearance (font, size, color, etc.).

Also, there is a paid version of the app, PRO Pack, that has a lot more to offer – downloading online videos, streaming MTS files to Apple TV, adjusting playback settings, taking screenshots in TIFF, PNG, GIF formats, etc.

QuickTime with Perian installed

If you prefer the default OS X Player, you can install a component that enables playing back several formats that aren’t natively supported by QuickTime. It is called Perian and it helps you work with MTS, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, DivX, and XviD formats. The only thing is that the component does not work for QuickTime that comes along with OS X Mavericks and later versions of OS X.


VLC Media Player is a popular cross-platform solution compatible with macOS, Windows, GNU, Linux, BeOS and BSD. The app uses a modular design that allows adding modules and plug-ins for new media formats, and it is recommended as one of the better players for MTS files on Mac. The way it works is pretty simple – once you download and install the app, go to ‘File’ menu and click ‘Open’, locate a file you need and it will start playing back on your Mac. Do note though that you will need to download MTS/AVCHD codec package first.


MPlayerX for Mac allows you to play MTS movies on Mac and features a native GUI for Mac. To start playback of an MTS file, just ‘drag-and-drop’ it in the app’s window. Once the video opens you can switch to the full-screen view mode.


5KPlayer is one more app to be featured in our list of free MTS players for Mac. 1080i AVCHD video is typically not as clear as a video in 1080p resolution, however 5K Player’s Advanced De-interlacing Engine is capable of enhancing its quality, the image becomes much clearer. The application’s functionality also allows downloading online media and recive and send AirPlay for streaming audio and video files.

Aurora Blu-Ray Player

This is a standalone media player for Mac that supports MTS format, along with MPEG, ASF/WMA/WMV, VIVO, QT/MOV/MP4, AVI and Ogg/OGM formats. Apart from being a good Mac DVD Player, it is also a photo viewer. Aurora Blu-Ray Player allows you to add external subtitles, and DTS HD support added to the app’s functionality allows you to enjoy Blu-ray DTS 7.1.


Tipard Blu-ray Player for Mac is capable of playing back AVCHD, as well as a number of other formats, including HD MOV, HD MP4, HD AVI. However it is best known as an application that supports Blu-ray discs released in different regions, and the visual effects it provides are truly stunning. The interface of the app makes it really convenient to use the functionality it offers.


BS.Player offers you all advantages of AVCHD/MTS format by allowing you to watch HD movies on not-so-powerful computers. You can search for subtitles and download them during playback of an AVCHD file. The application is available in many languages.

Hope our list of MTS players for Mac helps you find what you need and enjoy watching HD movies.
Elmedia Player
Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 55.24MB free space
Version 7.4(1816) (30th Jun, 2019) Release notes
Category: MultimediaApplication