Summary: Follow this simple tutorial to learn how to convert and play MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, WMV, FLV etc video files and TiVo tv shows on Microsoft Surface 2 without format
I have a hard time seeing gaining traction, however the new Microsoft Surface 2 sure looks awesome and will certainly buy one. And for those that don't see the point with the tablet obviously doesn't need one, I just leave it like that... On a side note, the Surface 2 is a bargain compared to the new Wacom Cintiq Companion. Well, what let me down, Surface 2 only supports very limited video formats. If you have videos in MKV, VOB, MOV, M2TS, Tivo, MPG, FLV, etc formats, you could not transfer them to Surface 2 for playback directly.
One of the effective solutions is to convert them in advance. So selecting a suitable video converter for Surface 2 is necessary. Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended.
Applying the top-rated video convert program, you can convert all 1080p/720p videos, including AVI, MOV, FLV, MKV, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, M2TS, etc. to Microsoft Surface 2 compatible formats e.g. MP4. Plus, this video converter also provides the optimal presets for Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10/7/4 and other popular portable devices. If you are on Mac, get Video Converter for Mac, which enables you convert videos to Surface 2 on Mac OS X(Mavericks).
Step-by-Step guide of converting and transferring AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV to Surface 2
Step 1: Run Surface 2 Video Converter and import source files
Launch the Video Converter for Surface 2 and here pops up an intuitive interface, click “Add Video” to load your different video files, such as MKV, AVI, MOV, MTS, VOB, TiVo, and more, which you would like to transfer to the gadget.
Step 2: Set output format for Surface 2 tablet
Click “Format” bar, you can get optimized videos for your surface 2 under “Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface 2 perfectly.
Step 3: Put and play videos on Microsoft Surface 2
Now click "Convert" button to start encoding AVI, MKV, VOB, MPG, FLV, WMV to Surface 2. You may check "Shut down computer after conversion" and leave it be.
After conversion is done, you could click the "Open" button to find the converted files and now put and play videos of various formats on Microsoft Surface 2 for more joy.
To transfer commercial Blu-ray, DVD movies to Surface 2 as well as kinds of HD video files, you can get Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate, which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Asus MeMO Pad HD 7, Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, Note 3 and other Android/Windows/iOS tablets/phones for smoothly playing. If you are on a Mac, iMedia Converter for Mac is the alternative.
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