M2TS is a video file format that contains Blu-ray BDAV high-definition HD video. This is video from Blu-ray discs and digital camcorders. The .m2ts extension means “MPEG-2 Transport Stream”. However, it is associated as the narrower container format BDAV, which is the standard Blu-ray format for consumer video discs. The original name for the file type is Blu-ray BDAV Video File. The format was developed by Sony. It arose after the introduction of new Blu-ray media. The audio and video transmission protocol M2TS, i.e., MPEG-2 Transport Stream, was created based on MPEG-2. In fact, this is his advanced modification. The protocol supports error correction if partial data loss occurs. A .m2ts file is a BDAV container that contains digital multimedia data that is compressed by one of the videos available in the H.262, H.264, VC-1 format. And some audio codecs, too. This is Dolby AC3, PCM. There are several video and audio streams in one M2TS file. There are also subtitle tracks that can be selected during playback. Most modern video players support .M2TS format. For smooth playback, you need a powerful computer. Such a video can be edited using the professional program Sony Vegas Pro.
ASF is a media file format developed by Microsoft. This format is preferred for Windows Media. This player can play not only video or audio files, but also mixed recordings that are compressed using certain codecs and saved in an ASF file. Files of this format also additionally store metadata (including title, author, copyright information). The full original name of the format is Advanced Systems Format. The main goal of Microsoft in developing this format was to provide streaming media playback.