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Many users have problems to play AVi videos on HTC Windows Phone 8X. AVI is named for audio video interleave. It’s also a multimedia container format. As wikipedia said, AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Anyway, this format can’t be played well by HTC Windows Phone 8X. Wanna watch AVI videos on HTC Windows Phone 8X without any issues? And haven’t found out an available way to make it? Don’t worry, the following article i will share you my own solution to make avi videos playing on the windows 8 phone.

Need to be Prepared in advance, an avi to HTC Windows Phone 8X converter is necessary. Here i use Pavtube video converter. If you are a beginner, you may refer to the following article to convert avi videos for HTC Windows Phone 8X.

First of all, you should download and install this HTC Windows Phone 8X video converter on your computer. The process is very simple and won’t take much time. Pavtube studio also make many patches for us to get the presets of latest devices, HTC Windows Phone 8X preset included. Here i suggest you also installing the patch. Now, please follow the tips to do it step by step.

1. Run this conversion software. Add your avi video files.

2. Choose HTC Windows Phone 8X format. Since you have installed the patch, this step is rather simple. Just Click on “Format”, located in “Windows” category, then you can easily find the “HTC Windows Phone 8 H.264 (*.mp4)”, just select it.


Note: By Clicking “Settings”, you will open a “profile settings” window. you can adjust some parameters to get the video quality you want. But you should know, higher quality with bigger size, Please pay attention to the storage space of your HTC Windows Phone 8X.

3. Press the “Convert” button, begin to convert avi videos to HTC Windows Phone 8X.

Thanks to the ATI stream and CUDA technology of this avi converter, the conversion speed is much faster, you will get the result video in a short time. When it’s done, copy the converted video to HTC Windows Phone 8X. Now, everything is ok. Just enjoy your time!


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Can Surface RT Play MKV/AVI/FLV/F4V/Tivo/MPG/VOB videos and Blu-ray/DVD Movies?

Source: Can Surface RT Play MKV, AVI, Flash FLV/F4V, Tivo, MPG, VOB videos and Blu-ray/DVD Movies? | Best Codec for Tablets

Do you know what video formats Microsoft Surface RT can play? Do you want to convert and copy MKV with DTS, AVI, VOB, Flash FLV/F4V, Tivo, WMV, MPG videos to Surface RT? Do you like to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on Surface RT tablet? Get the best Blu-ray/DVD/Video Converter Ultimate for Surface RT, follow the guide, it can help you to convert these HD Videos and Movies to Surface RT for enjoyment freely.


As Microsoft Surface RT hit the market, it has been of great concern. Unlike its competitors, Microsoft has largely stayed out of the hardware business. They have the Xbox and a line of input devices, but coming up with the Surface RT was a big step for them. And the Surface RT is a genuinely different computing experience, one that can be enjoyable in the right circumstances. For its users, aside from do business, having entertainment on Surface RT is also a nice choice. There are a pile of movies on its Xbox video store. And you would be eager to know what video formats can Microsoft Surface RT play?

Here we list the Microsoft Surface RT supported file types according to my multiple-testing result.


From the formats table, you can know Surface RT can play MP4, MOV, M4V, etc formats well, but frustratingly, the other files like MKV, VOB, MPG, TiVo, FLV, etc are not compatible with Surface RT. So, how to add videos to Microsoft Surface RT for smooth playback?

We searched the solutions to the problem. Some users offer the responses that Surface RT can play some video formats out of the box, and if you do download PressPlay Video from the store then you can play more, but limitation always exists there. Some movies files like MKV still cannot be supported. If your movie isn't already in one of the Surface RT supported formats or it's still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you may have to encode/re-encode it first. Here's how:

Free Download and install the App: Pavtube Surface RT Video Converter (now is 20% off on Thanksgiving Giveaway and Promotion!)

It's an all-in-one app right for you, the program can help you compress 1080p Blu-ray to Surface RT, rip DVD movie to Microsoft Surface RT tablet and convert HD videos to Surface RT, including MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, TiVo, Flash videos and more, everything can be transferred to Surface RT optimized formats at ease. If you are a Mac user, you can use its equivalent Mac version - 20% off Mac Video Converter for Surface RT to achieve your goal smoothly.

Guide: How to transfer HD Videos and Movies to Microsoft Surface RT?

The quick start guide below uses the Video Converter Ultimate Windows (Windows 8 included) screenshots. The way to convert video files to Surface RT on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

1. Add media files to the Video Converter for Microsoft Surface RT.

Once run the Video Converter for Microsoft Surface RT, you can click "Add Video" to load video files like MTS/M2TS, MKV, VOB, MOV, TOD, TiVo, etc or click on "BD/DVD disc" icon to load movie from DVD and Blu-ray source(Disc, folder, ISO).


2. Select output video format for Surface RT.

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/Pro 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. Set output quality (Optional)

If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. For watching videos on the Windows RT based Surface tablet, 720p with 1500 or 2000kbps is just all right. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.


4. Start converting video/movie to Surface RT

After above steps, just go back to the main interface and click "Convert" button to begin converting DVD, Blu-ray and various formats of 1080p video files to Surface RT MP4 videos. When the ripping task is completed, you can click "Open" to find the ripped videos. Bingo! Now just transfer the converted video files to your Surface RT Tablet and enjoy the movies!

If you have no idea about Surface file transfer, you can check out the post The Ways Transferring Files to Your Surface RT to learn more. If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Surface tablet, just check out Microsoft Surface RT Column to learn more.

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