How to open TS files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open TS file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate TS files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

TS File Extension

  • File type Video Transport Stream Format
  • File developer N/A
  • File category Video Files
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What is a(n) TS file?

The TS extension uses video streaming as a way of storing it on a DVD. TS files contain data compressed by the MEPG-2 method. Many video players use them. They are usually saved in groups on DVD media.


How to open TS file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .TS files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports TS files

In order to open TS file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with TS extension.

Programs that can open TS files

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, TS files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.



Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on TS files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to TS files.

Step 2. Associate given software with TS files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting TS files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with TS files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open TS files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open TS files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the TS file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with TS extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the TS file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the TS file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on TS files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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