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Unable to add avi files to to media library


I am unable to add avi files to the zen via explorer.

Its says that the avi format is unsupported?  .....weird considering it supposedly supports this format?

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Re: unable to add avi files to to media library


you won't be able to sync the avi file because your type of avi is not supported in the Zen

if you have the creative software on your computer well go
into the menu and select creative, because I don't have it in front of me I can't tell you where this is though all you have to do is search through and look to find "video converter" it's as easy as that.
all you do is when you find this is browse for you file and say what format you want to format to and start formating. they will ask if you want to sync you finished file to your zen.

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