How to Play Purchased Amazon WMV video on Surface RT tablet

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    This tutorial will tell you how to convert protected WMV purchased from Amazon to non-protected video for play on Microsoft Windows RT Surface tablet.


    The Microsoft Surface RT tablet plays WMV videos, but not your movies purchased from Amazon Instant Video, which are also saved in .wmv format as you download them from Amazon. This is because the Amazon Instant Videos are protected Windows media that can only be played in the Amazon Unbox Video Player or on a Kindle Fire tablet. In order to play downloaded Amazon movies on Microsoft Surface RT or other Windows 8 tablets, you have to remove the protections and turn the Amazon movies and TV shows into free contents. This article aims to give you some brief introduction of how to convert Amazon movie purchases to play on Surface RT tablet.

    To get the work done, a DRM converter is needed. Here Pavtube ChewTune is highly recommended to help you convert protected Amazon WMV to DRM-free MP4 for play on Surface RT. With it, you can effortlessly make your Amazon WMV videos playable on Surface RT tablet in just a few mouse clicks in Windows XP/7/Vista. Now just download it and check out the steps below to convert your Amazon videos to Surface RT tablet.


    1. Download the free trial of ChewTune- an ideal DRM Video Converter which can help you remove DRM protection from iTunes, Amazon, Digital Copies etc. and convert videos to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere you like. – installed on your PC.
    2. Download Amazon Instant videos to local hard drive
    3. Install Amazon Unbox Video Player.

    Converting Amazon WMV movies and TV shows to Microsoft Surface RT playable videos

    Step 1: Drag and drop the movies from Amazon movie library to the software. Or click “Add” button on the main interface to import Amazon instant videos.


    Step 2. Click “Format” and select an output format for Microsoft Surface RT. Here I suggest you choose "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as the output format.


    3. Click “Convert” to export DRM-free movies. The conversion proceeds as Unbox Video Player plays the movies. So DO NOT turn off Unbox Video Player until the conversion is completed.


    When conversion completes, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies, and copy the converted Amazon WMV videos to Microsoft Surface RT from computer.

    How to download Amazon Instant video to Windows/Mac computer:

    All of the videos you buy from Amazon Instant Video are stored in Your Video Library. To download a video from Your Video Library on

    Visit Your Video Library.
    Sign into your account if prompted.
    Click the video you want to watch.
    Choose Download to see a list of download locations and available copies of the video.
    If you select Download for offline viewing, choose a download location from the pull-down menu and click Download Now.

    As you see, now you can effortlessly watch Amazon Instant WMV videos on Microsoft Surface RT tablet and enjoy the show. If your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or Blu-ray, you can get an all-in-1 video covnerter app - 20% OFF dsicount Blu-ray Video Converter Ulitimate (or its Mac Version - 20% OFF discount iMedia Converter Mac) to encode movies to play on your Surface tablet with ease.

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