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How do I copy DVD movie to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 without DVD drive?


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If you want to get DVD movies playable on Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2, you will need a best DVD Ripper first, as Surface tablets doesn't recognize DVD files directly. Such as:

Q: "I have couple of DVD discs and the ISO images saved on my computer, I'd love to view them on my new Surface Pro 2, but I know I cannot directly watch on it. I would love an easy way to watch my DVD movies to Surface, can anyone help?"

As one of the most popular Windows 8 tablet, Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 is not equipped with DVD drive or support to DVD ISO image file. This means you cannot play DVDs on Surface Pro 2/Surface 2 directly, and your DVD movies must be encoded to Windows 8 compatible format before you can watch them on the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablet(s).

In this guide, we show you the easiest solution to convert DVD disc, DVD ISO/IFO to MP4, so that you can watch DVD movies on Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2.

Read more: Microsoft Surface Videos and Movies Playback Tips


Required Tool:

In order to convert DVD to MP4 for Surface Pro 2 quickly with best video quality, you are suggested to try this Pavtube DVD to Surface Pro 2 Converter(Get 30% OFF on 2013 Thanksgiving Promotion), a professional tool to help you roll off DVD protection and transfer DVD movie to Surface Pro 2 playable MP4 format with a few clicks.

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Tutorials: How to transfer DVD disc/ folder/ISO/IFO to Surface Pro 2?

Step 1. Run DVD to Windows 8 Converter; load DVD disc/ISO/IFO/folder.

Click the disc button to browse and import DVD disc from ROM, or load the ISO/IFO file that you want to convert for viewing on Windows 8 Surface Pro 2.


Pavtube DVD Ripper will detect and list the main title (the full length of this movie) and check it by default. So just keep it untouched and let's move on to Step 2.

Step 2. Choose format.

Highlight the movie title you want to rip, and then you can click the dropdown menu below "Subtitles" and "Audio" respectively, you will see many presets for difference devices and programs. In this case, you are suggested to select "Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as the best MP4 preset for Surface Pro 2.

Step 3. Adjust specs or edit video before conversion (Optional).

Click "Settings" button to configure file quality for Surface Pro 2. After entering "Profile Settings" panel, you are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters such as bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and more.

The recommended video settings for Surface Pro 2:
  • Video Codec: h264
  • Size (pix): 1920x1080
  • Bitrate (kbps): 1500~2500
  • Frame Rate (fps): original

If you prefer a much better video quality and don't mind the output file size, you can rise the video bit rate higher than 1500. Generally speaking, the higher video bit rate will result in the larger output file size, and vice versa.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now hit the big red "Convert" to start converting DVD movies to MP4 for Surface 2/Surface Pro 2.

After the conversion, you can get the converted DVD rips in .mp4 format by clicking the "Open" or "Open output folder" icon and transfer the result videos to your Surface Pro 2 via USB cable.

With this DVD to Surface Pro 2 converter, it becomes easy for you to convert and play DVD movie/folder/ISO/IFO files on portable devices, just few steps, you can get DVD movies converted. This DVD to Surface Pro 2 Ripper also equipped with NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology, so it can rip DVDs at a fast speed, it will save you much time. Now please take a try, hope it can help you.

And now you can transfer DVD movies to Surface Pro 2 at your leisure time freely. Enjoy.

Tips: If you have other media files like Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray ISO image files, MKV, AVI, MTS, MPG, VOB, TiVo, FLV, F4V, MOV, etc. HD videos, and want convert and watch them on your Surface Pro 2 or other devices(Surface 2, Surface RT, Surface Pro, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, Kindle Fire HDX, Moto X, Motorola Droid Mini, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab 3, Nexus 7 (2), Xperia Z1, LG G-Pad, Xperia Z Ultra, Acer Liquid E2/S2, Fonepad 7, MeMO Pad Smart 10, MeMO Pad HD 7, MeMO Pad ME172V, Motorola Droid Ultra, HTC One Mini, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, SkyPad tablets, Toshiba Encore , Toshiba Thrive 10.1, etc.), you can try the package tool Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac users: iMedia Converter for Mac) to achieve your goal. Both are 20% off on Thanksgiving Hot Deals 2013.

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