TS File Extension Details and Tips
You may got some TS files and you find it's not so common as a MKV, AVI, WMV file format. How to play, edit or share TS files? OK. From this artilce you can get the method. Just learn TS file extension in more detailed expalnation and catch the best way to solve the format incompatibility issues when playing, editing and sharing TS videos.
What is TS
TS, known as Transport Stream, is a container format for MPEG, used most frequently in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC and IPTV. For random access in digital video cameras, recorders and players, the format is modified by adding a 4-byte timecode (TC) to standrad 188-byte packets, which resulted in a 192-byte packet. This is what is informally called M2TS stream. JVC called it TOD (possibly an abbreviation for "Transport stream on disc") when used in HDD-based camcorders like GZ-HD7, the file extension is .tod. In Blu-ray disc, the file extension is .m2ts. And in AVCHD camcorder, it is .mts.
How to Play TS videos
On Windows PC, you can use VLC or Windows Media Player to open and view TS files.
Apple Mac OS X:
To play TS on Mac OS X, you can install VLC or MPlayer for Mac.
Important Note: While VLC support playing TS files you own, but somtimes there exist some issues: "I got a .ts file and have heard VLC can play this file type. However, I have no luck", "VLC very very slow to start playing TS files"...
Why convert TS files
Though .ts is readable by some media players we list above, it is a pity that TS files are not compatible with most of media players, portable devices and video editing tools. Many applications are unfamiliar with how to decode it. To freely enjoy TS files, we need to convert TS files to other more popular file formats.
You can convert .ts file to any other format like MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, MPG, FLV, so that you could then play TS in iTunes, QuickTime; edit TS in Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas, FCP, iMovie; watch TS video on iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab; share WMV to video sharing sites and more without any incompatible issues.
Why Choose Brorsoft TS Converter
Obviously, to play, edit, share your TS files freely, you need the help with conversion software. And Brorsoft TS Converter is considered to be the most sought after.
This converter can convert TS to a wide range of formats, like WMV, MKV, MOV, MP4, AVI, 3GP, FLV and the list goes on. Apart from that, it also provides a large variety of output formats that compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod, PSP, Xbox, Samsung Galaxy, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, Adobe PP and more. HD and 3D output are also supported.
If you want to edit TS files, this TS converter will also fulfill your needs. It is equipped with a video editor. You can trim, crop, rotate, merge or split the video as you like. More video adjusting like change visual effects, adding watermarks and loading subtitles are also supported.
This TS converter is also built with a media player, which lets you play and watch TS files without any hassles. In a word, Brorsoft TS converter is an all-round solution for you to handle your TS videos. If you are running on Mac OS X, please get TS Converter for Mac.
Learn the full guide How to Convert TS to MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, MOV, WMV.