Is it possible to directly play DVD disc on Surface Pro 6?
For those DVD collectors who have just got a new Surface Pro 6, you may wonder the possibility of playing DVD disc on Surface Pro 6. The answer is that since the advent and release of Windows 8, Microsoft has removed the ability to play DVD and Blu-ray discs for Windows 8. Frankly speaking, there is no quick and easy way to do it. The good news is that there are still other options to get DVD disc viewed on Surface Pro 6. The following article will share you 3 workable solutions to make it.
3 Solution to get DVD movies played on Surface Pro 6
Solution 1: Purchase the Windows 8 Media Center Pack
Windows Media Center includes the ability to DVD playback, watch and record broadcast TV. But after activated, it only allows you to play in Media Center, not Media Player. However, the bad news is that Windows 10 has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 10, there’s no official way to get it back. For those people who want to have to try, you can download the unofficial Windows Media Center with the following links to run it on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows:
Windows Media Center (64-bit)
Windows Media Center (32-bit)
Tips: This isn’t officially supported by Microsoft, so if you’re uncomfortable with that, this may not by for you.
Solution 2: Play DVD with special software and hardware
First you need to use an external DVD drive. People have tried the Surface Pro 6 with a sony DVD drive via USB and it works great. For listening music, USB CD drive also does the job.
Windows 10 is lack of built-in DVD support for computer, tablets and ultrabooks. So you have to install a Third-Party DVD Player: VLC media player. It is free and also works fine with commercial DVD disc with CSS encryption by installing the libdvdcss on your computer.
Solution 3: Rip DVD for Surface Pro 6 playing
Tips: Since installing libdvdcss on VLC only allows you to bypass DVD CSS encryption, to bypass other DVD copy protection such as Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc. You will need a powerful DVD Ripping software. Here, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. The program not only assists to remove all the DVD copy protection listed above, but also rip or convert DVD movies to Surface Pro 6 playable digital file formats such as MPEG-4, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, ASF, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, etc. To get the best playback quality, you can flexibly adjust output video and audio profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels.
If you have no idea how to adjust those complicated settings on your own, you can also choose to directly output Surface Pro 6 preset profile formats with the optimal playback performance.
Pavtube ByteCopy is available to download on both Windows and Mac platform. For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform DVD to Surface Pro 6 ripping process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.
Step by Step to Rip DVD Movies for Surface Pro 6 Playing
Step 1: Import DVD Movies.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Output Surface Pro 6 supported file formats.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option list, select to output one of Surface Pro 6 supported digital file formats such as “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.
You can also directly choose Surface Pro 6 preset profile formats by following “Windows” ＞ “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” in the output format list.
Step 3: Begin the conversion.
One click on the “Convert” button to start DVD to Surface Pro 6 supported formats ripping or conversion process.
When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” button to pop out the folders with converted files, just follow the guide to move media files to Surface tablets for playing with ease.