Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to Play MKV files on Surface Pro 5/4/3 Tablet?

It is common to play movies on tablet such as the popular Surface Pro 5/4/3 Tablet. But from time to time, we often meet video playback issue on our Surface Pro 5/4/3 due to the video format incompatibility such as MKV. Since MKV is a video container containing various video codec which may not be supported by Surface Pro 5/4/3. So it won’t be as easy as you image to play MKV files on Surface Pro 5/4/3. 


Generally, when you want to play MKV files on Surface Pro 5/4/3 smoothly,you need a powerful media players for Windows that can help you view MKV videos on Surface Pro 5/4/3 without any hassle such VLC, PowerDVD or you can install K-Lite Codec Pack. It allows Media Player to play virtually everything including MKV on your Surface Pro 5/4/3 tablet. 

Another way to play MKV files on Surface Pro 5/4/3 tablet is to re-encode MKV to MP4 with video converter for Surface Pro 5/4/3 tablet default media player. The popular video converter people usually use can be Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. This all-in-one media solution can transcode AVI, H.265, AVCHD, MTS, MKV, etc to Surface Pro 5/4/3 more compatible video formats. It is easy-to-use, 100% clean, quality-preserving, fast. You also can play your talent to customize your video with various effects, or your can trim, crop your video and add subtitle to it. 

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How to Re-encode MKV to Surface Pro 5/4/3 Tablet? 

Step 1: Import MKV files to this software 

Launch this MKV to Surface Pro video converter. Click "Files" and import the videos you want to convert or directly drag & drop them into the program. Batch conversion is supported. You can add more files at one time. 


Step 2: Choose output format for Surface Pro 5/4/3 Tablet 

You can pick the output format according to the video player on your Surface Pro. Check the video formats supported by the video player and then you’ll have no difficulty choosing the right one in the output format list. Here you’re suggested to follow “Windows” > “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4).” which is supported by Surface Pro 5/4/3, Surface RT. 


Step 3. Optimize audio and video settings for Microsoft Surface Pro (Optional) 

Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro are designed to have their own resolution. 

Surface Pro 5 resolution: About 3,840 pixels  
Surface Pro 4 resolution:  2736x1824 
Surface Pro 3 resolution: 2160 x 1440 
Surface Pro 2 resolution: 1920 x 1080 
Surface Pro resolution: 1920 x 1080 

You can adjust video and audio settings for better enjoyment on your Surface Pro. Click the “Settings” button and in “Profile Settings” screen you can change the size according to the above resolution. You can also change other parameters like bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, etc. 


Step 4. Convert MKV to Surface Pro 

Hit the “Convert” button in bottom right screen to start conversion from MKV to Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 4 or Surface Pro 3. 

Still have some troubles about how to convert MKV video to Surface Pro 3/4/5 with high quality? Please feel free to Email Pavtube Support Team >> 

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