TS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a TS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .TS files.

What is a TS file?

TS is an acronym for Transport Stream. Files that contain the .ts file extension are container files. These TS files contain encapsulated packetized audio and video streams. The TS file format is commonly used to in broadcast applications to broadcast media files over the Internet.

TS files can be saved as multiple movie files on a single DVD. When this occurs, the DVD will contain multiple movie titles that can be launched from the DVD.

The .ts file extension is also used by the QT Software in the development of a variety of GUI applications. The QT program is a software used by Nokia to translate language phrases.

How to open TS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different TS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension TS

While we know of one file format using the .TS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .TS file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of TS files. Remember, different programs may use TS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
PowerDVDPowerDVDUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with TS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!