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Easily play 3GP videos on Microsoft Surface Pro


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Surface with Windows Pro includes a full-size USB 2.0 port. This means that USB accessories that you can plug into a PC can be plugged into your Surface. For example, a printer, camera, music player, a mouse, or even an external hard drive. You can also transfer videos to Windows Pro via USB for enjoying on the Win 8 tablet. However, The Surface RT lacks a powerful video playback solution - Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center are not included – and thus many video formats can’t be played on the slab. Though 3GP is a format that Surface Pro claimed to support, users have reported 3GP playback issues.

3GP is based on the structure of MPEG-4 Part 14, otherwise known as MP4. 3GP was designed to reduce the overhead in terms of storage and bandwidth to allow video files that could be handled by smartphones.

Many mobile phones can even shoot HD 3GP video from HTC Desire HD, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation etc. They're of small volume and simple to transmit, so you can send or receive video of this format easily. Would you like to import these 3GP format movies to the newly purchased Surface Pro in order to enjoy them in your free time? If so, then follow this post to get a simple solution to convert 3GP to Surface and enjoy 3GP movies on Surface Pro now.

You will need try a third-party Surface Pro Video Converter software for help, don't need to feel headache anymore. It helps you convert 3GP video to Surface MP4 format with perfect output file quality.

Guide: Convert 3GP videos to Surface Pro

Install Pavtube Video Converter for Windows | Video Converter for Mac

Step 1. Click “Add Video” to load 3GP video files.


Step 2. Click “Format” bar and select "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" format for Surface Pro to playback.


Tip: You may further click “Settings” to custom video quality or download profile-patch (Windows only) for Surface Pro.

Step 3. Press “Convert” to start converting 3GP videos to Surface Pro.

Step 4. After conversion completes click the "Open" button to find the converted files. You can then transfer videos to Surface Pro from PC via USB connection.
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