Video Transport Stream File
3.6 | 199 Votes
What is a TS file?
A TS file is a video file saved in the Video Transport Stream (TS) format, which stores video data compressed with standard MPEG-2 (.MPEG) video compression. The TS format is often used to save video on a DVD disc but may also store streamed or broadcast video. Many video players can play and convert TS files to other formats, including VideoLAN VLC media player and Corel VideoStudio.
You will most likely encounter TS files on DVDs. For example, when viewing video files burned onto a DVD, you may find a sequence of TS files named moviename1.ts, moviename2.ts, moviename3.ts, and so on.
How to open a TS file
For example, to open a TS file with VLC media player:
- Select Media/File → Open File….
- Navigate to the folder containing the TS file.
- Select the TS file and either click Open or double-click the file to open it.
You can also rename the .ts file extension to .mpeg and open it with an application that supports MPEG video.
How to convert a TS file
Several media players and video editors, including VideoLAN VLC media player and Corel VideoStudio, can convert TS files to other formats.
For example, VLC media player can convert TS files to the following formats:
Programs that open TS files
4.1 | 65 Votes
Programs that open or reference TS files
Qt Translation Source File
2.8 | 25 Votes
Language translation file created by the lupdate utility, which is included with Digia's Qt SDK; contains phrases and their translations into another language; used for storing translations specific to a particular application.
TS files can be converted to .QPH files using the lconvert utility, which is included with the Qt SDK. Unlike TS files, QPH can be used for multiple applications. Both TS and QPH files are stored in an XML format.
NOTE: Qt SDK was previously developed by Nokia and Digia.