Newman M918 Video Conversion Tutorial

Mikey 33 comments
Newman M918 Video Conversion Tutorial

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.

Desktop Icon

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.

Drive Letter

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.

SunPlus PMP Transcoding

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.

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Jordi (from Barcelona)

Wednesday 10th January 2007 | 10:37 AM

Thanks, thanks, thanks, yu're great!

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Tuesday 13th February 2007 | 07:44 AM

Oh! Thank you! I bought mine in Beijing, so while the GUI is in English, none of the documentation was. This is such a breakthrough!

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Tuesday 27th February 2007 | 02:24 AM

Thank you! I've been searching for this program! I was beginning to give up hope to find it, so thank you again! :)

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Thursday 15th March 2007 | 05:21 PM

your great thanks

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Monday 26th March 2007 | 10:33 PM

Thanks a bunch buddy!

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Wednesday 11th April 2007 | 02:09 AM

Thanks you are realy a great man .I`ve been looking for this software 1 month days & nights.I can only say : thank you again.

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Friday 13th April 2007 | 05:11 AM

I have a Newman M958 same problem cant run the disk and have emailed but no answer. Im looking for an english version of the software no luck? The conversion tool works for me but would like the software as well?

Great find!!

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Viktoria (Russia, Saint-Petersburg)

Saturday 12th May 2007 | 08:54 AM

Thank you very very much!!! You save my face in front of my husband's brother. We made a present for him, but he asked us to help with it (CD doesn't work, everything is on Chinese etc.). My husband flew away on business and I was left holding the baby... You rendered an invaluable service! Thanks a lot!!!

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Sunday 13th May 2007 | 07:00 PM

wat do i say man . ur great :) , keep on movin , thx alot

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Friday 18th May 2007 | 11:57 PM

thank you very very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday 30th May 2007 | 03:28 AM

YoU are aLL!!!

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Wednesday 20th June 2007 | 01:41 AM

Hi!! its me from ages ago, my comp has been broken so i can only finally get around to doing this but i dont understand the instructions!!! i download that file and then i extract all the folders and then the programme you say to look for i cant find!! please help!! can u simplify it anymore please?????!! thanks!

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Sunday 24th June 2007 | 09:11 PM

thank you very much for the advice you have given to me it really work on my mp4 now i can load my videos on asf formats,my cd driver that come with my unit didn't work. this is my second mp4,the first one got busted i turned it off the next day it wont turn on,it's just 3 days old,then they change it with coz its still on warranty,now the unit i have have diffrerent version on icons,my question is can i convert it to new version of icons???

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Wednesday 27th June 2007 | 12:51 PM

AA Heres a problem I have a Newman Q100 and this video conversion program dosent convert them in the right format for my MP4. The software i got with it is all in chianees and dosent display right on my PC. I can not get any software for my Mp4 thats english off the internet cna you help me?? my email is

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Eminence (Manila, Ph)

Tuesday 3rd July 2007 | 07:51 PM

You are fantastic!.

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Sunday 22nd July 2007 | 12:22 AM

Ok ive done everything you told me but when i try to play the converted asf file with windows media player on my computer it would just be a black screen but there is sound. I tried to put it on my PmP it is also the same (black screen with sound) but sometimes i try to convert it with other files it becomes messed up colors but the motions are correct so i was wondering if i needed some other program to fix this

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Saturday 4th August 2007 | 07:52 PM

thanks for this software download

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Saturday 11th August 2007 | 05:37 PM

how can ii download sunpus transcoding tool

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Tuesday 4th September 2007 | 09:26 AM

thanks from canada

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Friday 7th September 2007 | 12:48 PM

why everybody says thanks ! the program does not work
i cannot see anything in my mp4 player and the videos in asf are bigger :( help me

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Sunday 9th September 2007 | 07:49 PM

thanks for the website! yeah you are all!
but i got one problem... there something wrong with my newman... disconnected from my computer, it works fine...
but when I connect my device to my computer and open the
The device(mine is F:) windows tells me "the disk in drive F: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? y/n".
Even if i format my device i cant open it...

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Sunday 9th September 2007 | 08:51 PM

Hi Alex.

That sounds strange indeed, especially that part about not being able to open the drive after a format. I am not sure if you are presented with any formatting options, but of so, you want FAT, not NTFS.

Also check your disc manager: right click on My Computer, select 'Manage' and then look for 'Disc Management' in the left pane.

Then see if you can identify your drive by it's capacity, not by it's drive letter, just in case you are formatting the wrong drive letter! Right click it and look for any options that might be necessary (import foreign volume might be required for example)

Hope that helps in some way.

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Saturday 29th September 2007 | 08:52 PM

thats good

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sanjay mahto

Tuesday 1st January 2008 | 01:00 AM

thanks i m try this tric

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Dennis Coonich

Friday 25th January 2008 | 03:19 PM

This also works well for the DXG-505V.....

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Tuesday 4th March 2008 | 07:45 AM

mega ths.
it's so easy to enjoy to convert files and enjoy my mp4

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Tuesday 22nd April 2008 | 04:48 PM

Hi, I got NEWMAN-M958 with GUI in Chinese, and I am not able to understand any operation, got it to India and now not able to start the player and it is not charging as well, not sure what is going on. is there any way the GUI can be converted to english and any care to be taken while charging it...

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Friday 30th May 2008 | 07:18 PM

bought this m958 in china. now god knows what got into it. it doesn't work. the pc doesn't detect it . i got the firmware update also. but i can' t detect tha device. it always shows a whit blank screen. and some times a blue screen with instructions but of no help.

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Friday 27th June 2008 | 04:25 AM

I've been looking for this damned file! Thanks so much!

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Mohamed MirZA

Saturday 4th October 2008 | 07:35 AM

i can't play the movies i put in....i'm going crazy!!:S

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Sunday 25th January 2009 | 08:12 PM

Hi Thanks

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Kashif Khatri

Monday 25th May 2009 | 01:30 PM

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Kashif Khatri

Monday 25th May 2009 | 01:30 PM

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