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How to Play MKV with DTS audio on Surface RT


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Surface tablets have a 10.6-inch wide touch screen displayand come with USB support,dual Wi-Fi antennae, abuilt-in kickstand to make thetablet stand up by itself and an optional keyboard that doubles as the tablet’s cover. Microsoftdesigned two versions of the tablet. The Windows RT version runs on an ARM processor, is available with32 or 64 gigabytes of storage and comes with a leanversion of Microsoft Office.


It's really great for movie lovers to watch movies on Surface RT. Unfortunately, Surface couldn’t handle all the MKV files. Especially, MKV movies with DTS audio. Which is Multi-channel audio file encoding method, saves five tracks for surrounding sound. Sometimes referred as 5.1 channel. In order to play DTS audio, the output and speaker set up must support 5 channel audio, which is unrealistic for Surface RT, or any other mobile devices. So as to watch MKV movies with DTS audio on Surface RT smoothly, we have to convert MKV with DTS to Surface RT playable mp4 format with ac3 or aac audio.

Here is how to do it:
1. Download the MKV to Surface RTconverter (Mac Version) install it.


2. Import your MKV file in DTS audio from your computer.

3. Choose output for Surface RT. Click on “Format”, in “Windows” category, you can easily find the preset "Microsoft Surface RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" for Surface RT. Here, you may choose it.


4. If you prefer 16:9 aspect ratio with 1280x720 in resolution, just press “Settings” button and set “Size” to 1280*720 instead. For better quality you can set video bitrate up to 2000 to 3000kbps.

If you wish, you may modify the Size as 1920*1080 to get full hd video quality.

5. Start transcoding MKV dts to MP4 aac for Surface RT.

When the conversion is done, you may transfer the converted mp4 file to Surface RT. After that, you can enjoy MKV videos with DTS audio on Surface RT tablet.

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