What if any Digital Copy movies work on Surface tablet

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  1. MultimediaExpert

    MultimediaExpert New Member

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    Summary: Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to transfer digital copy movies to your Surface tablet for playback without quality loss.

    Transferring Digital Copies to my Surface? - Obviously I no longer want to play movies on or even get my laptop out while traveling. My surface is the device for use in the air so how do I transfer my legally obtained (Blu-ray/DVD) digital copies from my PC to my Surface. Any ideas?

    As a digital version of Blu-ray or DVD movie, Digital Copy gives you he flexibility to watch your movie anytime, anywhere. You may transfer your "Digital Copy" to your Mac, PC and iTunes-compatible devices. Basically Digital Copies all boil down to the DRM (Digital Rights Management) which prevents you from playing them on unauthorized devices. Unfortunately, the Microsoft Surface tablet - both Surface RT and Surface Pro have not get a license to play DRM contents, which means digital copy movies will even play on your Surface Tablet.

    In order to bring Digital Copies downloads to Surface tablet for playing without problems, you need to strip DRM from Digital Copy movies first and then convert Digital Copy (WMV/M4V) to a Surface friendly format such as the MP4. To achieve your goal smoothly, below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to transfer and play Digital Copies on Microsoft Surface tablet.

    Requirements

    Pavtube ChewTune (Mac version) - an easy-to-use yet top-ranking DRM removal software for Android. It can easily help you strip DRM from the videos from Blu-ray/DVD digital copies, iTunes store, Amazon, and more. And the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. Just download it and follow a guide below to realize the way playing Digital Copy movies on Microsoft Surface RT or Pro Tablet without DRM restrictions in just a few mouse clicks.

    Removing DRM and Convert Digital Copy to Surface supported video formats

    Before conversion you need first to transfer Digital Copy to computer in Windows Media (.wmv) or iTunes video format (.m4v). And here we go with the DRM removal process. If you have no idea about Digital Copy transferring, refer to a detailed guide here.

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    Step 1. Run ChewTune, drag and drop Digital Copy movie to the software

    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) (To get the customized profie, you need to download a patch here)". The output videos could fit on Surface RT or Pro perfectly. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

    Step 3. Click the big "Convert" button to start converting Digital Copy to Surface RT/Pro supported MP4 videos.

    Once the process completes, you can transfer the DRM-free MP4 videos to your Surface. In this way, you can play Digital Copy movies on Microsoft Surface RT or Pro Tablet as you want. Enjoy!

    P.S. If you have no idea about Surface file transfer, you can check out the post The Ways Transferring Files to Your Surface to learn more. If you have some problems when enjoying videos on Surface, you can check out Microsoft Surface Video Playback Column to learn more

    Note: Microsoft Surface can't play video files from certain locations! Moving them locally sorted it out.
     
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    PavtubeVideo New Member

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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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