Zen Micro adds PlaysForSure support

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  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I know some people here have these things, so I thought I'd post this since it's a pretty significant update. :)
    Download the firmware update here:
    http://us.creative.com/support/down...ct_Name=Creative Zen Micro&sOSName=Windows XP
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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    We have been waiting for this... Frontpagalise it !!
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Must be nice having WMP10 sync now. :)
    Waiting for that review.
     
  4. paul2-0-0-2

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    Kool

    But WMP10 seems to take Hagess to Transfer mp3s unlike the Zen Program :wow:
     
  5. NetRyder

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    I think this might be because WMP10 automatically transcodes each song to WMA before transferring it. The intent was to save space on the portable device, since many people tend to rip their CDs in lossless formats (which end up being huge files). But if your music is already in a lossy format like mp3 or wma, you might want to try disabling this feature so that everything is transferred to the portable device as is:

    1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Devices tab.
    2. In the list, click the device, and then click Properties.
    3. Clear the Convert files as required by this device (recommended) check box.

    I personally don't own a portable media player, so I've never tried WMP10's sync feature, but you might want to try that out and see if it helps. :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    WMP10 is very fast to transfer... first time I have done it on my desktop and with the new patch, each file took seconds.

    Just battling with other Creative drivers atm as I started from scratch then I need to grab the 35meg application update.
     
  7. paul2-0-0-2

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    I'll Try that Later :up:

    Kool Worked :) Easier than the Zen program now :up:
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Sweet. :)
     
  9. paul2-0-0-2

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    Yes lol... But the New Firmware Sucks Buggy has **** :down:

    Stops halfway threw Transfers, didnt b4 on WMP10
    If Songs are Unknown even though there on there you cant see them on the mp3 player can with the Zen Program
    Slows down the TouchPad, Menus


    Had to back to the Old Firmware in the End was takein to long to Put Mp3s on there Startin again and again and the with the TouchPad nearly chucked it up the Wall how Slow it was Goin :wow:
     
  10. NetRyder

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    Hmm, that's odd. Based on what I could gather from EP's post, it seemed to work pretty well for him.
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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    I'll be testing it alot this week, we will see.
     
  12. NetRyder

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    Post your findings here then. ;)
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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    Well i have already found that I can copy music OFF the device (.mp3), but that may just be to my desktop. If I can do it to my laptop well... :p
     
  14. dreamliner77

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    What ever happened to just having portables appear as attached drives?
     
  15. NetRyder

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    It's there if you want it. Look at point (b) under the announcement in the first post:
     
  16. Electronic Punk

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    yup :)
    even found that the data files *.fil are actually .png ... customisation? :p
     
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    This only applies to the Zen Micro? ... my Zen Touch feels left out.
     
  19. NetRyder

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    Hmm...I'm not sure. Just reporting what I heard. You might want to check Creative's site for updated firmware.
     
  20. Electronic Punk

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    When was the last touch firmware release?
    A while back I nuked my Micro and they sent me a touch firmware by mistake, no longer have it (I don't think) will check when I get home but let me know.