A ts file extension is commonly used for recorded  MPEG-TV video stream by various TV-DVB/DVD devices. A ts file is container format defined in MPEG2 Part 1, Systems. The ts files are playable in various media players such as Windows Media Player, VLC Player, MPlayer etc.

There is one other file type using
the TS file extension!

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TS file extension - MPEG-TV recorded video format

What is ts file? How to open ts files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

ts file icon: ts filetype icon

File extension ts is used for MPEG-TV compressed video files, recorded with DVD recorders, or DVB receivers with recording options.

Video and audio data are stored in MPEG-2 multimedia file format defined in MPEG2 Part 1, Systems (ISO/IEC standard 13818-1). It is also known as ITU-T Rec. H.222.0.

TS file format is container format that encapsulates packetized elementary streams with error correction and stream synchronization features. It is also popular to use in broadcast applications such as DVB and ATSC.

DVD and DVB recorders often save MPEG-TV recorded files as multiple files on a DVD medium, or hard drive  like name1.ts, name2.ts, name3.ts, etc.

Updated: November 14, 2023

The default software associated to open ts file:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logoVLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
VideoLAN Project Team

Very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other operating systems and platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

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Help how to open:

The format is widely supported in most modern media players.

You can use PowerDVD, VLC Media Player, Apple DVD, MPlayer, Windows Media Player to open and play *.ts files.

How to convert:

You can use any converter, that is listed in associated application list, to convert the TS MPEG-TV recorded file in to other video file format.

Find conversions from ts file:

ts to avi

ts to mkv

ts to mp4

ts to mpeg

ts to mpg

ts to trp

ts to wtv

Find converter to ts file type:

flv to ts

m2ts to ts

mkv to ts

mov to ts

mp4 to ts

qm to ts

str to ts

File identification strings:

HEX code: 47 40
ASCII code: G@

Related links:

MpegTV/PocketTV web site

List of software applications associated to the .ts file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ts file, edit ts file, convert ts file, view ts file, play ts file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ts files.

Software that open ts file - MPEG-TV recorded video format

Programs supporting the exension ts on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ts file action.

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