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Old 08-02-2008, 09:57 PM
psychorosti psychorosti is offline
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Default AVI Video for the ZenVPlus - How to (Tutorial with VirtualDub)

hi there, my very first and rather quick post. i will show you how to create .avi Files for Creative Zen V Plus (mine is the 2GB Version) with little Help from VirtualDub.

It sadly doesn't explain (yet) the way how to access you're Video-Directory where you can place the created .avi file.

step 1

First download and install (well, extracting might be enough) VirtualDub and start it.

Then open the Video in VirtualDub (File->Open .avi File) you wish to see on you're ZenVPlus.

If the movie opens and plays successfully, you're about to go to step 2.

step 2

download the processing file with my very own default options set from here ("creative zen video.vcf").

I attached it as a .zip file too to this post if you dont want to use as a host, but dont forget to extract it before using it. i zipped the file because no .vcf files are allowed here.

Save (or extract frst if you use the attachement) the file in a place you can find again.

step 3

load the processing file "creative zen video.vcf" in VirtualDub over the Menu: File->Load Processing Settings...

step 4

Turn on Preview for Output and look at the final file.
If you like it, we can go to the final step.

final step

Use the VirtualDub Menu File->Save as Avi...
Choose a Filename and wait until it finishes, do not forget to remember where you saved it.

No Errors? We made it.

Now you can put the Video into the Videos directory of you're Creative Zen, disconnect you're Zen and watch you're self created video

i put a video online on how i made it ( It works, but keep in mind creative Zen V Plus uses uncompressed Bitmap Files for its Videos and (almost) uncompressed ADPCM for its Audio, so the Files will be HUGE! (In my Example i created a 80MB File from a 2 Minute Video). There is no compression, not in Audio or Video. If you want a smaller Video files you maybe look forward to firmware upgrades from creative or firmware hacks from rockbox community (latter more reasonable).

You can of course just load the Processing File in Virtual Dub and look into the Settings i made and of course change them.

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