TS Players: How to Play .ts Files

Author: Vita
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Updated on May 22, 2024
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  • Step 1. Import TS files into the program.
  • Optional. Click "Preview" button to play TS files.
  • Step 2. Select a popular video format, such as MP4.
  • Step 3. Click “Run” to convert TS videos for hassle-free playback.
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Part 1. Best TS Players
1. VLC Media Player
2. Media Player Class-BE
3. Pot Player
Part 2. Convert TS Videos

TS file format is primarily used to store MPEG-2 video streams and this type of files are often seen on DVDs in a sequence. When downloading recorded video clips or movies online, you may also meet the .ts extension because some broadcast applications use TS file format to transmit media files over the internet and certain digital video cameras adopt TS as the default output format of recorded videos.
TS files are not broadly supported on modern platforms and devices. So how to play .ts files? In order to open and play them smoothly, you may either use a more powerful media player or convert TS files to MP4 or other well compatible format. The following parts focus on the two solutions and show you some good options for TS video playback.

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Part 1. Best TS Players for Playing TS Files

TS file player
TS file player

VLC Media Player has made itself a leading open-source media player for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and other popular platforms. This software is well-known for its powerful media encoding and decoding abilities. It packs all types of media codecs and constantly updates its codec libraries to deal with new media files. Without any auxiliary, VLC can help you open and play TS files. VLC is a wonderful choice no matter whether you’re looking for a comprehensive media player or a dedicated TS video player. Moreover, VLC also has a variety of additional features to help you achieve more video processing tasks.

How to play TS files
How to play TS files

Media Player Class-BE is an up-to-date and open-source media player for Windows. It supports a large number of files including some rare types that can’t be handled by other media players. As a fork of MPC and the reputable MPC-HC, Media Player Class-BE has all the core features of the original and the MPC-HC fork. Meanwhile, it includes extra features and improvements. This media player gives native support for TS files and you can install the extra LAV Filters to extend its playback ability. Hardware decoding and deinterlacing are also highlights, which can deliver more constant and stable video playback. The new user interface is impressive.

.ts files playback
.ts files playback

Pot player is also among the best TS players. It owns great popularity in recent years as a powerful media player for Windows operating systems. Not only is it competent to cope with virtually all video and audio files, but also has plenty of advanced settings and playback features. If you’re familiar with video setting terms, you can use Pot Player to enhance video playback experience fully in your element. This media player is also easy enough for beginners.

Part 2. Convert TS Videos with a TS Video Converter

You can use a TS video converter to convert TS to MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV or one of other formats supported by your devices when you need to play a TS video yet don’t want to switch to a new media player. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is Windows based video converter that can carry out practically all video and audio format conversion tasks in daily life. It will help you convert TS to your needed video format effortlessly.

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  • The following is how to convert TS videos in HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Step 1. Go to Video Converter

Select “Converter” on the main interface.

Go to Converter
Go to Converter

Step 2. Add TS Files

Click “Add Files”, select the TS files on your computer, and click “Open”. You can also directly drag and drop the files into the Video Converter interface. You're able to click "Preview" button on the left side to play TS files with the built-in media player.

Import the TS videos
Import the TS videos

Step 3. Choose an Output Format

Click the format icon on the right side, go to the “Video” tab, and select a video format you need. MP4 is the most standard video format nowadays. You can choose to export the TS videos in MP4.

Also Read: TS Editor | TS Joiner | Burn .ts Videos to DVD

Step 4. Convert TS Videos

There is a triangle on the bottom of the interface. Click it to specify the output destination. Next, click "Run".

When the conversion finishes, a new window will appear reminding you to open the output folder. Just check out the converted videos in your regular media player to see whether it can be played.

Start the conversion
Start the conversion

How to play .ts files on a PC? The problem of TS videos not play caused by unsupported video format or codec can usually be settled with a more powerful TS player or converter and the tools above all are good options. You may pick the one fitting for you to open TS files now.

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