GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
TS Video Format
20191230 A file with the extension .ts is typically a MPEG Transport Stream file. This digital container format encapsulates the audio and video with the aim of being more robust to transmission errors over noisy connections. Such video files might be found on DVDs or captured from television broadcasts via a DVB-T receiver.
mplayer can readily play these files whilst totem and vlc may have difficulty.
The format can be converted to .mpg or .avi that totem and vlc can play using the following commands:
mencoder -of mpeg -ovc copy -oac copy -o myvid.mpg myvid.ts mencoder -of avi -ovc copy -oac copy -o myvid.avi myvid.ts