TS (Video Transport Stream File)

The TS Video file format

For broadcasting HDTV – High Definition TV, the TS file format is commonly used. It is particularly designed for less reliable transmission and broadcast fits perfectly with this. The transport stream (TS) handles the error correction whenever the signal gets degraded and stream synchronization issues much better than various other file formats.

Technical details of TS files

TS (transport stream) is specified in MPEG-2. It is a general format for the storage and transmission of audio, data and video which is utilized to broadcast systems like ATSC and DVB. Packet, PID, PMT (Program Map Table), Programs, PSI (Program Specific Information), PAT (Program Association), CAT (Conditional Access) and PCR (Program Clock Reference) are some of the elements that make up complete TS (Transport Stream).

More information about the TS file format

File extension .ts
File category Video
Example file Download example.ts file (9.8 MiB)
Associated programs VideoLAN VLC Media Player
Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Ultimate
CyberLink PowerProducer 6
Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip
Pinnacle Studio 17.5
Useful links Find more information on TS file format here.
Developer MPEG