Question about Creative Labs ZEN SLEEK MP3 Player
I can't seem to create a playlist at all! I have playlists in my library in the creative software, so why are they not transferring? I have tried to create one on the device itself too. I hit the "save as playlist" in the play mode index and all it will do is save that one song, after it asks for me to type in the name of the new playlist. If I try and add another song under that name it asks me if I want to replace the existing playlist, enabling me only to save one song on the system! Could you tell me step by step, how to make a playlist on the device, while I am listening to music? Thank You so much!
I tried some suggestions posted here, and after some testing, I can now give you step-by-step instructions to create a playlist on your Creative Zen.
First, you need to think of the NOW PLAYING list as the "selected songs to be added to a playlist".
So, to start clean, let's empty out the NOW PLAYING list as follows:
1) from the MUSIC menu, select NOW PLAYING
2) when a song is shown on-screen, click the context menu
3) select REMOVE ...
4) select REMOVE ALL
Now, the NOW PLAYING list is empty.
Now, you need to select (mark) the songs you want to add to your new playlist:
1) go to an individual song
2) click the context menu, and select ADD TO SELECTED
3) go to another desired song, and do step 2) again
4) repeat until done
Now, to create a NEW playlist, go to the MUSIC menu, then:
1) select NOW PLAYING
2) it will show you the first song that you selected
3) press the Right button, to scroll through all of the other songs you selected
4) when any song is shown on-screen, click the context menu
5) select SAVE AS PLAYLIST (this refers to ALL songs in your NOW PLAYING list)
6) type the name for your new playlist, and click checkmark
ALL of the songs in the NOW PLAYING list are now saved as your New playlist.
From the MUSIC menu, select PLAYLISTS. You will see the name of the playlist that you just created. When you select that playlist, you will see the list of songs you had selected.
Please note that these songs are still in your NOW PLAYING list also. To create a another New playlist, you will first need to empty out the NOW PLAYING list as you did above.
I hope that helps.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
it's incredible Creative don't show this in their FAQ's..
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
I have an another solution for those who want to add folders from windows explorer to a new playlist... just make new playlist in creative centrale... then open the Zen X-Fi hard drive in windows explorer and find the playlist file... right click the file -->properties--> References... then just drag and drop the folder and files you want to be in the playlist!
That saved my day! :D
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Huge thanks for this advice, you really are a saint. If I was a kid I would have thrown my Zen across the room by now, so glad to be older lol.
Can you answer why hardly any of my album covers show up? Its really hard to know whats on offer with just the album title rather than the title and artist, but the pic would help this.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Finally a solution that worked for me! Thank you very much.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
Yay! It worked now! Thanks rk98! Now is there any other way on how to modify the arrangement of the tracks in a playlist? (^_^?
Posted on May 24, 2010
Just tried this out as well... saved my 'Now Playing' list as a playlist, then proceeded to look at it in 'Playlists'- and, surprise surprise, only two songs show up. I'm really annoyed with Creative at this point.
Thank you for the solution though, even if it didn't work for me :)
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
1. choose a song that you want and it will lead you to the "Now Playing" segment.
2. While it's playing, go to your albums/genres/all tracks menu and select the songs you want to add in your playlist ONE BY ONE.
3. Select each song and select the scroll down menu, click on "Add to Selected"
4. The song you selected when then be added to your "Now Playing" segment.
5.Once you've added all your songs to the "Now Playing" segment, go back to "Now Playing"
6. Select the scroll down menu and click "Save As Playlist".
Posted on Oct 20, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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To Transferring Playlists If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop. Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The import process will remove any items from the playlists that you didn't share via Home Sharing.
To Transferring Playlists
If you want not only your content but also your playlists to exist on your new computer, you will want to transfer a copy of all your playlists from your old computer. To do this, choose File > Library > Export Library on your old computer. Save the XML file that is created to your desktop.
Send the playlists file to yourself as an e-mail attachment, use an external drive, or use file sharing to move the playlists file to your new computer. Once the file is on your new computer, open iTunes and choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The import process will remove any items from the playlists that you didn't share via Home Sharing.
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