how to play .ts files?

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    I can't seem to find a way to play .ts files under OS X. I tried Apple's DVD Player, QT, and VLC and none of them would play it. DVD player and qt would tell me that .ts is not a video file and VLC would load it into its playlist, but nothing happens after that. I know the video files are good as I can play them under Windows using VLC and MPC. Any ideas on how I might replicate this on Macs? Thanks!:)
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I just tried pointing VLC to a VIDEO_TS folder (in OS-X), and it worked fine. Is your DVD encrypted?
     
  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's not a video_ts folder. It's the .ts container.
     
  4. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    I have tons of ts files and they all play fine in VLC. Maybe you could try remuxing them using ffmpeg?

    What codecs does the ts file contain?
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    oops - misread. I don't think I have any .ts files to try, but [as you know] VLC should handle them (in OS-X).
     
  6. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather not have to remux them if possible since they are quite large (20-30GB). Their content varies - some video are mpeg2, other mpeg4; the audio varies, but is mostly dts.


    strangely, it doesn't. I know it should. The windows version does. But I just can't get it to play the files. VLC just wouldn't do anything.
     
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    Based on the size, it looks like these are from BR or HD DVD. Try XBMC.
     
  8. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes, most of them are direct bluray rips.

    XMBC works perfectly! interesting. I wonder why it does while VLC doesn't
     

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