The iPad is a media consumption device. Listening to music is lovely, game-playing is grand and the device handles video viewing with valor. After extolling the virtues of the iPad and its multitude of media capabilities, the question becomes how to maximize and manage the media maintained on your al device? Enter ImTOO iPad Mate at a price of $59.95.
ImTOO iPad Mate is an all-in-one application for Apple iPad owners (ImTOO iPad Mate supports all iPad models along with the iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS) to backup iPad movies, music and photos to one’s PC (a Mac version is forthcoming), export media files from one’s PC to an iPad, and facilitate media transfer from the iPad to iTunes.
iPad Mate can also convert CDs, DVDs, images, IFO folders, other types of video and audio files contained on your PC to your iPad. Using the iPad management software one can organize and edit iPad media files, edit file information, and preview DVDs and other forms of video with a simple to use interface.
The ImTOO iPad Mate is billed as a 4-in-1 device management app: iPad Video Converter + DVD to iPad Converter + iPad Transfer + iPad Manager. ImTOO iPad Mate lets you rip DVD and video from your iPad to your PC, copy files from iPad to iTunes, and transfer files from your PC to your iPad. The software even lets you convert non-iPAd file formats on the fly, before transferring them to your device.
ImTOO has a clear and easy to follow interface which makes it easy to manage files on your iPad. The contents of your Apple iPad are displayed in the main window under the heading of audio, video, podcasts and photo. 3 large buttons underneath are used to add files to your iPad from your PC, export files from your device to the PC and for exporting to iTunes. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop multimedia to and from ImTOO iPad Mate.
Ripping a DVD to your iPad is very simple with ImTOO iPad Mate. Just load the disk, hit the icon and the movie will be transferred to your device, or to iTunes, in the correct iPad format. In fact, nearly all video or audio types that you transfer using ImTOO iPad Mate will QUICKLY be converted to the correct Apple format automatically. The program comes with a a neat preview window so you can see the video as its transferring.
The only down side that I found was in the use of the DVD preview display. It is a little small, but it does what it's support to...it's not like you watch your DVD's in preview mode. ImTOO iPad Mate makes for a useful way to move music and video between your iPad and your PC. I can simply drag and drop songs and movies between my iPad and PC. Through all the conversions we did, we were always pleased with the final output great color, full sound, flawless digital conversion.
Overall, the ImTOO iPad Mate is a top-notch choice to convert videos/DVDs to iPad plus transfer music and movies between iPad and PC.
It has simple yet elegant interface, preset profiles makes it easy to use in hurry, supports all versions of iPad, iPod and iPhone. It is a blend of iPad Transfer, iPad Manager and iPad Converter. It supports nearly all video and audio formats. Some of the conversion settings could use little more flexibility.
ImTOO iPad Mate is undoubtedly the best multimedia management software for your geeky yet impressive device. It combines iPad transfer, iPad manager and iPad converter altogether. Hence it's easy to say that you are going to get the best deal in one software.
iPad Mate has simple yet elegant interface, that means, that you don?t have to juggle and mess around and feel like you're lost in some high-fi confusing software.
Your devices, iPad (all versions), iPod (all versions) and iPhone (all versions), will be automatically be detected by the software and you'll be ready to transfer and manage your multimedia files at the blink of an eye.
iPad Mate doesn't conflict with iTunes and doesn't require a jailbreak on your iPad. You will be delighted to use both of them in combination, because iTunes is still not capable of supporting all video and audio formats. ImTOO iPad Mate supports nearly every possible audio, image and video formats and makes it easy to work with your variety of audio and video data.
You don't need any third party software or codec to let it deal with your YouTube files. It already supports FLV format along with 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DV, DIF, VOB, M2TS, MTS, M4V, SWF, MKV, DVR-MS, MJPG, CDA, MJPEG, MOD, MPG, MPEG, MPA, DAT, TS, MPV, NSV, MOV, QT, H261, H264, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, and XWMV. I suppose that it?s more than enough.
If you work with audio files rather than video then have a look at these audio formats: AAC, AIF, AIFF, AC3, APE, CUE, AU, FLAC, MPA, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, WAV, WMA, CDA, and M4A. Was I wrong when I said that it supports nearly every format? I seriously don?t think so!
You can also capture snaps of the video that you?re about to convert. This feature is great when you want to capture some pretty moments while you convert your video.
The quality of videos and audios after conversion is very nice but I must tell you that it depends solely on your device and you must mess with the settings a little bit to determine the best possible conversion settings for your device.
Video depends on bitrate and same goes for audio files. Since you have different amount of data and applications than the next guy, hence you might want to check out your own settings rather than converting your files based on his settings.
I always do this, hit and trial, and trust me, it works like a charm and doesn?t take too much time of mine. All you need to do is pick up a file that's in good quality but small in size (means it plays for only few minutes) and convert it with different settings. Within no time, you'll find the best settings and then, you need to apply those settings on other files as well.
Final Conclusion from iPad Jailbreak...
ImTOO iPad Mate is "all you need" to manage your multimedia files the way you want!
Key Features of ImTOO iPad Mate
A must-have tool for iPad users
ImTOO iPad Mate = 4 Programs: iPad Video Converter + DVD to iPad Converter + iPad Transfer + iPad Manager
Transfer files from PC to iPad and Backup iPad to PC
Transfer your movies and songs from iPad to iTunes library. Fully supports iTunes 9.1.
Rip CD and DVD movies to iPad, and convert ISO images/IFO folder to iPad supported formats
Preview DVD movies, videos and audios with the built-in player
Convert various videos and music to iPad supported files
High compatible with all iPad models and other Apple portable devices: iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi+3G, iPad 16GB, iPad 32GB, iPad 64GB, iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
Manage iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Simultaneously
Edit and fill in ID3 information including name, artist, album, composer, and year
Make comments on your music files and rate them
Find your files with quick search or according to Genre, Artist and album
Take a snapshot of your favorite movie images and save them as JPG, PNG and BMP files
Multilingual languages are supported, including English, German, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Japanese
Format Compatibility for ImTOO iPad Mate
CD, DVD-Video, DVD folder, ISO file
3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DV, DIF, VOB, FLV, M2TS, MTS, M4V, SWF, MKV, DVR-MS, MJPG, CDA, MJPEG, MOD, MPG, MPEG, MPA, DAT, TS, MPV, NSV, MOV, QT, H261, H264, RM, RMVB, WMV, ASF, XWMV
AAC, AIF, AIFF, AC3, APE, CUE, AU, FLAC, MPA, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, WAV, WMA, CDA, M4A, MP4
Video Output Formats: MP4/H.264
Audio Output Formats: MP3, WAV,M4A,AIFF
iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi+3G, iPad 16GB, iPad 32GB, iPad 64GB
iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch
iPhone/iPod touch Firmware 3.1.3 or below
iTunes 9.1 or above
Tech Requirements for ImTOO iPad Mate
Microsoft® Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, and Windows 7
1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above
256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)
50MB space for installation
Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher
iTunes 9.1 or above, DVD-ROM drive