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Old 02-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Troubles transferring folders (Albums) to my creative Zen


Hi everybody this is my first post at LQ , hope is the right section.
I ve got an mp3 player , an old creative zen , when I copy or move folders or singles files .mp3 to the device in the folder /Music , the new music on the zen is not on the list, if I plug it to the laptop I can see the folders or files that I had put inside before, so it s like they disappear or they are not recognized by the zen player. Anyone know what is the problem? thanks
 
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It should be visible as any other removable VFAT-formatted USB storage container and AFAIK you don't have to put it in the /Music folder so I'm wondering if this maybe is some codec or DRM problem? Did you ever fsck the file system? I've never had any problems with what I threw at the Pebble...
 
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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ok maybe I didn't explain the problem well An example is : if I plug the zen I can see all the files , but if I try to listen a song , I receive the error message : Couldn't start playback, unable to start playback pipeline.
If I put some music inside the zen from my hard drive , I don t see the new music on the zen when is unplugged. Is it more clear?
 
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if I try to listen a song , I receive the error message : Couldn't start playback, unable to start playback pipeline.
That's a Gstreamer(-like) error, not something Zen-like.


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If I put some music inside the zen from my hard drive , I don t see the new music on the zen when is unplugged.
Apart from what I posted previously which could be a cue for examining MP3's in detail and testing VBR vs CBR, bit rates etc, etc, no clue.
 
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:09 AM   #5
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toZen shell script

With my previous MP3 players (including those from Creative), all I had to do was put MP3s in folders on the device, treating it as a USB memory.

I recently bought a Creative Zen Style 100 and found I too had your problem. You have to set up weird, DOS-style playlists. Creative provide a horrid windoze GUI to do it.

I wrote a bash script called toZen instead. You can find it here: http://homepages.shu.ac.uk/~cmsps/freeScripts/#toZen

Last edited by cmsps; 05-21-2011 at 06:36 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 06-23-2013, 10:23 AM   #6
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toZen script moved

I have had to move my home page so the link in the previous posting is outdated. You can now get it from:

http://www.apxd65.dsl.pipex.com/freeScripts/#toZen

Also, there is a new version available for the Creative Zen Style M 100 / 300
 
  


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