Updated on Sept. 07, 2017

A VIDEO_TS file is a DVD folder file, mainly containing all data for the DVD movie. It totally contains three kinds of files inside: VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.BUP, and VIDEO_TS.VOB. Sometimes, we can download one with three types of files in it from torrents. It’s quite annoying to search for the solutions in either the communities or forums just to be painfully returned with results that’s not so useful. Have you ever had such an experience? Don’t worry! This article is specifically for you, patiently guiding you on how to play the VIDEO_TS files on your computer smoothly. Two solutions are introduced. Read on for details.

Solution 1: Use VIDEO_TS Player

You can easily playback your VIDEO_TS file if you have a VIDEO_TS player installed. Programs such as the freeware VLC can play many different video formats. VLC works essentially the same way as DVD Player. Open the software and go to the “File” menu. Select “Open File” and find your Video_TS file in the browser. The file will open just as the DVD original would, giving you menu options for program selection. Download this player and follow the below steps to player your VIDEO_TS files.

Step 1: Install the VideoLAN (VLC Player)

Step 2: Start VideoLAN (click Start -> Programs -> VideoLAN -> VLC Media Player)

Step 3: Click File -> Open Directory. Find the VIDEO_TS folder, select it and click OK.

Solution 2: Convert VIDEO_TS to Other Formats

If you have a lot of Video_TS files and want to play them on more players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, Surface 3/4, etc, you’d better convert the Video_TS to other formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, FLV, MPEG, or etc. And this is also an ideal way to play Video_TS files on your Mac or Windows PC if you don’t want to install third-party video player apps. To finish the task, I recommend you try Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (Alternative Mac version), which enables you to convert Video_TS to any popular video format for various players, devices and applications. Here is the entire process to convert Video_TS files using this application:

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Step 1. Run the program and then click “Load Disc” button to import the VIDEO_TS files you want to convert.

Step 2: Choose output format

For Windows Media Player, just convert the VIDEO_TS to WMV. As for Quicktime, the MOV file type is recommended.

Step 3: Hit the “Convert” button to convert VIDEO_TS files in the lower-right corner of the interface.

After the conversion, you can play your VIDEO_TS files on your computer with ease.

What’s VIDEO_TS?

A VIDEO_TS file is a DVD folder file, mainly containing all data for the DVD movie. It totally contains three kinds of files inside: VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.BUP, and VIDEO_TS.VOB.

VIDEO_TS.IFO —the configuration files with information like menus, subtitles, aspect ratio, languages etc.
VIDEO_TS.BUP — the backup copies of configuration files
VIDEO_TS.VOB — actual video and audio data for DVD content

Note: Usually, users can get lots VOB files when they convert a DVD file and want to convert to other formats for uses. See also how to convert VOB to MOV on Mac.

Two Ways to Play VIDEO_TS Files on Mac/PC

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