The Empty Audio TS Folder

AudioTS Folder

Have you noticed that this folder is always empty? The AUDIO_TS folder was specified by the DVD standards as way to hold a future audio format that would use DVD discs instead of CDs. That future format later became DVD Audio. While you can still find some music in DVD Audio, the format never caught on so there are very few players. The VLC media player is one program that has DVD-Audio support.

The TS in Audio_TS stands for ” title set.” It’s part of DVD structure. According to the DVD standard, the VIDEO_TS folder holds all the data necessary for the DVD to be read. This includes the information files (IFO) and any backup (BUP) files. The original DVD standard didn’t require an AUDIO_TS folder. Everything was to be included in the VIDEO_TS folder.

But due to poor design, the early DVD players required the AUDIO_TS folder and would not play a DVD without it. The Panasonic DMR-EX79E recorder is one example. It will not play discs without the Audio TS folder. But if you add the empty Audio TS folder to the disc, it plays just fine.

Today’s DVD players haven’t needed to see the AUDIO_TS folder for many years. DVD replicators and duplicators have continued to include the empty AUDIO_TS folder on DVDs so even the oldest DVD player would work. Most duplication software will add the AUDIO_TS folder if it is not present.

To be strictly compliant with the DVD standard, a DVD should still have the empty AUDIO_TS folder even though today’s DVD players don’t care if it is there or not. It costs nothing to add and it could make your DVD more accessible.




Keep Reading...

profile photo

Is Your Profile Photo Hurting or Helping?

You may have a profile photo you use for business, social or dating sites. How viewers see your profile photo is pretty important. But how do you know if your photo is being well received? Wouldn’t it be great if you could ask the opinions of hundreds of people of the gender and age range […]

Read More
Kinefinity Mavo Cinema Camera

Affordable 6K Cam Kinefinity Mavo

Two new large format cinema cameras, the Kinefinity Mavo and the Mavo LF, will be compared to the ARRI, Sony, and RED large format cameras. Produced by the Chinese camera company, Kinefinity, these cameras offer 6K resolution at affordable prices. Kinefinity Mavo Tech Specs 6016×4016 open gate resolution CinemaDNG 3:1, 5:1 and 7:1., ProRes 444XQ, […]

Read More

A Brilliant Marketing Video For Young Girls

Barbie dolls have often been criticized as a poor role model for young girls. There were comments about Barbie’s unrealistic body standards and a Computer Engineer Barbie who required the help of her male counterparts to get rid of a virus. And there were many other accusations made against Mattel who produced the Barbie doll. […]

Read More
Ultra Zoom 150 - 600

Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens From Tamron

The new Ultra Zoom from Tamron has a focal length of 150 to 600, f5 to f6.3.

Read More


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
  • WINNER
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
  • WINNER
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
  • WINNER
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award