Microsoft Surface RT tablet can't play MPEG-2 codec, which is a bad news for movie lovers, because tons of SD videos are MPEG-2 encoded, including DVD videos (MPEG-2 encoded .vob) and lots of camera footage(.mod, .mxf, .mpg, .dv, etc). If you really wanna play MPEG-2 PS/MPEG-2 TS videos on Surface tablet, wait for a few months for the Surface Windows 8 Pro, the real Windows 8 tab that comes with Windows 8 Media Center and supports to MPEG-2 codec naturally. If, however, you’ve started using the MS Surface RT, and still wanna watch MPEG-2 PS/MPEG-2 TS videos on Surface RT, here’s a solution. Converting MPEG-2 PS/MPEG-2 TS videos to Surface RT playable H.264 video Before we start, get the Pavtube Video Converter installed on a Windows PC. There’s free trial for you to download and test. Now follow the steps below to convert the MPEG-2 video: 1. Run the Windows RT Video Converter. Drag and drop source MPEG-2 videos to the program. Click here to view the original image of 600x394px. 2. When videos are loaded successfully, press on the Format bar and choose "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" preset, which also works on other Windows 8 tablet. Click here to view the original image of 590x298px. 3. To further compress MPEG-2 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 MPEG-2 videos to Microsoft Surface Windows RT supported H.264 video (*.mp4). 5. After conversion just click “Open” button to find generated MP4 and then connect the Surface Windows RT to PC and copy videos to the slab. Here's a guide showing how to transfer videos to Windows 8 tablet. To rip a protected DVD movie and even 1080p full HD Blu-ray discs for Surface RT, check the discounted Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.