Micrsoft has made an important step to support the playback of MPEG-4 on Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro. Windows RT has excellent support for MPEG-4, most typically comprised of H.264 video and AAC audio. Fragmented MPEG-4 and 2K/4K resolutions are also possible to playback on Windows RT. However, there is still limitation in playback of video in many formats. Windows RT still cannot play VOB, MKV, AVCHD MTS,FLV, RM, RMVB on Windows RT. And any device that run under Windows RT including Surface RT won’t support playback of VOB, MKV, AVCHD MTS,FLV, RM, RMVB either.
Since VOB, MKV, AVCHD MTS,FLV, RM, RMVB, etc are also not supported by Windows 8 Metro style app, to play these video formats, we will need to convert them to WMV for play in Windows Media Player on Windows RT devices (Such as Surface RT) or convert these video formats to H.264 MP4 to play in Windows Media Center or other Metro Style app on on Windows RT devices (Such as Surface RT).
Windows RT supports playback video up to 1280*720p. This article will guide you step-by-step to convert VOB, MKV, AVCHD MTS,FLV, RM, RMVB to Windows RT compatible WMV, HD WMV in 720, MP4, HD MP4 in 720 to play on Windows RT device Surface RT.
Step-by-Step Guide to Convert VOB, MKV, MTS, FLV RM, RMVB on Windows RT Compatible Video to Play on Surface 8 RT
Prepare: Free Download Windows RT Video Converter – Total Video Converter
Step 1. Add video file
Press on “Add Video” button to import video files to the program. Or simply drag & drop video files you want to convert to the program interface
Step 2. Choose output video format
Click on “Profile” drop-down and select “WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)” under the “General Video” category.
If your original files are HD 1080p or 720p, to play 1080p/720p video on Surface RT or any Windows RT device, select the output prorile as “HD WMV Video (*.mp4)” from “HD Video” category.
You can also convert video to Windows RT support H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video or HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video
Step 3. Convert Windows RT unsupported VOB, MKV, MTS, FLV RM, RMVB, etc to WMV or MP4
Press “Convert” button to start converting.
After conversion is finished, click on “Open folder” to locate the converted video. Then transfer the converted VOB, MKV, MTS, FLV RM, RMVB to Windows RT Surface or other Windows RT tablet for movie watching.