Creative Zen Micro

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  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    My friend is offering his creative zen micro mp3 player to me, however I dont think its mac compatible, is there any way to use this on my mac????
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yes try XNJB, you can copy songs from your Mac but cannot update the firmware...
     
  3. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so, will it work the same as an ipod? where itunes will recognize the creative, and i can just drag songs from itunes right into the player?
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    not yet :(... it's similar to the Creative software for the PC (so not iPod style syncing yet...)
     
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  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    True that's what I did... Unfortunately they aren't free :(
     
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  8. Labi macrumors regular

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    Creative makes very good players and they're all real.
     
  9. Amy2005 macrumors regular

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    I'm getting a Zen MicroPhoto and i was just wondering if i could sync my music to it using virtual pc and windows media player or the Zen software that comes with it?
    Thanks
    Amy :)
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yeah, should be able to, I would try one of the Mac software options mentioned above though because then you can use iTunes...
     
  11. photobooth macrumors newbie

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    still need help!

    My computer doesn't wanna download the iTunes plugin, I click download and it doesn't. XNJB isn't working right, so I want this to work.
     
  12. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Great try it out and tell me how it goes...not because you like macs means u HAVE to get an ipod...keep the party going dude.


    Bless
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

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    They are real but not an iPod


    Ok lets leave this person and their choice of Music Player alone:rolleyes:

    Even if t pick a crap player
    :eek:
     
  14. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    are there any players that you can just drag files to? i.e. preserving your original file structure. i dont like tunes and id3 tags. (but i do have an ipod and use itunes, just curious)

    it would be nice to just have folders and filenames.
     
  15. Labi macrumors regular

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    I think that only iPod and Sony players won't let you drag and drop music files and play them afterwards. Most of the others (and I've tried quite some) will. But I wouldn't choose a player because of that feature. At the end of the day I suppose that the sound quality should be the most important feature and when it comes to that iPod is way ahead.
     
  16. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    so the zen will let u drag and drop, then play on device?

    o that sounds so nice, rather than having to screw around w/ itunes.

    p.s. sry for the semi-hijack
     
  17. thahater macrumors member

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    all i can say is wow!! i did this for my zen xtra and it worked like a charm.wish i would have found this before i got a 4gen b/w ipod,but then again i only paid 30 bucks for the ipod.:D
     
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  19. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    What the???? I use a Creative Zen MicroPhoto. I plug it in. Nothin.
     
  20. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Creative MICRO on a MAC

    Just remember that with the Creative Zen you wont be able to use Mp4's from the itunes music store on your Micro.
    You would be able to rip all your cds into Mp3s and play thoes, just make sure in your prefs for itunes that importing isnt set to AAC. Thoes wont play on anything else but an ipod.
     
  21. nattyz macrumors newbie

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    ok cool, but are there any players that let u just drag and drop folders and files, then let you view and play them like that? in original file-structure?
     
  22. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I would love it if it would consider it a disk. Unfortunatly, for some reason it doesn't work for microphoto
     
  23. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    most zen's are like that. In windows it can be recognised as a disk if you have wmp 10 installed, and maybe you need sp2, not entirely sure about that. That's one of the reasons I don't have a zen anymore, you can't effectively use them as removable storage devices, you have to install the software on any computer you want to use them on.
     
  24. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    So did you find this forum via a search??? :confused:
     
  25. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The Zen Plug in works for older first-generation Zen Micros but not newer ones (Micro Photo for example) which use MTP sync. For that, XNJB is the only thing that works. No Zen is truly drag & drop in the USB Mass Storage sense: The new ones are all Windows Media Player compatible, which allows for drag & drop style operation in Windows XP only.

    If you want a truly drag & drop player, either re-flash a Nano to Rockbox, or get an iAudio player. They're rather good machines as far as UMS players go. Although some models are more expensive than the Apple equivalent, iAudios don't look horribly cheap like Creatives.
     

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