I have a Surface RT that just would not play every MP4 video file that I had downloaded from Terrarium and Showbox.I have researched the web and tried to follow these instructions and finally figured out a quick fix to solve the MP4 and Surface RT playback issue. Learn how to.
From guys shared tutorial, I know Surface RT supported video formats are limited. Although it supports MP4 but only in H.264 and MPEG4(Part 2). If the MP4 files that you are going to play on Surface are not encoded with H.264/MPEG-4 codec, your Surface RT will fail to recognize them. If you insist on viewing the MP4 files on Surface RT, you can apply a simple video conversion application Brorsoft Video Converter to help to transcode incompatible codec contains in MP4 format to Surface RT acceptable H.264 MP4 or WMV format.
With the program’s beneficial customization tool, you can easily adjust the output file size, frame rate to perfectly fit on your Microsoft Surface RT. Besides MP4, the software has a codec pack that enables conversion between different video and audio file formats, it can convert MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc to Surface RT supported file format with the best quality.
Convert MP4 Files to Surface RT Format for Playback
Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program
Run the MP4 to Surface RT Converter program on your computer click Add button to load unsupported .mp4 files to the program.
Step 2: Choose best video format for Surface RT
Click the Format bar, scroll down the main category menu to select Microsoft Surface RT more compatible video. You can easily choose a decent profile “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video(*.mp4)” from “Windows” profile list. Of course, you can also choose H.264 MP4 under Format > Common Video.
Tip: Click “Settings” to open Profile Parameter window. you can adjust the output video codec, video resolution, frame rate as 60fps, etc for the best playing effects on Surface RT.
Step 4: Start conversion
Go back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start MP4 to Surface RT compatible format conversion process. When the conversion is completed, hit the Open; on the main interface to pop out the folder with converted files. Then you could watch the new files on Surface with the best quality.
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