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Guide: 4Media iPod Max Guide

Updated April 1,2010

In this guide, we will guide you how to transfer files between iPod and computer, backup iPod files to iTunes library, copy DVD movies to iPod, transfer incompatible media files from computer to iPod, and share files among multiple devices with 4Media iPod Max.

To be clear, we divide the guide into 6 parts as below::


First, download, install and run 4Media iPod Max, then connect your iPod or iPhone to your computer, then the application recognizes it automatically and displays its device information on the first interface.

Tip: The program supports connecting up to 26 iPods and one iPhone/iPod touch at the same time.

How to backup iPod music to PC

Part 1: Import supported media files to iPod

Backup iPod movies to computer

Step 1: Open the library/playlist that you want to import.

Step 2: Click the "Add File(s) to Device" drop-down button on the bottom, choose the "Add File(s) to List" option, and select the files you want in the dialog that opens then import them to your iPod, or choose the "Add Folder to List" option to locate the folder you want and import all the files in the folder to the list.

Tips:

1. You can also right click the library/playlist, and choose "Add File(s) to List" or "Add Folder to List" option to import the files you want to add.

2. If you have connected multiple devices and want to transfer the files to them simultaneously, then first click "Video/Audio" node and load the files you want to the list, then check the files you want to import and click the "Export Checked Files to Device" button, then the "Select Copy Destination" dialog will pop up to ask you to choose the target devices you want to copy to. Check the devices you want, and click "OK" to start importing the files to your checked devices simultaneously.

Copy DVD to iPod

Part 2: Backup iPod files to your computer

Convert and transfer files to iPod

Step 1: Open a library/playlist, and check the files you want to export.

Step 2: Click "Export Checked Files to Local Folder" drop-down button, then choose "Export to Local" option, then select the folder for saving the checked files in the dialog that opens to start exporting.

Tip: You can also right click the checked files, and choose "Export to Local" option to start exporting the files to the folder you want.

Part 3: Copy iPod files to iTunes library

Transfer music from iPhone to PC

Step 1: Open a library/playlist, and check the files you want to export.

Step 2: Click "Export Checked Files to iTunes" button, then iTunes opens and the program starts exporting the files to iTunes.

Tip: You can also right click the checked files, and choose "Export to iTunes" option to start exporting the files to the folder you want.

Part 4: Copy DVD movies to iPod/iTunes directly

Copy movies from iPhone to computer

Step 1: Insert a DVD movie disc you want to copy.

Step 2: Choose the DVD/CD node in the left tree, and click "Open DVD" drop-down button on the bottom, then choose the inserted DVD disc from the drop-down lost, or choose a DVD folder, ISO file or IFO file on your local disk, then load them into the list.

Tip: You can also right click the DVD/CD node in the left tree, click "Open DVD" and choose the inserted DVD disc, or click "Open DVD > Other Folder" to choose a DVD folder, or click "Open ISO Files…" or "Open IFO Files…" to load the ISO or IFO files you want to import.

Step 3: Check the files you want to import in the list, and click "Export Checked Files to Device" or "Export Checked Files to iTunes" button to copy them to your iPod/iPhone or iTunes library.

Tip:

1. If you have connected multiple devices, then after you click the "Export Checked Files to Device" button, the "Select Copy Destination" dialog will pop up to ask you to choose the target devices you want to copy files to. Check the devices you want, and click "OK" to start copying these files to your checked devices simultaneously.

Copy videos from PC to iPod

2. If you didn't connect any device, then after you click the "Export Checked Files to Device" button, the application will prompt you that no device is connected. Click "Yes" to continue converting DVD movie and save the converted media files in the Video/Audio node for later operation, and click "No" to cancel importing DVD movie.

Backup iPod files to computer

Part 5: Transfer incompatible media files to iPod/iTunes directly

Manage iPod without iTunes

Step 1: Click the Video/Audio node in the left tree.

Step 2: Click the "Add File(s) to Device" drop-down button on the bottom, choose the "Add File(s) to List…" option, and select the files you want in the dialog that opens to add them to the list. Or choose the "Add Folder to List…" option to locate the folder you want and import all the files in the folder to the list.

Tip: You can also right click the Video/Audio node, and choose "Add File(s) to List…" or "Add Folder to List…" option to add the files you want.

Step 3: Check the files you want in the list, and click "Export Checked Files to Device" or "Export Checked Files to iTunes" button to copy the files into your iPod/iPhone or iTunes library.

Tip:

1. If you have connected multiple devices, then first click "Video/Audio" node and load the files you want to the list, then check the files you want to import and click the "Export Checked Files to Device" button, then the "Select Copy Destination" dialog will pop up to ask you to choose the target devices you want to copy to. Check the devices you want, and click "OK" to start importing these files to your checked devices simultaneously.

2. If you didn't connect any device, then the application will prompt you that no device is connected. Click "Yes" to continue converting the files and save the converted media files in the Video/Audio node for later operation, and click "No" to cancel adding the files.

Part 6: Share files among iPods and iPhone

How to backup iPod to PC

Step 1: In the left tree list, open a library/playlist in one of the connected devices, and then check the files you want to copy.

Step 2: Click "Export Checked Files to Local Folder" drop-down button, then choose "Export to Other Device(s)…" option to start exporting the files. Or you can right click the checked files and choose "Export to Other Device(s)…" option to start transferring the files to other devices.

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