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Getting all .AVI files playable on Surface Windows RT/Pro tablet


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Both Microsoft Surface RT and Pro lack 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 AVI is a format that Surface claimed to support, users have reported AVI playback issues.

If you also find some AVIs not playing well on the Windows RT tablet, Pavtube Video Converter will help you out, since it converts AVI to Surface RT optimized MP4 format while downsizing the videos to make room for other media and apps.

How to convert AVI for Microsoft Surface RT/Pro playback
1. Add AVI files to Microsoft Surface Video Converter. You can directly drag and drop the videos on your hard drive to the app. This Microsoft Surface Video Converter supports batch conversion, so you can add several files at one time. It saves your time and energy.


2. Select Microsoft Surface RT preset from format list. In the format column, choose "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" preset.


Tip: If there is not preset for the device, download a profile patch from here and double-click on it to install. The output video will be encoded in 16:9, which fits Surface RT tablet just right.

3. Hit on "Convert" to start AVI to Microsoft Surface conversion on Windows 7/Vista/XP. You can go for some coffee, leaving this app do the rest for you.

4. When conversion completes, hit on “Open” to find converted files and transfer videos to Surface RT.

Other than converting AVI to Microsoft Surface, this Surface Video Converter also lets you to edit videos a bit. You can trim a large video file into several segments to get rid of the unwanted part; you can crop the video frame size, and make it fit on your new Microsoft Surface RT more perfectly. If you are not satisfied with your video effect, you can switch to another type of video effect, say, Old Film or Gray.

The software converts MKV, MP4, AVI, VOB, MOV, M4V, MTS, etc to Microsoft Surface RT optimized MP4 video at ease as well. But it doesn’t do DVD conversion. 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.

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How to play DVD movies on Surface RT and Surface Pro windows 8 tablet?

Summary: Here is a useful tutorial which will tells you the easy way to get your movies off of your DVD discs and onto your Microsoft Surface RT/Pro tablet for playback smoothly.

There are 2 editions of Microsoft Surface has been announced, the Surface RT and the Surface Pro. If you are still using a netbook/laptop and hesitating to get a tablet, this is the time and I totally recommend you to purchase a Microsoft tablet because this is an efficient and compact device. You can get the comfort and portability of a tablet, and still don't lose the high performance of a laptop. If you have many DVD collections, why don't you copy the DVDs to Surface RT/Pro? Maybe you just plan to do this, Please read the following article carefully.


Surface RT/Pro isn't able to read DVD discs even DVD rips, what we need to do is, ripping and converting DVD movies to Surface RT/Pro supported video formats. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Launch Pavtube DVD Ripper, which is the best DVD to Surface converter ( Mac version) on your computer, and then load your DVD movies into it.


Step 2. Choose the special preset for Surface RT/Pro.

Just follow "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" which is the best video format for Surface RT/Pro playback. Also will give you full screen effect.


By clicking on "Settings", you will get the detailed information of the profile. Meanwhile, you are allowed to make some adjustments by yourself to get your wanted video quality. Or just keep the default.

Step 3. Start the conversion by clicking on "Convert" button on the interface of this DVD Surface Converter.

After the above process, you could use a USB cable to transfer the converted DVD movies to Surface RT/Pro. Now, you can watch DVD films on Surface RT/Pro as you like. Hope this article really helps.

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Bets multi-track DVD to Surface Converter – watch DVD ISO/IFO movie on Surface (Pro) 2 with multiple languages

Description: The best solution to copy DVD IFO/ISO to Surface (Pro) 2 with multiple audio tracks so that you can free switch different languages while playback DVD movie on Surface (Pro) 2.

What is an IFO file?

IFO files are files that store DVD information. These files are commonly referred to as DVD Info Files because IFO files contain DVD scene and timing information.
On a DVD-Video disc, there are two folders, AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. In the VIDEO_TS folder, there are many files with the extensions .IFO, .BUP and .VOB. The .IFO files are simply information files; they have no video or audio data at all. They hold information on the VOB files, which are the actual MPEG-2 Video, Dolby Digital / DTS / PCM audio files. You don't particularly play an IFO file, but if you were to open an IFO file in certain software it would play the DVD or a certain set of VOB files.

What is an ISO file?

Think of an .iso as a container that holds all the files and folders contained on a CD/ DVD. Unlike a .zip file, an ISO is not compressed. ISO files are useful for keeping backups of CDs and DVDs and for storing the contents of CDs or DVDs on hard-drives or uploading and downloading them on the internet.

You can play MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 videos on Surface (Pro) 2, but DVD ISO/IFO files are not supported natively. What to do if you happen to have a large DVD collection and wish to enjoy DVD IFO/ISO image files on Surface (Pro) 2 anywhere?

Don't want to loss video quality? Need to keep all the audio-tracks so that you can free switch languages while playback?

Try this Pavtube ByteCopy. (Mac users can try this ByteCopy for Mac).

Pavtube DVD to Surface Converter Pro is a professional multi-track converting tool; with this DVD multi-track converter, you can easily rip DVD IFO/ISO files to the best MP4 file for Surface (Pro) with multiple audio tracks.

How to convert DVD ISO/IFO to multi-track MP4 for Surface (Pro) 2

Step 1. Run DVD multi-track Converter; import IFO/ISO image files.

Click the top left disc icon and choose "Load IFO/ISO" to import your DVD IFO/ISO files; DVD discs, Blu-ray discs, Blu-ray ISO files are also supported.


Step 2. Choose Multi-track MP4 as target video format.

Click the drop-down list and choose "Multi-track Video>Multi-track MP4" as the best multi-track preset for Surface (Pro) 2.


Step 3. Adjust target Video/Audio settings (Optional).

Click "Settings" to adjust target file specs. You are allowed to change video size, bitrate, frame rate in "Video" tab and free check needed audio tracks in "Audio" tab as below:


Step 4. Start Conversion.

Hit the big red "Convert" to start converting DVD IFO/ISO image files to MP4 for Surface (Pro) 2 with multiple audio tracks (languages). After the conversion, hit "Open" or "Open output folder" to locate the converted video directly. (Transfer video, music, photo files to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2)

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