How to play VIDEO_TS on a Windows, Linux, and macOS computer

This tutorial will show you how to play VIDEO_TS folders and files on a Windows, Linux, or macOS computer using VLC media player.

A VIDEO_TS folder is a Video DVD folder that contains three types of VIDEO_TS files that are required to play Video DVD movies. The three files are VIDEO_TS.VOB, VIDEO_TS.IFO, and VIDEO_TS.BUP.

VIDEO_TS.VOB contains video and audio data. VIDEO_TS.IFO contains information like a DVD menu, subtitles, etc. VIDEO_TS.BUP contains a backup of the information.

Sometimes there's also an AUDIO_TS folder that contains Video-DVD audio files, but usually, this folder is empty.

How to play VIDEO_TS on a computer with VLC media player

VLC media player is a free and open-source cross-platform multimedia player for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS. It plays most video and audio files, as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and VIDEO_TS folders and files.

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Method 1

1. Go to the VIDEO_TS folder.

2. Right-click on the VIDEO_TS folder and then click on Play with VLC media player.

Play VIDEO_TS on a computer using VLC media player

VLC media player will start playing the VIDEO_TS folder and files.

When there's a DVD or when there are multiple chapters, you can use the next and previous buttons to navigate through the menu or chapters.

VLC next and previous button

Method 2

1. Open VLC media player.

2. Click on Media in the upper left corner.

3. Click on Open Folder.

Open folder in VLC media player

A “Open Folder” window will appear.

4. Within this window, you go to the VIDEO_TS folder.

5. Select the VIDEO_TS folder.

6. Click on the Select Folder button.

Play VIDEO_TS on a computer using VLC media player

VLC media player will start playing the VIDEO_TS folder and files.

When there's a DVD or when there are multiple chapters, you can use the next and previous buttons to navigate through the menu or chapters.

VLC next and previous button

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