Both Microsoft Surface RT and Pro lack a powerful video playback solution – Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center are not included – and thus many video formats can’t be played on the slab. Though AVI is a format that Surface claimed to support, users have reported AVI playback issues.
If you also find some AVIs not playing well on the Windows RT tablet, UFUWare Video Converter Ultimate will help you out, since it converts AVI to Surface RT optimized MP4 format while downsizing the videos to make room for other media and apps.
How to convert AVI for Microsoft Surface RT/Pro playback
1. Add AVI files to Microsoft Surface Video Converter. You can directly drag and drop the videos on your hard drive to the app. This Microsoft Surface Video Converter supports batch conversion, so you can add several files at one time. It saves your time and energy.
Supported OS: NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8.1/Win10
2. Select Microsoft Surface RT preset from format list. In the format column, choose “Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)” preset.
Tip: If there is not preset for the device, download a profile patch from here and double-click on it to install. The output video will be encoded in 16:9, which fits Surface RT tablet just right.
3. Hit on “Convert” to start AVI to Microsoft Surface conversion on Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP. You can go for some coffee, leaving this app do the rest for you.
4. When conversion completes, hit on “Open” to find converted files and transfer videos to Surface RT.
Other than converting AVI to Microsoft Surface, this Surface Video Converter also lets you to edit videos a bit. You can trim a large video file into several segments to get rid of the unwanted part; you can crop the video frame size, and make it fit on your new Microsoft Surface RT more perfectly. If you are not satisfied with your video effect, you can switch to another type of video effect, say, Old Film or Gray.
The software converts MKV, MP4, AVI, VOB, MOV, M4V, MTS, etc to Microsoft Surface RT optimized MP4 video at ease as well. But it doesn’t do DVD conversion. To rip a protected DVD movie and even 1080p full HD Blu-ray discs for Surface RT, check the discounted Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.