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Old 03-13-2010, 06:24 AM
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Hey mates,
I was thinking about making a bug report thread, so we (maybe) can send it to Creative to make a better firmware for our Creative ZEN X-Fi2.
Also, we can add interesting features we would love to have on it.
I'll start:

Bugs:
- Misspelled names in Italian translation (i'm italian )
- Drive scan really slow on reset
- Sometimes it randomly crashes

new features:
- Integration of the accelerometer in the menu
- Automatic radio names (i don't know how to explain it, but new radios transmit their names and you can see them on the display)
- Allow update of calendar and contacts without the use of Centrale.

Things which have been fixed:
- Issues with touch screen sensitivity/erratic action etc.
- Music/audio effects volume on applications (when using earphones) gets lower randomly until 0
- Coverart on FLAC missing (was maybe never missing)

Any other ideas/bugs?

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:16 AM
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I have 2 simples wishes

#1 fix the remaining issues with the touch screen; sensivity, erratic action, etc

#2 allow update of calendar and contacts without the use of Centrale... there is a keyboard built into the unit already that gets used to make on the fly playlists.

anything more than that is a bonus for me

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:41 AM
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Definitely #2 dkstott suggests, I can't understand why they'd force us to use Microsoft's software to update it.

I agree on the optional rotation of the UI also, it would definitely make it easier to shuffle through long lists of music or pictures.

I'd love a file browser also. It is possible to work around, but it is just that, it's a lot of work to assemble playlists for all your folders and such.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:57 AM
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SD card integration?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:31 AM
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I'd love a battery info feature. So you can check the battery more precisely, and get estimations how much idle/music/video time is left on it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:23 PM
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Sorry for my bad english, I'm Dutch.

You can from the micro sd card songs/movies/photos on the ZEN put, it alone is not possible from the ZEN songs/movies/photos on the micro sd card to put, that would be very useful.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:27 PM
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Yes, that's a feature I'd like to see as well.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:52 PM
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Yes, that's a feature I'd like to see as well.
Nice, I know I've written badly, but is it read?
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:26 PM
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Yap. Don't worry, Habhome's sig says "If you are good enough at English to apologize, then there is no need to."
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:43 PM
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Nice, I know I've written badly, but is it read?
Yeah it's understandable , you can copy from the microsd card to the Zen, but not from the Zen to the microsd card?


As for the file browser, I'm afraid that's just how these players work, all my previous Zen's (Micro, Vision, now X-Fi2) only use the tag browsing.
I got used to it and playlists aren't even necessary, if you have a specific folder with music just tag them all with the same genre.

And about the album art on FLAC: I read somewhere that FLAC tags can not include images. It may be possible to link to an external image though.

Calender and contacts could be a lot easier indeed. Best thing would be to be able to edit them with the player.

Radio names: I think you're talking about RDS. Would be really nice, if it's possible.

- Music/audio effects volume on applications (when using earphones) gets lower randomly until 0
+1
- Coverart on FLAC missing (maybe it's a bug, maybe a feature)
+1
- Automatic radio names
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- Allow update of calendar and contacts without the use of Centrale.
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- Integration of the accelerometer in the menu
+1

Accelerometer in the menu would be awesome
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:54 PM
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Yeah it's understandable , you can copy from the microsd card to the Zen, but not from the Zen to the microsd card?
I think not
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:34 PM
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:32 AM
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And about the album art on FLAC: I read somewhere that FLAC tags can not include images. It may be possible to link to an external image though.
no, they can include it i use mp3tag to tag my audio files and i've tried adding some covers to my kraftwerk collection and my zen x-fi2 doesn't read it :\ duh
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no, they can include it i use mp3tag to tag my audio files and i've tried adding some covers to my kraftwerk collection and my zen x-fi2 doesn't read it :\ duh
Hm your right :P just tried it.. well then I don't know why the Zen doesn't display it.

I got that information from jtclipper overhere "Vorbis comments are 100% text only by design"
But, that's a thread from 2005, so it may have changed in the meantime..

I hope it's just a bug and it can be fixed.. it's a shame that high quality audio doesn't have album art.

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Extend the custom EQ range to 3Hz - 32,000Hz; the absolute limit of human hearing
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Sometimes the battery is wrong
e.g. It's displayed the half but when i reboot the player sometimes it's full
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Sometimes the battery is wrong
e.g. It's displayed the half but when i reboot the player sometimes it's full
I think that is because it calculates it from your current way of using the player. If the player is consuming a lot of power the battery will show less than if it is idle.
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Extend the custom EQ range to 3Hz - 32,000Hz; the absolute limit of human hearing
Euhm I learned in biology that the limits of the human ear were 20Hz and 20Khz.
Below 20Hz you are only able to feel the vibration, which is different than hearing it.

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I think that is because it calculates it from your current way of using the player. If the player is consuming a lot of power the battery will show less than if it is idle.
True.
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Euhm I learned in biology that the limits of the human ear were 20Hz and 20Khz.
Below 20Hz you are only able to feel the vibration, which is different than hearing it.



True.
Perhaps this is the case, but my headphones have that range and I can certainly detect it. Either way, I want that frequency range on the custom EQ.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:39 PM
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There is a new Firmware out, so you may want to check if any of these bugs have been fixed and update the list thereafter.
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