is there a way to convert m2ts files to avi files for free?

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  1. 2ndSndWve

    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    all I could find were $35 programs
    also, how do you remove the gps data from avi files? The only results I could find were for a mac
     
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    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    anyone?
     
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    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    Anyone?!
     
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    There's something you can try:

    just to be safe, make a copy of the file you want to change.
    put it on your desktop somewhere away from your original.

    click on the file, but don't open it. you want to change the file name.
    instead of renaming the file, you rename the extension.
    it will ask if you are sure and that it may not play properly.
    click YES and then play the file.

    i have done it with other file types. it's worth a shot and it is free.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    AVIs have global positioning data in them?
    What?
     
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    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Uh... can't tell if joking.
     
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    What are m2ts files from? a ripping software, or an actual video recording hardware of some kind, like a camera?

    Not sure about removing gps from avis, but presumably similar to doing it for photos. Second response on Google for "How to remove gps from photos" : half-pie: removing GPS data from a photo


    I'm assuming it's an AVI recorded in a smart phone, with embedded info, like they do with pics.

    That method will work with SOME filetypes, but I'm betting not with videos that need converted.



    Ninjaedit: Looks like m2ts is the commons filetype for Blu-Ray DVDs, if that's why you want it, you'll need a Blu-Ray decoder probably, too, not to mention legal liability issues of discussing it here will probably get thread closed.
     
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    2ndSndWve Hen... Shin!

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    a sony camera

    I tried that and I doesn't work
     
  10. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have a free program called 'Any video converter'.

    It basically converts any video to any other video along with a plethora of options (ie, converting Centurions and Transformers cartoons onto my phone at reduced frame size and frame rate, to reduce their size).

    Anyway I checked it and sure enough the version I have (3.0.5) does accept high def video (mt2s, mts, tod) for conversion.

    Google that program and check it out.
     
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    There's no way it would. The only thing changing the file extension does is changing what program your PC will try to open it with by default. It doesn't change the properties of the file itself.

    Usually, this just ends up with a big fat error. The only time you'll be successful is if the real file type is readable by the program that's trying to open it, anyways (like if you change .txt to .html, your web browser should be able to read a .txt file anyways, so it'll work without much issue).
     

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