As the third high-end laptop from Microsoft, the Surface Book 2 developed by Microsoft offers powerhouse performance with up to 4 times more power than before and up to 17 hours of battery life. What’s more, its light weight and portable design also makes it is a good partner to take with when you are out for business travel. For high definition Blu-ray movies enthusiasts who don’t want to spend extra money to rent movies when you are travelling outside, enjoying your own Blu-ray movies can be a good choice. How about playing Blu-ray disc on Surface Book 2?
Is it possible to direct play Blu-ray disc on Surface Book 2?
Obviously, the Surface Book 2 does not have the specific hardware needed to insert Blu-Ray discs. Some people would suggest to attache an external Blu-ray disc to Surface Book 2. It is meaningless since Microsoft didn’t include software to play physical media discs in Windows 10 operated by Surface Book 2. Does all this mean that it is not possible to play Blu-ray movies on Surface Book 2.
Rip Blu-ray for Surface Book 2 Playing
The good news is like other Surface laptop, the new Surface Book 2 also offers a built-in video player app to allow you to play compatible digital file formats on it. Therefore, what you need to do is ripping Blu-ray into Surface Book 2 playable digital file formats.
Here, you can get the job easily done by downloading our best Blu-ray Ripper software – Pavtube ByteCopy. The program can powerfully bypass all Blu-ray copy protection and region code in the background with its built-in disc decrypters, so that you can then freely make a digital copy of the movies stored on Blu-ray disc.
As for the output file format, you can either choose to rip Blu-ray to Surface Book 2 readable digital file formats and then adjust output video profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get the best playback settings for Surface Book 2 or directly output Surface Book 2 preset profile formats with the optimal playback settings.
Adjust output video aspect ratio for Surface Book
The Surface Book 2 uses an aspect ratio of 3:2, while the Blu-ray movies mainly adopts the aspect ratio of 16:9, when you play the Blu-ray movies with incompatible aspect ratio on Surface Book 2, there will be black borders around the video frame. The good news is that you can easily fix that by changing output video aspect ratio as 3:2 in the video cropping window.
For Mac users, please go to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to complete the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.
Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray Movies for Surface Book 2 Playback
Step 1: Import Blu-ray Movies.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Here, you can select to choose Surface Book 2 compatible digital file formats and then tweak other playback settings in the “Profile Settings” window or directly output Surface Book 2 preset profile formats “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video(*.mp4)” under “Windows” main category which also works on Surface Book 2.
Step 3: Adjust output video aspect ratio.
Click the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, you can choose Surface Book 2 accepted aspect ratio 3:2. Once you select a “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.
Step 4. Start Blu-ray to Surface Book 2 ripping process.
Set an output folder to save the converted Blu-ray movie and then hit the “Convert” button to start conversion from Blu-ray to Surface Book 2.
Step 5. Copy Blu-ray to Surface Book 2.
There are multiple ways for you to put the converted Blu-ray movie to Microsoft Surface Book 2.
a. OneDrive (formerly called SkyDrive, Microsoft cloud service)
b. Connect to a network computer
c. Use USB flash drive or memory card