Convert HD TS files to MKV for VLC on Windows/Mac

Summary: VLC can't play HD TS video. If you want to play HD TV Transport Stream video with VLC, you can try to convert HD TS to MKV for VLC playing. 

TS, abbreviation of MPEG transport stream (MPEG-TS, MTS or TS), is a standard format for transmission and storage of audio, video and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) data. It had been originally designed for broadcast such as DVB, ATSC and IPTV. HD TS format is not as widely accepted as MKV video format. If you want to play HD TS in VLC, you will get failure. So here the article teaches you how to convert HD TS to MKV for VLC playing on Windows and Mac.

To convert a downloaded HDTV .ts file to MKV for VLC, you need a video converter.

 

Tools Needed

 

For Windows users: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can convert HD TV Transport Stream (TS) file to 1080p/720p MKV easily for VLC playing. With this video converter, you also can convert HD TS files to MP4, MOV, WMV, 3GP, H.265, M3U8 for any other media player streaming.

 

For Mac users: Pavtube iMedia Converter for Machas the same functions as Video Converter Ultimate. It can convert HD TS to MKV on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, etc so that you can watch HD TS video on VLC. Read top 5 reasons to choose iMedia Converter for Mac.

 

Software Availability

 

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate: Trial Version | Buy it

 

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac: Trial Version | Buy it

 

Tutorial: Steps to Convert HD TS to MKV for VLC

 

Actually, the tutorials for Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and iMedia Converter for Mac are same. So you can follow the steps below to get HD TS to MKV conversion on Windows and Mac with the corresponding software. The snapshots are from Windows video converter.

 

Step 1: Load Source TS file to the video converter.

 

Import source TS video by clicking "File" located at the left top of main interface.You can add more than one TS file because it supports batch conversion mode.

 

load TS file

 

Step 2: Choose output format for HD TS to MKV video conversion.

 

Choose the output format from poping-up Output Profile windows after the source video is loaded. Move to HD Video categary, simplyclick "MKV HD Video (H264) " as the converted file format. Thanks to a huge amount of output options, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate earns its fame of All-in-one video converter. such as TS to AVI format, TS to WMV, TS to MP4 for VLC.

 

HD MKV

 

Tip: Click "Settings" In the parameter setting area, all the parameter is freely adjustable, like Audio/Video Quality, Audio sample rate, Video frame rate, Output image setting, video resolution and Audio/Video codec. You can customize these data to achieve the best quality you prefer.

 

Step 3: Set the destination folder. 

 

To set the destination of the converted HD TS file will be done by simply clicking Browse button. And to make users get output file easily, the Open button is made for fast find the location of the MKV video file converted from TS video.

 

Step 4: Start converting HD TS to MKV on Windows 10.

 

After finishing the settings above, you can right begin to set off the HD TS to MKV video conversion by clicking Convert button. And do not worry about the time-consuming trouble when you try to convert a large file size video, Pavtube software will help you close your computer if the conversion process is finished.

 

After the conversion, you can play HD TS video with VLC. If you wanted, you also can convert HD TS to MOV for QuickTime playing or convert HD TS to WMV for Windows Media Player playback.

 

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