How to Easily Convert TS to MP4
Posted by Amanda
Summary: How to easily convert TS video files to MP4 for playback on any player? Here are different methods for you to do the conversion job. Read on to see the details.
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Video_TS or .TS is a popular file format usually found on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. If you’re somewhat familiar with this format you probably already know that it was specifically designed for HDTV. As such, TS is limited in its capabilities when compared to other formats like MP4, which are designed to work on any modern device. TS is great when you’re watching a movie in the living room but it’s not very useful when trying to do the same on your smartphone. In fact, the format doesn’t work at all on smart devices or any online video-sharing platform.
Luckily, there’s a very simple solution to that problem. You can easily convert TS to MP4 so that you never have to worry about compatibility issues again. Here are three programs that can do that job for you quickly and efficiently:
1. Convert TS to MP4 with DVDFab Video Converter
DVDFab Video Converter is hands down the best TS to MP4 converter out there. Not only that, but the software is also very intuitive and easy to use thanks to its sleek and modern user interface. DVDFab Video Converter is a premium product so you won’t be able to get it for free. However, the software does offer a 30-day free trial so you can check out the converter for yourself and decide afterwards if it’s worth buying. The software lets you convert Video_TS to MP4 or a wide variety of other formats. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how the whole process works:
Step 1: File and Format Selection
Open DVDFab, go to Converter and then simply add the video file you want to convert. We’re going to convert a TS file to MP4 for the purposes of this demonstration but you can choose many other formats as well. Available formats can be found in the left corner of the UI along with filtering options that will allow you to quickly find the format you’re looking for. It’s worth noting that you can also convert a video to audio only from the same screen in case you ever need to.
Next to the Format window, you can find another option that says Device. As you may have already guessed, this option lets you covert TS to MP4 or any other format directly to a specific device. DVDFab supports all the latest smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and even some gaming consoles.
Step 2: Customization
This step is optional but very useful to know if you’re looking to take full advantage of DVDFab’s capabilities. To the right of the bar that shows you which video has been selected you can find a few buttons that allow you to customize said video. The Video Edit button lets you change the aspect ratio, trim, crop, change brightness, contrast, and saturation, as well as add external subtitles and watermarks. A few more useful option are found under the Advanced Settings button while the Preview button is pretty self-explanatory. You can also quickly change the name of the output file and add a specific audio track from this bar.
Step 3: Pick a Destination Folder and Start Converting
Once you’re happy with your customization it’s time to begin the TS file to MP4 conversion. First, click toward the bottom of the window to select the destination folder and then simply press the Start button. It usually only takes a few minutes for the software to complete the conversion process so go make some popcorn and prepare to enjoy the movie by the time you come back. You can convert TS to MP4 on both PC and MAC using the exact same process.
DVDFab Video Converter offers many features aimed at making conversion as fast and easy as possible. This includes lightning fast conversion speed, batch conversion that allows you to convert several videos at a time, file merging, and advanced tools that can be used to customize the output video and audio to your liking. These tools are particularly useful if the files you’re converting are not the best quality as you can make various improvements to the video and audio during the editing process.
2. Convert TS to MP4 with Freemake Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter is a free software that can convert Video_TS to MP4 or other formats. The software’s interface is a bit more minimalistic but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You still have access to a few useful options like the ability to import subtitles, merge files or burn the output video to a disc for later use. Nothing special so far but Freemake does stand out from the crowd in one department and that’s input format variety. The software supports video conversion between a massive number of different formats, including of course TS to MP4.
Step 1. Click the Video button and choose the file you want to convert.
Step 2. A box now appears showing the name of the file along with a new button to the right that lets you customize the video. Use this button to customize the output video to your liking and then press the little pencil icon next to the file name if you want to change the title.
Step 3. Select MP4 from the menu at the bottom or use the arrows to find more formats.
Step 4. A new window will appear after the format has been selected. Here you can select a preset and the destination folder. Simply click the Convert button after doing that and wait for the process to finish.
3. Convert TS to MP4 with Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter is another free software that will allow you to easily convert TS to MP4 without any hassle. While it doesn’t support as many formats as some of the other free converters, you do have access to all the most popular ones. In addition, AVC also lets you customize the video in interesting ways, including the ability to add special effects. That might not sound very useful for movies but you can use this feature to spice up a video presentation. Also available are editing options that you can use to trim, rotate or crop the video, as well as add subtitles and watermarks.
Step 1. Click on the big button that says Add or Drag Files to select the video you want to convert.
Step 2. Click the little scissor button to trim the video or the wand button to find the advanced customization options, including special effects. Add specific audio tracks or subtitles if needed.
Step 3. Click on the area next to the Convert Now button (upper right corner) to select the output device. Use the filters to make the search easier.
Step 4. Click Convert Now and wait for the process to finish.