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How to fix HD TS choppy playback with VLC?

How to fix HD TS choppy playback with VLC?

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You need a video player on PC that can play DVD movies, get a VLC media player. QuickTime can’t open .wmv files on Mac, get a VLC media player. HEVC video gets more and more popular, but there are few media players can play HEVC video. If you are not sure which media player can play H.265 video on your PC and Mac, get a VLC. VLC seems to be omnipotent. But if you play HD TS files with VLC, you would experience choppy playback.

TS files are nowadays very wide spread on the Internet as (usually split) recordings from HDTV broadcasts. As an MPEG format, there are a variety of players and methods to play back TS files. As it claimed, VLC supports TS file playback. Whereas, when users open and play TS files in VLC, there are many unexpected issues such as "The file plays .ts but is very choppy. It keeps freezing and the video is garbled when anything big changes on the screen".

How to solve the issue? To fix TS choppy playback on VLC, you need to figure out the reasons. There are some reasons why you would experience choppy playback with VLC media player. One reported issue is possible video problems when High Quality Audio Resampling is set in VLC’s settings. 

To disable it, navigate to Settings –> Preferences in VLC. The Audio settings should be selected by default, however, you will have to select Advanced Settings in the lower right hand corner in order to see all the settings. Once you have done that, you will see that “High Quality Audio Resampling” is selected by default. This has been known to cause issues with playback particularly in older hardware, and at least with disabling it, it should take less processing power. 

Important Note: There are other reasons why playback could be problematic however, and this may not fix your problem at all.

Better Way to Play HD TS on VLC

If the above way didn’t help you solve the choppy issues, you also can choose to convert HD TS to HD MP4 or HD MKV for VLC playback. With Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily convert HD TS to HD MP4, HD MKV, HD AVI, HD MOV, HD WMV for VLC playback. Apart from TS, you also can convert MKV to VLC, H.265 to VLC, MXF to VLC, PVR video to VLC, etc. If needed, you can compress 4K video to VLC in 1080p video. For those people with good video background, you can flexibly adjust the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels to get the best output video and audio quality for VLC player.

If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version named Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to transcode .HD TS files to VLC on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included). 

Step 1. Click the “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load HD TS videos for converting. 


Step 2. As MP4 is a universally used video format, sure it can be supported by most devices (e.g. mobile devices, TVs, and streaming media players). Click the format bar to find “Common Video” > “H.264 Video (*.mp4).” 


Step 3: Adjust output playback settings for VLC.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window to tweak the output video codec, bit rate, frame rate, resolution or audio codec, bit rate, sample rate or channels, etc according to your own needs.

Step 4. Convert HD TS files to MP4, on the main UI there is a big red button “Convert”, and click it to get down to converting HD TS to VLC videos in MP4 format. Once the conversion ends, open output folder to locate the generated MP4 files. Then you can stream converted videos to VLC via Plex. 

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