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How to Convert TS to MP4 on Mac/ Windows

MPEG transport stream, also known as TS, is a file format that can hold audio, video, and PSIP data. It is specified in MPEG-2 and is widely used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC and high-definition TV. You've obtained a TS video file and stored on hard drive on Mac, and then realize that it's some odd file that won't work with your PC and Mac system. You could use a video player like VLC media player to play it, but you could not put it onto iMovie, Final Cut Pro or handheld players such as iPad, iPhone. Instead, why not convert the TS video into MP4 (MPEG-4, h.264/AVC) format, the most commonly used type in the industry.

There are many of TS to MP4 video converters out there you can use to convert TS media files (and other videos) to mp4 file for Mac and Windows system, and here we're going to use a program specially designed for those who want something converted quickly, without having to learn the ins and outs of video conversion.

Video Converter for Mac is a fully-loaded and easy-to-use program that can Mac convert TS file to MP4, and convert any other audio and video from one format to another. The converter has a load of out-of-box presets you can choose to convert (TS) video to a format better attuned for use on your iPad, iPhone, AppleTV, Xbox 360, or just to back up the video on your Mac. It also enables you to fine-tune encoding settings to get a better quality of the resulting file. It's available in Mac OS X and Windows versions, so if you are running a Windows PC, please try Video Converter for Windows to convert from TS into .mp4 or any other format.

Here we'll download (It's not a very large download, so it should only take a few minutes.) and install its Mac version to convert TS to MP4 for Mac OS X, and next all you need is to follow few simple steps.

Step 1: Select your input video file

To import the TS file that you would like to convert, simple drag and drop it to the workspace of the software. Alternatively, you can click the "Add File" button to load TS file.

The program allows you to batch process files, so you can add multiple files and convert them at a time.

Step 2: Select the required format

Click "Profile" drop-down list from lower part of the window. Now you'll have different choices: H.264 Videos (*.mp4) and MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4).

Note here, we recommend using the presets if you just want to watch the video on a device list on the left. The Mac TS to MP4 converter has many easy-to-use pre-defined profiles that you can select. These profiles simplify the process of choosing output settings.

With its enhanced editing functions, you also can trim, crop, add effect on your video, merge disparate video files into a combined file, and extract audio and image from TS on Mac.

Step 3: Convert your TS video files

When you are ready to convert, hit the "Convert" button to start converting TS to MP4 in Mac. The conversion process may take a couple of minutes while you can visually judge the process as a window pop up.

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