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Player reads Select music to PLAY from the Music Library

But gives me no music to choose from! When I connect my player to my computer (XP) the Creative Zen software, Windows Media Player and Windows Explorer all say the files are on the player.

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  • zobeet Jul 12, 2008

    I don't have a Zen X-Fi, I have an Zen Vision M. Does the X-Fi software work with the Vision M? I do have the Creative Media Explorer.

  • zobeet Jul 12, 2008

    Will software for the Zen X-Fi help me with my 30 Gb Zen Vision M? Mine is a much older player.

  • zobeet Jul 13, 2008

    To be more clear:

    I have a 30 GB Zen Vision:M MP3 player. When it's attached to my computer, all seems well. I see the player from the Creative management software, I see it using Windows Media Player, and I see it using Windows Explorer.

    I can also transfer files to it, or so it seems, using the Creative software and WMP. I've even created playlists. Everything shows up, looks good, seems well organized when the Vision:M is connected.

    The problem is that once I disconnect my player it doesn't know it has any files. When I choose Music Library I see Now Playing at the top, and underneath is the message, "Select music to PLAY from the Music Library"

    The library is empty. But if I connect to my PC, the library has lots in it!

    I just upgraded the firmware to 1.62 or whatever the most recent version is on the Creative site.

  • zobeet Jul 13, 2008

    I fear the thing's beyond repair. Resetting does nothing. I tried recovery mode and got to the correct menu, but the player doesn't respond when I choose any of the options. So
    Clean Up
    Format All
    Reload Firmware
    Reboot
    I can scroll to any of the options, but when I press a key to choose an option, there's no response.

    Time for the trash?

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  • Kleanthis Mavropoulos
    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jul 13, 2008

    Download the latest firmware upgrade for ZEN VISION/ZEN VISION:M


    Faster transfers to your ZEN player
    This firmware upgrade enables the player to read a wider range of media files. In other words, ZENcast Organizer can convert podcasts to a format that takes up less space on your player, leading to faster and more efficient transfers.



    http://www.zencast.com/downloads/firmwar...

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Try resetting the Vision M just to refresh the unit since you update the firmware of it...

Good luck...

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You can download the software from this site...

http://ph.creative.com/Getstarted/ZenXFi/


Thank for using fixya.

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    Tyler Durden Jul 12, 2008

    I stumbled on a knowledge base on the Creative web-site after I had registered the player; maybe this was not available to me previously.
    This player has a Reset button sunk into the base. It needs a prod with the end of a paper clip during the boot up. The resultant Recovery menu gives the option to Format the disc which I've done and successfully loaded my music back again. It is now playing very nicely and hopefully will continue to do so.

    I hope this info will help others with the same problem. I t appears that the music files can become corrupted very easily.

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jul 13, 2008

    Alot of people have been having this trouble, follow these steps and you should be fine.



    1) Download your Music.

    2) Reset your Zen Player(tm)

    3) Then when you restart your Zen player, it should be all set

    4) Just put the music onto your Zen player by using the program

    http://ph.creative.com/Getstarted/ZenXFi...

    5) Then when you go to Play All Music, it should be all set.

    Thanks for using FixYA!

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Hi-

Did you install the software that allows you to transfer files from Zen to your computer? click this link, click HERE and download the software.

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Are you not able to transfer music from the computer to the player?

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

  • Legin Varghese
    Legin Varghese Jul 12, 2008

    Check the player is recognised by the computer. if not install the driver (chipset/player) into the computer.

    chk if a new drive letter is created in My computer when connecting the player.

  • Legin Varghese
    Legin Varghese Jul 12, 2008

    you can download the software from this site...



    http://ph.creative.com/Getstarted/ZenXFi...





    Thank for using fixya.

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Install Windows Media Player if the program is not on the computer.


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Put music into your Windows Music Player library. Click "File" in the top left of the program. Highlight and select "Add to Library." A window will appear.


Select the "Add" button.

Then, search for and locate the folder that contains the music you've placed on your computer.


Choose this folder and then click "OK." Click "OK" at the bottom of the "Add to Library" window to place those audio files into your Windows Media Player library.


Click "Sync" at the top of the program.


Plug the MP3 player into the computer.

Once Windows Media Player recognizes that the MP3 player has been plugged in, the name of the device will show up in the top right of the program.


Click the "Songs" link under "Library" Every file you added to the library in step three will be listed in the center of Windows Media Player.


Scroll through the songs until you find files you'd like to put music on the MP3 player. Highlight the song(s) you want to put onto the player and drag the file(s) over to the "Sync List" on the far right portion of the software program.


Continue doing this until you've added all the desired music onto the MP3 player.


Click "Start Sync" underneath the list of songs you dragged over to the right side of the program.

The music will be added to the MP3 player.


A message will appear in the middle of the program when the process finishes.

You can then disconnect your MP3 player.


hope this helps

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How do I download music onto my MP828 MP3 player


When you connect the MP3 player to yourcomputer with the supplied USB cable then computer detects the player as anexternal storage device or a Removable disk, you can then view the folder onyour MP3 player. Open the music folder and create a new folder on the playerexactly the same way you create a folder on your computer's hard drive. Toorganise your music, make a folder name with the name of the music album andplace the album's MP3 files in this folder, then copy the mp3 files from thecomputer into this folder.
You will then be able to select the music you want to play by the music albumfolder.To delete a filefrom your MP3 player, connect the supplied USB cable to your player and thenplug it into the USB port of your computer.
The computer will detect your player then click on this device to view thefiles, you can then click on the music file to highlight the file and thenpress the Del key to delete the file off your MP3 player. Check the specification of your MP3 player to determine thetype of video file format it uses.Most common video files that MP3 players use are, AVI andWMV, there may be others such as FLV, MOV and DivX.If your player cannot play a video then it is an incompatiblevideo file format, then you need to convert that video file to a format thatyour MP3 player uses.Click on this link for instructions on converting videofiles for MP3 players :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r5874192-play_videos_mp3_playerMP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format.You can download mp3 music files from the Internet toyour computer and then copy them to your MP3 player.For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs tomp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and thencopy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable tothe MP3 player and the computer.
You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player willcreate a MP3 music file for each music track.Click on this link for instruction on converting musicfiles to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files

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Organize and transfer music and pictures with Windows Media Player11
4.1 About Windows Media Player 11
While your player will work with Windows Media Player 10, we suggest that you use
Windows Media Player 11 for a more enhanced media experience, both on the computer
and on your player.
Windows Media Player 11 is an all-in-one playback and recording program that lets you
play your CDs, rip CD tracks to your hard disk, transfer media files to your player, etc. This chapter describes the steps that you need to follow to successfully set up and transfer music and pictures to your player. For more information, see Windows Media Player Help on your computer or visit www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/default.mspx
Important: Make sure that you have installed the Windows Media Player 11 software provided in the accompanying CD for music and picture transfer.
Although Windows Media Player also lets you transfer video files from your computer
to the player, please use the MediaConverter for Philips provided in the accompanying
CD for video transfers. For more information regarding transfer of videos, see 3.6
Transfer video.
4.2.1 Add music and picture files to Windows Media Player library
By default, Windows Media Player automatically loads all the music and picture files
stored in your My Music and My Pictures folders into the library. If you add new files to
these folders, they will also be automatically added to the library.
Add music and picture files that are stored elsewhere on your computer or
computer network
1 Select Start > All Programs > Windows Media Player to launch Windows Media
Player program.
2 Click the down arrow beneath the Library tab and select Add to Library ...
3 Click <<Advanced Options to expand the dialog box.
4 Click Add...
> Add folder dialog box appears.
5 Select a folder in which you have kept your music or picture files and click OK.
6 Return to Add to library dialog box and click OK.
> Windows Media Player will start scanning the folder and add available music or picture files
to the library.
7 Click Close when done.

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Check to see that when you rip a music CD that your music is not copy protected. The RIP function in your Windows Media Player will allow you to convert the music CDs you have purchased into either an MP3 or a WMA format.

To adjust the copy protection setting on your ripped music files,
  1. Open the Tools tab at the top of your Windows Media Player.
  2. Select Options and then select the Rip Music tab.
  3. Choose the type of music file as well as the quality with which you would like to save the music. (Your GPX player has the ability to play music files in both the MP3 and WMA format.)
  4. Make sure to use MTP when transferring copy protected WMA files.

If you are using Windows Vista with Windows Media Player 11, you will need to follow these instructions.
Note: You will be able to download purchased/subscribed songs to the unit.

  1. Start Windows Media Player 11 and then connect your unit to your computer. If you have not set up synchronization between your computer and this device, the Device Setup Wizard starts.
  2. In Device Setup - Configure Sync, write a name for your mp3 player.
  3. Click Finish. The window closes and the Sync feature in the Player is displayed.
  4. From the left pane of this Sync feature, you can select from Playlists or Library and you will see the content of these folders in the center pane.
  5. Select the songs or entire albums from the center pane.
  6. Drag these songs or albums into the Sync List, which is the right pane of the Sync feature.
  7. Click the Start Sync button on the Sync List pane.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any other items that you want to copy to your unit.
If you are using Windows XP with Windows Media Player 10, you will need to follow these instructions.
Note: You will be able to download purchased/subscribed songs to the unit.
  1. Start Windows Media Player 10 and then connect your unit to your computer. If you have not set up synchronization between your computer and this device, the Device Setup Wizard starts.
  2. In the Device Setup Wizard, select Manual.
  3. Click Finish. The wizard closes and the Sync feature in the Player is displayed.
  4. Select the Library option. On the left pane select Sync List.
  5. From the left pane you can select All Music or My Playlists and you will see the songs located within these folders in the center pane.
  6. Select the songs from the center pane, and drag them to the Sync List.
  7. Click the Start Sync button on the Sync List pane.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any other items that you want to copy to your unit.
  9. Good Luck, I hope this helps
  10. Please rate me, Thank you

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How do I download music on my mp3 player? I bought the mp3 player(gpxml638b) and it did not have any soft ware. I have the wire to plug from mp3 to computer, but how do I start downloading music?


Sir,

1. Turn on the MP3 Player by holding the PLAY/PAUSE button.
2. Take the USB Cord and plug the corresponding ends into the MP3 Player and a Computer.
3. When connected the LCD Display will either say “USB” or “MTP”.
4. Press the “M” (mode) button to switch between “USB” and “MTP” mode.
“MTP” mode will only work, when your player is connected to Microsoft
® Windows® XP and Windows® Media Player 10.
The MP3 Player will only work in “USB” mode when it is connected to Windows® 98SE, ME, or 2000 Professional.


1. Start Windows Media Player 9 and connect the MP3 Player to your computer.
2. Click “Copy to CD or Device”.
3. In the drop-down list, on the “Items to Copy” pane, click the play list, category, or other item that you want to copy.
4. Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy.
5. In the drop-down list, on the “Items to Copy” pane, click the device that you want to copy files to.
6. Click the ‘Copy’ button.
7. Repeat steps 2-5 for any other items that you want to copy to your unit.



1. Start Windows Media Player 10 and connect the unit to your computer. On your player’s display it should say ‘MTP’. If not, then while the unit is connected press the ‘M’ (mode) button to change from ‘USB’ to ‘MTP’ mode.
2. If you have not set up synchronization between your computer
and this device, the Device Setup Wizard starts. In the Device Setup Wizard, select Manual.
3. Click Finish.
4. Select Library option. On the right pane select Sync List.
5. From the left pane you can select the Play list or Library and you will see the content songs in the center pane.
6. Select the songs from the center pane, drag and add them to the Sync List.
7. Click the ‘Start Sync’ button in the Sync List pane.
8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any other items that you want to copy to your unit.


Thanks
Good Luck

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plug in mp3 and there should be a window come up with what you want to do. choose rip music or download music. if you canplug it in and the computer finds your mp3 player. when it starts to play choose rip music. if it cannot find it look for your mp3 player on the internet and download instructions.

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put the cd into the cd drive on your computer, a window should appear asking if you want to play these files, or copy them. select copy them, and save them to a location in your documents. open iTunes, and fo to file > add folder to library, choose the folder where you saved your music, and it should be added to your iTunes library, connect your iPod to your PC. and it should automatically be transferred, if not, go to file > sync iPod. hope this helps

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How to back up music library


Plug in your Mp3 player
Double-click My Computer
Double click the icon corresponding to your iRiver
Double click the music folder
Right click the desktop, select "new," and select "folder" - create a folder named "Temporary iRiver Backup" (or whatever name you want to give to the folder)
Start dragging files from "My Computer" window to "temporary IRiver backup" window

There are other ways, but this is one good way.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Not playing music


No Music Files Problem solved
Plug the MP3 player to PC
In Windows XP open Windows Explorer and navigate to one of the music files
Try to play the file in Windows
If it fails, unplug player and once the player switches off carry out a reset
Reconnect player to PC and repeat the process described above
You may need to repeat this several times until the music file plays in Windows.
After this format the player using Windows XP
Select the removable hard drive, right click and select format
Choose Fat32, enter a volume label (for example GMP33005) and select quick format
If formatting fails try several times
Once format is succesfull reload your music files using the software that came with the player
Be careful not to exceed 2.5 or 2.6 GB (leave some free space as this might be needed for the player to work)
The player should now play the music files correctly

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How do i put music on my mp3 player


if you already have songs in your computer connect your mp3 player it will say open folder answer yes, then click on the corner to lower or move your window drag your song from your computer folder to that window usually e or f. to drag the song you need to click and hold down your left mouse button on your song and move it to your e folder then release button. another way is by click right button on song then choose copy from the list then go to your mp3 folder e and right click then paste.

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