Summary: Have some HD/SD movies, video and TV shows downloaded from iTunes store and want to play them on the new introduced Surface Pro 3. Get the simple iTunes-video playback solution to transfer iTunes movie to Surface Pro 3 for viewing.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the new introduced larger-screen version of one of its Surface tablet computers, offering a lighter and thinner device that the company cast as a potential successor for laptop PCs. The new Surface Pro 3 Tablet features the Kickstand, optional Type Cover, and multiple ports, including full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD card reader, which delivers the power, portability and productivity you need.
How to sync/transfer iTunes M4V movies to Surface Pro 3?
The movies and TV shows from iTunes are protected by DRM so that you cannot directly copy iTunes M4V videos to Non-Apple devices for playing. So you need to break the DRM on iTunes proprietary format then you can wholly unsuccessful in converting iTunes movies to to Surface Pro 3 best video format H.264 MP4 via iTunes to Surface Pro 3 Converter.
Vidpie is an intuitive and reliable DRM converter to help you kill DRM protection from iTunes, Amazon, Zune, BBC iPlayer, Blockbuster, etc for personal use. The latest version-Vidpie v4.6.0 is able to convert DRM protected video to all unprotected video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere.
Below is a simple guide to play iTunes video on Surface Pro 3 Windows RT 8.1 via converting M4V to H.264, which is also useful when you transfer movie from iTunes to Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 on Windows PC.
Step 1. Set up iTunes.
Open iTunes, switch to “Movies” under LIBRARY. Select the movies you’d like to convert, right click and select “Get Info”. In the “Multiple Item Information” window, switch to “Options” tab, find “Remember position” and select “No” from its drop-down list. Click “OK”.
Step 2. Install ChewTune.
Free download and install this iTunes Video to Surface Pro 3 converter on your PC.
Note: Allow the audio drive installed during Vidpie installation.
Step 3. 1. Drag and drop the movies from iTunes Movie Library to the Vipie - iTunes M4V to MP4 Converter . Or you may click "Add" button on the main interface to import iTunes movies.
Step 4. Choose H.264 for Surface Pro 3 RT 8.1.
Click on “Format” bar, you can easily find the “Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)” under “Windows” category.
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. For watching videos on the Windows RT based Surface Tablet, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 5. Run the conversion.
Press on the big “Convert” button to start converting iTunes music and videos for Surface Pro 3.