“I own a Surface Pro 4 and I had a DVD drive and recently upgraded to a Blu-Ray drive. The DVD’s played fine, but i cannot get the Blu-Ray discs to load at all.”
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is armed with Windows 10 and Upgrade for the Intel processor Core sixth Skylake, optional Core m3, Core i5 / i7, specific models not released but trust should be a 4.5 W 15 W low pressure and low pressure editions, four threads are dual Core, integration of the Core graphics HD 515/520/540/24/48 of the execution unit, also i7 64 MB eDRAM cache. Surface Pro 4 of expanded from 12 inch to 12.3 inch screen, resolution also from 2160 up to 2160 x 2160 x 1824 (is still a 3-2), almost unchanged, but the overall size 292 x 201 mm, length and width or thickness from 9.1 mm to 8.4 mm, weight is lighter.
Compare with Surface 3, Surface Pro 4 tablet is thinner, lighter and more outstanding tablet. So use Surface Pro 4 to play Blu-ray movies is best choice. However, it’s a pity that Microsoft tablets cannot play Blu-ray movies directly. what if you want to watch Blu-ray videos on Surface Pro 4? You may be wondering whether there is a way to play Blu-ray files on Surface tablet and looking for solutions on the Internet. Now you are just in the right place!
Method 1: Rip/Convert Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 for Watching Blu-ray movies
To play your favorite Blu-ray discs on Surface Pro 4, one feasible way is to rip Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 supported file format first. And here UFUSoft Surface Pro 4 Blu-ray Ripper is the one you need. It will do a great favor for you to convert Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 friendly MP4 format. You can fast rip and convert Blu-ray to H.264 video files for smoothly playback on Microsoft Surface tablets. Apart from Surface tablet MP4 format, this Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 ripping tool can also convert Blu-ray, DVD to MOV, WMV, FLV, AVI, MKV, MP3, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere! In addition, the smart built-in video editor allows you to edit Blu-ray movies by trimming, cropping, adding 3D effects and watermarks, etc.
Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 is well compatible with Windows (Windows 10). If you are using a Mac, just have a try on top Surface Pro 4 Blu-ray Ripper for Mac, which is the best choice to successfully watch Blu-ray movies on Surface Pro 4.
Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Surface Pro 4 Converter and Load your Blu-ray Disc movies
Step 2. Click the drop-down list besides “Format” list, you can select “Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the best preset for Surface Pro 4.
Step 3. Hit the big red “Convert” to start converting Blu-ray movies to MP4 with best settings for playback on Surface Pro 4.
Method 2: Watching Blu-ray movies with USB 3.0 Blu-Ray drive and UFUSoft Blu-ray Player without Conversion
First off, the Surface Pro 4 only has a single USB port. So, if you want to utilize more than one USB device, you’ll need a good USB hub. An external USB 3.0 Blu-Ray drives on your Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I recommended you to use Firstcom USB 3.0 BD-XL Blu-Ray Writer/Burner or Pioneer BDR-XU03 Blu-Ray Writer. And recently there is another USB 3.0 Read/Write External Blu-ray Drive with BDXL Support device, the product with no Y cable packed in, and the device powered up just fine with Blu-ray playback and recording. As the owner of a Surface Pro 4 with one USB port this was significant.
The last piece of getting your Surface Pro 4 to actually play DVDs and Blu-Ray discs is to install a powerful Blu-ray Player software that will actually perform the function that Microsoft left out of Windows 10.
Some suggested VLC, if you choose to install a free option like VLC or another favorite, you can do it. Then you will be allowed to play Blu-Ray discs on your Surface Pro. For me, i like UFUSoft Blu-ray Player, which is the remarkably comprehensive Blu-ray playing software, which is capable of playing various kinds of Blu-ray discs/ folders/ISO image files, 4K and 1080P HD videos and other popular video/audio formats, including MP4, MXF, MTS, MKV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP3 etc. Powerful functions into one software yet with zero quality loss on Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra.
Step 1: Download and Install the Blu-ray Player on your Surface Pro 4
Step 2: Insert Blu-ray disc in your BD driver
Step 3: Click “Open Disc”, find the Blu-ray disc that has been put in your BD driver and select it.
Step 4: After loading the disc, you can choose “Play Movie” to play. It will start to play the main movie as soon as you click.