What is TS?
TS files are a type of video stream file used to store video content and DVD and Blu-Ray discs. If you want to capture live streamed or broadcasted video and store it on a disc, you’ll probably have to use a TS file. TS and MP4 are almost exactly the same, with the exception that MP4 files have an index at the beginning and TS files do not.
If you have a TS file stored on a DVD or Blu-Ray disc, you can simply play the disc with a DVD or Blu-Ray player. If your computer supports playing these kinds of discs, you can play a TS file on your computer too. You can also use video players such as VLC.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert TS to MP4 online?
- Choose a TS file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert TS to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than TS?
The TS file type was developed for streaming and uploading videos on the internet, so it’s a better choice than MP4 if you’re planning to use it for this purpose. It’s more compatible with HTML5 players than MP4. However, MP4 has higher-quality playback and compatibility with more devices and media player software.