The Microsoft Surface is a great divergence from just a simple tablet. You can use it for Office Docs when needed and also works great as a tablet. The DUO-Tablet! While, some users are troubled by the inability of adding Blu-ray/DVD movies onto the Surface (Surface 2) RT/Pro tablet, making it inaccessible to watch 1080p Blu-ray movies on the Windows 8 tablet. Fortunately, now there is a workaround for this silly issue. We'd like to share the solution with all the Surface RT or Surface Pro owners.
As you see, the Microsoft Surface (Pro and RT) is a great media player which supports a lot of media formats including MP4, XviD, DivX, WMV, MOV, H.264, H.263 video files. While, if you have already had lots of Blu-ray/DVD movies or ISO images to the tablets, you need to rip and convert the movie files first before playing, since the Microsoft Surface RT/Pro can not handle the DVDs/BDs or ISO image files directly.
Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper (If you're running a Mac, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Blu-ray Ripper for Mac)
The program is an all-in-one and easy-to-use Blu-ray and DVD convert app right for you. Basically, it helps you rip and convert Blu-ray, DVD to Surface Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro optimized formats. Besides, the audio/video synchronization is very good. And you can freely select your preferred subtitles to be contained with the output video. Just download it and follow the brief guide below for you to better play Blu-ray and DVD films on Microsoft Surface RT/Pro Tablet without any limitation.
How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD to Surface/Surface 2 compatible video formats
The quick start guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper Windows screenshots. The way to convert DVD/Blu-ray movies to Surface (Surface 2) on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
Step 1. Load DVD/Blu-ray movies
Assume you've downloaded and installed the best Blu-ray/DVD software for Surface RT/Pro, run it. Click the File format bar to load your source movie(no matter from discs, ISO/IFO files) to the program.
Step 2. Choose output format
Move your mouse pointer to Format bar and tap it to choose the output format for Surface RT/Pro. "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is the best format for Microsoft Surface tablets.
Before the conversion:
1. You can click "Edit" button to edit your movies by cropping, trimming, adding watermarks, etc.
2. You can choose the subtitles and audio track for the target video from the "Subtitles" and "Audio" options on the main interface.
3. If necessary, you can click the Settings icon to adjust the video size, bitrate and frame rate, audio sample rate and bitrate, etc. Keep in mind higher bitrate results in a bigger file size, and vice versa.
Step 3. Start the conversion
When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click "Convert" and let the software do the DVD/Blu-ray to Surface (Surface 2) MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click "Open" to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Surface RT or Surface Pro without limitation!
PS. If you have no idea about Microsoft Surface file transfer, you can refer to the article How to Transfer media files to Microsoft Surface to learn details.
If you are considering to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert HD videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Microsoft Surface tablet or other devices like iPad, Google Nexus 10/7, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.
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