ts to mkv

Convert your videos online from ts to mkv for free. You can select multiple formats to convert your videos.



or drag & drop here. The files supported are avi, flv, gif, mp4, mkv, mov, mpeg, swf, ts, vob, webm, wmv


TS stands for transport stream and is a standard digital container format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP) data. TS files are not as common today, but are still a great format which rely on the MPEG codec. You can actually change the .ts extension to .MPEG which will allow you to play the video on a wider variety of software programs.


MKV stands for Matroska Multimedia Container. It is a video container similar to MOVs and AVIs. The main difference is that an MKV format can hold unlimited amounts of audio, picture, and subtitle tracks (srt as an example). The MKV video format has the ability to store lots of useful information inside the container, like descriptions, ratings, cover art, and chapters. This is why MKV is the chosen format for DivX Plus software and DVDs since it was easy to display cover art and chapter information. MKV was initially released December 6 2002.

How you can convert ts to mkv

  1. 1. Upload Your ts file

    Simply drag and drop your ts file within the upload zone above. Alternatively you can click the big blue button that says "Upload File". If your file is not of ts type, then the system will automatically detect the file for you.

  2. 2. Select mkv as your conversion format

    Once your ts video is uploaded (it doesn't have to be ts, we will automatically detect the format if it's different), you will see a progress bar.

    In a matter of seconds (typically) you will see the video, with it's metadata on the right. At the top of the metadata you will see a format dropdown button. The default will be mkv, but you can change the format on the fly, once you're happy, you can click the convert button.

  3. 2. Download your mkv file

    Give it a few minutes to convert your ts file into mkv (or which ever formats you have defined). Depending on your settings and the output format it could take a moment.

    Be patient on this step, you can enter your email if you would like to get a downloadable link when it is ready. This is nice if you need to leave and get a link while on the go. When it's done you will have a free mkv file that you can download with no strings attached. If you would like to edit the video, then Motionbox has an awesome video editor for you.

Motionbox video converter illustration on how to use our ts to mkv converter
Motionbox video converter illustration on why you should use our ts to mkv converter

Why should you convert ts to mkv

  1. 1. Compatibility

    Depending on your purposes a ts file may need to be converted to a mkv file for compatibility purposes.

    Your file might not be supported by the device you are trying to add the file to. The Motionbox video converter tool is the perfect solution to make your files compatible with what ever device you are trying to upload your video on.

  2. 2. Social Media

    The pefect example is social media, typically the best format is MP4 (with H.264 or H.265 codecs) for sites like Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, YouTube, etc. So if you are converting your ts file for social media, we recommend MP4but you are free to convert it to mkv if you know what you are doing.

  3. 2. Easier Video Editing

    We highly encourage you to try our amazing video editing tool -- it's free. Since Motionbox is browser based we have found some issues with uploading MOV videos, so one thing you can try if you have issues with MOV is to convert it using our free converter.

    Then afterwards you can click "edit video" after the conversion process to import the video directly into our tool.

    This is not exclusive to MOV files, you can take ts files and convert them to mkv or any other imaginable video formats out there. Generally your best bet will be MP4 for our editor, and for other tools/apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I convert ts to mkv quickly?
    It's as simple as uploading your ts file, or letting us automatically detect your file. Then you can press convert, choose mkv which is the default for this page, or you can change it to one of the other supported formats. Lastly press convert and wait a moment.
  • Is it free to convert ts to mkv?
    It is 100% free to convert your ts file, or which ever video file you would like to convert. All that we ask is you try out the Motionbox video editor after you convert and to spread the word if you like it.
  • Why use Motionbox to convert my ts files?
    Typically we run into issues ourselves where certain files are not the correct format for the software we want to use and need to convert them to a much more suitable format. Motionbox is the perfect video converter to help you re encode your ts file into a new container type that is more suitable for your needs. Typically MP4 is your best output format if you are trying to use within Motionbox or on Social Media sites like Instagram or Twitter.
  • Is it possible to edit my ts file with Motionbox?
    Personally I would recommend you use MP4 videos within Motionbox as some formats are not supported by Chrome or other major browsers.
  • Is it legal to convert ts to mkv
    Converting ts to mkv in itself is not illegal. However if the ts file contains material that has copyrights, and you are redistributing it without consent it can be illegal and is up to you to be responsible for handling the rights on the media you decide to upload.
  • Will I be able to compress my ts file
    We have settings in the converter step that allows you to tweak some settings which will enable you to compress your ts file as it gets encoded into a mkv file. These are technically advanced settings, but the compression should be straight forward.

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