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by Mr. Moneybags / August 14, 2006 3:42 AM PDT

I have a quick question. I want to play my XVID and DVIX files on an MP3 player. I was thinking of getting the Creative Zen Vision:M, but it doesn't come in a 60GB version, and I NEED 60GB. I may be forced to get a Toshiba Gigabeat S or and iPod but I don't like the iPod. Does anybody know if the Gigabeat S can play native Dvix or Xvid files? I have read that it can play them, and I've read that it can't. What's the truth. Thanks Grin

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: XVID and DVIX

You use the bundled software to let it convert to something better suited to the player. Why impale your player with files meant for PC big screen playback?

Tip: If the supplied software doesn't convert your DIVX, try VLCPLAYER to transcode it to a neutral format.


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Time Consuming
by Mr. Moneybags / August 14, 2006 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: OR...

I could do that with any player that plays videos. But doesn't it take hours to convert. I want to convert like 25 175MB files. How long would that take. I have read that it takes HOURS to convert files like that. I just don't want to do that. Besides, wouldn't the quality change at all? I was THINKING about getting an iPod, just because it is just so darn good. But then I found the Creative Zen Vision:M. I also found the Gigabeat S60. I am in a pickle because I have about 15GB of music, and about 13GB of videos. I don't know if 30GB would be enough. I really am in trouble. Then again, i don't necesarily NEED the videos, but still, I'd prefer to have the videos on there, cuz it is a video player. Thanks Grin

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Odd, doesn't take long here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Time Consuming

Since it's coding into a very tiny format, it does so very quickly. Are you writing from experience or hearsay?

Living it,


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I don't know
by Mr. Moneybags / August 14, 2006 7:03 AM PDT

Heresay. I have never owned an MP3 player. I was thinking of purchasing and iPod, and I converted some of my files to MP4 (didn't actually convert them, it jsut made a copy of it in MP4 format; though I am not sure if that's converting or not). It took a good 20 minutes per file. I don't know though. I am still pondering whether I should go for the Vision:M or go for the Gigabeat S60. I am really stuck Sad

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Can't speak for iTunes, VLCPLAYER move along on...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 7:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't know

I have an older Athlon 64 3700+ with only 1GB ram so many people's machines can do this much faster.


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If You can Wait, Get the ZVM
by mdstout58 / August 14, 2006 8:23 AM PDT
In reply to: XVID and DVIX

"60GB Vision:M confirmed
-Although the speaker, Craig McHugh, President of Creative Labs did not specifically say 60gb Vision:M is coming soon in those words, he mentioned a 60gb player twice. The first was more vague as he was talking about HD players in general and how there are possibilities for higher capacities. The second time, he was asked about the MP3 market and had the following to say: "As I mentioned earlier, what we're doing with the Zen Vision:M at the $299 level and then increasing it when we add 60gb's.... we're seeing so much excitement around video..and as you know that requires the 20, 30, 60gb configurations which are ideally suited for the Zen Vision:M ...and Zen Vision"" http://www.epizenter.net
wait for the best.

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