If you experience any issues playing MPG/MPEG video files on Surface 2 RT/Pro running Windows 8.1, you may wish to read this post. It presents a way of converting MPG/MPEG content for viewing on Surface 2 with pretty good quality.
How do I play MPG files on Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 Pro?
“Hi, there, I have a load of mpg files that play fine in Windows 7. But there’s no luck on my Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 Pro. The audio plays but no image. If I select open with Video it says it can’t play. The item is in a format we don’t support. How can I play MPG files on my Surface Pro 2? Any clues on this? Please help!!!”
If these mpg videos already play on your windows 7 desktop, then you need only convert them to MP4 or AVI. To do this there is a program called HD Video Converter. This program converts and changes the format with very good quality. You can use it to convert MPG/MPEG files on your computer and save them as MP4/AVI and then move them from your computer to your Surface Pro 2. Read on to find a step-by-step guide presenting how to accomplish MPG/MPEG to MP4 conversion for Surface Pro 2 using this third party converter app.
[Guide] How to convert MPG/MPEG to MP4 for viewing on Surface Pro 2?
How to convert MPG/MPEG for playing on Surface Pro 2?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best MPG to Surface Pro 2 Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files to it.
1. This video converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple video files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected video clips into a single file.
Step 2. Choose MP4 as output format for Surface Pro 2
This app features optimal format preset for Microsoft Surface. You can navigate to ‘Profile’ list and choose ‘Microsoft Surface H.264 Video (*.mp4)’ as target format.
Step 3. Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and enter ‘Profile Settings’ panel to adjust video and audio settings like resolution, codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 4. Start MPG/MPEG to MP4 Conversion for Surface Pro 2
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to rewrap MPG/MPEG to MP4 format for smooth playback on Surface Pro 2. As soon as the conversion task is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated MP4 files for viewing on Surface Pro 2 with optimum performance.