FAQs: How to watch Blu-ray movies (Folder and ISO files) on Surface 2?

Hello, new Surface 2 holder, I’m glad to share my experience on “How to get Blu-ray movies onto Surface 2 for playback with ease?” For me, Surface 2 is a good media player and game machine to meet our personal entertainment needs. This article is written specially for movie lovers, who always watch movies on Surface 2. You just need a easy-to-use Blu-ray to Surface 2 Converter tool to convert Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO files to Surface 2 playable MP4 format. Pavtube BDMagic can help you can help you achieve easily.

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The following are some of the problems encountered by Surface 2 users:

Question 1:

“My daughter is 7 year old this year. She like watching cartoons very much. I plan to transfer Blu-ray movie “Ice Age” and “Finding Nemo” to my Surface 2, let her watch the movies before sleeping. But hardly worse, Surface 2 can not read the Blu-ray disc. My friend give me some suggestions: backup or rip my Blu-ray movies to Surface 2 support playable format. I think it is feasible. Could you recommend?”

The Surface 2, the same as Surface RT, only supports limited video format MP4 (H.264, MPEG-4 video codec). To solve you quesion, please refer the steps:

1. Insert Blu-ray disc into BD-Rom.

2. Install Blu-ray to Surface 2 Converter, load your Blu-ray disc.

3. Choose output format.

4. Start Blu-ray to Surface 2 conversion

5. Click “Open” button to transfer Blu-ray to Surface 2

That’s all, it’s so simple.

Question 2:

“I’d like to convert movies (Blu-rays and ISO images of Blu-rays) to a proper format like MP4 so I can watch them on my new Surface 2 Tablet. I am currently experiencing a lag between the audio and video, the sound is not in sync. I’ve browsed but cannot figure out why. I have tried other converters but get the same results.”

I used to come across same problem till I find Pavtube BDMagic which output excellent videos for playback, and I never had video and auio sync issue ever again.

Question 3:

“For software that has to be loaded from a blu-ray movie, how will I get my software on the Surface 2? Will I have to use an external Blu-ray drive whenever I want to watch Blu-ray movies on Surface 2? Or is some other method involved??”

Surface 2 is just a laptop without a keyboard. You can plug in a disk drive or any of the other peripherals that can be connected to any Windows computer. You could connect an external Blu-ray drive to play a Blu-ray disc; but you don’t have to so this every time when you want to play Blu-ray movie on Surface 2 as it’s inconvenient. In my way, I’d prefer to rip Blu-ray disc to MP4 format that works perfect on Surface 2 for playback.

Pavtube Surface 2 BDMagic is such a tool with the easiest workflow to help you rip off Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder protection, then convert the decrypted Hottest Blu-ray movie to Surface 2 playable MP4 format with best video settings. (Get Blu-ray to Surface 2 Ripper for Mac if you are Mac users, well support OS X 10.9 Mavericks!)

Detailed steps: How to convert and transfer Blu-ray to Surface 2playable MP4 format?

First download the apps

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(Note: please download a dmg file if you are Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users.)

Step 1. Load Blu-ray source.

Now install and run Blu-ray to Surface 2 Converter, insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive. Click the “Load file(s)” button to import the Blu-ray movies to the program.

If you have already saved the Blu-ray as Blu-ray Folder onto your computer, you can also import Blu-ray Folder, ISO files. Your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.

This software does not only support Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO, but also able to convert DVD disc/folder/ISO/IFO files to MP4 for playing on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT/Pro tablet.

Step 2. Choose MP4 format for Surface 2.

Click “Format” bar, you can get optimized videos for your surface under “Windows -> Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on your surface 2 perfectly. Or you can enter “Surface” in the small search box at bottom right corner.

blu-ray to mp4 for surface 2

You can also choose the audio/video quality, frame rate, and other parameters according to your own needs by clicking the “Settings” button. (Optional)

Step 3. Select the output folder.

Specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click “Browse” button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4. Start Blu-ray to Surface 2 MP4 conversion.

Just click “Convert” to start conversion. The converting speed depends on the file size of Blu-ray movies and your CPU. Pavtube BDMagic takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology and AMD APP technology, and the conversion speed can be increased up to 6 times faster than ever before.

When the Blu-ray to Surface 2 conversion finished, you can get the converted Blu-ray rips in .mp4 format by tapping the “Open” button. Now, freely transfer Blu-ray to Surface 2 and watch movies on Surface 2 anytime and anywhere you like.

How to transfer media files to Surface 2?

To see how much storage space you have:

  1. Open the Settings charm, tap or click Change PC settings.
  2. Tap or click General.

Scroll down to Available storage, to see how much storage space you have.
Or don’t move files to Surface. Store them in the cloud instead using your files on SkyDrive. This way you can access your files from other computers or your phone.

You can pick using one of the following methods to transfer video to Surface 2

  • Connect to a networked computer
  • Use a USB flash drive or a memory card — microSD, microSDHC, or micro SDXC cards all work with Surface.

Connect to a network computer

Surface can access music, pictures, videos, and documents on computers that are part of your home network. To see the files and folders that have been shared on your network, go to the Start screen and open File Explorer. Shared items appear under HomeGroup or Network.

connect surface 2 to a network computer

Use a USB flash drive or memory card

You can also move files to Surface, by copying them to a USB flash drive or memory card (microSD, microSDHC, or micro SDXC cards all work with Surface) and then adding the files to Surface. Here’s how:

1. Copy files onto a USB flash drive or memory card on your other computer.
2. Insert the USB flash drive or memory card into Surface.
3. Tap or click the notification that appears in the upper-right corner of the screen.

copy files to a usb drive

4. Tap or click Open folder to view files.
File Explorer opens.

5. Select the files or folders you want to add to Surface, tap or click Home, and then tap or click Copy to.
6. Select a location. For example, choose Documents if the flash drive or memory card contains documents.

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