Connecting Creative MP3 player to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JDN, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way to connect a creative zen xtra MP3 player to a mac and get the music off it?
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    What software is normally used to transfer music to Creative MP3 players? Seems that would be your answer, if there's a Mac version of that software. :confused:
     
  3. MoonCow macrumors member

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    my mp3 player doesn't connect to my mac either, the program isn't for mac.

    it annoys me =(
     
  4. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Google Search: XNJB


    Worked with my Zen MicroPhoto
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Non-Zen specific suggestions:

    Many MP3 players with USB show up in the Finder when plugged in -- if it does then just drag and drop the MP3 files.

    Or if it has a flash memory card, transfer the MP3 files to the card and then to a card reader
     
  6. taco2004 macrumors member

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    It worked with my Zen Vision: M.
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The Xtra uses the pre-MTP Creative-specific transfer protocol, so it's different from the Zen Vision M and the Micro Photo. XNJB should work though.

    Failing that, you can install Boot Camp on a FAT32 partition (i.e. <32gb) and use MediaSource to copy the files over, then boot into OS X and copy the files off the Windows partition.
     
  8. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    iTunes supports several third party devices, but no Creative ones... any way here's a link.
     
  9. JDN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know iTunes doesnt support creative players, thats not the issue. XNJB never seems to load my library, despite being listed on the supported list on the web site. Oh well, im sure something will turn up.
     
  10. MosaicMan macrumors newbie

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    i just got a creative mosaic and the software that people keep recommending wont work. what else can i do?
     

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