Do you encounter the problem when trying to play iTunes files on your Surface 2? Do you want to play purchased iTunes m4v with Surface 2? The article will tell you how to play iTunes music and videos with Surface 2.
According to a survey, we find that more and more people buy the music and movies on ITunes because its qualities are very good. But with this trend, there are appearing some questions, for example, many people can’t play the iTunes music and movies on Surface 2.
The Surface 2 is a touch screen Windows 8.1 RT tablet designed by Microsoft . The tablet directly succeeded the Surface RT, with a thinner and lighter design, a faster processor, and an improved camera. It has a 10.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and you can play full HD (1080P) video on the top Windows 8.1 RT tablet.
For iTunes videos, if they are video podcasts from iTunes, you can play them on your Surface 2 without any problem. But if they are Movies (including some TV-shows) or Music videos which you purchased directly through iTunes store, they are all with DRM protection. DRM can not stop you transferring iTunes video purchases to Surface 2, but the videos will say "this file is not supported" or "this video can't be played" when you play these iTunes music and movies on the Surface 2 tablet.
Is there the best way to iTunes Music, Videos on Surface 2 ?
Their answer is yes. The most important thing is to to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes M4V files to Surface 2 compatible video formats(MP4 with H.264 video codec is highly recommended) beforehand.To get the work done, a DRM Removal software is needed. If you're looking for ease-to-use, just check out Pavtube's ChewTune, which is an intuitive and stable DRM converter to help you remove DRM protection from iTunes, Amazon, Zune, BBC iPlayer, Napster, Blockbuster, etc. and convert videos to all popular video formats for playback with its original qualities. Now, let’s use the Nexus 5 iTunes Converter to play iTunes on Nexus 5 with the best visual effect.
The equivalent Mac version is the ChewTune for Mac, which can convert and transfer iTunes movies to Surface 2 on Mac OS X. Free download the right version and enjoy your iTunes M4V movies on Microsoft Surface 2 without any hassle!
Free Download iTunes to Surface 2 Converter:
(Download the DMG file for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard)
A command window will pop up during the installation to install specific audio driver, do not shut down and let it running until the installation completed.
Convert, Transfer and Play iTunes music and movies on Surface 2
The quick start guide below uses ChewTune Windows screenshots. The way to encoding iTunes M4V to Surface 2 on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
Step 1: Add video and choose target format.
Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.
Step 2: Let's click the drop-down-list besides "Format" and choose "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)". The output videos could fit on Surface 2 perfectly.
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. For watching videos on the Windows 2 based Surface Tablet, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: After above steps, just click "Convert" to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes m4v to Microsoft Surface 2 MP4 videos.
This converter will activate your media player automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.
In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process.
Note: the system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.
After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video. An then transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos to your Surface 2 Tablet via USB cable. Now you are free to enjoy and watch iTunes music and videos on Microsoft Surface 2 as you like.
- If you have no idea about Surface file transfer, you can check out the post The Ways Transferring Files to Your Surface 2 to learn more.
1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.
2. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).
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