Windows Surface tablets are reported to be able to play HD video continuously for about 8 to 13 hours at screen brightnesses of 200 nits. However, Windows RT does not include Windows Media Player. And many popular video formats are not supported by the Windows RT player. For better enjoying movies and footage on Windows RT tablet, it’s necessary to get some additional video processing tools like this one –Blu-ray Video Converter ultimate, which converts all kinds of videos into Window RT tablet supported media. You can drag MKV, AVI, MTS, M2TS, TiVo, MPG, WMV, MOV, VOB, TS, DVR and many other videos to the software and easily convert them to desired format.
How to convert incompatible videos to Surface RT/Pro tablet
If your video does not play on Surface tablet, it could be in unsupported format or very big file size. The Blu-ray video converter ultimate (Mac version: iMedia converter for Mac Last Two Days 20% off)is also a good tool for converting and compressing HD videos. Follow the steps below for Windows 8 video conversion.
1. Run the Surface video converter. Drag and drop source videos to the program. Click “Add Video” to load your video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc. The Blu-ray DVD to Surface Converter is able to decrypt commercial Blu-ray discs and protected DVDs, all you need is to put Blu-ray disc/ DVD to BD drive, and click on “BD/DVD folder” to load the movie.
2. When videos are loaded successfully, press on the Format bar and choose WMV or MP4 format to convert videos into. There's a customized preset for Microsft Surface RT/Pro tablet, which also works on other Windows 8 tablet. Just follow "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" to use it.
3. To further compress Blu-ray/DVD HD MKV/AVI/MTS/M2TS videos, you may press “Settings” and change the audio/video parameters. The task info shows estimated sizes of each file. Generally the lower bitrate you use, the smaller the output video is, and the less space it takes.
4. Press the big Convert button to convert/compress HD videos to Windows 8 tab supported video.
After conversion you just connect the Windows 8 tablet to PC and copy videos to the slab. Here's a guide showing how to transfer videos to Windows 8 tablet.
Like any other slabs, Windows RT tablets do not have Blu-ray/DVD drive. With the Blu-ray Video Converter, you can rip Blu-ray/DVD to Windows RT compatible videos on PC and then transfer the converted movies to Windows RT/Pro tablet for watching.