Can Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 play MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) movies?

Can’t find a MPG player app for your Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? Here is an alternative way- Convert MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) to Surface playable format.

“I can view H.264 MP4 or 3GP videos directly on my Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, but I can’t seem to find a player that will play MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 encoded videos on it. I have downloaded and tried at least 5 different media players, and none of them will play my MPG files correctly. Am I doing something wrong?”

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MPEG refers to a set of standards created by the Moving Picture Experts Group. MPEG-1 is a video and audio compression format, used in Video CDs. MPEG-2 specified 2 container formats, ts and ps. And MPEG-4 is a form of MPEG encoding.

Why MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) won’t play on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2?

The reason you cannot view MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) videos on Surface 2/Pro 2 is simple: the default and downloaded player on Windows 8.1 tablets cannot find a suitable decoder for the file.

Easiest Solution:

To enjoy MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, you have to install a MPG Converter on your computer to convert MPG to Surface friendly H.264 MP4 for playing.

Here Pavtube Video Converter can help you to import MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG or MPG to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 with the best output quality. This MPG to Surface Converter not only could convert MPG to Surface 2/Pro 2, but also trims and splits MPG videos to meet your needs. Follow the tutorial and start converting.

Part one: Convert MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 compatible format

1. Import mpg video

Free Download Pavtube Video Converter(Mac version is Video Converter for Mac), install and run it on your computer. You can click the top left two icons to choose import individual videos or the entire folder. Drag-and-drop is also supported.

Convert MPG to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

2. Set up the output parameters

Click “Format” bar, you can choose “Format > Windows > Microsoft Surface Window RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)“. The preset is specially designed for Playbook but the output videos could fit on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 perfectly.

best profile for SSurface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3

Then click "Browse" button to specify the output path for the converted files. What's more, it is available to click the "Setting" button to set other output parameters as your need.

3. Start the conversion.

After set up all the parameters, the last step to convert MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 is to press the "Convert" button to start the conversion.

Part Two: Transfer MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Connect your Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 with computer. Open the output path specified for the converted files, and transfer the converted videos to your Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 .

With this MPG to Surface Converter, conversion of MPG(MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4) to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 is so easy, and you could enjoy your MPG videos on Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 anytime and anywhere.

Tips:


1. Pavtube Video Converter supports batch conversion, so you are able to add multiple MPG files to the program at a time. It will save you much time, but here I suggest 3-8 files is OK for the stable and fast conversion.

2. You are also free to convert most video formats, such as MKV,WLMP, ASF, AVI, etc, to Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 using Pavtube Video Converter and could also rip Blu-ray ISO to Surface tablets.