Importing from and exporting to devices

XStream offers import and export functionality to copy music and video files from your PC to external devices, such as mobile gadgets or online storages, and vice versa. This helps you in accessing your media files anytime, anywhere.

Contents

Exporting media files can be done within the Player as well as within the Media center view. The Player offers basic export functionality. The Media center view offers more flexibility regarding the import and export of sets of files at once.

Importing media files can only be done within the Media center view.

Working with devices

The most important device involved in importing/exporting features is your computer. All files recorded and converted by XStream, plus additional folders selected to be managed by XStream, are handled as content on My PC.

All sorts of external devices, gadgets, software and online service are summarized by the term target device.

Exporting means to transfer files from your PC to a chosen target device. This includes e.g. creating ringtones, copying files to a USB device, burning CDs/DVDs, and more.

Importing means to copy files from a target device to your PC.

See Figure 1 to realize how this concept is visualized.

Import/Export User Interface

The import/export user interface is visible in every Media center view. The most significant buttons are: the My Computer button and Target Device button. In addition to these two buttons, a drop-down menu may be opened. (see Figure 1).

The dual function of the device buttons:

  • The My Computer button is also the button used to import files.
  • The Target Device button is also the button used to export files.
Tip: Audials differentiates between files on your PC and on your target device by marking files in white, light blue and blue. Here is an example:Figure 2.
  • White: titles that are only on your PC.
  • Blue: titles that are only on your target device.
  • Light blue: titles that are on both your PC and target device.

Figure 1. The import/export user interface. The interface of your installed version might differ in details, but the basic structure is the same.

Click here to open the dropdown menu for My PC.

Click here to import selected files from an external device to your PC.

Click here to export selected files from your PC to an external device.

Click here to open the dropdown menu for the target device.

Dropdown menu for the target device



Example: Importing a media file

Figure 2. Example: To import a media file. The interface of your installed version might differ in details, but the basic structure is the same.

Choose an artist.

Select the file you want to import.

Click the My PC button to import the selected file.

The song is now saved on your computer and appears here.