Creative Zen Micro on MacBook

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  1. Reno404 macrumors member

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    Hey all.

    I'm considering buying a new MacBook but I'm wondering if my MP3 player, a Creative Zen Micro, will be compatible with it. Please avoid answers like "get an Ipod" cuz that won't help me any further :)
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    According to the website's requirements, No it will not be compatabile..

    http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=10795&nav=4

    On that hand, you have some options, if you plan to use bootcamp and run Xp, obviously it will work..
    and just wait and see if other ppl have this mp3 player and if they use it with their Mac, cause although you don't have the correct program, sometimes the drag and drop feature works if you just want it to play music.. that works for my Mpio which techically is only supposed to work for Windows.. so yah.

    best of luck. :)

    EDIT: I am also almost certain most people on here have a Ipod, you may get a bit flamed, but just go to a zen micro forum, make up some accnt, and ask if anyone has luck working with OSX and zen mirco.. bound to get one or two ppl who tried it maybe?
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it is Mac Compatible.

    It is difficult to avoid answers like "get an iPod" because iPod is compatible with both PC and Mac, along with superb ease of use.

    Get an iPod!

    Rich.
     
  4. Reno404 thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand how people can believe Ipod is better, and I don't mind, but I had to get a Creative cuz my PC is old and I wouldn't have been able to run Itunes on it properly, while the creative software is lighter. Thing is, I have the creative now, it works fine, i'm not going to buy an ipod cuz the money just doesn't grow on my back, so answers like "get an ipod" are as helpful as blank messages. But thanks for your help! ;)
     
  5. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    oh hehe, i know, i was saying you may get flamed on the zen micro boards like Why are using a Mac, etc... but i still think it's worth a shot to see if anyone uses a zen micro with mac... cause my little mpio is NOT meant for mac osx, but it still works!
    Although i have an ipod, contrary to what alot of board memebers think, for audiphiles, i do not think the ipod is the best mp3 player.. actually was looking at the rio karma.. but since i knew i was getting a powerbook, ended up with the ipod!

    but yah, goodluck man, hopefully it is compatible!
     
  6. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Its not mac compatible as it isn't "drag and drop" like a usb hard drive it uses windows only software to the best of my knowledge. At a party my friend wanted to play music from it on a another person windows pc, but he couldnt as the software wasnt installed on that PC.

    I just use and iPod :)
     
  7. russed macrumors 68000

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    gutted, i wanted to be the first person to say that!
     
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  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    BTW, it's iPod, not Ipod. iPod, iTunes, iMac, iPhoto, iSync, iLife, iMovie, iBook
     
  10. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    iI sir :)
     
  11. Reno404 thread starter macrumors member

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    iMsorry :D
     
  12. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    Here's a list of iTunes for OS X compatible MP3/Digital Music Players:

    link
     
  13. 3kids macrumors regular

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    My daughter couldn't get her Creative Zen to work on the iMac.
     
  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    How hard did she try? She try all the hacks, i would be shocked if on could not use Zen Micro on a Mac... but why use a Micro when you can use an iPod(yup i'm that guy!)
     
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  16. /SG\ macrumors newbie

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    conversely, why use an Apple mp3 player when you can use a Zen?
     
  17. skwij macrumors 6502

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    I've got both the Sandisk Sansa (flash), and an RCA Lyra (flash), and while they're not "supposed" to be Mac-compatible, they both work fine for me. Drag/drop works perfectly, as long as the files are changed to mp3 format before dragging/dropping.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    well since iPod works perfectly with iTunes there is one reason... but there are tons more.. and i won't give into this debate...oh but i want to..no i think you know what iPod has/does
     
  19. AsGard macrumors newbie

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    Going to perform some blasphemy :p
    You shouldn't by a MAC but and AMD or Intel PC; no problems with your Creative HW/SW...!

    Hmm I wonder.. why is Apple/Mac stuff getting compatible with other OS / HW but not inversed..?!! This would be a major step towards conflicts and interchangeability!

    Oh yeah.. keep on dreming I guess?!
     
  20. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    It has been quite a while since this thread started, but I just bought a used Creative Zen Micro 4GB (to accompany my iPod shuffle, of course :D ) and I can confirm that the program XNJB works beautifully with syncing music with the Zen Micro. It even has an option for iTunes integration (sort of)- it displays all your audio tracks all iTunes style-like, which makes it even easier to choose your tracks.

    XNJB will let your Creative Zen Micro work with your Mac.
     
  21. Schroedinger macrumors regular

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    Another solution is to try Crossover, which should allow you to install the windows software you need for the player within OS X. I've had luck using Crossover for different programs not on its supported list.

    Just Google it.
     

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