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Transferring tracks to my Nomade Zen Xtra Version 2.02.06

I am having trouble transferring recently downloaded and ripped music to subject player.  When I open the Creative Source Media Organizer all the music in the content window is also in the right panel window so none will transfer to my player.


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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:

  • See the icons on the left in top:
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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:
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Website: Creative online.
Updates: online update check.
User's Guide helpfile.
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  • Bottom right
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It should use the same software to transfer music, but you may need to update the software to handle the new players firmware. If you are trying to use the old software from the old Zen, it may have some issues with the new player. The software for the newer Zen players is a bit different than older versions.
Does it give you problems ripping CDs or is it not transferring the tracks?
You may want to use Windows Media Player or another software to rip the CDs into mp3 format (I recommend that over other formats because WMA and mp4 are really hardcore with licensing and copying files to other computers.) and then transfer them using the Creative software or another media manager like WMP or Notmad Explorer or one of the many others out there.

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Uninstall everything from your PC, reboot, reinstall driver and the Explorer (I do not use MediaSource, only the Explorer).

If it didn't work out follow these steps:

1. Uninstall Creative Media Source and all related software.
2. Install the driver. In the installation CD the driver is usually in \Drivers\English
3. Turn on the Nomad an connect it to the PC.
4. Install MediaSource(the program requires that you have the nomad connected while installing)
5. Install MediaSource plugin
6. Try transferring files.

If you?re still running into problem know that there are other programs capable of handling MediaSource?s functions, such as - Portable Audio Devices Power Toy , NomadSync, Real player, and there?s also a Zen plugin for the Winamp.

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A few possibilities. Go to,/?St=224,E=0000000000373151655,K=1742,Sxi=15,Case=obj(8179),Kb=ww_english_add,VARSET=ws:

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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.

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