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Enable Surface RT tablet to play DivX/Xvid AVI smoothly


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Summary: If you have problems about playing DivX/Xvid AVI videos on Microsoft Surface RT tablet, you can follow this tutorial to convert AVI to MP4 videos for your Surface RT tablet.

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Microsoft Surface RT is a great device for you to enjoy movies, TV shows or podcast anytime as long as you want. However, things seemed not easy when you try to play DivX/Xvid AVI videos on Microsoft Surface RT. The reason you cannot successfully get some AVI files playable on your Surface RT is quite simple: the default and downloaded player on the Microsoft Surface Tablet cannot find a suitable decoder for the codec in the DivX/Xvid AVI file. So you will meet problems such as audio and video out of sync, video without sound, or even can't be played.

To put and play DivX/Xvid AVI movies on Microsoft Surface RT tablet, an easy way is to convert AVI to Surface RT supported video formats. Along with some help from third-party software , you can finish you task effortlessly. Below I will take Pavtube Video Converter for an example to show you how to transfer DivX/Xvid AVI videos to Microsoft Surface RT for smoothly playback.

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How to Convert DivX/Xvid AVI for play on Surface RT tablet

1. Download, install and launch the AVI to Surface Converter. And then click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source materials in .avi format. Besides avi, you can also load 1080p/720p FLV, MKV, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.


2. Choose output format. Click "Format" bar to and select MP4 from the format list (MP4 is highly compatible with Surface tablet). You can easily get the optimized videos for Surface RT under Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4). 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.


3. After above settings, you can start the DivX/Xvid AVI to MP4 Conversion for Surface RT tablet

4. Once the conversion complete, locate the files and transfer the converted MP4 videos to your Surface RT tablet. As you see, now you can effortlessly watch DivX/Xvid AVI videos on Suface RT Tablet. 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.

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