How to play MPG/MPEG movies on Microsoft Surface RT?

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How to play MPG/MPEG movies on Microsoft Surface RT?

MPG/MPEG is not a Surface-compatible format. If you have a lot of MPG/MPEG files and want to watch them on your Surface RT, you’ll want to convert MPG/MPEG to Surface RT using a third-party software tool.

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Further reading:

Things you should know about MPEG

MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group specializes in the development of video and audio encoding standards. When you have come into possession of a file with an .MPG or .MPEG extension, you usually have either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. MPEG-1 video is used on VideoCD (VCD) discs and MPEG-2 video is used on Super VideoCD (SVCD) and DVD discs. Both MPEG1 or MPEG2 format can have the file extension of .MPG or .MPEG. .MPG and .MPEG is pretty much the same container that data, such as Video and Audio, the actual MPEG1 video format is generally lower quality than MPEG2.

Why MPEG/MPG won’t play on Surface RT

The reason you cannot play MPG/MPEG video on Surface is simple, the player built in Surface cannot find a suitable decoder for the file. So you will meet kinds of errors when you playing MPG and MPEG on Surface RT tablet.

This article presents how to accomplish the MPG/MPEG conversion task using such a tool. With it, I’ll bet you can easily enjoy your wonderful MPG/MPEG digital content on Surface RT with the original audio and video quality.

For Windows users, you can download the Surface RT Video Converter, while for Mac users, Surface RT Video Converter for Mac is their choice.

The MPG/MPEG to Surface conversion process is very simple. There is an optimized preset you can directly select as the output format. When the conversion is over, you can sync the output file to Surface. The following is the detailed steps on the basis of Window platform. For Mac users, you can also refer to this guide because the operation procedures are highly similar.

Step 1. Run the MPG/MPEG to Surface RT Video Converter and load your source MPG/MPEG files into it.

After you launch this app, you need to load your MPG/MPEG files. To do this, you can click “+” icon to import your source files.

Step 2. Set output format and customize output settings.

If you want to select the optimized preset for Surface, you can click the format icon in the “Output Format” pane, open the drop-down format list, and then go to “Format -> HD Video>  H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” to use it.

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Meanwhile, you may press “Settings” and change the audio/video parameters. The task info shows estimated sizes of each file. Generally the lower bitrate you use, the smaller the output video is, and the less space it takes.

Step 3. Start to convert MPG/MPEG to Surface RT/Pro.

Hit “Convert” to convert MPG/MPEG files to Microsoft Surface. When the conversion is over, an “Open” option will be available. You can directly hit it to find the output files. And then, you can sync the output files to Surface. If you have no idea about how to transfer meida files to Surface RT, click the link to learn it.

Hope this article is really useful for you to watch MPG/MPEG videos on Surface RT.

If you want to play Blu-ray and DVD movies on Surface RT, you can free download Surface RT Blu-ray Ripper.

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