File Extension TS
File extension TS is commonly seen on video, audio, and data whose streams are encapsulated for digital transmission use. Transmission Stream (TS) is compliant to MPEG2- Part 1 specification. TS files are actually HDTV data composed of several mpeg video and audio used and interpreted by digital tuners. Machines with various operating systems such as Windows, Mac, and Linux can be installed with applications that may open these files.
Digital TV cards are used to capture HD streams onto a computer. However, the files stored by these cards are formatted as TS files and are not supported by many application and players. TS files can be converted in to native MPEG file allowing it to be playable by most portable players and devices.
HDTVtoMPEG2 is designed to perform such purpose by extracting the content of the data and converting it in to an MPEG file. In addition, through the DreamBox software, one can also convert TS files into formats that can be burnt to a DVD.
No risk is involved when running TS files on a computer. However, some converters and applications available free for download over the Internet may contain embedded scripts that can ruin a computer. Downloading free converters is not advisable unless it comes from a legitimate provider.
The availability of converters capable of extracting TS files made piracy worst. Recorded TS files can now be freely converted into other formats and distributed illegally posing threats of piracy.
Files bearing this extension can be opened through several applications compatible with their respective environment. For machines running with Mac operating systems installed, applications such as Apple DVD Player, Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip, and VideoLAN VLC media player can be installed to play files with TS extensions.
Those with Windows operating systems running on their machines, TS files can be accessed by applications including VideoLAN VLC media player, Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip, VobEdit, and VideoReDo. Default Windows Media Player may not be able to access these files even with additional codec installed. VideoLAN VLC media player can also be installed on a Linux machine in order to access TS files.