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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 my music does not exhibit genre details so I need to put it into files manually. But I can't seem to do this. For example I have dragged and dropped some French language discs but they apppear on the MP4 in all the wrong order and genres and I can't see how to rememdy this. The help 'manual' is absolutely useless. HELP Please!!

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  • migwilliams Dec 07, 2009

    I have already accessed all the software application and user guide. But these assume a working knowledge already and are not written with thechnophobes like me in mind. I need a much clearer and simpler guide - even my technologically skilled companion has found it impossible to follow the instructions fully. Is there nothing made for idiots at all?



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Support site for the Zen MX, see:,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.

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Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

    Information about music files:

  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

    Most popular audio format is mp3 format.

    Equivalent to

    document files in Windows Office with the extension ".doc",

    music in mp3 format has the extension ".mp3".

    Music can be saved like e.g.: song1.mp3 , track4.mp3 .

  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

    The information about a music file in mp3 format is called an

    ID3 Tag.

    This ID3 Tag contains the information about the Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Track number, Disc.

  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

    A simple ID3 Tag tool can be downloaded from next site:

    Direct to the download stampsetup.exe:

  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

    Normal CD's can be converted to mp3 format.

    This is called ripping or rip function.

    Insert a normal audio CD, CDA ( compact digital audio) in the CD drive and

    use the Rip function in Creative Centrale for converting the tracks to mp3 format.

  • YourZEN
    YourZEN Dec 07, 2009

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