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How to Convert TS to AVI Easily in Windows/Mac

As we know, many popular movies are in the format of TS. However, popular media players like PSP, BlackBerry, Zune, Xbox 360, etc. don't support TS format at all. How if you want to enjoy TS files on your portable media player? Do you want to convert TS to AVI format? If you do, now you're in the right place. In this article, you'll learn how to convert TS files to AVI without any hassles.

To convert TS video files to AVI, you need a video converter, here Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to help you convert TS to AVI with great output quality and fast conversion speed. Additionally, it supports almost all popular video formats, including WMV, AVI/HD AVI, MPEG, Xvid, MP4/HD MP4, MOV, 3GP, VOB, FLV, MKV, etc. Besides converting videos, it can also burn DVD, rip DVD, download videos, etc. If you're using a Mac, please turn to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which lets you convert TS files to AVI on Mac (including Lion and Mountain Lion). Now download the right version and follow the steps below to finish your task.

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How to convert TS to AVI step-by-step

1 Add video

Click Add Files on the main interface to import TS files. Or you can directly drag the video files you want to convert to the main interface. All added videos will be displayed on the left and you can click them to have a  preview.

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2 Choose AVI as the output format

Go to the "Output Format" menu, find and choose AVI in the Format > Video list as the output video format. Besides AVI, all other regular video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, etc. are available. Moreover, video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. are provided for your choice.

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3 Start conversion

After you have everything done, you need to click the big "Convert" button on the main interface to convert TS video to AVI. Bingo! That's it. Just in a few minutes, you can import the target videos to video players for playback. See, it is so easy to make it once you own the video converter.

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert Video_TS to AVI:

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TS and AVI are both video file formats although there is a distinct difference between these two. Know more about these file formats through the more detailed explanation below.

What is TS?

TS stands for Transport Stream. This video file format is a part of the MPEG system, which is the reason why it is also called as MPEG-TS. Aside from the usual audio and video formats embedded in its file system, it also contains PSIP data. PSIP means Program and System Information Protocol. It is the protocol that allows video files capable for broadcast or transmission purposes.

Being developed by Moving Pictures Experts Group, the TS video file system adheres to the ISO standard. It is also alternately referred to as MPEG-2 Part 1. The format also supports stream synchronization and error correction whenever the transmission signal becomes degraded.


The major differences of AVI and TS video files lie in their actual use. TS files are primarily for video streaming purposes as such a feature is not supported by the AVI. However, the main use of AVI is for playing movies on a disc. Unlike the TS file format, it can support chapters and subtitles embedded in its file system. TS files don't have this capability.

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