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How to Watch Blu-ray DVD Movies on Microsoft Surface Book 2?

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops this year, as it's a phenomenal performer, not to mention one that it will set you for the whole day when it comes to battery life. Microsoft now has both a 13.5-inch as well as a 15-inch Surface Book 2. If you have large piles of Blu-ray/DVD disc, it would be a good option to convert them to Surface Book 2 supported digital format so that you can conveniently play your favorite movies and TV shows on the trip.

The Reason to Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Surface Book 2

As what you can see from the chart below, hardly none of the Surface generation has the direct support of Blu-ray/DVD disc, that means it's impossible to insert a Blu-ray/DVD disc to Surface to have it played since the lack of the Blu-ray drive and DVD drive. However, with the help of a proper Blu-ray/DVD to Surface Book 2 converter, this issue can be solved easily.

Surface Lines Subproducts Blu-ray/DVD Disc Direct Support
Surface Surface No
Surface 2
Surface 3
Surface Pro Surface Pro No
Surface Pro 2
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 4
Surface Book Surface Book 2 No
Surface Book
Surface Book with Performance Base
Surface Hub Surface Hub No
Surface Studio Surface Studio No
Surface Laptop Surface Laptop No

How to Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Surface Book 2?

It is not been so easy to backup Blu-ray/DVD to Surface Book 2 since most commercial Blu-ray/DVD discs are encrypted with protection, you won't be able to make a copy/backup until the protection is removed. To strip off the protection, here, you are recommended to download a reliable tool called Pavtube BDMagic for Windows/Mac (supports macOS High Sierra). As a continuously updated application, it not only helps to legally strip off copy & region protection from both Blu-ray/DVD disc but also convert Blu-ray/DVD to Microsoft Surface Book 2 playable format.

To play Blu-ray/DVD movies on Microsoft Surface Book 2 with best effect, you can change the output file aspect ratio as "3:2" that is compatible with Surface Book 2 screen. You can do this operation in the programs "Video Editor" window.

The Detailed Steps Below Will Teach You How:

Step 1: Add Blu-ray/DVD movie file

Launch the program, click "File" > "Load from disc" button to load Blu-ray/DVD disc into the program. When both Blu-ray or DVD disc exists, the program will load DVD disc first.

Step 2: Choose output file format

Click the "Format", from its drop-down menu, select "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as the output format for playing on Microsoft Surface Book 2.

Choose output file format

Tip: Adjust output file Aspect Ratio

Select an item on the main interface to activate the "Video Editor" function, then click the pencial like icon on the top tool bar to open the "Video Editor" window, navigate to and click the "Crop" tab, in the right panel of the program, click to switch to advanced mode. Click the "lock" icon to enable "Keep Ratio" option, to keep original aspect ratio, make sure the "Display aspect ratio" and the "Size (pix)" in "Settings" option are all set as "Original".

To export a file with "3:2" aspect ratio, firstly, you choose "3:2" in "Display aspect ratio", and then go to "Settings" section to adjust the Video "Size(pix)" as 720x480 or 1440x960. After finished, click "OK" to confirm.

Go to setting window

Step 3: Convert Blu-ray/DVD to Microsoft Surface Book 2

Click the red button “Convert” to start the Blu-ray/DVD to Surface Book 2 conversion officially.

Wait just for a few minutes(depending on how big your original Blu-ray/DVD file is) until the conversion completes. Transfer the converted Blu-ray/DVD in MP4 now to your Surface Book 2 by USB and enjoy Blu-ray DVD movies on Surface Book 2 like never before.

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