How to Play DRMed WMV files on Surface RT
If you have problems about playing DRMed WMV files on Surface RT, you can follow this tutorial to strip DRM from your WMV files and convert DRM WMV to Surface RT supported video formats.
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Most folks take it granted that they can play WMV files on the Microsoft Surface RT cause WMV is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. However things turn to different when you get the message 'format not supported'. The reason behind Microsoft’s omission can be speculated and theorized that Microsoft didn’t include Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center in Windows RT and now most WMV files downloaded or purchased from BBC iPlayer, Amazon, Blockbuster, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies, wbdigitalcopy, etc. are protected by Microsoft’s DRM system. Currently the Surface RT has not got the license to play DRM files, which means the DRMed WMV files will not work on your Surface RT. In order to help those who wanna transfer and play DRMed WMV files on Surface RT tablet, below I would throw a quick tutorial up.
As you see, in order to watch DRMed WMV files on Surface RT, you'll need to remove DRM from the WMV videos and convert the WMV to Surface RT supported video formats(MP4 encoded with H.264 codec is highly recommended). To get the work done, a WMV DRM removal tool is needed. If you’re looking for easy to use, just check out Pavtube's ChewTune, which is an intuitive and stable DRM converter which can help you get rid of DRM protection from Amazon, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies, BlockBuster, BBC iPlayer, Napster, Zune etc. Besides, you can also effortlessly handle the m4v files downloaded or purchased from iTunes store for playback with your Surface RT tablet. And the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. Just download it and follow the steps below to convert DRM WMV to Surface RT compatible video format.
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How to Put and Play DRM WMV files on Microsoft Surface RT tablet
Step 1: Download and Install the excellent WMV DRM remover for Surface, run and click “Add Video” icon to import your WMV files. You can also simply drag and drop media files to the source pane to add. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. Click “Format” bar and move mouse to “Windows” column, you can easily find the profile of “Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface RT or Pro perfectly. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.
P.S. For watching videos on the Windows RT based Surface Tablet, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: After above steps, just click the big “Convert” to start removing WMV DRM protection and converting WMV to Microsoft Surface RT MP4 videos. After the conversion, just copy and transfer the DRM-free MP4 videos to your Surface RT and enjoy the movies.
If you have no idea about Surface file transfer, you can check out the post The Ways Transferring Files to Your Surface to learn more. If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Surface tablet, just check out Microsoft Surface RT Column to learn more.
As you see, now you can effortlessly watch Amazon Instant WMV videos on Microsoft Surface RT tablet and enjoy the show. If your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or Blu-ray, you can get an all-in-1 video covnerter app - 20% OFF Blu-ray Video Converter Ulitimate (or its Mac Version - 20% OFF iMedia Converter Mac) to encode movies to play on your Surface tablet with ease.
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