Fix VLC Choppy Playback TS Files

What is TS files?

TS which stands for Transport Stream is a video stream file format that is used for storing video on DVDs. TS files can also store audio and data information. TS files are specified for MPEG-2 part 1 systems, which compresses the video data. TS files hold multiple pieces of data in a container-format. It allows for simultaneous streaming of audio, video, and data output. The TS files can be easily found from HD camcorders such as Panasonic, Canon, Sony and more, Blu-ray DVD and normal dvd satellite decoders and more. TS files has poor compatibility with most of media players, portable devices and video editing tools. By far, the default software to play TS video is VLC media player, you can following the simple steps below to get TS files played on VLC.

Steps to play TS files with VLC

Step 1: Click File and click the Open File option.

VLC window

Step 2: Now, click the Browse button next to the first white line at the top of the window with title “Open..” and navigate through your harddrive for the video you wish to watch and select it. After you have selected the video, click OK and VLC will start playing the video you chose.

VLC open file

VLC choppy playback TS files with high definition

Sometimes, you would experience choppy playback issue when playing high definition (HD) video content in .TS format. There are several reasons that cause this issue, one reported issue is possible video problems when High Quality Audio Resampling is set in VLC’s settings.

To disable it, navigate to Settings –> Preferences in VLC. The Audio settings should be selected by default, however, you will have to select Advanced Settings in the lower right hand corner in order to see all the settings. Once you have done that, you will see that “High Quality Audio Resampling” is selected by default. This has been known to cause issues with playback particularly in older hardware, and at least with disabling it, it should take less processing power.

VLC preference audio settings

Compress 4K/1080p TS for VLC smooth playback

If above listed method doesn’t fix your problem, here, a more effective solution is highly recommended to you. Compress 4K/1080p TS to VLC more workable 720p or SD file formats such as 720p/SD MKV or MP4 for direct playback. Although there are many programs claim to have the ability to handle TS video formats, howeber, as some TS files extracted or copied from Satellite decoders like Tlink decoders on computer, smartphone, tablet, TV or game consoles, etc are encrypted with complicated protection, therefore, you will need a powerful TS Video Converter. An extensive research from Lemmymorgan shows that currently only Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate has the capability to handle Tlink decoder encrypted TS files.

The program not only assists you efficiently bypass TS file encryption, but also beneficially compress 4K/1080p TS files to VLC smooth playback 720p/SD MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. To get better output video and audio quality, you can then flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

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Step by Step to Solve VLC Choppy Playback 4K/1080p TS Files

Step 1: Load TS files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K/HD TS files into the program.

Load TS files into the application

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select VLC smooth playback 720p or SD file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Adjust output playback settings for VLC.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window to tweak the output file resolution as 1280*720 or other profile parameters such as video codec, bit rate, frame rate or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc according to your own needs.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from HD/1080p TS files to VLC smooth playback 720p/SD MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, etc.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.  Then you can playback TS files with VLC no choppy playback issues.

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