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How to Rip a Blu-ray for Playback with Microsoft Surface tablet


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This guide will show you the steps to rip and convert Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface videos so that you can play your favourite 1080p Blu-ray movies on Surface Windows RT and Surface Windows 8 Pro Tablet on the go.

Separately powered with Intel and ARM chip, Microsoft Surface Tablets are born with so many expectations. Featured a 10.6-inch, 16:9 widescreen ClearType HD Display, both Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro are ideal for movie and TV show watching. However, Surface still not comes with BD-ROM the same as other Tablets. So if you want to play your favorite 1080p Blu-ray movies on Surface RT or Pro, you'll need to convert Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface supported video formats first and then transfer them to your Tablet for playback.

To achieve your goal smoothly, below is a great tutorial for you, which mainly tells you how to rip and copy Blu-ray movies to your Surface tablet easily and fast. Just follow it.

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Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (Currently on sale - 30% Off). If you need to run the software on Mac OS, please download the Blu-ray to Surface Converter Mac.

The program is an easy-to-use and wonderful Blu-ray and DVD ripping tool to help you convert both homemade and commercial Blu-ray yet DVD movies to Microsoft Surface MP4 videos for unlimited playback. Besides, it can also rip Blu-ray to all other popular video formats like AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc. for playing and sharing on iPhone, iPad, Archos, Zen, Blackberry, Samsung, Asus, etc. I've had success using the program to convert Blu-Ray and DVD discs to a format playable by my RT based Surface tablet. I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. Just download the right version and follow the below guide to transfer and play 1080p Blu-ray movies onto Microsoft Surface Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro for smoothly playback.

How to Convert Blu-ray to Surface compatible video formats

The below guide uses BD ripper for Windows screenshots. The way ripping Blu-ray movie to Surface on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version. A Blu-ray drive is needed for ripping BD movies.

1. Click "Blu-ray disc" button to choose and import Blu-ray or DVD movies from your computer's hard drive to the program. As you can see, added files can be previewed on the right viewing window. You can adjust the video volume and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.


2. Click "Format" bar, you can get optimized videos for Surface Tablets 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.


Tips: Before the conversion, you can click "Edit" button on the top to edit your videos by cropping, trimming, adding watermarks, etc. What's more, you can choose the subtitles and audio track for the target video on the main interface.

3. After all the above settings, simply click "Convert" button to start converting Blu-ray files to Surface MP4 video.

Just wait for the converting process to be done. After that, find the converted videos in your output folder and transfer them your Surface Tablet with cable. In this way, you can play 1080p Blu-ray movies on Microsoft Surface Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro and enjoy them on the go.

Note: Microsoft Surface can't play video files from certain loacations! Moving them locally sorted it out.

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. If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Surface tablet, just check out Microsoft Surface RT Column to learn more.

As you see, now you can effortlessly watch Amazon Instant WMV videos on Microsoft Surface RT tablet and enjoy the show. If your movie isn’t already in one of the supported formats or it’s still on a DVD or Blu-ray, you can get an all-in-1 video covnerter app - 20% OFF dsicount Blu-ray Video Converter Ulitimate (or its Mac Version - 20% OFF discount iMedia Converter Mac) to encode movies to play on your Surface tablet with ease.