What are TS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a TS file?
TS files have multiple uses, and MPEG-2 Transport Stream is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
MPEG-2 Transport Stream
TS is an acronym for Transport Stream. Files that contain the .ts file extension are container files that contain encapsulated packetized audio and video streams.
The TS file format is commonly used 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 selected and played individually.
How to open TS files
We have identified three TS openers that are compatible with this specific type of TS file.
Programs that open MPEG-2 Transport Stream files
Last updated: January 16, 2023
All known file formats using extension .TS
While MPEG-2 Transport Stream is a popular type of TS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .TS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Qt Translation File
The .ts file extension is also used by the Qt development toolkit. Qt is used to write cross-platform applications, and TS files used by these programs contain localized user interface text strings.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different TS openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
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