Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Put and Play MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV videos to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Description: The article will outline best and easiest Windows/Mac solution to play MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MPG, WMV etc. on Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

“Hi, I just ordered a Surface 2; couldn’t be more excited for waiting it delivered LOL! But here is a question: I read that its supported video formats are very limited; can I still watch youtube videos on it?”

The huge improvement of Microsoft Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 is their 10.6-inch screen display. Becides,battery life has increased to 12 hours, 25 percent better than the original Surface and Microsoft also made the Surface 2 lighter and thinner. Thus, it must be persuasive that Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 would be your best choice to your collection of HD video file with high quality when travelling or on a bus. 

So whether we can watch MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2?

The answer is YES!

All you need to do is to convert all kinds of videos to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 most compatible format – H.264 MP4 format.

To accomplish this goal, you are highly suggested to try this Video to Surface (Pro) 2 Converter, a professional tool to help you quick convert various video formats to Surface 2 and Pro 2 supported MP4 format with best video quality and simplest workflow.

FYI: You can reach the Mac version here: Video to Surface (Pro) 2 Converter for Mac.

Tutorial: How to transfer MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Step 1. Run Pavtube Video Converter; add videos.

You can click the top left two icons to choose import individual videos or the entire folder. Drag-and-drop is also supported.

Step 2. Choose presets for Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2. 

Click the “Format” list to choose Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 HD Video (*.mp4) as the best profile for Surface 2 & Pro 2. Or you can key in “surface” in the little search box to get it. 


Step 3. Customize video specs (Optional).

Your can click “Settings” to free change video size, bitrate, frame rate and others. If you own a 16GB tablet and do not want to keep videos in large size, you can lower the bitrate settings to get video in proper size.

Step 4. Start Conversion.

Now hit the big red “Convert” to start converting MKV/AVI/VOB/Tivo/MPG/WMV to MP4 for Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. After conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video.

Now you can transfer videos to your Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 for entertainment. 


The Pro version of Video Converter – Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and Video Converter.  It’s not only able to convert all SD/HD videos but also capable of legally removing Blu-ray/DVD protection and put Blu-ray/DVD/ISO/IFO movies on your Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT/Pro and more other devices. 

(Here is a guide of best Vdieo Converter Ultimate for Surace 2: How to Put 1080p Video, Blu-ray and DVD Movie to Surface 2

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ripping "About Last Night" Blu-rays/DVDs to Surface 2 or Pro 2 playable MP4 video

Description: This step-by-step guide reveals how to rip and convert "About Last Night" Blu-ray/DVD movies to Microsoft Surface 2 or Pro 2 best video format keeping HD video quality for freely enjoyment on the go.

Blu-ray, DVD and kinds of video files boost your multimedia life, if you have a large Blu-ray/DVD files collection, it should be such a cool thing to enjoy them on Surface 2 or Pro 2 anytime and anywhere.

I'd like to create Valentine's Day gift for my girlfriend this year, so I need to backup and copy her favorite movie "About Last Night" for playing on our new Surface 2 Tablet. Do you know any tool can help?

Want to transfer "About Last Night" BD/DVD movies to Surface 2 or Pro 2 for playback?

This professional Blu-ray/DVD to Surface (Pro) 2 Converter (only $39.2) is just designed to help you convert Blu-rays/DVDs to Surface 2 or Pro 2 MP4 for playback. With its clean interface, fast converting speed and good video quality, converting BD/DVD to Surface 2 or Pro 2 will be simply finished within a few clicks.

Download a trial version here. The Mac version is Blu-ray Ripper for Mac

FYI: If you want to keep all the audio tracks (language) and soft subtitles, here's another choice for you: Blu-ray/DVD Converter Pro.

3 Steps to Rip "About Last Night" Blu-ray/DVD movies to Surface 2 or Pro 2 support video format

Step 1. Run this Top Blu-ray Ripper, as the BD DVD to Surface (Pro) 2 Converter.

Click "Load Disc" to  load your Blu-ray/DVD movies into it. 

Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper will detect and list the main title (the full length of this movie) and check it by default. So just keep it untouched and let’s move on to Step 2. 

Step 2. Select Microsoft Surface 2 or Pro 2 compatible format.

Here we select MP4 with H.264 codec for Surface 2 or Pro 2. Click the Format drop-down list, and select “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” from "Windows" category.


Tips: Customize video specs. (Optional)

Click "Settings" to free choose output video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.


According to my experience, for watching Blu-ray/DVD movies on Surface 2 or Pro 2, 1080p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right.

Step 3. Start the BD/DVD conversion.

When everything is OK, just press the "Convert" button to start the "About Last Night" Blu-ray/DVD to Surface MP4 conversion. It will not take much time. Just wait for the conversion process to get done.

Note: Keep in mind that some of the settings can be tweaked to improve the video quality but it's a balance between quality and size. Using the settings we suggested, a 120-minute Blu-ray encoded to about a 1.3GB MP4 file.

After the conversion, you can click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.

Once get the converted videos, just copy and dump them to Surface via USB. Then you are ready to play "About Last Night" Blu-ray/DVD movies on Surface 2 or Pro 2 freely.

Tip 1:Steps to transfer files to Microsoft Surface via USB wire. 

1.Copy files onto a USB flash drive or memory card on your other computer. 
2. Insert the USB flash drive or memory card into Surface. 
3.Tap or click the notification that appears in the upper-right corner of the screen. 
4.Tap or click Open folder to view files. 
5.Select the files or folders you want to add to Surface, tap or click Home, and then tap or click Copy to. 
6.Select a location. For example, choose Documents if the flash drive or memory card contains documents. 

Tip 2:

If you are looking for a powerful all-in-one ultimate video converter software to convert various 1080p/720p videos, Blu-ray and DVD movies to your tablet or phone for enjoying, simultaneously saving time and effort, the Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

You may also want to read:

How to convert HD videos to Surface 2?
Ripping DVD movies to watch on Surface 2/Pro 2
Convert Blu-ray and DVD ISO/IFO image files for Surface 2/Pro 2
Download and Play Amazon Instant Video on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2