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TS File Extension

Video Transport Stream Format

What is TS file?

TS (short for Transport Stream) is a video data format used for transporting and storing compressed MPEG-TV audio and video data captured with DVD recorders or DVB devices on a DVD.

Additional information

  1. TS files use MPEG-2 compression standard and store data in container format.
  2. TS format allows for simultaneous image and sound transmission.
  3. Recorders typically create multiple TS files, e.g. name1.ts, name2.ts, name3.ts etc.
  4. TS files can be converted into other formats: AVI, WMV, WMA, .MPG, MP3, and MP4.

Programs which support TS file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open TS files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with TS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Updated: 01/23/2020

How to open file with TS extension?

Being unable to open files with TS extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with TS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TS files.

Step 1. Get the VideoStudio Pro

Install software to open TS file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports TS files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select VideoStudio Pro or one of the recommended programs (for example, VLC media player, PowerProducer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit VideoStudio Pro website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of VideoStudio Pro

Update software that support file extension TSIf you already have VideoStudio Pro installed on your systems and TS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of VideoStudio Pro installed, it may not support TS format. The most recent version of VideoStudio Pro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign VideoStudio Pro to TS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate TS files with latest version of VideoStudio Pro you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with TS file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the TS file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where VideoStudio Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open TS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with TS file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TS file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select VideoStudio Pro and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TS extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the TS file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the TS file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check TS file for viruses
1. Check the TS file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the TS file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the TS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the TS file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the TS file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with TS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Video Transport Stream Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle VideoStudio Pro

If the systems has insufficient resources to open TS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Video Transport Stream Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with TS files affecting older versions of given software.

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