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4Media iPod Max Platinum for Mac Tutorial

Updated November 16,2012

This tutorial can tell how to help you transfer media files between iPod/iPhone, Mac and iTunes, copy DVD movies and non-iPod videos to iPod, make ringtone and download online videos by 4Media iPod Max Platinum for Mac.

In general this article is divided several parts as below.

Part 1: Transfer files from/to iPod/iPhone
Part 2: Convert and transfer DVD movie to iPod/iPhone
Part 3: Convert and transfer any videos/audios to iPod/iPhone/iTunes
Part 4: Download and convert online videos at one click
Part 5: Make iPod ringtone from any video/audio file
Part 6: More Applied Functions

First, download 4Media iPod Max Platinum for Mac, install and run it. Connect your iPod/iPhone to computer, the application will recognize the device automatically and displays the device information in the interface.

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Part 1: Transfer files from/to iPod/iPhone

I. Copy files from Mac to your iPod/iPhone

This program helps you copy movies, music, books and photos from local folder to iPod/iPhone without overwriting original iPod/iPhone files.

In the left directory tree, select the target device file list that you want to import files into. And then click "Add File(s) to Device" drop-down button, choose "Add File(s) to List..." option, select the files you want to add in the dialog box that appears, and load them to your device.

Backup iPod/iPhone files to local

Backup iPod/iPhone files to local

Tips:

(1) If you want to add a folder containing all files you want, please click "Add File(s) to Device" drop-down button, choose "Add Folder to List..." option, and then load the folder you want to your device.

(2) The program allows you to transfer files by drag and drop. You can directly drag and drop files from local into the program to import them.

II. Backup iPod/iPhone files to local

The program helps you transfer iPod/iPhone music, movies, books and photos to Mac for backup.

1. In the left directory tree, choose the source file list from which you want to backup files to local. All files in the selected file list will be shown in the right list immediately.

2. Check the wanted files in the right file list, click "Copy File(s) to Computer" button at the bottom of the file list, and locate the target folder in the dialog box that appears, then start exporting.

Backup iPod/iPhone files to local

Backup iPod/iPhone files to local

III. Transfer iPod/iPhone files to iTunes

This program allows you to transfer iPod/iPhone music, movies and books to iTunes for backup.

1. In the left directory tree, choose the source music, movies and books list from which you want to transfer files to iTunes. All files in the selected list will be shown in the right file list immediately.

2. Check the wanted files in the right file list, click "Copy File(s) to iTunes" button at the bottom of the file list to start transferring.

Copy files from Mac to your iPod/iPhone

Part 2: Convert and transfer DVD movie to iPod/iPhone

The program helps you put your loved DVD movie into iPod/iPhone by converting DVD and transferring to iPod/iPhone.

Step 1: Select "Convert DVD/CD" node from the left directory tree, insert the DVD disc you want to import, and click "Open DVD" drop-down button to load the inserted DVD disc. After loading, all DVD titles will be displayed in the right file list.

Tips:

(1) Besides DVD disc, you can also load ISO/IFO files and DVD/CD folder from the "Open DVD" drop-down list.

(2) In the right file list, right click the wanted DVD title, choose "Open" option from the right-click menu to preview it in the built-in player at the left bottom of the main window. Click "Display Player" can resize the small window to larger size.

(3) You can also load multiple DVDs/CDs/Audio CDs at the same time and view all of them in the file list.

Step 2: Check the DVD titles you want to transfer in the file list, and click "Copy File(s) to Device" button to start copying.

 Check the DVD titles

Tip: If you connect more than one device simultaneously, then after clicking "Copy File(s) to Device" button, the "Select Copy Destination" dialog box will pop up to ask you to choose the target device(s) you need.

Part 3: Convert and transfer any videos/audios to iPod/iPhone/iTunes

I. Copy any video/audio to iPod/iPhone

The program supports copying any videos/audios to iPod/iPhone by converting them to iPod/iPhone video/audio files and transferring them to devices in one step.

1.Select "Convert Video/Audio" node from the left directory tree, and click "Add File(s) to List" drop-down button to load video/audio files or a folder from the drop-down menu.

Copy any video/audio to iPod/iPhone

2. If you add device-incompatible files to the "Convert Video/Audio" node, the software will automatically convert them to the format you set.
Tip: If you unplug iPod/iPhone during the process of converting, the program will continue converting the files that are not converted and keep them in the "My Cache" for you to copy them to iPod/iPhone next time.

3. Check one or more videos and audios you want to transfer in the file list, and click "Copy File(s) to Device" button to start copying.
If you connect more than one device simultaneously, then the "Select Copy Destination" dialog box will pop up to ask you to choose the target device(s) you need.

Tip: In the file list, highlight the wanted file, and choose "Open" option from the right-click menu to preview it in the built-in player at the left bottom of the main window.

II. Add media files from local to iTunes

The program also supports copying videos/audios to iTunes library by converting video/audio files to iPod/iPhone files and transferring them to iTunes in one step.

1. Select "Convert Video/Audio" node from the left directory tree, and click "Add File(s) to List" drop-down button to load video/audio files or a folder from the drop-down menu.

2. If you add device-incompatible files to the "Convert Video/Audio" node, the software will automatically convert them to the format you set.
Tip: If you unplug iPod/iPhone during the process of converting, the program will continue converting the files that are not converted and keep them in the "My Cache" node for you to copy them to iPod/iPhone next time.

3. Check one or more videos and audios you want to transfer in the file list, and click "Copy File(s) to iTunes" button to start copying.

Tip: In the file list, highlight the wanted file, and choose "Open" option from the right-click menu to preview it in the built-in player at the left bottom of the main window.

Part 4: Download and convert online videos at one click

This application allows you to download desired videos from the most popular online video websites and convert to iPod/iPhone compatible formats, transfer them to the device just with a few clicks. The supported online video websites include YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Revver, Vidilife, Break, Vimeo, Stickam, Blip.tv and so on.

Download and convert online videos at one click

1. Click "Download Online Video" node from the left directory tree, select an interested website in the window. Click it to open its homepage and then select your favorite videos.

Download and convert online videos at one click

2. Click on a video to play it in the window. If you want to download videos and save them on local computer, you can click "Download" button to add the videos into the downloading file list.

Tips:

(1) You can also adjust the resolution ratio in the opening videos according to your needs to make videos clear.

(2) You can also click the drop-down button on the right browser toolbar and select websites in the drop-down list.

The program supports transferring downloaded videos to devices or iTunes. Please refer to "Part 1: Transfer files from/to iPod/iPhone" part to get detailed operating steps.

Download and convert online videos at one click

Download and convert online videos at one click

Part 5: Make iPod ringtones

The software can convert almost all mainstream video/audio formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, MP3 to M4R iPod ringtone, and transfer the converted ringtone to iPod directly without iTunes after conversion if you want.

Make iPod ringtones

1. Select "Make iPod Ringtone" node from the left directory tree, and click "Add File(s) to List" drop-down button to load video/audio files or a folder from the drop-down menu.

2. Select a file in the file list, and click "Play" button to hear the music before creating ringtone and find the part you want to use. Click "Set Start Point" button to set the start point in the playback. When the file jumps to the end point you want, click "Set End Point" button to get music clip to transfer.

You can transfer ringtones made by yourself to devices or iTunes. Please refer to "Part 1: Transfer files from/to iPod/iPhone" part to get detailed operating steps.

Part 6: More Applied Functions

1. Transfer files from other nodes to iPod/iPhone by dragging and dropping

You can directly transfer the added DVD/video/audio in the built-in browser to iPod/iPhone by dragging and dropping.
Choose the needed node from the left directory tree, locate the files you want to transfer in the right file list and drag and drop them to the library or playlist of the target device. You can also drag and drop files between your different devices for transfer.

2. Modify ID3 tag

You can modify ID3 tag info of one file in iPod/iPhone, and also modify ID3 tags of multiple files at the same time.

  • To modify ID3 tag of one audio file:

    1. Locate the audio you want to edit in the right file list, and choose "Modify ID3 Info..." from the right click menu to open the "ID3 Info" window.
    2. Edit any information like name, Artist, Album, Comments, Years, Genre, etc in the ID3 tags. Click "OK" to finish the editing.

  • To modify ID3 tags of multiple files at the same time:

    1. Locate the audios you want to edit in the right file list, and choose "Modify ID3 Information..." from the right click menu to open the "ID3 Info" window.
    2. If the selected files have the same value in any field, then the program will show the value in the field, you can also click the field text box to change the field for multiple files simultaneously.

If the files have different values in the Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Rating and Year fields, the program will show all the values in the field divided by semicolon, you can click the field text box to change the field for multiple files simultaneously.

3. Set the conversion profile for different devices

Click "Tools > Settings... > Rip/Convert" to open the "Rip/Convert" setting page, and choose a device type from the device list.
In the setting area below, you can set the bit rate and resolution of the video profile, as well as the target format and bit rate of the audio profile.

4. Adjust resolutions and download HD videos

You are free to choose the resolutions of videos and download HD videos to local computer.
Preview a HD video in built-in Browser. During the preview, click "Resolution" button and select needed resolution in the menu. Click on the "Download" button on the toolbar to create the downloading task and start downloading HD video.

Make iPod ringtones

4. All iPod/iPhone types are supported

It can support all iPod/iPhone types, and latest iTunes 10, iOS 6.

Make iPod ringtones

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