Surface Pro 3 is one of the hottest tablets now. It has a stunning 12” screen that helps you be productive. Why not make full use of this stunning tablet on your free time, which is definitely for watching videos on the go.
I am thinking about purchasing a surface pro 3, but I want to know if there are any apps that can play .mkv smoothly? Most of the apps seem to get bad reviews, and none of them are stellar reviews. I am also wondering if anyone knows about vlc for windows 8.1 pro, because I know vlc plays .mkv well. However, I am unable to get VLC to stream the DTS from any .mkv file. I oly get PCM sound. Thanks.
To make things easier, you may need to convert the MKV file to something that is within the Surface Pro 3’s compatibility to handle, such as H.264 MP4 format. Here is how.
Free Download and install the App: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It works well in converting MKV DTS videos to Surface Pro 3 supported video formats. The program is easy to use and produces excellent results. Conversion speed seems fine and the converted videos look decent on Surface Pro 3 as original. Just download it and follow the steps below to realize the way getting MKV mvoies with DTS Audio to play on Surface Pro 3 smoothly. The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.
Step One. Add MKV videos to Surface Video Converter Ultimate.
Click "Add Video" icon to add your source mkv videos, or drag-and-drop them directly.
Step Two. Choose target video format.
Click the format bar and choose output format for Surface Pro 3, here "Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)" is a good choice, which is a suitable format for Surface Pro 3.
Step Three. Customize video specs. (Optional)
Click "Settings" to open profiles settings window. Here you are able to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz)…all the specs can be fixed manually. A personal tip: the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality will be; and you will get videos in larger size.
Tips: DTS to AC3 5.1 Availability - Set advanced video and audio settings.
Click on "Settings" button, and the following window will pop up, which enables you to adjust video and audio parameters including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc. Here you set Audio codec as AC3, and adjust Audio sampling rate and Bit rate to fit your player. By the way, 5.1 sound is available in "Channels". I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step Four. Start Conversion.
Go ahead and click "Convert" button to get MKV with DTS Audio to Surface Pro 3 conversion started. After a while, you can find the generated file for mkv to Surface Pro 3 quickly via "Open" button.
Now sync the converted mp4 movies to Surface Pro 3 for convenient playback. In this way, you can enjoy your favorite MKV with DTS Audio on your Surface Pro 3 wherever you are.
More Tips and Solutions:
1. You can join several MKV files for Surface Pro 3 via checking the “Merge into one” box.
2. If you have a large MKV files and wanna split the video to several small parts, tap the Video Split icon on the main interface to make it.
3. To trim, crop and add special effects to your videos, just click the Edit button.
4. Other than converting MKV to Microsoft Surface Pro 3, this MKV to Surface Pro 3 converter can also rip Blu-ray, DVD movies and convert TiVo, MPG, MOD, FLV, VOB, AVI, etc to Microsoft Surface RT optimized MP4 video as well.