Two Ways to Play DVD VIDEO_TS Files on PC/Mac

Diana Joan

Apr 09, 2015 09:20 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Have you ever backed up a DVD purchased from local shop to your computer? Have you noticed which format it is saved to? VIDEO_TS folder it is. If you have a VIDEO_TS folder stored on your Windows and Mac, how to play the VIDEO_TS files on Win/Mac in that folder?

Open 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 play VIDEO_TS folder file on Windows and Mac, you need a VIDEO_TS player or a DVD VIDEO_TS converter to assure the VIDEO_TS files compatible with PC and Mac for viewing. In this article below, you will learn two simple ways to open and play VIDEO_TS files on Windows and Mac.

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Solution 1: Play VIDEO_TS folder with VideoLAN (VLC Player)

VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. Since DVD VIDEO_TS is accepted by VLC as input, you can easily playback VIDEO_TS files in VLC media player.

1. To play VIDEO_TS files, you need download and install VLC player. Click here to download VLC player.

2. Open VLC media player, click File -> Open Directory. Find the VIDEO_TS folder on your computer, select it and click OK.

Tip: Make sure all contents in VIDEO_TS are saved in the same folder on your computer.

Solution 2: Convert VIDEO_TS files to other formats

There is another way to move VIDEO_TS to Windows and Mac for playback on your current player, you can try Pavtube DVDAid

With Pavtube DVDAid, you can easily convert DVD VIDEO_TS folder to virtually any formats for Windows and Mac computer, and then you are able to play VIDEO_TS files on Win/Mac with media players. Besides, this best VIDEO_TS converter enables users to add SRT subtitle file to DVD VIDEO_TS folder so you can watch movies while displaying subtitles. More editing features are available here, including trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, adding video effects, etc.

Step 1: Add VIDEO_TS files.

Free download and install Pavtube DVDAid. Add VIDEO_TS files into this app by clicking"Load from folder" button.

Import DVD VIDEO_TS folders

Step 2: Choose optimized format.

To play VIDEO_TS files on Win/Mac, you are recommended to choose"H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" as output since MP4 video is commonly accepted by almost all media players on Windows or Mac.

Select video format

Step 3: Start converting VIDEO_TS for Win/Mac.

Click"Convert" button and VIDEO_TS to MP4 conversion begins. When it is done, open output folder, find ripped MP4 video and play in media player on Windows or Mac.

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