M2TS (MPEG-2 Transport Stream) is a Blu-ray BDAV container format that uses MPEG-2 transport stream and comes with a .m2ts filename extension. It can manipulate audio, video, and other metadata such as disc menu and subtitles. At a bare minimum, any Blu-ray player should play M2TS files easily.
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a video container format based on QuickTime MOV. But unlike MOV, it adds support for other MPEG features. MP4 supports video (MPEG-4 Part 2 and MPEG-4 Part 10/H.264), audio (MP3, AAC, SLS, TTSI, and ALAC), and subtitles (MPEG-4 timed text). It’s this codec combination that gives MP4 its flexibility.
Windows Media Player VLC Media Player, Apple QuickTime Player 5KPLayer