Newman M918 Video Conversion TutorialMikey 33 comments
I seem to be getting an unexpected number of email requests for help and even some posted on this site, so I have decided to create a basic tutorial on how to convert and add video media to the Newman MP4 player. Note: My screen shots look a little different as I am running Windows Vista. But these instructions will work fine for Windows XP as well.
1) If you have not already installed the converter software, download this file, unzip it, and run setup.exe inside the folder called m918_converter. When the installation is complete, there should be a shortcut on your desktop to SunPlus PMP Transcoding.
2) Connect your Newman to your PC via the USB cable that should have been supplied. Turn the Newman on and you will notice a new drive letter appears in Windows Explorer (double click My Computer to see). This is how you manage files on the Newman. In my case, the drive letter is K. Yours will likely be different. If you double click your new drive letter you will be able to browse the Newman's file system.
3) Run the SunPlus PMP Transcoding software by double clicking the shortcut on your desktop.
4) Select these settings: [Conversion Mode - Media Mode] [Audio Bitrate - 8k or 16k] [Video Quality - Best]
5) Next to Input File, click the Browse button and locate a video file on your computer.
6) Next to Output File, click the Browse button and browse to a location where you want your converted file to be saved (your desktop for this tutorial), and give it a name in the File Name field.
7) Click the Convert button and wait until the conversion is completed. You will see a Conversion Ended prompt. Click to acknowledge it.
8) Find the new converted file on your desktop. It will have the same file name that you specified in stage 6 above. Right click on it and select Copy.
9) Open Windows Explorer and double click the drive letter that was assigned to the Newman in stage 2 above. Open the folder called DCIM and also the next folder called 100MEDIA. You may already have a video file in there that came with the Newman (I did) so you can delete it if you like.
10) Right click anywhere in the 100MEDIA folder and select Paste. The file will be copied across and is ready for playback on the Newman.
That's all there is for file conversion and transfer. To playback your video file, disconnect the USB cable and navigate your way to VIDEO on the Newman. You should see a thumbnail preview of your video. Select it and click OK.
Go back to the Newman MP4/MP3 Media Player Review.