Brand New to Creative Zen Vision M - Basic Query Re Music Playback

Hi - bought this MP3 player 2nd hand having seen good reviews. I'm really a Samsung devotee, but couldn't seem to find anything from them in the 30gb range and my 8gb was getting too restrictive (I vaguely remember something about a court case with Apple ... did they stop them from making/selling new MP3 players, or something?). Anyway - now with a CZ and trying to get to grips with basic functions all over again (I'm nearly 50 and a female with no kids to quiz on this kind of thing - it's tough, but I'm getting there!). What I'm particularly keen to do are two things: 1) select a whole album to play, either in sequence or random tracks, and 2) select an artist and set the player to randomly play only their stuff from all the available tracks stored. These things were so simple to do with both the Samsungs I've had, but I'm completely stumped with my CZ (and, yes, I've read the downloadable manual). Hoping these things are possible ...

O God - 16 views so far and no one can answer? Doesn't bode well. Anyone want to buy a boxed Creative Zen Vision M in very good nick?

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    Well, it seems that we did not have to wait till 8th dec to see what new product Creative will be releasing.According to internet leak, the new product is the Zen Vision:M
    <IMG src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/kingone/zen_vis_m.jpg">
    ? 2.5-inch, 320x240 pixel color screen (8-bit)? 30gb hard dri've? Plays MPEG2, MPEG4 SP (Divx, Xvid), WMV9 videos? Plays MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM audio? Displays JPEG images up to 8 megapixels in size? Capability to zoom in on pictures? FM radio, radio recording? To do list, calander, contacts list? 3 colors available (black, white, green)? Battery good for 4 hours music, 4 hours video [edited!]? $ 329 USD or SGD$542? Size: 62 ? 04 ? 9mm, weight: 66g
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    COOL MAN!Message Edited by kingone on 2-09-2005 02:20 AM

    micromouse wrote:
    Jammin72, don't forget that it is the Apple iPod which has "copied" Creative Zen's style of navigation of tracks in the player. Creative has a patent on this, even before Apple released its product.
    True... There will always be some level of imitation of successful implementations of products but even then the iPod was forward thinking in it's design of the player.
    I think Creative did a nice job with going with the Touch Pad interface and player add-ons as well as allowing the unit to work with more 3rd Party software.
    This phsical and functional design change away from thier own stylistic vision to one that is obviously an iPod clone is just a bit dissapointing. Gi've us a NEW player on that is distincti've in it's own right, not one that's closer to what already exists. I would have much rather the unit look like the Zen or a large Micro and offer these features. I mean c'mon you replace the touch pad with a click wheel and from the front you would never know it's from a different company.
    PS... That's not to say that I wouldn't be all over it when they come out with a 60 or 80 Gig model. Message Edited by Jammin72 on 2-08-2005 05:8 PM

  • Creative zen vision navigat

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    That sounds like an electrical or electomechanical problem with the player. Since the Zen Vision has been long since discontinued, you probably can't get Creative to repair it, but you might want to seek out some of the third party repair businesses that might be able to restore it to original functionality.

  • Creative Zen Vision M question!

    Creative Zen Vision M question!?Hey guys, I'm not from US but I hope you will understand my english anyway .
    So here's my question:
    Is there any legal way to get one of "creative zen vison m" players? I prefer new products... 60gb would be awesome..
    Since Im fed up with Apple and got already n Touch i simply want a player with a good capacity and just to listen to music... and i pretty much liked the creative zen vision m player... more than any new product from creative... all of em are more like multimedia and not "classy"....
    Furthermore I just find the product over google at customers site... if i browse all mp3players from creative I cant find the product i want.... It would be awesome if anyone knows a way to get a new one of these... and it would be kickass if it could get delieverd to EU/Austria
    At the end, thx for all the upcoming posts n answers and a picture of the desired product:
    <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://img.tomshardware.com/de/2006/02/06/zen_vision_m_creative_antwort_auf_den_ipod/vision02.jpg"]http://img.tomshardware.com/de/2006/02/06/zen_vision_m_creative_antwort_auf_den_ipod/vision02.jpg[/url]

    really? :/ I dont like ebay and would prefer a new product... is there no other solution? Like writing to the customers and make out a good price for em to get a new of zen vision m?
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    If anyone knows a good one which looks nice post here, would be awesome
    (I hope asking for other brands is allowed :S, otherwise sorry)

  • Creative Zen Vision : M Hardisk error? W

    A few days ago I purchased a Creative Zen Vision: M mp3 player.
    Creative Zen Vision : M
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    I think waiting more then 5 minutes would wield a better result. But I think the player might have a defecti've harddri've. You may need to contact Creative support about it.

  • Creative Zen Vision M malfunctio

    I have a Creative Zen Vision M. I've had this mp3 player for 3 years with no problems. This afternoon I was trying to transfer music from my laptop onto my Zen. I got an error message. It says "Access denied". This happens whether I try to transfer music from my laptop and/or when I want to rip music from various CDs to put on my Zen. I upgraded my Zen to the latest firmware version .62.2. After my Zen upgraded, all of my music files, video files and photos were gone. When I go to System Information, it shows that I have 23 videos on the Zen but when I go to Videos, nothing comes up. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Creative Zen Vision M program through the installation CD. While it was reinstalling, I got the following message: "DoInstall fails to launch D:PDE\Explorer\SETUP. INX. DoInstall return error code is -2472332."
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    really? :/ I dont like ebay and would prefer a new product... is there no other solution? Like writing to the customers and make out a good price for em to get a new of zen vision m?
    Otherwise, i know it doesnt fit here, but does any knows an "classy" player with about 30-60gig... like ipod classic, just for music n maybe photos... I dont need any multimedia .. got touch already...
    If anyone knows a good one which looks nice post here, would be awesome
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  • Creative Zen Vision M 30gb and Vista.

    Is there a way to get a Creative Zen Vision M 30gb to work on a Vista computer? It will save me buying my son a new MP3 player. Thanks.

    I've been in touch with Creative support for over a week now but so far without success. Every time I download links they suggest I still can't access Creative Media Explorer, I just keep getting this error message:-
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  • Creative Zen Vision M

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    Re: Creative Zen Vision Md
    stayflysly80 wrote:
    I have had this player in the past and fell in love with it. I actually had two..both died...my own fault..long story. But anywho.... I know that Creative has them for sale refurbished. I really miss my Mp3 player...have not had one since January. I use my psp for my music. I was wondering if it would be a smart idea to buy one refurbished or not? I would rather buy one on here than any other place. Just looking for input. Thank you for any help in advance.Highly recommend getting one. Very smart idea. The ones my friends &I purchased a couple years ago were essentially new. They did not look used & I have never had any problems or issues with mine. Not even a freeze-up.My battery is still lasts a long time. I love it. I've repaired my friends players for them but that's another story.

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    ,Creative zen : vision M 30gb strange problem. Hi people,
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    Stijn van Vilsteren?
    DUTCH?
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    Squipy wrote:
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  • Creative Zen Vision M (30gb) - Is it the end?

    Hi all,
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    If the XP computer has WMP installed it may not detect the player (the firmware file) It works best on XP /SP2 WMP0 installed. The issue with WMP is a sticky in the MP3 players forum.

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  • HELP!!! Creative Zen Vision M - unresponsive in ANY way...NEED HELP!

    Ok, so this might be a very simple question to answer, but I'm very worried.
    Pretty much, I had been using my Creative Zen Vision M (30 gig) for a long time, but stopped about a year ago. The batteried drained, and I didnt get around to charging it.
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    Hey everybody.
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    Hi,
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    BH
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