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How to edit, crop, combine and convert video?

This step by step guide is to demonstrate how to convert, trim, combine and edit video.


It includes the following five parts:

  • Part 1: How to convert video to iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Archos, PS3, Xbox360, Cell phone, and Pocket PC, etc.
  • Part 2: How to convert free limewire music and video to iPod, PSP, Zune?
  • Part 3: How to download free YouTube video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune and cell phone?
  • Part 4: How to trim, crop, join and edit video?
  • Part 5: How to convert video to MP3 and WMA for iPod Nano and other MP3 players?


The tool you need is Aimersoft Video Converter, which you can download for free from:



The video formats Aimersoft Video Converter support are as follows:
AVI, XviD, WMV (Window Media Video), MPEG, MPG, MP4, FLV (YouTube video), DAT (VCD), 3GP, 3GPP (cell phone video), VOB (DVD ripper video), RM, RMVB (Real Player video), MOV (QuickTime video), M4V, ASF,

The audio formats supported by Aimersoft Video Converter are:


    Part1. How to convert video to iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP and other portable players?

    Step1. Install and run Aimersoft Video Converter, click the “Add” button to import your videos. Aimersoft Video Converter support batch conversion, so you can import multiple files at a time. If you experience any problems adding videos by directly clicking the “Add” button, you can click “File -> Add DirectShow files…” to add the video files you want to convert from your computer.

video converter


Step2. This software can convert video to various video formats for iPod, PSP, Zune, cell phone, etc. Click the “Format” drop-down list to select the format you prefer for each added file. If you don’t know what formats your device support, you can just select the format according to the device name.

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If you want to customize the output quality, click the “Settings” button to open the Settings panel, where you can set resolution, frame rate, video bit rate, audio bit rate, sample, etc. You also can create a Settings profile and save it, and then you won’t have to set the same settings every time. Since Aimersoft Video Converter support batch conversion, you can use different profiles for the added video files to save your time. If you don’t want to do these settings, the default settings will just work perfectly.

video converter setting


After all you finish the above steps, click “Start” to begin the conversion.

If you want to convert video to iPod, this software has a free iPod Copy Manager, which can directly transfer the converted video to iPod without iTunes. Just connect your iPod to computer, click “Tools” -> “iPod Copy Manager”, then you will see a pop-up window, locate the folder where the converted files are save to show the files in the left pane (the right pane is the file list on your iPod), select the files you want to sync, and click the “right arrow” button to transfer them to your iPod. You also can copy files from iPod to computer to backup your iPod files in case your computer crashes and you lose your iTunes library.


ipod copy


For PSP, this software also provides a PSP Video Manager that fully support all PSP firmware versions (former 3.0 or 3.0 later). Click “Tool”-> PSP Video Manager, and the steps to transfer files to PSP are the same.


Part2. How to convert free limewire music and videos to iPod, Zune, PSP

Aimersoft Video Converter fully support video or music downloaded from Limewire. For the detailed information, you can refer to this guide:


After you download video from limewire, just load it into Aimersoft Video Converter and convert it to MP4 or WMV. Then you can use iTunes or Zune software to sync the video to your portable device.

If you use iTunes to convert limewire video, the output video may have no sound, because iTunes cannot convert muxed video (muxed videos are video files whose audio and video are on the same track, and QuickTime or iTunes cannot properly process this kind of videos). You can learn more info about muxed video by visiting: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302588
If you have problems converting muxed videos, you can try Aimersoft Video Converter, and it very well support muxed videos.


Part3. How to download free YouTube video to iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, etc

Video files downloaded from YouTube are stream videos (flv). You have to convert them to MP4 or WMV video to transfer them to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune or cell phone. If you don’t know how to download YouTube videos to your computer, you can refer to this guide:

After you download YouTube videos to your computer, convert them with Aimersoft Video Converter and use iTunes or Zune software to transfer the converted videos to iPod, PSP, Zune and cell phone. You can also choose to transfer the iPod or PSP files using the built-in transfer tools of Aimersoft Video Converter.

Part4. How to trim, crop, join and edit video

If you want to cut the black edges off your video, you can click the “Crop” button to open the crop panel. There is a frame in dashed line around the movie video; you can drag it to cut off the sides you don’t want. You can also type in values in the four Crop value boxes to crop your video more accurately.

Tips: Many users may wonder how they can convert Windows Movie Maker file (*.MSWMM) to other video format. Actually, A *.MSWMM file is not a video file. It is a project file of Movie Maker (more like a record file). You have to open this file in Windows Movie Maker and save the movie to your computer: Go to Movie Tasks bar > Finish Movie > Save to my computer. After that you will have a WMV file which can be converted to another video format or burned to DVD.


crop video


If you want to join several video files into one file, on the main interface, tick the check box “Merge into one file”, and you will only get one output file instead of multiple files.

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This video converter provides rich video editing functions, you can click the “Effect” button and customize the brightness, saturation, contrast; volume, etc on the Effect panel. You can even apply special effects such as “Emboss”, “Negative”, “Old film” and “Gray” by selecting a special effect from its drop-down list. If you want to remove the original audio, you can convert your video with 0% volume.

video effect


Part5. How to extract audio from video to MP3 WMA WAV for iPod Nano, shuffle, Creative Zen, cell phone and other MP3 players?

If you want to convert video to MP3 or WMA for your portable player such as iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Creative Zen, Zune, cell phone and so on, this software can extract audio tracks from your video to MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, AAC, and M4A etc. supported by these players. After you load your video files, in the main interface, select MP3 or WMA as the output format, and then start conversion. If you want better music quality, you can select a higher audio bit rate and sample rate in the Settings panel.

After the conversion, drag the converted audio files to iTunes library, connect your iPod Nano or iPod shuffle to your computer, click iTunes “File -> Sync iPod”, and click OK. If you don’t have iTunes, you can download it for free from Apple’s official site:
For PSP, just copy the files to the “Music” folder on your memory stick.

For Zune, just drag and drop the files to your Zune software, and click “start sync "


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