The Best Mac Multimedia Applications

iPod to Mac Transfer is an ideal software to help you transfer your iPod music, videos and photos to your Mac. Especially when you delete your iPod content without intention or send your iPod to mend, even upgrade iPod firmware, then the most secure way is to backup iPod music and videos to Mac.

Mac to iPod Transfer is compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iTunes 9.0 and fully supports the latest iPod touch, iPod nano 3G, iPod classic 160GB, iPod OS 3.0. Also, it can transfer music and videos from Mac to iPod in the same way.

Free download iPod to Mac Transfer.

Step 1, Launch this iPod transfer for Mac and connect your iPod with Mac. It can automatically detect your device and display related information such as type, capacity, version, etc.

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Step 2, Tick the video and audio files you would like to transfer from iPod to Mac. Here you could manage iPod content by deleting, creating or editing a playlist.

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Step 3, Click “iPod to Mac” image button to start to transfer from iPod to Mac.

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Note: If you want to transfer anything from Mac to iPod without iTunes, then click “Mac to iPod” image button to choose the required files from your Mac. You could also drag the required files from your Mac to iPod transfer for Mac directly.

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When you have just one iPod and one Mac, it’s easy to manage your library and sync your music, videos, audio books and data. But do you want to use more than one iPod with the same Mac or even share music and videos between different iTunes accounts on a single Mac? It gets a bit confusing.
Here provides several pretty simple ways for you to connect multiple iPods to one Mac and share the iTunes library.

Generally, each user has his or her own OS X user account, and iTunes is designed to store music in a user’s Music folder. OS X user accounts employ permissions to prevent one user from rooting around in someone else’s folders.

Method One

How to sync multiple iPods on one Mac?
Create a separate iTunes library for each iPod. Note: It is important that you make a new iTunes Library file. Do not just make a copy of your existing iTunes Library file.
Learn more:

How to share music between different accounts on a single computer?
If you want to share music with other users on your computer, you need to move your iTunes music folder to a publicly accessible location.
Learn more:

Method Two

Free download TransPod. (It works for iPhone in the same way)


  • No need to create any other iTunes library, TransPod could automatically detect any iPod when you connect it with Mac.
  • You could manage iPod music, video and photos on TransPod interface directly.
  • With TransPod it will be no problem for you and your friends share each other iPod content freely, it lets you copy iPod videos and music to iTunes to enrich your iTunes library.
  • You can also transfer your local music and videos to iPod via TransPod easily.


iPod compatible file formats:
Video: mp4, m4v, mov, etc.
Audio: mp3, m4a, m4b, m4p, etc.
Image: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, etc.

Only iPod compatible formats can be played successfully on iPod, if you need to put DVD movie and other kind of video like WMV, AVI, MKV, AVCHD, etc to iPod, convert them first, using DVD to iPod converter and Video to iPod Converter for Mac.

General steps

This is the step by step guide for AVCHD Converter for Mac to show you how to convert video (including HD video, MKV, WMV, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, FLV, MOD, TOD, etc.) to portable device, Apple optimized format or HD MKV, WMV, AVI video.

Free Download Mac AVCHD Video Converter and install it.
Intel version

Main interface
After you launch Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Mac, you will see the main program window:

Step 1: Import Video and DVD Files
Click Load and hold on for a while to select a mode to import video files. There are four choices:

Load Videos: Add video files
Load DVD: Load DVD movie from your DVD drive or hard drive.
Load IFO: Load IFO file(s) from your DVD drive or hard drive.
Load Main Title: Load the main movie from your DVD drive or hard drive.
Tips: You can click Load to import video files by default.
Tips: To gear up the conversion time, you could click Load Main Title to load the main movie to convert.

Step 2: Output Settings
1. Choose an output format from the “Format” control panel.
2. Select an output format for the selected file from the Format drop-down list.

Step 3: Convert Video Files
When you get ready to convert the added video files, click Convert to fire up this powerful conversion machine.

Open the Output Folder: If you tick this option, when the conversion is completed, the output folder will be opened automatically.
Shut down the Computer: If you tick this option, this program will automatically shut down your computer after the conversion is finished, so that you need not wait around your computer.
Advanced guide for this Mac AVCHD Video Converter:

Trim segments
If you just want to convert clips from video movie, you can click the Trim icon to capture a clip. In the Trim window, you can trim the length of the current video by dragging the Start Time and End Time sliders.
Click Reset to remove all the trimming effects.

Crop output video size
Here you are allowed to crop video to remove the black edges around your movie video, so you can watch your movies on your portable players in full screen.
Click Reset to remove all the cropping effects.

Adjust effect of the output video
You can adjust the video effects by adjusting the following parameters:
Brightness: Drag the Brightness adjustment slider to set the brightness of the video.
Contrast: Drag the Contrast adjustment slider to set the contrast of the video.
Saturation: Drag the Saturation adjustment slider to set the saturation of the video.
Volume: Drag the Volume adjustment slider to set the volume of the audio.
Effect: Select a special effect from the Effect drop-down list for the video. The available choices are No Effect, Gray, Emboss, Negative, Black White, White Black, Old Film.
Deinterlacing: There are five options available for you to choose: None, Repeat Odd Filed, Repeat Even Field, Odd Interpolate and Even Interpolate.
Click Reset to remove all the effects.

Add Watermark on output video
There are two kinds of watermarks for you: Image Watermark and Test Watermark.You can click “Apply to All” option and then click OK to apply the current watermark settings to all the imported files.
Click Reset to remove all the watermark effects.

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Tips for Wondershare AVCHD Video Converter for Mac

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mac-video-to-iPhoneAn absolute FREE video to iPhone Converter for Mac has been released by Wondershare! This promotion will last from today to 10th Sept.

Wondershare Video to iPhone Converter for Mac is an ideal tool that can convert various video formats including MPEG, MP4, 3GP, WMV, FLV (YouTube, Google Video, etc), 3GP, MPEG, AVCHD (TS, M2TS, AVI, MKV, MOD, TOD, etc.) to iPhone MP4, M4V, MOV video formats on Mac OS, so that you can enjoy favorite videos on iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod, Apple TV and other Apple players without restriction.

It also provides powerful editing functions such as trim video length, crop video area, merge several video files, set video brightness, contrast, saturation, and customize video/audio output settings.

System requirements;

  1. MAC OS X 10.4 or above operating system (support Mac OS X 10.5.7).
  2. 1G Hz or above Intel processor or Power PC.
  3. 512M or above RAM

If you are interested in this FREE iPhone Video Converter for Mac, please find more information from here:

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AppleInsider reports that the ubiquitous Mac file management application Finder, which currently stands as one of the oldest Carbon-based applications in the Mac OS portfolio, has been completely re-written with Cocoa.

At almost the same time, this July Wondershare released Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Mac, which is also an innovative application developed with Apple Cocoa frameworks, it not only converts among multiform video and audio formats such as HD video, camera (Cannon, Sony, JVC) AVCHD video (*.m2ts, *.mts, *.mod, *.tod), Web video, etc, but also rips DVD to various video and audio formats on Mac OS X. Batch process and multithreading of this Video Converter Pro make conversion much faster.

With conversion of Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Mac, you can enjoy all your favorite DVD and video on varied players for your convenience, iPod, iPhone (iPhone 3G S), Apple TV, PSP, PDA/ Pocket PC (including BlackBerry), etc, whichever.

It also makes easy if you want to import your DVD and video to some popular applications like QuickTime, iMovie, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X.

The conversion helps you upload the output video files to YouTube, Google, Yahoo, MySpace, etc for sharing with others.

Compare with current version, besides the much more effective and conversion, the advanced editing functions, concise guidance, clear formats drop-down tree, automatic update check, super drag-and-drop function, apple style interface, etc are the new features of this Video Converter Pro.

Any Wondershare registered users are available to upgrade to this Pro version with discount by informing (replace @ with #).

User Guides:
General steps: How to use Video Converter Pro for Mac to convert Videos and rip DVDs
Edit function: How to edit videos with Video Converter Pro for Mac
Advanced Tips: Tips for Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Mac


Some digital Camcorder models (I.E JVC Everio) save their videos in the .MOD video format. These files are often accompanied with small .MOI files which contain the videos’ time-stamp information. Video is recorded in the MOD format can be changed manually to M2V for Mac recognizable.

The .MOD format is simply a MPEG2 formatted video file, and if you simply wish to view the files on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from .mod to .mpg or .avi.

The known camcorder models that use the .MOD format are:

JVC: GZ-MG30, GZ-MG70, GZ-MG37, GZ-MG77, GZ-MG505, GZ-MG130, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG555

Panasonic: SDR-S100, SDR-S150, SDR-S10, SDR-H18, SDR-H200, SDR-H40, SDR-H60, SDR-SW20

Canon: FS100, FS10, FS11

Convert MOD to AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, 3GP, etc on Mac OS X.



The .TOD file format was created by JVC, to be used by their high-definition camcorder range (I.E JVC Everio).

The .TOD format is simply an MPEG2 formatted video file. If you wish to view the file on your computer, it is reportedly safe to rename the extension from .TOD to .mpg.

The known camcorder TODels that use the .TOD format are:


Convert TOD to AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, 3GP, etc on Mac OS X.



AVCHD is a format for recording and playback of high definition video. Video is compressed in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format, and audio is recorded in Dolby Digital. It is always used for Camcorder video of Sony and Panasonic.

AVCHD specification allows using several kinds of recording media, in particular recordable DVD discs, memory cards, non-removable solid-state memory and hard disk drives. AVCHD camcorders do not use magnetic tape.

***If you want to import AVCHD (TS, MTS, M2TS, TOD, MOD, etc) to iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and other video editing software, just convert AVCHD to MOV.

What’s FLV?

Flash Video (FLV) is a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player (initially produced by Macromedia) versions 6–10. Until version 9 update 2 of the Flash Player, Flash Video referred to a proprietary file format, having the extension FLV. Notable users of the Flash Video format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video,, metacafe, and many other news providers.

DVD to FLV Ripper for Mac serves you with the fastest Mac DVD rip speed to rip DVD to YouTube FLV and MP4 video. It enable you to select any part of DVD titiles and chapters to adjust and merge into one file.

Here is a step-by-step guide to rip DVD to FLV on Mac OS X.

Step 1: Free download and install DVD to FLV Ripper for Mac.

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PowerPC version

To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).

Step 2: Load DVD to convert to FLV

Insert DVD into your DVD-ROM. Click “Load DVD” button to load your DVD. Just Click “Load IFO” button and press DVD folder or DVD IFO file.

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Step 3: Select FLV as output format

Use the “format” on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the right of the “Format” label to get format drop-down menu.

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Step 4: Change FLV Video and audio Settings

You can change the Resolution, Encoder, Bit rate and Frame rate of the FLV video and Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder and Bit Rate of the FLV Audio. The size of the FLV file depends a lot on these settings.

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Step 5: Select output directory

Expand the “Output” panel. Use the “Browse” button to select an output directory.

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Step 6: Click “Start” to Rip DVD to FLV on Mac.

If you want to trim, crop, capture screen picture, merge several video clips on to one file and more editing, please go to how to edit videos with DVD to FLV Ripper on Mac.

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