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I purchased songs on itunes and want to transfer them to my mp3 player (creative ZEN). it won't allow me to import protected songs mp4. I can't convert them to MP3 either....any suggestions?

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Www.limewire.com is an illegal site so go out and buy the cd and then transfer them.

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Try this. We had this problem too and ultimately scraped itunes and went to www.limewire.com .
Burn you purchased songs to disk and then download the files to your device or just download limewire where all songs are Mp3 formatted and it is really user friendly. Download, highlight at lower screen at limewire and hit explore - then save file to mP3 device (just be sure to always highlight target song) and it is really easy. Good Luck and Have Fun!!!

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Zen MX MP4 - as an older person I am relatively new to this type of technology. I don't have access to broadband so can't download info about my music files (taken from CDs) from the internet. Consequently...


Hello,

Support site for the Zen MX, see:
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=231&subCatName=MIDI+Keyboards&prodID=18615&prodName=ZEN+MX&bTopTwenty=1&VARSET=prodfaq:PRODFAQ_18615,VARSET=CategoryID:213

Important Tool
Software application "Creative Centrale"
This software can be used for:
1. Ripping audio CD's: transferring from audio into mp3.
2. Making playlists.
3. Edit tag properties like Artist; Album; Genre; Year.

A User's Guide is hidden in the Zen MX Starter Pack 1.14.03, called Creative Centrale.
This download ZENMX_PCApp_E6_1_14_03.exe is about 15 MB sized.
The execute file can be started after download and will install Creative Centrale: The User's Guide can be accessed selecting the question mark in the top of Creative Centrale.

Creative Centrale screen view example:

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  • See the icons on the left in top:
Rip for converting audio CD's to mp3.
Transfer for transferring playlists from computer to the player.
New for making a new list: playlist, album, artist, genre.
Edit for edit song info, when selected a song in a playlist.

  • See the icons on the right in top:
Fix unreadable tag properties.
Website: Creative online.
Updates: online update check.
User's Guide helpfile.
Settings for:
music folders search on the computer.
music import CD player(s)
automatic transfer enable/disable

  • Bottom right
Player option with volume adjustment.

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

Dec 06, 2009 | Creative Technology Zen MX Black (8 GB)...

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Unable to sync music purchased from itunes onto zen mp3


I believe iTunes may not like to sync with not apple players, but I am sure DRM protection is to blame here. You can try to sync your music with the software provided by Zen, or a program called MediaMonkey, to see if it works.
Otherwise, if the music is DRM protected .mp4, you can always burn the songs into a standard AUDIO CD, and then rip the music back to your computer, that way it loses the DRM protection, and should be easy to sync without problems.
http://www.mediamonkey.com

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Can't transfer my current itunes list to my new Zen Mozaic


every song you buy from iTunes is protected, therefor you will not be allowed to put it onto another device. a good idea if you have a CD burner in your computer is if you make a CD in iTunes (by making a playlist and burning it to a CD)m and put it into another player. if you have windows you can use windows media center to get the songs. if you have something else it is just as well. when the songs go onto the disk most likely they will not have any protective code on them and you can easily use them. also a downfall is that you might lose all the names...yet you can just look back on iTunes. make sure to label the CDs.

Dec 27, 2008 | Creative Labs Zen Touch MP3 Player

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My creative zen keeps freezing!


Hi -
I know this response is way late to help you, but I was having the same problem. I could turn the zen on fine, but as soon as I tried to play music it would freeze and I couldn't turn it off. Using the reset button didn't help any since it would still freeze if I tried to play anything.

But I found reformatting the entire zen totally fixed it.

-directions-
Connect your zen to your computer, go to windows explorer, click computer on the side bar, and your zen should be under "portable devices". Click on it. You should now be viewing the "storage media". Right click and select "Format...". This completely resets the zen, clearing any preferences or media you put on it and the freezing problem.

It was annoying putting all the pictures, videos, and itunes back onto my zen, but at least it works now. Since I've reformatted it, I have had no problems.

Hopefully this helps others who experience this problem.
--Lillian

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My creative zen keeps telling me playback error so i can't listen to music. ive reset it a million times


either the songs are in the wrong format, or you have a corrupt DB.

Get firmware upgrade or recovery mode instructions from Creative's website.

If you are trying to download iTunes songs - dont!
The format of the songs are wrong in one way or another. Each Mp3 player has a product spec sheet that lists which type of music file it is compatible with (Mp3, WMA, WAV, AAC, etc). You can't play iTunes songs, which are AAC format, on a player that only accepts Mp3 or WMA format.

The second formatting issue has to do with the DRM license on the songs you have downloaded. Right click a song that gave you an error, click on "Properties," and click on the "License," "Media Usage Rights," or "Digital Rights Mgmt" tab (wording varies by configuration). Not every song allows unlimited or even one-time transfer to a "portable device" (code word for "Mp3 player" in this case). Also, some songs are fixed-term - they expire after a while - sometimes in as little as 24 hours.

To get around this, convert every song to Mp3 format. Either that, or upgrade your music service subscription to the highest pkg they have available and never cancel (Napster's basic music svc, for instance, does not let you transfer to an Mp3 player, but their "Napster To Go" upgrade does allow transfer).

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

May 29, 2008 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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C cover art does not transfer to my zen vision m, only the music tracks transfer


A few possibilities. Go to http://193.95.171.83/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=224,E=0000000000373151655,K=1742,Sxi=15,Case=obj(8179),Kb=ww_english_add,VARSET=ws:http://us.creative.com/

for more details

Creative ZEN players do not currently support album art from Rhapsody version 4.0.
Album art is either embedded in a track, or exists as a thumbnail image in a separate file, allowing one album art file to be associated with an album. Currently, Rhapsody only supports album art embedded in the track. Future versions of Rhapsody are expected to support thumbnail versions.
Creative Media Explorer or Windows Media Player 10 or 11 can be used to transfer music purchased from Rhapsody to a player with album art included.

Album Art is supported by Creative ZEN, Creative ZEN V Plus, ZEN V, Vision:M and ZEN Vision players.
The ZEN Vision (PF1150) requires a firmware update for Album Art. You can download the updated firmware:
If you experience any difficulty transferring Album Art with Windows Media Player 10 or 11, to ZEN Vision:M, delete WMPInfo.xml (see below), and then transfer the tracks again.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Wont download all my songs!


check the options to see if the option to allow songs with digital media rights is enabled. This sometime prohibits the songs from being downloaded to the player if they were downloaded from itunes or rhapsody.

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Downloading from Itunes


Your Itunes library may consist of MP4 (Itunes format) files, WAV files, and MP3 files. If you're attempting to transfer MP4 files to your MP3 player, then no it will not work. You'll need to convert them to MP3 format first.

Here's the really bad news...the only way to convert an ITunes MP4 song is to first burn it to a CD. Then you need software to pull the song from the burned CD back into your computer in whatever format you choose. Nero is an example of software that will accomplish this. I use rewritable CD's to do this so you don't waste a bunch of disks.

This was by design from your friends at Apple.

Hope this helps.

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How to convert music from itunes to your mp3 player??


Just right click the song in iTunes and select Convert to MP3. It will make a copy of the song in iTunes that you should be able to move to your MP3 player

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Can't transfer songs onto my mp3 player


Some types of mp3 files won't transfer to Creative Zen players. Try re-encoding the files either again in mp3 or in wma and try importing them again.

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