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How to Transfer and Play HD Movies on Surface Pro 4/3/2 Tablets?

On Surface Pro tablets, you can not only watch high definition movies offered from popular  including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon, etc, but also download them offline for viewing on Surface tablets when you are out of Internet connection. The following article will show you how to transfer and play HD movies on Surface Pro tablets with best video and audio effect.

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Surface Pro 4/3/2 supported file formats

You can use the Movies & TV app on Surface Pro tablets to watch home videos. Make sure the HD movie files are supported by your Surface pro tablets, below are Surface Pro 4/3/2 supported formats list:

Video formats

Container or File Formats File Extension Codec
MPEG-4 .3g2


H.264(Baseprofile, Mainprofile, Highprofile)


H.263 H.264 (Baseprofile, Mainprofile, Highprofile)

MPEG-4 Part2 SP and ASP

MPEG-2 .m2ts(AVCHD) H.264
ASF .asf VC-1 WMV 9
.wma n/a
ADTS .aac n/a
MP3 .mp3 n/a
WAV .wav n/a
AVI .avi

MPEG-4 Part2 SP and ASP






FLAC .flac n/a
3GP .3gp n/a
3G2 .3g2 n/a
AMR .amr n/a

Audio formats: .mp3, .aac, .flac, .m4a, .wav, .wma, .ac3, .3gp, .3g2, .amr

Here's is how to play videos from your surface tablets video library:
Step 1: Go to Start Start, and select All apps > Movies & TV.
Step 2: Select Menu Menu > Video.
Step 3: Choose the video you want to play.

Play unsupported HD video on Surface Pro 4/3/2

If you have some unsupported HD video such as MKV, MOV, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, etc to play on Surface Pro tablets, then you can use a third-party video conversion tool to convert them to Surface Pro 4/3/2 playable formats listed above. Here, we would recommend you to download Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which is powerful enough to convert HD videos in virtually any file formats to Surface Pro 4/3/2 best playback formats or Surface tablets preset profile formats for direct playback.


For Blu-ray or DVD disc owners, you can turn to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Windows/Mac (best video converter ultimate review) to get commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc into Surface Pro tablets readable formats.

How to Transfer and Play HD Video on Surface Pro 4/3/2/1?

Step 1: Input source HD video files.
Run HD video to Surface Pro video converter on your computer, click "File" > "Add from Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to import unsupported videos you want to convert.

Step 2: Output Surface Pro supported file formats.
Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down option list, select to output Surface Pro 4/3/2 supported file formats such as "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)".

You can also directly choose Surface Pro preset profile formats by following "Windows" > "Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)" in the output format list.

Step 3: Begin the conversion.
One click on the "Convert" button to start HD videos to Surface Pro 4/3/2 supported formats.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open Output Folder" button to pop out the folders with converted files, just follow the guide to move media files to Surface tablets for playing with ease.

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