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Old 06-22-2006, 07:51 AM
Dedpoet Dedpoet is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Detroit, MI
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Question Unsupported Codec Error

Hi all. I've had my ZV:M for a few weeks now and am getting very comfortable with it. I've been using it heavily and been active on these and other forums to the point where I feel very well-informed and educated with the unit. However, I've run into a snag.

Last night I finally finished tagging my MP3 "singles," about 400 individual songs that I didn't rip myself. I tagged them all with artist, title, the genre of "Single", and cleared all other tags. When I went to transfer them, about 90 of them failed with an "unsupported codec" error. I got the same error whether I dragged them over in Windows Explorer or if I added them through the "Add Media" wizard in the Creative software.

The songs play fine in foobar, Winamp, MediaMonkey, WMP, etc. What I finally did is use foobar to transcode one of the files even though it was already an MP3. The resulting file did transfer successfully to my player.

I guess my question is, is there some sort of MP3 encoding that the ZV:M doesn't support? Is there any way to get more detailed information on the encoding used in these problem files? All of my players show them as MP3 in various types, mostly 128 and 160k CBR (I know, I know, I said I didn't rip them!). Obviously, I don't want to transcode a lossy file to another lossy file, but that may be my only option with many of these songs. Do any of you folks have any ideas?
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