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What is VIDEO_TS and How to Play Video_TS Files

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Updated on May 12, 2023

Video_TS is typically stored in a DVD video folder as a separate folder, and when you download a movie from websites, it can also be Video_TS folder or files. How to play Video_TS? In this article I will show you two useful solutions. One is the powerful Video_TS player - VLC, and the other is the highly recommended Video_TS converter:

What is Video_TS Folder – Three Kinds of Video_TS Files You Need to Know


A DVD Video_TS folder stores all video data and playback information of a DVD video and it contains three kinds of files:

Video_TS.IFO: The information files of DVD chapter, DVD menu, subtitles, audio tracks, etc. Video_TS.IFO stores all the control and playback information like what data should be loaded first and how many volumes there are.

Video_TS.BUP: The exact copies of the IFO files, which enables you to play the DVD video correctly when the IFO files can't be read.

Video_TS.VOB: The main part of a DVD video, which contains video & audio data, subtitles and other data of the video. Video_TS.VOB files can be played directly with some specific VOB players.

Tips. In addition to the Video_TS folder, there is ususally an Audio_TS folder, yet this folder is always empty.

As a required part of DVD video, Video_TS directory isn't supported by most media players, let alone watch it on mobile devices. Fortunately, here we introduce two useful methods for you to fix how to play Video_TS. Keep reading!

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  • 1. Load Video_TS folder for playback in built-in Video_TS player.
  • 2. Simply compress an 8 GB Video_TS folder to 1-2 GB digital video file.
  • 3. Make a 1:1 intact digital copy (VIDEO_TS or ISO) with all content.
  • 4. 5-minutes to fast digitize Video_TS to MPEG-2 MPG format.
  • 5. Convert Video_TS to MP4 and 300+ presets with GPU acceleration.
  • 6. Bypass/remove all DVD copy protections like region code, CSS, etc.
  • 7. Basic editing features and customize output video/audio parameters.
  • 8. Support homemade/recorded/commercial DVD & ISO & Video_TS.
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Method 1: Play Video_TS with VLC Media Player

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VLC Media Player is designed to play all kinds of multimedia files, DVDs, CDs, etc. It can also play Video_TS files as a Video_TS player, which is only a few clicks away. Let's see how to do it.

Step 1. Visit the link and install VLC media player on your PC:

Step 2. Run VLC media player. Select "Media" > "Open Folder…".

Step 3. Find the Video_TS folder on your PC and select it. Click on "Select Folder" to import and play the Video_TS folder.

It's quite an easy solution to fix how to play Video_TS with VLC.

Method 2. How to Play Video_TS : Convert Video_TS to Other Video Formats

Sometimes when you play Video_TS with a Video_TS player, you may find that there are some green bars on the image or other problems that would influence the viewing experience, which are always caused by DVD copy protections. To prevent this from happening, you can convert Video_TS to a digital video format directly, and then you're able to play the file on any devices without hassles. To achieve this, you need a powerful Video_TS converter that can remove DVD copy protection and supports many popular output video formats. I highly recommend WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. It can bypass numerous DVD copy protections like DVD CSS, Region Code as well as Multi-angle, and convert Video_TS to MKV, MP4, AVI, etc. without any effort.

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Three Steps to Convert and Play Video_TS with Ease

Import the Video_TS Files

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Step 1. Import the Video_TS Folder

Open WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro, press "DVD Folder" to locate and load the entire Video_TS folder. The software will instantly detect, analyze the Video_TS folder and select the main movie you need.

Tips. You can use it as a Video_TS player to play Video_TS files. Just click the Play icon on the left of each title to open the WonderFox player.

Choose Desired Output Format

Step 2. Choose an Output Format for Playing Video_TS on Any Device

Click on the "Output Format" button on the right. Choose a digital format under the Video tab. Since MP4 is one of the most universal formats, you can convert Video_TS to MP4 for its best compatibility. Or if you want to fix how to play Video_TS files on Windows Media Player, choose WMV (Windows Media Video). If you want to play Video_TS files on Mac, MOV for Quick Time is the best option. Moreover, you can directly choose your device model under the Device tab to avoid compatibility problems.

Start the Video_TS to Digital Video Format Conversion

Step 3. Click Run to Start the process

Choose an output folder by clicking on the three dots icon next to Open Folder. Then click on "Run" to convert Video_TS to video format. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro supports hardware acceleration including Nvidia NVENC and Intel QSV to extremely minimize the time for conversion. Once it finishes, you can play the converted Video_TS files on PC and transfer them to your mobile devices for handy playback without the requirement of a Video_TS player.

Tip. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro also enables you to edit DVD, change output video quality, add subtitles like forced subtitles to DVD.

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As a functional VTS Video Converter, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro provides the easiest solution to solve how to play Video_TS on any devices. Moreover, it supports DVD disc and ISO image conversion. You can use the software to convert DVD/ISO image to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV and more other formats, copy DVD to ISO for 1:1 flawless backup, extract audio from video, etc.

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