Best solution to open and play VIDEO_TS files on Windows and Mac

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If you have ever backed up a DVD to your computer, or have attempted to create a DVD that can play in a regular DVD player, then you are likely familiar with the file structure. If you have a Video_TS folder stored on your Windows and Mac, do you how to play the video files in that folder? In this page, I will tell you how to open and play VIDEO_TS files on Windows and Mac.

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

In order to view or play VIDEO_TS files, one way is to have the best video player software that supports VIDEO_TS files playback, the other way is to convert VIDEO_TS files to playable format for media players. Now I will introduce top 2 ways to view VIDEO_TS files on your computer without any hassles. Just keep on reading.

Solution 1: Use VIDEO_TS Player

You can easily playback your VIDEO_TS files if you have a VIDEO_TS player installed. VideoLAN (VLC Player) will be one of your alternatives. Download this player and follow the below steps to player your VIDEO_TS files.

Step 1. To play a copied/ripped DVD(VIDEO_TS files) from hard disk you can use VideoLAN (VLC Player): Click here to download this player

Step 2. Install it. 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.

Please note, you have to copy all the ripped data to the right place. Create a VIDEO_TS folder and copy all the ripped files there.

Solution 2: Convert VIDEO_TS to other formats

In order to play VIDEO_TS on Windows (8) or Mac (Mavericks), or other Android, iOS based tablet or phones, you’d better convert your VIDEO_TS file to a compatible format for playback on your current player. You can try Brorsoft DVD Ripper or DVD Ripper for Mac.

Overall, this DVD ripping program enables you to rip and convert DVD disc, DVD VIDEO_TS folder, DVD ISO/IFO files to all popular video formats .wmv, .avi, .mp4, .mpg, etc and even extract audio from DVD movies. Besides, the built-in video editor allows you to trim, crop, add watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect you want. Just get the right version and follow the guide below to convert VIDEO_TS to a video/audio format you need.

1. Load VIDEO_TS files to the converter

Run the VIDEO_TS Converter and click “Load DVD” to import the VIDEO_TS files you want to convert.

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2. Choose output format

For Windows Media Player, just convert the VIDEO_TS to WMV. As for playing VIDEO_TS in QuickTime, the MOV file type is recommended. Of course, you can choose to encode VIDEO_TS to avi, mp4, mkv, flv, etc.

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3. Edit your VIDEO_TS files(Optional)

You can click Edit to trim, crop the DVD movies so as to get the part you want or add some special effect on your movie.

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4. Start VIDEO_TS to mov, wmv conversion

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 in your native player easily and smoothly. Enjoy.