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What is TS?

Full name
MPEG Transport Stream
Format type
Developed by
Moving Picture Experts Group
TS (Transport Stream) is a container format created in 1995 by the Moving Picture Experts Group. Initially designed for broadcast, TS is used for video and audio transmission. The TS format is also the output format of video recorded on certain digital video cameras. Listed below are some of the programs that support playback of .ts files. Please use this list if you’re not sure how to open and play these videos. We’ve also provided specifications for the TS file type.
File extension
Technical details
In TS files, the video is compressed with the MPEG-2 Part 1 codec. Besides video, a TS file can also contain audio and metadata streams. TS files are used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC, and IPTV.
Associated programs
VLC, Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Cyberlink PowerDVD