There are moments when people try to play videos, either on their computers, consoles or mobile devices, only to fail to do so because of video file formats. These formats are different and each one has its own unique characteristics that make it different from the other. To date, hundreds of them exist and these include FLV video and TS video. FLV video is short for Flash Video and this is a file format used to view video content online, but is now being phased out due to its vulnerabilities. The advantage of this video file format is that videos are usually of high quality, and you can save your video content by converting to a different file format. TS is another video file format standing for Transport System, which is specified in MPEG-2 for the transmission and storage of audio, video and data. The biggest advantage of this file format is its use for storing video on DVDs. You can take advantage of your existing FLV videos and convert them to TS, which you can watch on your DVD player. The following software tools can do that job, but they are not the same and we will look at which one works best.
Part 1. Convert FLV to TS with Leawo Video Converter
We will start with Leawo Video Converter, which is a professional software tool that can convert over 180 audio and video formats. What sets this software apart from the rest is it can function as a common video converter, a common audio converter, an HD video converter, and a 4K video converter integrated into one module. You can keep 100% of the original video quality, and powered by GPU-accelerating technology, Leawo Video Converter is 6 times faster than other video converting software in video and audio converting speed. Windows and Mac OS versions are available for users to choose from. To convert FLV to TS, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Importing your FLV video(s). Launch the Leawo Video Converter module from the main menu. After you open the module, click “Add Video” to open a browsing window from where you can search for the video file(s). To make things easy, you can also drag the video files into the program.
Step 2: Set TS as your video output format. Click the button labeled “MP4 Video” (please note that the text on this button will change depending on the type of video output selected. Select the “Change” option, and under “Common Video” select TS Video.
Optional step: For advanced users who wish to customize the output settings, click “Edit” instead of “Change” when you click the “MP4 Video” button. From this menu, you can manually adjust video and audio parameters like the video codec, aspect ratio, frame rates, resolution, audio codec, bit rates channel, sample rate and much more.
Step 3: Finally convert your FLV video(s) to TS video(s). Next to the “MP4 Video” button, you will see a green “Convert” button. When the side menu slides by, set your output destination and click “Convert” to begin the encoding.
Note: If need be, you can also edit your video(s) by using the built in and easy to use Video Editor. All of the editing options are well listed in the left bar in the video editing window, for example converting normal videos to 3D. When you are done editing, click “OK”.
Part 2. Convert FLV to TS with DivX Converter
This software is capable of converting videos easily and rapidly with high quality. The time of conversion depends on the file size and just like Leawo Video Converter, this software also comes with a built in video editor. However the biggest limitation of this software is that it is a 15 day trial. In the trial version, you also do not get access to some video formats. Since this software is specifically designed and created for playing and converting DivX files, the number of supported formats is also limited. This software is available for both Windows and Mac OS. Follow the steps below to convert FLV video to TS video.
Step 1: Drag and drop your FLV video file(s) from any folder in your computer onto DivX Converter or click on the “Add files” button and select your videos t
Step 2: Choose a video profile from the dropdown menu. In this case, select TS video and please note that for other video formats like MPEG-2 you will have to pay extra.
Step 3: Click the “Start” button once you have chosen your profile, and the software will begin the download. Once finished, it will show you the location of the converted video.
Part 3. Convert FLV to TS with Quick AVI Creator
This converter is a freeware which comes with a very simple interface that converts video from the supported 10 file formats (which also includes FLV) to AVI, MKV and MP4 video. This unfortunately means you will not be able to convert to TS video. You can still convert your FLV video(s) to the supported formats, but you will need Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0. If you use Mac OS, you are out of luck as this software is not supported on your system. Please follow the steps below to convert.
Step 1: Install and launch the program to begin.
Step2:Import your FLV video file(s). Click the top button which should be for the input, and browse for your video file(s). Once you finish, click the output button which is just below the input button and select the destination of the converted videos.
Step 3: Convert your video(s) to either of the three supported for output ,that is AVI, MKV andMP4.Set your options from the few available ones on the tick boxes, then set your output format to AVI. Once you finish, click “Go!” to begin the encoding process.
Part 4. Convert FLV to TS with SUPER
SUPER stands for Simplified Universal Player Encoder and Renderer, and this software can convert both videos and audios. This converter also comes equipped with a video player, and it is generally a well-rounded software. It supports many file formats (including FLV and TS video for both input and output), though not as much as Leawo Video Converter. Unfortunately, this software used a large portion of the CPU in our tests and it sometimes froze during the conversion process, and this explains why the conversion rate is slow. The main interface is clustered, and average computer users may experience trouble with using it. Some users are also reporting that some versions of SUPER install multiple adware components, so please take note. For Mac OS users, this software is not fully supported.
Step 1: Import your FLV video file(s) by dragging them as clearly stated by “DROP A VALID MULTIMEDIA FILE HERE – Will try to play or encode”. Please note that there is no button to add the files.
Step 2: Select the output container. And output video codec by clicking the drop down menus near the top. In this case, select TS video. You can also fiddle around with other settings if you are an advanced user.
Step 3: When you have finished with your settings, click the “Encode (Active Files)” button to start converting your videos.
Part 5. Convert FLV to TS with FreeFileConvert
FreeFileConverter is an online file converting service, that does not require any software installation and it works with all operating systems. The main requirement is a fast and reliable internet connection for uploading and downloading your video file(s). Unfortunately, there is no support for TS video, although there is support for over 20 video formats. There is also a limit of 300MB for up to 5 files combined, which is roughly 60MB per file. To convert your FLV video(s) to other supported formats, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Launch your web browser and heard over to their website. Click the ‘Convert” drop down menu, then click “Video Converter” to be directed to the video converting page.
Step 2: Import your FLV video(s). Under “Input file”, click the button to select the file from the browser window that opens. (Please note that you are allowed a maximum of 5 files). Proceed to click the “Convert files to:” drop down menu and select a video format of your choice (TS video is not supported).
Step 3: Click “Convert” to begin uploading your files. When the files successfully upload, they will convert and a download link will appear.
Part 6. Convert FLV to TS with OnlineConvertfree
Just like FreeFileConverter, this service is also an online file converter that can handle a combined 45 audio and video formats. The good news is TS, as well as FLV videos are supported. Since this is online conversion, there are no operating system requirements nor are there file installations needed. However, this service is not free and the file size limits for free users are 30MB and 25 conversion minutes per day. Even for paid options that are billed monthly, the file size limit for upload is still limited to 500MB per day which makes this a much more expensive option. Follow the steps below to begin conversion.
Step 1: Launch your internet browser and go to this services website. On the homepage, click the “Convert to” drop down menu and select “Video Converter”.
Step 2: Select the FLV file(s) to be uploaded by clicking “CHOOSE FILE”. This will open a browser window from where you can select the file(s). Set your output options, and select TS as the video output format.
Step 3: When you finish, click “Convert” which will begin uploading your files. As soon as the upload is finished, your file will be converted and once finished a download link will appear. Click it to save your video(s) to your local disk.
Although OnlineConvertFree and FreeFileConvert do not require installations, they are heavily limited because of the file size limits imposed on them due to the nature of networking. Installing and using SUPER might also install unwanted adware on your computer, and the conversion rates are generally slow. DivX supports a limited number of file formats since it is mostly designed to handle DivX files. Quick AVI creator will also not output TS video in this case. Therefore the best software for this job is Leawo Video Converter because it does not have all the limitations stated above. Other bonus features of this program are multi language support (currently 11 languages are supported), a user-friendly interface, and the ability to add and select audio tracks and subtitles.