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Rip and convert Blu-ray ISO movies to Surface Pro for playback


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Microsoft Surface Pro has a 1920*1080 display. It’s really good news for people who always take tablet as a portable media player. Based on its full HD screen, most of the 1080p movies will be showed in a perfect way. You may just plan to put your Blu-ray 1080p movies onto Surface Pro for playing, but, although Surface Pro is indeed a ultrabook, it can’t be connected to an external Blu-ray drive, so it’s impossible to play Blu-ray movies on Surface Pro directly.

Here is a good solution to play movies on Microsoft Surface Pro. By hacking and converting Blu-ray/DVD ISO movies to Surface Pro, in other words, change the Blu-ray DVD ISO movies into a video format that Surface Pro playable. Then you can take them wherever you go. Below is the details.

Required Software:

Blu-ray ISO Ripper for Surface Pro (Windows version)
Mac Blu-ray Ripper for Surface Pro (Mac version)

PS: The windows version works on Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. Mac version requires Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or above.

How-to: Rip Blu-ray DVDs for Surface Pro.

Step 1. After installation. Run Blu-ray ISO to Microsoft Surface Pro Converter, click “ISO/IFO” icon to load Blu-ray ISO movie files directly. You can also import DVD movies.


Step 2. Click “Format” bar, and select “Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. as target format from “Windows” pull down menu.


Step 3. You are allowed to click “Settings” button and go to “Profile Settings” windows to customize the video quality by adjusting video and audio settings.

To get 1080p videos on Surface Pro. Refer to the following parameter。

Codec: h264
Size (pix):1920*1080
Frame Rate (fps): original

Sample Rate (hz):48000
Channels: Stereo

NOTE: The result movie quality mostly based on the original movie quality. So it’s not good thing to use the 1080p settings when the resolution of your original movie file is lower than 1080p.

Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray movies to Microsoft Surface Pro. When finished, click “Open” button to get the resulted mp4 video. Then connect Surface Pro to your computer and transfer converted movies to the Windows 8 tablet for viewing.

That’s all. Hope my article is really useful for you to watch Blu-ray 1080p movies on Surface Pro. If you like it, just share it or feedback in comments.