How to Play Blu-ray on the New Surface Pro 5?

Microsoft new Surface Pro 5 is in hottest selling, you can book from it’s official website now. The new Surface Pro is claimed to have a newly-heightened battery life of 13.5 hours, so you won’t worry about the power issue when playing some longer HD movies during a travel. For Blu-ray fans, you may wonder is there any solution to play Blu-rays on Surface Pro 5 on the go. Fortunately, this tutorial will share some tips and tricks to help you get it.

Method 1. External Blu-ray Drive + VLC Media Player

Actually, neither does the new Surface Pro 5 have a Blu-ray drive, nor does the new Windows 10 system have capacity of Blu-ray playback, so you can’t play Blu-ray movies on Surface Pro 5 directly. In this case, an external Blu-ray drive and VLC media Player can help you get it.

First, connect the New Surface Pro 5 with an external Blu-ray drive, insert your Blu-ray discs to it.

Then, install and run the freeware VLC Media Player to play Blu-ray movies on your Surface Pro 5.

Editor note: Some guys may still encounter playback issues like, encrypted and commercial Blu-ray discs can’t be read, and VLC media player won’t sound. If so, just turn to method 2 the all-in-one method for help.

Method 2. All-in-one way to Rip Blu-ray discs for Playing on Surface Pro 5

To rip and convert Blu-ray for Surface Pro 5, the suggested software is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows | Mac. With it, you can rip any (protected) Blu-ray disc to Surface Pro 5 compatible H.264 MP4 videos in ultra fast speed and excellent quality. What’s more, you can also make a 1:1 original Blu-ray copy or main movie backup as you like. Best of all, it’s a Windows 10 compatible Blu-ray ripper that has a built-in editor to allow you adjust output video effects., trim, crop and add personal watermark, etc.

Free download Blu-ray to Surface Pro converter:

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Guide: Rip Blu-rays to H.264 MP4 for Playing on Surface Pro 5 with ease

Windows Version Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper taken as example, Mac share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Insert your Blu-ray disc into your BD drive, install and launch the best Blu-ray to Surface Pro 5 ripper, then click “load disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies to the program.


Step 2. Choose output format

Go to “Format” bar and find “Windows” list, pick up ” Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4) ” as your output, it’s native supported by Surfaced Pro 5.


Step 3. Start to Ripping Blu-ray for Surface Pro 5

Final step, click Convert button to rip Blu-rays to Surface Pro 5 compatible H.264 MP4 video. (Blu-ray copy protection will be removed automatically)

Once finished, click “Open” button to locate the ripped videos and transfer them to Surface pro 5 tablet for playback with ease.

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip Blu-rays, but also intend to convert DVD or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos for playing on Google Pixel Phone, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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