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Old 11-01-2008, 06:57 AM
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  • No Gtalk, No Yahoo!, No MSN- just creative's chat service. Am I missing something?
Yes, MSN works fine on mine, they just need to stop it from unblocking your blocked contacts every time you log in on it.

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:20 AM
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Looks and sound has more to do with using a good source and encoding settings/program more so than and actual codec/container. Either WMV and/or AVI can look and sound outstanding when done properly. I either use XVID/AVI or WMV files. Most of the time, WMV is what I end up using due to the Zen having a known progressive A/V sync issue when using AVI.
I've been using the free encoder called Gomencoder to encode to xvid and I make sure the FPS is set to 30, that seems to solve sync issues.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:24 AM
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How about progressive sync issues?
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:35 PM
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Which whould you get?

the 8 gig X-Fi with out the wifi (the 8 gig doesnt hav it), or the Zen 16 gig?

they are both about the same price, with the zen being $10 more.


Are the other improvements worth the loss of 8 gigs of space? Even with out the Wifi?

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:21 PM
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Which whould you get?

the 8 gig X-Fi with out the wifi (the 8 gig doesnt hav it), or the Zen 16 gig?

they are both about the same price, with the zen being $10 more.
Me personally.... I would get the 16GB Zen.


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Are the other improvements worth the loss of 8 gigs of space? Even with out the Wifi?
Again, me personally.... no.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:48 PM
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Hi Guys,

First post here!

Does the Zen X-fi remember the position of tracks between listening sessions. I have a lot of "gapless" albums which Ive ripped as a single track. My currrent Zen Neeon doesnt remember the position so I have to fast forward to where I left off every time.

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Old 11-22-2008, 12:18 PM
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Welcome tchart. Yes, the Zen supports resume playback. When you power off during playback, then go to power back on, the Zen should resume playback. However,keep this in mind.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:21 PM
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Thanks BobbyRS,

So the resume requires the device to be in "sleep" mode which chews up battery power and only last 3 hours? Or do I have this wrong?

I generally listen to my music at work and on the train so I would be leaving the device in standby overnight.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:14 PM
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So the resume requires the device to be in "sleep" mode which chews up battery power and only last 3 hours? Or do I have this wrong?
I just tested it to be sure.... the resume playback is not dependant on the sleep mode. It still resumes playback many hours later, even after afull boot. It works if you just power off the Zen during playback and if you pause first.

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I generally listen to my music at work and on the train so I would be leaving the device in standby overnight.
The sleep mode will take place whether you want it too or not by design and it will only last a couple of hours, but it has no bearing on resume playback.
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I'm confused, mine starts where I leave off whether I press pause or not.
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I'm confused, mine starts where I leave off whether I press pause or not.
Exactly. The way it is supposed to work.

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It works if you just power off the Zen during playback and if you pause first.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:58 AM
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Exactly. The way it is supposed to work.
Oh, I read that post as having to do both. Good times
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No problem. Great feature.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:16 AM
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Are there any hacks for Zen X-Fi out yet?
I'd be glad to see them
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:17 AM
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Soo... there's a shortage of cases for the xfi everywhere. do you guys know if the zen cases fit the xfi... if so how loose/tight/functional(?) it makes it...

thanks

There is indeed, but I've ordered one from ebay, I have the name of their site and ebay account etc.

If I am allowed to post the link pver here (so that other ppl get the directions as well), I shall do so with the permission of the MOD, else I can tell that to you in PM.
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Are there any hacks for Zen X-Fi out yet?
I'd be glad to see them
See this thread.
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I saw the thread and it seemed awe-fully helpful, but do you think the firmware etc, and creative wizard would all be compatible to Zen X-fi?

I fear I might wreck the player.
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The firmware bin files I don't believe are, but Creative Wizard should work just fine.... assuming the correct bin file. See here.
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Now I'm screen protected and silicone skinned I've started using my 32GB X-Fi but there are a couple of things that already annoy me:

1) Why doesn't the screen turn off completely when the backlight time has been reached? My V Plus does this when the display time is reached. Surely this uses extra battery power and is a waste of time when it's in your pocket and you can't see it anyway.

2) Because it doesn't have dedicated volume buttons you can't adjust the volume unless you're on the now playing screen.

That's all for now.
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1) Why doesn't the screen turn off completely when the backlight time has been reached? My V Plus does this when the display time is reached. Surely this uses extra battery power and is a waste of time when it's in your pocket and you can't see it anyway.
The backlight power is different than the screen power. The backlight will only control the backlight/brightness. If you want the entire display to turn off, use the hold button. After a few seconds of putting the Zen on hold, the screen will turn off.

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2) Because it doesn't have dedicated volume buttons you can't adjust the volume unless you're on the now playing screen.
The volume buttons aren't dedicated, but it is really easy to use. If you're not on the Now Playing screen, from within any screen, press the Options button and select Volume, and then use the up/down buttons to change volume.

You can also set the shortcut button to Change Volume or the Now Playing screen.Press and hold down the shortcut button to get to the menu):

Jump to: (Just about anywhere you like)
Start/Stop Recording
Random Play All
Album of the Day
Volume
Switch View
Add to Selected

Having the shortcut button set to the Now Playing list is quite handy and provides quick access to the volume and playlists.
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