This tutorial will tell you how to convert protected WMV files purchased from Amazon Instant Video Store to non-protected video for play on Surface Pro 2.
As an Internet video on demand service, Amazon Instant Video (formerly Amazon Video On Demand) offers television shows and films for rental and purchase. And the videos, movies, TV shows in the Amazon Instant Video Store are encoded with .wmv video file format.
The copyright of WMV files are protected by DRM copyright protection and can only play on specified media players like Windows Media Player, Amazon Unbox Player, Zune Digital Media Player, etc. Unfortunately, Surface Pro 2 doesn't support DRM files.
If you want to play your Amazon WMV videos on Surface Pro 2, first you need is to remove DRM from Amazon WMV files and convert them to Surface Pro 2 compatible video formats(MP4 with H.264 video codec is highly recommended). Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up, guaranteed to get Amazon WMV videos, movies to play on Surface Pro 2.
Get Rid of DRM and Convert Amazon WMV video for Surface Pro 2 playing back
At first, Pavtube Chewtune is the best tool to help you get rid of DRM protection from Amazon Instant Videos store. (Mac Version: ChewTune)
How to remove DRM protection and Convert/Record Amazon Instant Videos to Surface Pro 2?
Note: The first and most important thing is to make sure that your computer authorized for source Digital Movies, that is to say you can play the Amazon videos and movies in your Windows Media Player.
Run the Chewtune and load the source videos and movies you want to convert to the program with the "Add video" or "Add from Folder" button.
Choose suitable output format for Surface Pro 2. In Pavtube Chewtune, the best output format is "Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)
Tip: If you want some specific settings to your output videos and movies, you can click "Setting" to set the output profiles such as size, Bitrate, frame rate and so on. Notice that the higher video bitrate will produce the large output file size.
After finishing these steps, Just waiting the conversion. Remember that the conversion time is related to the source movie length because Pavtube Chewtune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality. Let’s synchronize media contents to your Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and enjoy movies on Surface Pro 2!
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