TS - Video Transport Stream File

What is a TS file

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.

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).

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open TS documents:

  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
  • Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Ultimate
  • CyberLink PowerProducer 6
  • Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip
  • Pinnacle Studio 17.5
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