The latest released Microsoft Surface 2 with Retina Display no doubt adds more fun to your digital entertainment. But when you wanna transfer some personal video files like Xvid, FLV, MOV, MKV, etc to Surface 2 tablet, you would find the Surface 2 can’t play these videos well or even can’t recognize them. To play and watch movies on Surface 2 smoothly, what you need concern first is the Surface 2 file format.
So, what video files play on Microsoft Surface 2？What video codecs does the Surface 2 support?
After widely searching and multiple testing, I know MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, MEPG-2, VC-1, WMV 9 video format and codec can be natively supported by Microsoft Surface 2. For other HD files in WMV 7,8, XviD, DivX, AVI, FLV, M2TS, MTS, MOV, VOB, MKV, etc codec or formats, Surface 2 tablet will not open and read.
Some guys suggest to install a media player app for Surface 2, but it’s a pity like the popular video player VLC is still not available on Windows Surface 2 tablet. And the possible solution is to convert videos to Surface 2 compatible format first with a third-party software.
Being a professional video converter program, Brorsoft Video Converter is highly recommended to help you finish the Surface 2 video conversion task. This Surface 2 converter offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MTS, FLV, TiVo, VOB… to Surface 2 friendly videos without quality loss. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Check the following guide to know how to change video format for playing on Surface 2.
How-To| Convert AVI, XviD, FLV, M2TS, MOV, VOB, MKV to Surface 2
Step 1. Download and install the best Surface 2 Video Converter and launch it to add the video files you want to convert.
Step 2. Click “Format” bar, you can get optimized videos for your surface Pro under “Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface 2 perfectly.
Tip: Click the “Settings” icon and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 3. Start encoding avi, mov, flv, mkv, mts, vob to Microsoft Surface 2 via hitting the Convert button.
After the conversion, just get the output files via clicking the “open” button, then you are able to get M2TS, MKV, AVI, VOB, MOV, etc files on Surface 2 for smooth playback without any problem. Enjoy your digital life.