• For Your iPod (Part 2): Transfer Music from iPod to Computer for Your Musical Joy

    Posted on September 8th, 2010 Sara | 3 comments

    Hello, friends. As I mentioned in the last post, we can use Leawo iPod Video Converter to put YouTube videos onto iPod. Then some friends noted another question: How to transfer songs from iPod to computer?

    A friend asked “I recently got a new computer and I want to change my iTunes to my new one, but it won’t let me and only offers to erase the songs on my iPod. How do I sync my iPod to my new computer?” I was just in the same situation: I just bought a new laptop and I have 10GB worth of stuff on my iPod. Since I wanted to transfer the music from iPod to computer, I turned to some expert advice. Then I have got some ideas on how to transfer music to computer for musical joy as following:

    In the official company FAQ, Apple originally stated that:

    Synchronization occurs only in one direction, from your computer to your iPod. This means you cannot transfer music, automatically or manually, from your iPod to a computer, and you cannot use iPod to copy a music library from one computer to another.

    With the release of iTunes 7, Apple revised the company FAQ to note (emphasis added):

    Synchronization generally occurs only in one direction, from your computer to your iPod. This means you typically cannot transfer music, automatically or manually, from your iPod to a computer, and you cannot use iPod to copy a music library from one computer to another.

    An exception to this is the transfer purchases feature which allows you to restore purchased iTunes
    content to your computer from your iPod. Additionally, if you legally are allowed to copy music or other media files, you can configure your iPod as a storage drive to move media files.

    iTunes 7 and higher allow one to use an iPod to transfer songs purchased through iTunes to as many as five authorized computers. This only works for songs purchased through iTunes, not those ripped from CDs or downloaded from other sources, which are much more common.

    This restriction was designed to discourage casual music piracy, but unfortunately, this also prevents one from easily copying legally acquired music from one’s own iPod to their own computer.

    If you need to restore a music collection lost due to a system crash or want to transfer thousands of songs to a new computer using your iPod rather than again rip hundreds of CDs, of course, you can search for some helpful programs that make it simple if there are any.

    However, I have changed my mind, now as I see it, we have listened to the songs on our favorite iPod over and over, so we can totally replace them with new popular songs or even some latest movie background music. Then Leawo Video Converter comes to my help: It supports to convert between all the popular video and audio formats: AVI, DivX, Xvid, VOB, MOV, WMV, ASF, RMVB, RM, MPEG, FLV, MPG, MP4, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MKV, and so on. Plus, the video profile is to a specific need for you, like iPod MP4, PSP MP4, Zune MP4, Zune WMV, etc. I can not only transfer rich audios to my iPod but also videos. (Certainly, you can still choose Leawo iPod Video Converter as in the last post id you only want to get music for your iPod other than other portable devices.)

    And if you would like to extract the music from DVD or Blu-ray discs, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Leawo DVD Ripper are your best choice, which can decrypt DVD/Blu-ray discs powerfully and handles extracting audios for your iPod. Just have a try and have fun!

  • For Your iPod (Part 1): The Best Way to Put YouTube Videos onto Your iPod

    Posted on September 7th, 2010 Sara | 2 comments

    Last Wednesday’s announcements of new iPods, iTunes and Apple TV have settled in over the last several days and now some friends may have already got their new iPods while others are still wondering whether to upgrade their old iPods. Anyway, there are always some annoying matters in our use of iPod. And here I would like to some solutions or recommendations for the iPod fans like me.

    Well, I have always encountered such a problem: I tried numerous websites to download YouTube videos to my computer while each one gave me a pop-up that I was 100% sure will give me a virus, simply because I had never seen the pop-up before except at these websites. So I was searching for a way to put YouTube videos on my iPod without downloading the video. It is fortune that I have just found a perfect program to put YouTube videos on iPod, just follow me:

    As far as I know, I could not put videos on iPod without downloading the video, even when I have downloaded the videos my iPod may not support it, since I know that the best video format for iPod touch is mp4 (AVC/H.264 video encode, AAC audio encode) format. So I need to use the right software to convert my videos to iPod. Then I have thought that I need a program to download YouTube videos as well as a program to convert the videos for my iPod. However, when I came across Leawo iPod Video Converter from Google search, I was very glad that this all-in-one iPod video converter was just all what I needed!

    Leawo iPod Video Converter really helps me a lot. Its built-in YouTube Downloader helps me free download YouTube videos from many websites, such as splandoo.com, then its powerful converting capability enables me to convert all videos to iPod format. It also features a number of edit functions for me to convert the video to iPod the way I like: effect, trim, crop, watermark, etc. And with this iPod video converter, I was enjoying the best picture quality and fastest conversion experience whenever I want to put YouTube videos onto my iPod.

    Also, this iPod video converter has both free and registered version. And you can just free download here: http://www.leawo.com/download/video2ipod/video2ipod_install.exe. Or get a registered one here: http://www.leawo.com/video-converter/ipod-purchase.html. Just have a try, have fun!

  • In the Name of Music – Apple’s September 1 Event Warmup

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 Alvin | 1 comment

    The Apple’ s September 1 special event is just around the corner, I am sure the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts right now, is all ready to welcome the Apple’ s big boss and worldwide Apple fans and media. There is no doubt every Apple’s event drew the world’s spotlight before. So what do you expect that Steve Jobs will bring to us this time?

    Judging from Apple’s poster, this event is supposed to focusing on music. Apple puts its logo on the a guitar and it is quiet a vivid poster. Actually it reminds me of the first Woodstock Music Festival s poster in a way. What a coincidence! Naturally we could slightly draw the conclusion that Jobs may bring us the new music experience – new generation of iPod series.


    Rumors are already swirling, even there is new leaked iPod nano images online. Anyway Apple makes no secret about its calendar, typically new ipods arrive in September, bring some big changes and surprises to fans. Information from reports speculate that the new iPod Nano may replace a touch screen and it is smaller like a Shuffle. iPod touch, Apple’s flagship iPod,may has a new front camera and enables 3G connection which brings more video and voice communication. If that so more applications are supported or users have more choices in the using of video applications. Besides, iPod classic also make change, due to its low sales volume, the series may be cut off or the storage decrease form 160GB to 100GB. One incredible news is that Lady Gaga may be on presence with Jobs on the stage for promotion of new iPods. Could you image what kind of scene that the two most famous people standing together on the stage.

    This is from hardware, there are major updates to the software. First of all is the iTunes and app store. The store may offer users a long 60-second samples and become more sociable, concentrating on sharing of stuff from app store. New Mac OS may preview in this event too.

    Anyway all the news can’ t be sure until the real day of the event. It’s just rumors and speculations up in air. What would happen to Apple is still a mystery but we will see very soon. I will keep posted.

  • Remember Isaac Newton, watch FLV videos on your iPod/iTouch

    Posted on January 4th, 2010 Maky | 5 comments

    Sir Isaac Newton has been a famous figure of science for centuries. He is very well known for being hit by an apple from a tree and later devising the laws of motion we still appreciate a lot today. As a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, Sir Isaac Newton’s magical life has been illustrated into videos and movies by people who love him.

    On the 367 birthday of Sir Isaac Newton today, it is a great occasion for us to get to know this Supernova in science history and his magical life. Thanks to the internet, we can easily download a number of FLV videos about Sir Isaac Newton. And with a gadget like iPod/iTouch, we can easily carry the video to share on the go. On this anniversary for the scientific giant, our friends and families would appreciate us for presenting them Newton’s amazing stories via videos. Our children would love to watch videos about young Isaac Newton and this could engage them into the pursuit of their noble life. We could get to know Newton better as we watch more and more videos about him. But there is one difficulty to overcome: how to convert the online FLV video to iPod/iTouch MP4 format?

    Do you have a good iPod/iPhone converter at hand? If not, check out the latest version of Leawo iPod Converter, it can very likely be the one you are looking for. Get Leawo iPod Converter for a trial first and we will start converting online FLV videos to iPod/iPhone MP4 format right away.

    Why use Leawo iPod/iTouch Converter for iPod/iTouch MP4 conversion?

    1. It is easy to get started. Most functions are called up in one or two clicks. Whether you are professional or amateur, you can make good quality iPod/iTouch MP4 videos in no time.
    2. It converts fast. The program can convert video in 200%-300% real time.
    3. Complete video quality control. Users can adjust codec parameters to make any output from the smallest file size to the best playback quality.
    4. It consumes less memory. The program has a good management of memory consumption, thus runs steadily and smoothly.

    Let me pick you up on how to convert FLV videos to iPod/iTouch for playback:

    Step 1: launch Leawo iPod Converter and import the FLV video files.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Leawo iPod Converter conveniently allows you to drag and drop the files for import.

    You may preview and screenshot the video before you convert it.

    Then organize the file order and rename the file as you like.

    Step 2: apply an appropriate output profile and check the codec settings.

    Leawo iPod Converter has preconfigured MP4 profiles for video output for iPod/iTouch. There are different profiles addressed to different screen resolution.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Apart from the presets, you may find codec parameter settings very useful for custom outputs. Advanced codec parameters include Bit Rate, Video Size and Frame Rate.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Step 3: use video editor to customize the video as you like.

    As part of Leawo iPod Video Converter, the video customization feature is a useful approach to help improve the display effect of the video.

    Go to Effect tab to find adjustment controls of audiovisual effects.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Go to Trim tab to split the video in millisecond precision.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Go to Crop tab to cut the display size of the video.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Go to Logo tab to apply an image as a watermark.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Go to Text tab to insert a text as a watermark.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Step 4, start the FLV to iPod/iTouch MP4 converting process.

    Leawo iPod Converter can batch convert the video files on the standby list. You can easily keep track of the progress in the process monitor. If you need to get away for a moment, you can check "Shut down the computer" to let the program helm for you.

    Leawo iPod Video Converter

    Now, take a rest and turn your iPod/iTouch to video mode. I believe you must have now successfully converted any Isaac Newton videos you have to playback on iPod/iTouch. Have video conversion problem with your iPod/iTouch? Let Leawo iPod Converter help you through easy and fast.

  • Share your unique Christmas videos in no trouble

    Posted on December 27th, 2009 Maky | 1 comment

    This article provides essential information on video conversion to help you get your Christmas videos ready for share without troubles.

    People are busy working most of the year until Christmas makes the great time for them to relax and rejoice. On Christmas holiday, families usually unite to celebrate the peaceful and delightful festival. There are lots of unforgettable memories: sing the carol, enjoy the feast, play games and exchange gifts. The smiles, laughter and greetings can compose a very touchable video to pass down the Christmas spirit till the next Christmas holiday. If you have the most joyous Christmas moment recorded, don’t hesitate to share it with others. Isn’t it great to tell your unique Christmas stories to as many people as you can, when you will be introduced to their own?

    Well, it could take you some efforts to convert your Christmas videos for share, but with our little help you will get in no trouble with video converting.

    Why should the video be converted?

    Converting video does not change the content of the video, but the nature of the video data. It is often necessary to convert video to be compatible with some programs or devices, for the reason that very few programs and devices could provide interface for all types of video formats. Besides, the raw video from camcorder is so large in file size that it is quite inconvenient or even crippled for share.

    What is the type of video format used by your camcorder?

    Many home camcorders use DV-AVI or MPEG-2 TS format to store the video data. The video files are easily located on the camcorder’s SD memory stick with the file extension of AVI or TS.

    What is the type of video format to be used for share?

    This depends on the request of the destined website, program or device. Online video sites like YouTube and Google Video require FLV format videos from the uploader. DVD burning software like Nero Burning Rom indicates VOB format to be the best input option. Portable media players like iPod, iPhone and PSP will ask for MP4 format videos while Zune has a preference for WMV format.

    Is there any change necessary to the original videos?

    Yes. Video share involves more than just the change of format encoding. One needs to look into codec parameters to come out with the best output for share. The codec parameters control the nature of the output video. Bit rate, video resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio are the most concerned parameters. Devices like iPod and iPhone usually guarantee best video performance of the videos that match their specific physical resolution. For iPhone, its physical resolution is 480*320. If the video resolution of the camcorder is 1600*1200, iPhone will definitely fail to play the video until it is resized to 480*320 or lower.

    Is there any handy resources to help me walk through the technical terms?

    Yes. For more information on codec parameters, you can refer to this detail codec parameter explanation. We also have a handy video converter that has preset optimal parameters for many practical circumstances including those mentioned above. It is very easy to get started, though it is also designed for advanced users with a number of codec parameter and effect customizations.

    Christmas is behind us. Can I ask for a Christmas gift from you?

    Sure. The best Christmas gift from us is our sound products with a pleasant Christmas discount. You are free to claim one from our Christmas discount page before the activity ends on January 1st.

    Video conversion is very easily done after all. Have you got a picture of how to do it yet?

     

  • Surviving tips for Christmas gifts for last minute Christmas holiday shoppers

    Posted on December 21st, 2009 Maky | 11 comments

    Getting hysterical as Christmas is nearby and you have yet to prepare suitable Christmas gifts for your lover, families and friends? In this case, we lead you to meet the coolest Christmas gift candidates to help you survive Christmas gift exchange.

    There is not much time left for Christmas shopping from now. If you didn’t accomplish your goal in the earlier Christmas discount periods, maybe you were stuck in between the decisions on what Christmas gift is most suitable for your recipient. Well, there are always options for making a universally acceptable Christmas gift and help you survive Christmas gift exchange. I am talking about Christmas gifts that do not fall into the stereotype or humble categories. Actually, they are leading the coolest fashion around the globe. Surely they can make a sweet candy to whoever you are going to gift with. Let’s check them out and give an end to your dilemma.

    • Music and Media players

    Apple’s iPod has been solidly remembered by the folks every Christmas. Its wide product line accommodates rich options for all levels of Christmas gifts and presents. With the introduction of the latest model of iPod Touch and iPod Nano G5, the glory of the famous music player glows dramatically. The sleek appearance, the rich entertainment capacity (Video, Game, FM…) and huge memory capacity (8GB to 64GB) of iPod Touch and iPod Nano G5 constitute the essential factors of recommended buy as gifts for this Christmas holiday.

    Apple iPod Touch Christmas sale

    The iPod Touch is now at $274.99, holding the position as the most popular music player. Get a powerful iPod Touch video converter to make Non-MP4 videos play on iPod Touch.

    Apple iPod Nano G5 Christmas sale

    Apple’s iPod Nano G5 is probably the coolest icon in this Christmas season. You can visit our early post on Christmas gift tips on choosing a colored iPod Nano G5. Starting from today, the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart is selling the $150 Nano for $145 with a $50 iTunes gift card. (The same Nano is $134 at Amazon without a gift card.) You can get a powerful iPod Nano G5 video converter to make Non-MP4 videos play on iPod Nano G5.

    Microsoft Zune Christmas sale

    Microsoft Zune is a strong competitor for Apple’s iPod and we see the dedicated efforts the software giant has instilled in its only portable media player. Similar to Apple’s iPod, Zune offers a larger touchable OLED screen, the unique capacity to share video and music through a Wi-Fi spot and Microsoft gaming experience. Despite the lack of Apple App Store’s counterpart, Microsoft Zune is a good recommended buy as a desired Christmas present.
    The cost of the Zune starts from $219 according to specifications. Get a powerful Zune video converter to make Zune a more powerful video player.

    • Video Game Consoles

    Sony Play Station 2&3 (PS2/3) and Play Station Portable (PSP) have long been the striking game consoles for advanced game players. As Christmas discount prevails, they could also make good Christmas presents to your friends who are new to the video game world.

    Sony PSP 3000 Christmas sale
    Play Station Portable (PSP) 3000 enjoys Skype functionality and a couple of new upgrades from PSP 2000. It costs only $169.99 at present. With a powerful PSP 3000 video converter, you can view all kinds of movies on the go.

    Sony PSP Go Christmas sale

    PlayStation Portable (PSP) Go, the smallest, most portable PSP yet is now for sale at $239.99. In addition, you can get a powerful PSP Go video converter to turn any videos you want to play on your PSP Go easy and fast.

    Sony PS3 Slim Christmas sale

    Play Station (PS) 3 Slim is the latest PlayStation model and the latest price is $299.99. This advanced game console can also be powerful video console. With a powerful PS3 Slim video converter, you can get any videos to play on the console easy and fast.

    Microsoft Xbox 360 Christmas sale

    Microsoft Xbox 360 is also a powerful video game console on the other side of the coin. It is an amazingly versatile Christmas gift and now underselling at $399.99 with Modern Warfare 2 bundled. Get a powerful Xbox 360 video converter to facilitate playback of any video format on Xbox 360.

    Nintendo Wii and DS game console introduce fresh and exciting gaming experience. They are excellent versatile Christmas gifts for those who are looking for interesting sport gaming entertainments.

    Nintendo Wii Christmas sale

    The Nintendo Wii possesses an amazing collection of games to be played on it with great fun for just $199. You can get a powerful Nintendo Wii video converter to enjoy any video playback on Nintendo Wii as well.

    Nintendo DS Christmas sale

    The Nintendo DSi can make a super-cool Christmas gift for teens and tweens for $169.99. With a powerful Nintendo DSi video converter, you can easily enjoy any video playback on Nintendo DSi.

    eBook Readers, Cameras, Netbooks and many more cool digital gadgets are beyond this post but should be in your mind within minutes. For most of these gadgets, Christmas season is the best time for the best buy. Catching the Christmas discount can save you up to 40% cost. Should you need tips on Christmas gift card making, we think you might be interested in the posts below:

    May you survive the Christmas gift exchange and Merry Christmas in advance!

  • How to enjoy Christmas movies and videos anytime and anywhere?

    Posted on December 15th, 2009 Maky | 1 comment

    Christmas movies and videos are must have Christmas entertainments. With portable media player and video converter, you can practically enjoy Christmas movies and videos on the go. This article will show you an easy and fast way to realize that with Leawo‘s nice products.

    People usually go to see Christmas movies and videos during the Christmas season. It is so hot in spirit of seeing films, the seats of cinemas, theaters and opera houses are booked out fast. Christmas film tickets become scarce goods in this time. How do you like when you are told to come tomorrow after shuffling along a long queue before the ticket counter? Sadly, this is the truth.

    But you don’t have to punch your way through the crowd so as to see a Christmas film. You can enjoy the Christmas HD movies and HD videos in a very relaxed way, as long as you possess some things needed to play the Christmas movies and videos: a portable media player like iPod/iPhone or a home theater with an Apple TV and a DVD Ripper or a Video Converter for format conversion.

    So, without further ado, let’s cut to the point to get things work.

    First of all, get DVD copies of the Christmas movies and videos from local video shop or online mall like eBay. It is better if you have already got an MP4 or MKV copies of the Christmas HD movies and videos. We are going to use these video sources as templates to convert to formats that are friendly on iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Apple TV and the like.

    Secondly, use Leawo DVD Ripper to decode and encode the Christmas movie and video DVDs. The nifty software has all essential functions such output profiles, parameter settings and video edit. They are clearly displayed on the home interface as is shown below.
    Leawo DVD Ripper (click to view large size)
    Take converting DVD to HD MPEG 4 Video (H.264) for example:
    1. insert DVD to your DVD-ROM.
    2. Open Leawo DVD Ripper and "Load DVD"
    3. Select "HD Video -> HD H.264 MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" profile.
    4. Click "Settings" to tune codec parameters like Bit Rate, Video Size and Aspect Ratio.
    5. Click "Customize" to edit the video in effect, length, size and watermark.
    6. Click the Rounded Arrow button to start the DVD to HD MPEG4 video conversion.

    Getting hang to Leawo Video Converter is as easy as to Leawo DVD Ripper.
    Leawo Video Converter (click to view large size)
    Take converting Christmas HD videos to iPod touch MPEG 4 Video (H.264) for example:
    1. Open Leawo Video Converter and "Add" HD videos.
    2. Select "iPod -> iPod touch H.264 Wide Screen (720*406)(*.mp4)" profile.
    3. Click "Settings" to tune codec parameters like Bit Rate, Video Size and Aspect Ratio.
    4. Click "Customize" to edit the video in effect, length, size and watermark.
    5. Click the Rounded Arrow button to start the HD video to iPod touch MPEG4 video conversion.

    Last but not least, with Leawo’s fast video convert engine, the processed Christmas movies and videos are soon hot and ready for being transferred to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Apple TV, Blackberry or other handsets. For iPod or iPhone, use iTunes to sync the Christmas videos easily. For PSP, Leawo DVD Ripper and Leawo Video Converter offer a free PSP video manager plugin to ensure a convenient video transfer. For other devices, there are always manuals for video transfer to refer to.

    Now you can settle down to enjoy Christmas movies and videos without wearing out your patience waiting in queue. Using the video converters well can cover the boring journey on a bus or a plain with myriad Christmas happiness and fun. As Christmas is getting close, Leawo has specially held a special Christmas discount for its video converters. You can get one immediately from Leawo’s website before January 1st with pleasant discounts.

  • Christmas iPod touch and iPhone themes for free download

    Posted on December 14th, 2009 Maky | 4 comments

    Free Christmas iPod touch themes, iPhone themes, Christmas festive backgrounds for download.

    One joyous way to celebrate Christmas with your iPod touch or iPhone is to update your iPod/iPhone with Christmas themes. There are a lot of web sites offering iPod touch/iPhone themes either for charge or for free. But chances are you might easily get lost in the jungle of webpages. After sifting through dozens of iPod touch/iPhone themes websites, we have been able to round up some remarkable ones for share with you. You can download the iPod touch/iPhone Christmas themes freely from here.

    Enjoy the Christmas spirit brought by the themes and let me know if you would like to share your spectacular Christmas iPod touch/iPhone themes.

    Gifts from Santa ClausBeautiful Christmas TreeChristmas iPhone ThemesChristmas iPhone Themes2

    Happy ChristmasNeon Christmas TreeOrnamental ReduxSiLenT NiTe V2

    Troubles in changing your iPod touch/iPhone themes? See if this guide on changing iPod touch/iPhone themes helps.

    Leawo iPod/iPhone Video Converter for high quality mp4 video conversion is now on Christmas offer with 25% discount, now only $14.95! Get one to enjoy Christmas videos on your iPod/iPhone easy and fast!