“Yesterday, I wanted to play a video on my mobile phone. This video was extracted by a friend from the DVD. But after many attempts, I can't successfully play this video on my phone. Who can help me? Thanks.”
According to Dewey’s description, he wanted to play the video files from DVD on a mobile phone but failed. How to help him?
First, let’s figure out what the video from DVD is. Generally speaking, the overwhelming majority of the DVDs are made of two folders: Audio_TS and Video_TS (Video Transport System). The Video_TS folder contains backup files (.BUP), video object (.VOB) and information files (.IFO). In other words, The DVD video file in the Dewey question refers to the Video_TS file. And all the audio-related information is stored on the Audio_TS folder.
There is more information about Video_TS.
• .VOB: It contains video, audio data, subtitles, and other information in a DVD.
• .IFO: It contains menus, subtitles, aspect ratio, and languages etc.
• .BUP: It is the copies of the IFO files and basically works as a backup when the original information files get corrupt and cannot be read.
Second, the Video_TS files are not supported by playing on mobile devices. In order to play it on the mobile phone, we need to convert Video_TS to MP4. Since MP4 is widely used with good speed, compression, hardware decoders, and video quality, but also, it's perfectly compatible with most portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Android, Surface, etc.
Third, we need to get an Video Converter tool, which can convert 180+ kinds of video/audio formats to the video/audio format that you wanted.
Download and run the Video Converter on your computer, you can see a cool black interface will appear in front of your eyes.
Step1 Load the Video_TS folder. Click the triangle button beside Add File, choose the Add Folder option in the drop list.
Step2 Change the video format. On the bottom of the interface, click the Profile line, you will see a pop-up list, choose General video > MP4 as the output format.
If you want to customize the audio parameters (encoder, sample rate, bitrate, and channel) just click the Settings button.
Step3 Edit M4A. On the top of the interface, click the Edit button, and then there will pop-up a window which has Effect, Crop, Rotate, Watermark choices.
1. Click Effect to adjust Audio Effect and Video Effect (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation) so that improve your output effect.
2. Add Watermark function. Add the company's logo or a long text.
After you do each adjustment, remember to click the Apply button.
Step4 Click the big Convert button.
Click Preview, you can watch the output audio before converting. If you don’t satisfy with it, you can do more changes. And Video Converter will not damage the original video file.
Click Merge into one file, you can compress all video files into one.
At the end of this article, I want to share my own experience with all of you. When I first encountered the same problem as Dewey, I didn't know how to solve it. I thought that Video-TS and TS refer to the same thing. Due to this misunderstanding, I took a lot of detours to solve my problem.
In fact, the TS (MPEG transport stream, MPEG-TS, or MTS) is a standard digital container format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and PSIP data. The only similarity between A and B is that they cannot be played on the phone. If you have the need to convert TS to MP4, Video Converter also can help you.