The Microsoft Surface RT tablet plays WMV videos, but not your movies purchased from Amazon Instant Video, which are also saved in .wmv format as you download them from Amazon. This is because the Amazon Instant Videos are protected Windows media that can only be played in the Amazon Unbox Video Player or on a Kindle Fire tablet. In order to play downloaded Amazon movies on Microsoft Surface RT or other Windows 8 tablets, you have to remove the protections and turn the Amazon movies and TV shows into free contents. This article aims to give you some brief introduction of how to convert Amazon movie purchases to play on Surface RT tablet.
Convert Amazon movies and TV shows to Microsoft Surface RT playable videos
1. Get Pavtube ChewTune- the DRM video converter – installed on your PC.
2. Download Amazon Instant videos to local hard drive
3. Install Amazon Unbox Video Player.
Converting/Transfer Amazon Movies and TV shows to Microsoft Surface RT
Step 1. Drag and drop the movies from Amazon movie library to the software. Or click “Add” button on the main interface to import Amazon instant videos.
Step 2. Click “Format” and select an output format for Microsoft Surface RT. Here I suggest you choose "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as the output format.
3. Click “Convert” to export DRM-free movies. The conversion proceeds as Unbox Video Player plays the movies. So DO NOT turn off Unbox Video Player until the conversion is completed.
When conversion completes, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies, and copy them to Microsoft Surface RT from computer.
How to download Amazon Instant video to Windows/Mac computer:
All of the videos you buy from Amazon Instant Video are stored in Your Video Library. To download a video from Your Video Library on Amazon.com:
- Visit Your Video Library.
- Sign into your account if prompted.
- Click the video you want to watch.
- Choose Download to see a list of download locations and available copies of the video.
- If you select Download for offline viewing, choose a download location from the pull-down menu and click Download Now.
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