The Creative ZEN is a range of digital audio players and portable media players made by Creative Technology. Creative Zen is also one of currently selling products.Creative Zen features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. Creative Zen players are selling in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB while selling only in black. Creative Zen has an SD card expansion slot and include an FM radio, a voice recorder and a user-definable EQ. Creative Zen supports viewing JPEG photos, and BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF photos can be transcoded by its included software. Creative Zen can also play audio files like MP3, WMA, unprotected AAC, WAV and Audible 2,3,4. Creative Zen also support video playback, the supportable formats are MJPEG, WMV and the files with transcoding - MPEG1 and 2, MPEG4-SP, DivX 4 and 5 and XviD.
For more details of specifications of Creative Zen, please visit creative Zen's official website.
Now let's have a look at how to convert video files for Creative Zen. Though the bundled program Zen Media Converter can aslo convert video files, but it's now powerful enough. The process can be painfully slow for videos that require conversion. You have to waste much time for waiting. If you want to find an easy and efficient way, Any Video Converter Professional will be the best choice for you. Any Video Converter Professional is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It's exactly what you need.
First step, download Any Video Converter Professional from Any Video Converter website and install it. Trial version can convert 3 minutes of each file and there is no other limitation.
Launch Any Video Converter Professional. Click Add Video button to add the video files you want to convert for Creative Zen. Any Video Converter Pro also supports converting online videos like YouTube, Google Video and Japanese Nico Video to other video formats directly. What you need to do is just to paste the URL of your favourite online video to the program. Meanwhile, Any Video Converter Professional also downloads the video to local hard disk for your further usage.
Second step, set Customized WMV Movie (*.WMV)as output profile. Set Video size to 320 x 240 as it's the screen pixels and set WMV V9 as video codec. We highly recommend you convert the video files to WMV files and play on Creative Zen because it's most compatible. If you would like to play MPEG-4 files, you can set Customized AVI Movie (*.AVI) and choose Xvid or mpeg4 as video codec and also set Video size to 320 x 240. Please remember that Creative Zen won't play video files which are larger than 320 x 240 pixels.
Third step, click Encode button to start converting. After encoding is finished, click Output Folder buttons in the left bottom and you can find the output files.
You may also need to rip DVD for Creative Zen. With Any DVD Converter Pro, you can easily rip DVD to WMV or AVI video formats compatible with your Creative Zen. Any DVD Converter Pro works perfectly as it's Any Video Converter Pro plus a DVD ripper. Download Any DVD Converter Pro to have a try!
Before ripping DVD, unfold DVD Options in the right settings panel, set Audio Language to the one you would like the movie's sound to play in. You can also set subtitile language and angle. If you don't like the DVD to be separated as titles, click Edit >> Options >> DVD and check. For some copy-protected DVDs, you can try DVDSmith Movie Backup which is a free program that can help you copy entire DVD to hard disk, or Any DVD Cloner, which helps you to make perfect copies of your DVD collection.
After the video files or DVD are converted to Creative Zen compatible video files, you need to transfer them to the player. You can transfer video files with Zen Media Explorer which is bundled with Creative Zen. Install Zen Media Explorer first, connect your Creative ZEN player to your computer, double-click the ZEN Media Explorer icon on the desktop. In Creative Media Explorer, click the Add Media button. When the Import Wizard appears, locate your media files. Click Add. Click Next and your files will transfer to the ZEN.
You can also transfer media files to Creative Zen with Sync Manager. Connect your ZEN player to your computer, Click the Sync Manager icon on your computer's system tray, Click Start Synchronize and follow the instructions on the screen. To configure the synchronization settings, right-click the Sync Manager icon on your computer's system tray, and then click Player Settings, and then Creative ZEN.
After the files are successfully transferred, you can enjoy your video files on Creative Zen as you like.