Sync movies, music, photos to Microsoft Surface RT

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    Maybe you just received your Surface RT, this wonderful windows 8 tablet is very different from Apple or android tablet. For most users, it takes a long time to operate it smoothly. So, it’s necessary to summarize tips & tricks for Surface RT. As far as i know, many people like to sync photos, music or videos to their Surface, so they can enjoy them on the portable device anywhere. Today, this article will share two ways for you to share media files with Surface.

    At first, we should figure out the media formats supported by Surface RT. Video Format include MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, audio format include MP3, WAV, eAAC+. Please make sure the media files you want to transfered are playable. If not, you can use the professional Surface Video converter to deal with in advance. Here are the two ways:

    The first way:

    Use a USB flash drive or memory card to transfer media files to Surface RT. Since Surface has full-size USB 2.0 port and supports expansion card. You can copy your media files to a USB flash drive or memory card (microSD, microSDHC, or micro SDXC card) and then copy the files to Surface.

    Details:

    Step 1. Copy files onto a USB flash drive or memory card on your other computer.

    Step 2. Insert the USB flash drive or memory card into Surface.

    Step 3. Tap or click the notification that appears in the upper-right corner of the screen.

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    Step 4. Tap or click Open folder to view files. File Explorer opens.

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    Step 5. Select the files or folders you want to add to Surface, tap or click Home, and then tap or click Copy to.

    Step 6. Select a location. For example, choose Documents if the flash drive or memory card contains documents.

    The second way:

    Download videos from home network.

    Microsoft bundles Office 2013 Home & Student Edition with your purchase of the Surface RT. This means you can access all files in your Homegroup, access shared folders from other computers on your network, and even map network drives which will automatically reconnect upon restarting the machine. As you can see from the screenshot below, Windows RT is functional well beyond the Start screen tiles and “Don’t call it Metro” interface.

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    Surface can access music, pictures, videos, and documents on computers that are part of your home network. To see the files and folders that have been shared on your network, go to the Start screen and open File Explorer. Shared items appear under HomeGroup or Network.

    That’s all. Hope this article is really useful for you to share and watch media files on Surface RT. Have a good time!
     
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    Remove DRM from iTunes M4V and Sync iTunes library to Surface RT and Pro

    This article will show you how to get music, movies or TV-shows purchased from iTunes to Microsoft Surface RT for smoothly playing.

    Q: I just bought a new Surface tablet and I am wondering if I could play music files I purchased on iTunes on my Surface RT? I have searched around the internet but I haven't got a specific answer to this question. Besides, the movies and TV-shows I have purchased on iTunes will be playable on my Surface RT?

    A: Before answering your question, keep in mind that the Windows RT based Surface tablet can not play any iTunes purchases with Apple Digital Rights Management (FairPlay DRM). However, all iTunes songs (at least in the US) will be DRM-free in steps since April 7, 2009. From my experience, if the song isn't copy protected it should play. For the little copyrighted iTunes songs, in .m4p format, you can upgrade these songs to DRM-free files for US$0.30/song or use DRM removal software to strip DRM from them free of charge.

    For iTunes videos, if they are video podcasts from iTunes, you can play them on your Surface RT without any problem. But if they are Movies, TV-shows or Music videos which you purchased directly through iTunes store, they are all with DRM protection. DRM can not stop you transferring iTunes video purchases to Surface RT, but the videos will say "this file is not supported" or "this video can't be played" when you play these iTunes movies/TV shows on the Surface RT tablet.

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    In order to play iTunes video files on Microsoft Surface RT, you have to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes M4V files to Surface RT compatible video formats(MP4 with H.264 video codec is highly recommended). To get the work done, a DRM Removal software is needed. If you're looking for ease-to-use, just check out Pavtube's ChewTune, which is an intuitive and stable DRM converter to help you remove DRM protection from iTunes, Amazon, Zune, BBC iPlayer, Napster, Blockbuster, etc. and convert videos to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere you like. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is the ChewTune Mac, which can convert and transfer iTunes movies to Surface RT on Mac OS X. Free download the right version and enjoy your iTunes M4V movies on Microsoft Surface RT without any hassle!

    Download iTunes to Surface RT Converter:

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    Convert, Transfer and Play iTunes movies on Surface RT

    The quick start guide below uses ChewTune Windows screenshots. The way to encoding iTunes M4V to Surface on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

    Step 1: Add iTunes movies to the software. Launch the DRM converter and click "Add Video" "Add Folder" to load the iTunes video files to the program for converting. You can also simply drag and drop media files to the source pane to add. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.

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    Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. Click "Format" bar and move mouse to "Windows" column, you can easily find the profile of "Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)". The output videos could fit on Surface RT or Pro perfectly.

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    If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. For watching videos on the Windows RT based Surface Tablet, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

    Step 3: After above steps, just click "Convert" to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V to Microsoft Surface RT MP4 videos.

    Once the process completes, download and transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos to your Surface RT Tablet via USB cable. Then you are free to enjoy and watch iTunes movies on Microsoft Surface RT as you like.

    And yes, this workaround works with Windows 8 as well, of course. Click here to get known the basic tips for watching movies on Microsoft Surface RT.

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