More updates for Creative Zen X-Fi

07 Aug

So it seems to me they have came out with some new softwares for your Zen X-fi, most notably their “Creative ZEN X-Fi Video Converter 1.00.03“.

Filename: ZNXF_PCApp_VC_LA_1_00_03.exe

This download contains the Creative ZEN® X-Fi Video Converter application. This is a stand-alone software that converts video files to formats that are suitable for playing or streaming on your ZEN X-Fi player. For more details, read the rest of this Web release note.


  • Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2


  • For computers with Windows Media Player version 10 or lower, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet while installing the starter pack.
  • To install this application:
    1. Download the ZNXF_PCApp_VC_LA_1_00_03.exe file into your local hard disk.
    2. Close all application windows that are currently running.
    3. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.

Downloaded it, will give it a shot and post my thoughts about it soon.

Also, this may be old, but I managed to discover this: Creative MP3 Player Recovery Tool

Might come in handy.

Anyway, for the new Firmware update, 1.03.01, I’m experiencing some kookiness in terms of volume loudness, everytime I turn on the player the player will auto lower down the MAX volume. And the only way I can ‘resolve’ this is by turning on and off the smart volume option(which up till now I still donnoe is for what)

to further elaborate, let’s say I have my volume indicator at ’15’, before the update, ’15’ to me was quite loud, but once I updated the firmware, ’15’ became softer. And as mentioned above, the only way to solve it was to  turn on and off the smart volume option.

Not really sure whether the lowering down of the MAX volume was intentional, but badly executed, or just a bug.

I may bring this up with Creative, should I have the time.

Another thing I’ve noticed after using the Zen for quite some time is that the preset EQs are useless, except for custom EQ.

With all that said, there is one thing that Creative managed to not screw up, and that’s the X-fi, noticeably better sound quality compared to last time.

That’s all for now.

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Posted by on August 7, 2008 in Hear ye


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