Summary: This guide is written for Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro owners who feel like downloading their movie library including DVD/Blu-ray movies and various formats of 1080p, 720P videos to Microsoft Surface Tablet for playback on the go.
Once got Microsoft Surface tablet, no matter the Surface RT or Surface Pro, you would be eager to transfer as many as possible movies to the new Windows 8 tablet for playback on the go, especially for your coming trip. Now the question is, Microsoft Surface supported video formats are limited to MP4, XviD, DivX, H.264, H.263, if you want to add your movie library including DVD, Blu-ray movies and various formats of 1080p, 720P videos to Microsoft Surface Tablet, these files can’t be recognized by the default player. Well, the article below will offer a solution to help you better enjoy your 1080p/720p HD video and DVD, Blu-ray movies with your Microsoft Surface RT/Pro. Just follow it.
For playing HD videos on Surface Tablet, you can find a powerful video player for Surface like PressPlay Video, mobile.HD Video Player. While, if you want to copy Blu-ray/DVD to Surface RT/Pro as well as your videos files at the same time, a better solution would be to convert all these movie flies to Microsoft Surface compatible video format first and then sync to Windows 8 slate for playback.
First, download the App – Brorsoft Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate
The program can help you compress and rip Blu-ray, DVD movies to Surface Windows RT/Pro and convert 1080P/720P HD videos to Microsoft Surface, including MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, TiVo, FLV and more simultaneously. Everything can be transferred to Surface tablet optimized formats at ease. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. If you are a Mac user, you can use its equivalent Mac version – iMedia Converter Mac to achieve your goal smoothly.
Transferring Blu-ray, DVD and HD movies to Microsoft Surface RT/Pro Tablet
The below guide uses Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate Windows screenshots. The way encoding movies to Surface Pro/RT on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.
Step 1. Add Source Media to the program
Once launch the top Microsoft Surface video converter, click "Add Video" icon to load video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, VOB, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc or click on "BD/DVD folder" icon to load movie from DVD and Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO)
Step 2. Choose the output video format
Now 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 as well as Surface Pro perfectly.
Step 3: Start encoding movies to Microsoft Surface Tablet
After above steps, just click "Convert" to begin ripping Blu-ray/DVD and converting 1080p/720p videos to Surface Windows RT/Pro highly compatible MP4 videos with the professional Movie Converter for Surface. After the process, get the converted movie files and transfer/put them to your Surface Pro Tablet for enjoyment anytime anywhere.
If you have no idea about Surface file transfer, you can check out the post How to Transfer Media Files to Surface Tablet to learn details.
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