Playing 1080p FLV video on Microsoft Surface Windows RT

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Playing 1080p FLV video on Microsoft Surface Windows RT

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:17 am

When I first got my hands on the Surface tablet, the first general-purpose computer Microsoft sells under its own name, I was immediately impressed. It feels solid, has a bright and crisp display, performs snappily and is fun to use. The Surface makes a great first impression.

But over time, its limitations become clear. While, when I am surfing the internet, I find that the Microsoft limit Flash on the Metro version of IE10 to only sites on its Compatibility View List. So, how to get flash video on Windows RT both offline and online? After a simple search, I found two awesome solutions, now share them with everyone.

Part I: Play flash on Microsoft Surface Windows RT on any Flash Site

Since the IE Metro browser has limited Flash support based on a whitelist in Windows RT and Windows 8, many great sites are not (yet) whitelisted and hence do not work as desired. Thankfully, you can edit the whitelist, however, allowing the Flash sites to work correctly on your Windows machine.

Here’s how to perform the hack yourself:
1. Go to the desktop version of IE10, hit the click ALT button on your keyboard, click on and then Compatibility View settings.
2. Uncheck the last checkbox: “Download updated compatibility list from Microsoft”.
3. Open the following file, which is your local version of the whitelist: “C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IECompatData\iecompatdata.xml”.
4. Look for the and tags, between which the allowed domains will be listed.
5. Add as many websites as you want using the others as a template: “”

Part II: Play 1080p/720p FLV on Microsoft Surface Windows RT tablet downloaded from website

If you usually download loads of Flash videos from video sharing websites and want to watch FLV on MS Surface RT, due to the Microsoft Surface video format limit and no FLV player support, you have to change FLV to a Surface tablet friendly format e.g. MP4. You can get this FLV to Windows RT Converter to make the conversion task. Applying the video convert tool, you can fast convert any FLV videos to MP4 for Microsoft Surface RT at fast speed with the best quality video. Now, follow the step-by-step guide on how to convert FLV to Microsoft Surface Windows RT MP4 video.


Step 1: Launch the recommended Surface Tablet FLV Converter to add your different FLV files to it. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2: Click the Format box, and select Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4) as export format.

Step 3: Hit the Convert button to start converting FLV to Surface RT MP4 immediately.

This FLV to Surface with Windows RT converter can also fully support converting MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, TiVo, MPG and more files to a common video MP4 for Surface RT. Learn more from Brorsoft Video Converter.

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