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Transfer Vudu videos to Surface RT tablet for playback


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Without a doubt, Vudu files are the same with iTunes, Digital Copy or amazon instant videos that protected by DRM. Vudu files can't be played directly by Microsoft Surface RT tablet. Here’s a solution for your reference – cracking the DRM system and converting the Vudu video into free MP4 files that are naturally supported by any tablet/smartphone.

DRM removal tool- Pavtube ChewTune ($29)

Click to purchase the app or download a trial from here (Windows 7 only)- a trial puts watermark on converted videos.

See Also: Microsoft Surface column and Surface Review

Now you’re ready to remove DRM from Vudu movies with ChewTune:

1. Run the Vudu to Surface RT converter, click “Add” button on the main interface to import Vudu movies, or you may drag and drop the movies from movie library to the software.


2. Click “Format” and select "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" format, because H.264 .mp4 video play well on all the tablets on market, and it’s also a streaming media format, meaning you can stream H.264 .mp4 video to HDTV.

3. Click “Convert” to create DRM-free Vudu movies. The conversion proceeds as Windows Media Player plays the movies. So DO NOT turn off the player until the conversion is completed.


When conversion completes, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies. Now you’re ready to transfer DRM-free Vudu movies to Surface tablet. When your Surface tab is connected to computer via USB cable, you can put movies easily to the tablet since the device acts like a USB stick after tapping “Connect as USB Storage” on the screen. Hope this article is really helpful for you to watch Vudu videos on Surface.

Tips: If you want to watch 2D/3D Blu-ray, HD DVDs and various HD Videos on your Surface RT, Pavtube Studio offer some bundle software to save your money and time:

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