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How does the Surface RT hold up after a weekend of use? Did you notice that the Surface RT lacks a powerful video playback solution due to lack of Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center? The included video app is very limited – only support .avi, .mp4, .wmv and .asf format - missing the ability to decode DVD’s natively. Anyway, there are some apps that let enjoy movies more freely. If you have invested a lot on DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, here’s good solution for watching movies on Microsoft Surface RT: by hacking and converting your DVD and Blu-ray collections, you can put any movies onto the Surface RT and take them wherever you go. In this article, we will present a solution and tell you how to watch Blu-ray movies on Microsoft Surface RT.

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet


Required Tools:
Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Microsoft Surface RT - this program is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/2000/XP. If you are running a Mac desktop, use Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface RT Converter for Mac.
Note: Whether you running a Mac computer or a Windows PC, an internal or external Blu-ray drive is required for ripping movie directly from a Blu-ray disc.


Guide of ripping 1080p Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface RT playable 1080p video

Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface RT Converter, click “Blu-ray disc” icon to load Blu-ray movie files directly from your Blu-ray disc via the BD drive.

 Blu-ray to Microsoft Surface RT Converter

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


Microsoft Surface RT Preset


Tip: Download Profile Patch for Blu-ray Ripper if there’s not preset for Surface RT tab (Windows version only); or follow step 3 to manually custom a preset for the tablet.



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.

Best settings for Microsoft Surface RT 1080p video
Codec: h264
Size (pix):1920*1080
Frame Rate (fps): original (Set frame rate at ‘original’ to avoid audio and video out of sync issues)

Sample Rate (hz):48000
Channels: Stereo


If you prefer to view movies on Microsoft Surface RT with 720p quality or in full screen, there is another recommended Microsoft Surface RT profile.

Microsoft Surface RT H.264 720P Video (*.mp4)



Frame Rate(fps): original

Sample Rate(hz):48000
Channels: Stereo


Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray movies to 1080p Microsoft Surface RT video. When finished, click “Open” button to get the resulted mp4 video. Then connect Surface RT to your computer and transfer converted movies to the Windows 8 tablet for viewing.


For people who also want to convert MKV, MTS, MPG, TS videos to Windows 8 tablet, the money-saving bundle Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate is a better buy.

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