What is a .TS File And How To Open It

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ts extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ts file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .TS file?

The file extension .TS comes from Video Transport Stream File. The format of this file is binary, and it is a video related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .ts file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TS file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TS file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TS file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .ts file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Pinnacle Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: VideoLAN VLC media player, Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip and Pinnacle Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Pinnacle Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TS file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ts file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple DVD Player and Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Roxio Popcorn software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TS file on Linux

To open the .ts file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the SMPlayer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use VideoLAN VLC media player and SMPlayer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TS file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SMPlayer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TS file?

If you are still unable to open the .TS file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .TS file.ts – Microsoft, .ts – Digia. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TS file with the Pinnacle Studio, VideoLAN VLC media player, Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip programs on Windows, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple DVD Player, Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip programs on Mac and SMPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.