User’s Guide
Creative NOMAD MuVo²
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Copyright © 2003 by Creative Technology Ltd. All rights reserved.
Version 1.0
July 2003
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Contents
Contents
Introduction
Package Contents ........................................................................................................................................... i
Minimum System Requirements ................................................................................................................ i
Product Registration ..................................................................................................................................... ii
Technical Support and Warranty ............................................................................................................. ii
Online Updates .............................................................................................................................................. ii
Optional Accessory ...................................................................................................................................... ii
Document Conventions ............................................................................................................................. iii
1 Your Player At A Glance
Front View .................................................................................................................................................. 1-1
Side View ..................................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Using the Sports Case and Armband ................................................................................................. 1-3
2 Getting Started
Step 1: Charge Battery ............................................................................................................................
Step 2: Install Software ............................................................................................................................
Step 3: Transfer Songs ............................................................................................................................
Step 4: Play Songs .....................................................................................................................................
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-5
3 Using Your Player
Transferring Files ......................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Explorer ............................................................................................................
Using Creative MediaSource Organiser ..................................................................................
Playing Songs ..............................................................................................................................................
3-1
3-1
3-2
3-2
Playing a song ...................................................................................................................................
Playing an album ..............................................................................................................................
Playing a playlist ...............................................................................................................................
Playing recorded audio .................................................................................................................
Locking Your Player .................................................................................................................................
Deleting Songs ...........................................................................................................................................
Recording Audio .......................................................................................................................................
Formatting Your Player ..........................................................................................................................
Charging the Battery ...............................................................................................................................
Creating and Managing Playlists ............................................................................................................
Creating a playlist ............................................................................................................................
Adding tracks to a playlist ............................................................................................................
Deleting a playlist ............................................................................................................................
3-2
3-2
3-3
3-3
3-3
3-4
3-4
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-6
3-7
3-8
4 Setting Preferences
Play mode ..................................................................................................................................................
EQ ................................................................................................................................................................
Defining Custom EQ .....................................................................................................................
Settings .......................................................................................................................................................
4-1
4-2
4-2
4-3
A LCD Guide
Mode Overview .......................................................................................................................................
Music ................................................................................................................................................
Record .............................................................................................................................................
Play Status Icons .......................................................................................................................................
Information Diagrams ............................................................................................................................
A-1
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-3
B About Music Files
Overview .................................................................................................................................................... B-1
Downloading from the Internet ................................................................................................. B-1
“Ripping” audio CDs ..................................................................................................................... B-1
C Frequently Asked Questions
Installation .................................................................................................................................................. C-1
Usage ........................................................................................................................................................... C-2
Updates ....................................................................................................................................................... C-4
D Maintenance and Safety Advice
E Specifications
Introduction
Introduction
Thank you for choosing Creative NOMAD MuVo™2. Note that the name of this
product may vary from country to country.
Creative NOMAD MuVo2 player
Power adapter
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
USB 2.0 cable
Headphones
Protective case, or Sports Case and Armband*
Installation CD
Quick Start booklet
Package
Contents
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Minimum
System
Requirements
❑ Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition (SE), Windows 2000, Windows Millennium
*
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Edition (Me) or Windows XP
Intel® Pentium® II 233 MHz, or AMD-K6®-2 266 MHz
32 MB RAM
30 MB available hard disk space
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
USB port (USB 2.0 port recommended for faster transfer speeds)
Internet access for Music Service Provider support (optional)
The Sports Case and Armband are supplied with 512 MB Creative NOMAD MuVo2 players only.
Introduction i
Product
Registration
Enjoy a host of benefits by registering your product during installation, or at
www.creative.com/register. Benefits include:
❑ Service and product support from Creative
❑ Exclusive updates on promotions and events
Technical
Support and
Warranty
Technical Support information can be found on the Installation CD.
Go to d:\Support\<Language>\Support.pdf
Warranty information can be found on the Installation CD as well.
Go to d:\Warranty\<Region>\<Language>\Warranty.pdf
(replace d:\ with the drive letter of your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive, <Region>
with the region that you are in and <Language> with the language that the
document is in)
Please keep your Proof of Purchase for the duration of the Warranty
period.
Online
Updates
Visit www.NOMADworld.com for the latest updates on:
❑ Firmware
❑ Software
❑ Documentation
❑ NOMAD accessories
Optional
Accessory
The Creative FM Wired Remote (available separately) lets you access the controls
of your player without having to take the player out of your bag. In addition, the
FM Tuner stores up to 32 preset FM channels, and the built-in microphone lets you
make voice recordings.
You may need to
download firmware that
lets you use your
player with the
Creative FM Wire
Remote. Visit
www.NOMADworld.com
for more details.
Introduction ii
Document
Conventions
This User’s Guide uses the following icons to highlight useful or urgent information.
Tip. This tells you about short cuts or hints relating to a feature.
Note. This highlights additional or important information about a
feature.
Caution! This highlights proper usage of your product. Use this
information to avoid risky situations.
Warning! This warns you of possible hazards to yourself or your
product, that may result in injury or damage.
Introduction iii
1
Your Player At A Glance
Your Player At A Glance
Front View
LCD
Press and hold this
button to turn your
player on and off.
Figure 1-1
Press and hold to turn your player on and off.
Press once to start playing tracks, and press again to pause playback.
MENU
Press to display Menu options on the LCD. Press again to select a Menu
option.
Press
to skip to the next track, and press and hold to skip ahead
within track. Press
to skip to the previous track, and press and hold to
skip back within a track.
Press
and
to browse Menu options on the LCD.
Press
to increase or
to decrease the volume.
Your Player At A Glance 1-1
Side View
For your safety and the
safety of others, do not
use headphones while
driving or cycling.
Figure 1-2
Connects to a power outlet using the supplied power adapter.
You may need to
download firmware that
lets you use your player
with the Creative FM
Wire Remote. Visit
www.NOMADworld.com
for more details.
Connects to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
Connects to headphones, or the Creative FM Wired Remote
(available separately).
Your Player At A Glance 1-2
Using the
Sports Case
and Armband
The Sports Case and Armband are supplied with 512 MB Creative NOMAD MuVo2
players only.
1
2
3
4
Figure 1-3
Your Player At A Glance 1-3
2
Getting Started
Getting Started
Step 1: Charge
Battery
1.
Insert the supplied battery into your player.
Figure 2-1
Getting Started 2-1
2.
Connect your player to a power outlet using the supplied power adapter.
will appear on your player’s LCD.
Figure 2-2
3.
Step 2: Install
Software
Charge the battery until
appears on your player’s LCD. Charging your
battery for the first time will take about 3 hours.
DO NOT connect your player to your computer before installing the software.
1. Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
The disc supports Windows Autoplay mode and starts running automatically. If
not, you need to enable the Windows auto-insert notification feature for your
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. For more details, see “Installation” on page C-1.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Creative MediaSource™ and Windows 98 SE drivers (only if applicable) will be
installed on your computer.
3.
When prompted, restart your computer.
Getting Started 2-2
Step 3:
Transfer Songs
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
Your computer’s USB
port may be located on
the front panel.
Figure 2-3
2.
Launch Windows Explorer on your computer. Your player is recognised as a
Removable Disk in Windows Explorer.
3.
Transfer MP3 or WMA files to your player using a drag-and-drop operation.
Figure 2-4
Getting Started 2-3
4.
After the transfer is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer.
To stop your player in Windows 98 SE
In Windows Explorer, right-click the Removable Disk icon, click the Eject
option, and disconnect your player when you are prompted to do so.
Figure 2-5
To stop your player in Windows 2000, Windows Me or Windows XP
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the Taskbar, click Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device, and disconnect your player when you
are prompted to do so.
Figure 2-6
Getting Started 2-4
5.
For more advanced song management tasks, such as creating and managing
playlists, you can use Creative MediaSource Organiser. Creative MediaSource
Player/Organiser is your digital music center for playing, creating, organizing
and transferring digital music. To launch Creative MediaSource Player/
Organiser, double-click the Creative MediaSource Player/Organiser icon
(Figure 2-7) on your desktop.
Figure 2-7
For more information about using Windows Explorer, refer to its online Help.
For more information about using Creative MediaSource, refer to its online Help.
For more information about transferring songs, see “Transferring Files” on page 3-1.
Step 4: Play
Songs
Remember to set the
volume at a moderate
level. Listening to
music at high volumes
can impair your
hearing.
1.
Press and hold
until your player turns on.
2.
Press
to start playing the songs that you transferred to your player.
3.
Press
to increase or
4.
After you have finished using your player, press and hold
turns off.
to decrease the volume.
until your player
Getting Started 2-5
3
Using Your Player
Using Your Player
Transferring
Files
You can use your
player as a portable
storage device to store
any data type, from
documents to
presentations and
photos.
Using Windows
Explorer
For more information
about using Windows
Explorer, refer to its
online Help.
You can use either Windows Explorer or Creative MediaSource Organiser to
transfer files from your computer to your player. Only MP3 and WMA files, however,
can be viewed and played back on your player. For more information about music
files, see “About Music Files” on page B-1.
Note: If you are using Windows 98 SE, you will need to install the Windows 98 SE drivers
from the Installation CD before you can transfer files. For instructions on installing these
drivers, see “Step 2: Install Software” on page 2-2.
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Windows Explorer on your computer. Your player is recognised as a
Removable Disk in Windows Explorer.
3.
Transfer files to your player using a drag-and-drop operation.
4.
After the transfer is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer. See “Usage” on page C-2 for instructions
on stopping your player.
Using Your Player 3-1
Using Creative
MediaSource
Organiser
Creative MediaSource
Organiser also lets you
create and manage
playlists in your player.
See “Creating and
Managing Playlists” on
page 3-6.
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Creative MediaSource Organiser by clicking the Creative
MediaSource Player/Organiser icon on your desktop.
3.
If you are not already in Creative MediaSource Organiser, click the
Player/Organiser View button.
4.
Click the Show/Hide Right Panel button.
5.
In the Sources window, select the disk drive where your file is located.
6.
In the Content window, select the file you want to transfer.
CTRL-click to select multiple files.
7.
In the Right Panel window, click the Source bar and select your player's
icon.
8.
Click the Left-to-Right Transfer button, or transfer the selected files from
the Content window to the Right Panel window using a drag-and-drop
operation.
9.
The Now Transferring dialog box appears, showing the current transfer
status.
10. After the transfer is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer. See “Usage” on page C-2 for instructions
on stopping your player.
Playing Songs
Playing a song
Playing an album
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to a song that you want to play and press
1.
Press MENU.
and
to browse to the Music
option.
.
Using Your Player 3-2
Playing a playlist
Playing recorded
audio
Locking Your
Player
2.
Press
and
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to the Folder (Root)
option, and press MENU to browse for tracks
organised according to folder names.
5.
Browse to an album that you want to play and press
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to the Playlist
option, and press MENU to browse for tracks
organised according to file names.
5.
Browse to a playlist that you want to play and press
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Press
5.
Press MENU to select this option.
6.
Browse to a recording that you want to play and press
and
and
and
to browse to the Browser
option.
to browse to the Browser
to browse to the Browser
to browse to the Voice
.
option.
.
option.
option.
.
Lock your player when you want to prevent buttons from being accidently pressed,
such as when your player is in your pocket or bag.
1. Press MENU.
2.
Press
and
to browse to the Lock
option.
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
Using Your Player 3-3
Deleting Songs
4.
To unlock your player, press MENU, browse to the Unlock
press MENU.
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Browse to
and
to browse to the Delete
option, and
option.
and press MENU to permanently delete the current song.
For more song management functions, use Creative MediaSource Organiser. For
more information about using Creative MediaSource, refer to its online Help.
Recording
Audio
You may need to
download firmware
that lets you use your
player with the
Creative FM Wire
Remote. Visit
www.NOMADworld.com
for more details.
Formatting
Your Player
You can only record audio when the Creative FM Wired Remote (available
separately) is connected to your player.
1. Press MENU.
2.
Press
and
to browse to the Record
option.
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Press
to start recording, and press
again to stop recording.
The first recorded track is named 0001, the second recorded track is named
0002, the third recorded track is named 0003, and so on.
If you need to format your player, backup the files in your player first. When you
format your player, all songs and files will be deleted. By default, you player is
already formatted.
1. Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Windows Explorer on your computer. Your player is recognised as a
Removable Disk in Windows Explorer.
Using Your Player 3-4
3.
Right-click the Removable Disk icon, click the Format option, and follow the
instructions on the screen to format your player.
Figure 3-1
4.
After the formatting is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer. See “Usage” on page C-2 for instructions
on stopping your player.
For more information about using Windows Explorer, refer to its online Help.
Charging the
Battery
You can charge your battery by connecting your player to a power outlet using the
supplied power adapter, or by connecting your player to your computer’s USB port
using the supplied USB cable.
The LCD may display one of the following icons to indicate the power status of the
battery:
The amount of
playback time available
depends on various
factors, such as the
type of headphones
you are using. For
more information, see
“Usage” on page C-2.
Battery is 100% full.
Battery is 60% full.
Battery is 30% full.
Using Your Player 3-5
Battery is empty.
Your player is running from electrical power only.
Your player is running from electrical power and the battery is being
charged.
Your player is running from electrical power and the battery is completely
charged.
Creating and
Managing
Playlists
Creative MediaSource Organiser lets you to create and manage playlists in your
player. Playlists are saved as M3U files. For example, a playlist that you name
“Favorites” will be saved as “Favorites.m3u”.
Creating a playlist
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Creative MediaSource Organiser by clicking the Creative
MediaSource Player/Organiser icon on your desktop.
3.
If you are not already in Creative MediaSource Organiser, click the
Player/Organiser View button.
4.
Click the Show/Hide Right Panel button.
5.
In the Sources window, select your player's icon. The contents of your player
are displayed in the Content window.
6.
Click the New Playlist button, enter a name for the new playlist and click the
OK button. A new empty playlist is displayed in the Content window.
M3U files only list the names and order of music files, and do not actually contain
any music files. As such, when you create a playlist in your player, Creative
MediaSource Organiser will transfer the music files listed in the playlist to your
player.
Using Your Player 3-6
7.
In the Right Panel window, click the Source bar and select your player's icon
if you want to add tracks that are in your player.
8.
To add tracks that are located elsewhere, select the corresponding icon. For
example, if you want to add tracks from PC Music Library, select the PC Music
Library icon.
9.
Select the track you want to transfer.
CTRL-click to select multiple tracks.
10. Click the Right-to-Left Transfer button, or drag-and-drop the selected
tracks from the Right Panel window to the Content window.
11. If the tracks that you add to a playlist are not already in your player, they will
be transferred to your player.
Adding tracks to a
playlist
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Creative MediaSource Organiser by clicking the Creative
MediaSource Player/Organiser icon on your desktop.
3.
If you are not already in Creative MediaSource Organiser, click the
Player/Organiser View button.
4.
Click the Show/Hide Right Panel button.
5.
In the Sources window, select the PLAYLIST folder listed under your player's
icon. All existing playlists in your player are displayed in the Content window.
6.
Double-click the playlist that you want to add tracks to.
7.
In the Right Panel window, click the Source bar and select your player's icon
if you want to add tracks that are in your player.
8.
To add tracks that are located elsewhere, select the corresponding icon. For
example, if you want to add tracks from PC Music Library, select the PC Music
Library icon.
9.
Select the track you want to transfer.
CTRL-click to select multiple tracks.
Using Your Player 3-7
10. Click the Right-to-Left Transfer button, or drag-and-drop the selected
tracks from the Right Panel window to the Content window.
11. If the tracks that you add to a playlist are not already in your player, they will
be transferred to your player.
Deleting a playlist
1.
Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied USB
cable.
2.
Launch Creative MediaSource Organiser by clicking the Creative
MediaSource Player/Organiser icon on your desktop.
3.
If you are not already in Creative MediaSource Organiser, click the
Player/Organiser View button.
4.
In the Sources window, click the PLAYLIST folder listed under your player's
icon.
5.
All existing playlists in your player are displayed in the Content window.
6.
Right-click the playlist that you want to delete and select the Delete option.
7.
After the deleting is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer. See “Usage” on page C-2 for instructions
on stopping your player.
Using Your Player 3-8
4
Setting Preferences
Setting Preferences
Play mode
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to one of the following options, and press MENU to select it:
• Repeat track
Repeats the current song. When you select this,
will appear at the top
right corner of the LCD.
• Repeat all
Repeats all songs in your player. When you select this,
will appear at the
top right corner of the LCD.
• Track once
Stops playing after the current song ends. When you select this,
will
appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
and
to browse to the Play mode
option.
• Shuffle repeat
Plays and repeats all songs, in random order. When you select this,
appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Shuffle once
Plays all songs in random order, once only. When you select this,
appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Normal
Resumes playing songs in sequence.
will
will
Setting Preferences 4-1
EQ
EQ is a collection of equaliser settings that can enhance the sound of your music.
Select preset settings such as Rock or Jazz, or customise your own setting.
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to one of the following options, and press MENU to select it:
and
to browse to the EQ
• Rock
When you select this,
• Pop
When you select this,
option.
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Classical
When you select this,
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Jazz
When you select this,
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Custom
When you select this,
will appear at the top right corner of the LCD.
• Normal
Plays songs without EQ enhancements.
Defining Custom
EQ
1.
Browse to the Custom
2.
Four vertical control levers will appear in the LCD, each
lever controlling successively higher frequencies.
100 controls the bass, 800 adjusts the lower midrange, 3k adjusts the upper mid-range, and 12k
adjusts the treble.
3.
Browse to a control level, and press MENU to select it.
4.
Press
and
option, and press MENU to select it.
to adjust the levels.
Setting Preferences 4-2
Settings
5.
Browse to , and press MENU to confirm the Custom EQ setting and select
this EQ option.
1.
Press MENU.
2.
Press
3.
Press MENU to select this option.
4.
Browse to one of the following options, and press MENU to select it:
• Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD.
• Backlight
Adjusts backlight duration.
and
to browse to the Settings
option.
• Language
Sets the default language displayed on the LCD.
• Idle shutdown
Adjusts how long your player remains inactive before it automatically shuts
down.
• Information
Displays your player’s firmware version, total memory space and available
memory space.
Setting Preferences 4-3
A
LCD Guide
LCD Guide
Mode
Overview
Music
Play Mode icon
Elapsed time
Play Status icon
Music icon
EQ icon
Lock icon
Battery Status icon
Current track/
Total tracks
Track title
Record
Lock icon
Elapsed time
Battery Status icon
Available memory
Record icon
Recording
status bar
Available recording
time
LCD Guide A-1
Play Status
Icons
Play status icons appear at the left side of the LCD.
Play
Pause
Skip forward within track
Skip back within track
Next track
Previous track
LCD Guide A-2
Information
Diagrams
The following information diagrams may appear on the LCD.
Player is connected to your computer. To use your player,
disconnect it from your computer.
Files are being transferred to your player. DO NOT disconnect
your player.
Corrupted recorded voice file. Check that your recorded voice file
is not corrupted, or reformat your player.
Unsupported file format. Check that the file you are trying to play
back is an MP3, WMA or recorded voice file.
Unexpected power loss while saving settings. Download a newer
firmware version, reload the firmware, or contact Technical
Support for more assistance.
Hardware problems. Contact Technical Support for more
assistance.
Low memory space. Delete some files to free up memory space in
your player.
Low battery power. Charge the battery.
Battery flat. Charge the battery.
LCD Guide A-3
B
About Music Files
About Music Files
Overview
You can download music files from Internet music sites, or “rip” music files from
audio CDs to your computer. Music files that you transfer to your player must,
however, be MP3 or WMA files if you want to play them back.
MP3 and WMA files are music files that have lossy compression encoding, which
means that some data is lost during compression. However, using standard
sampling rates and bitrates will ensure that your MP3 files retain much of their
audio quality. The standard bitrate of most MP3 files is 128 Kbps, although some
are set higher, at 160 or 192 Kbps. The standard bitrate for most WMA files is 64
Kbps. Higher bitrates will result in better audio quality, but file sizes will be larger
as a consequence.
Downloading from
the Internet
To get MP3 files from the Internet, use a search engine to locate sites with MP3
content. You can also try out these sites (web sites listed here are correct at the
time of this document’s release):
❑ NOMADWorld (http://www.NOMADworld.com)
❑ AMP3.com (http://www.amp3.com)
❑ SoundClick.com (http://www.soundclick.com)
❑ ArtistOne.com (http://www.artistone.com)
❑ Epitonic.com (http://www.epitonic.com)
❑ Soundbuzz.com (http://www.soundbuzz.com)
Follow the instructions on the sites to download the music files to your computer.
“Ripping” audio
CDs
The first phase of “ripping” is extracting audio data (usually WAV files) from an
audio CD. Encoding is the second phase, where the audio data is converted into
MP3 or WMA files. To “rip” audio CDs, you will need a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
that can extract digital audio data, and a program such as Creative MediaSource
Organiser that can extract and encode this data. With Creative MediaSource
Organiser, you can “rip” most audio CDs, as well as organise and transfer these
“ripped” files.
About Music Files B-1
The time needed for a successful audio extraction depends on:
❑ CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive speed
❑ defects, like scratches on the audio CD
❑ error-checking features on the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
To rip an audio CD using Creative MediaSource Organiser
1.
Insert an audio CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.
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Launch Creative MediaSource Organiser by clicking the Creative
MediaSource Player/Organiser icon on your desktop.
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If you are not already in Creative MediaSource Organiser, click the
Player/Organiser View button.
4.
In the Sources window, select [d:] Audio CD (replace d: with your
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive).
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In the Task bar, click the Rip Now button.
For more information about using Creative MediaSource, refer to its online Help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
This section covers common problems you might encounter or questions you might
have while using your player. If you have a technical problem with this product,
you may wish to consult our self-help tool “Knowledgebase” for online
troubleshooting and solutions. Go to www.creative.com and select your region.
Installation
What do I do when the installation does not start automatically
after the Installation CD is inserted?
The AutoPlay feature in your Windows system may not be enabled.
To start the installation program through the My Computer shortcut menu
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On your Windows desktop, double-click the My Computer icon.
2.
Right-click the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive icon, and then click AutoPlay.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
To enable AutoPlay through Auto Insert Notification
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Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel.
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Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3.
Click the Device Manager tab and select your CD-ROM drive.
4.
Click the Properties button.
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Click the Settings tab, and then select Auto Insert Notification.
6.
Click the OK button.
To start the installation program through Windows Explorer
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In Windows Explorer, search and locate the d:\ctrun folder (replace d:\ with
the drive letter of your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive).
2.
Double-click the ctrun.exe file.
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Usage
Why does the player skip certain tracks?
The player will only play valid media formats (MP3 and WMA files). Other types of
media formats will be skipped.
Why are some files/tracks corrupted when transferred to the
player?
Transfer may have been interrupted. Before disconnecting your player from your
computer, stop your player first.
To stop your player in Windows 98 SE
In Windows Explorer, right-click the Removable Disk icon, click the Eject
option, and disconnect your player when you are prompted to do so.
To stop your player in Windows 2000, Windows Me or Window XP
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon
on the Taskbar, click Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device, and disconnect your player when you
are prompted to do so.
Why does the player turn off immediately after it is turned on?
The batteries may be too depleted to power your player. Try charging the battery.
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File transfers to the player are very slow (less than 100 KB/Sec).
What do I do?
Try formatting your player. For more information, refer to “Formatting Your Player”
on page 3-4.
Can I use the Creative NOMAD MuVo 2 as a portable data storage
device?
Yes, you can. For more information, refer to “Transferring Files” on page 3-1.
Can I jog with the Creative NOMAD MuVo 2?
Yes, but only if you are using the 512 MB Creative NOMAD MuVo2 player. Other
models have hard disk drives that may be damaged during vigorous activities like
jogging.
I have to charge the battery quite often. Is there anything I can do
to make it last longer?
❑ Set a shorter idle shutdown time.
❑ Set a lower contrast setting.
❑ Avoid skipping ahead and back within tracks unnecessarily.
❑ Avoid turning the player on and off unnecessarily.
❑ Avoid using passive speakers or high-powered headphones.
❑ Avoid playing back WMA files.
Should I leave my player plugged into the power adapter?
No, you should not. After charging the battery or using the player, disconnect it
from the power adapter. Leaving it plugged in leads to heat buildup, which is not
good for the player or the battery.
If I damage or lose my power adapter, can I buy a similar, off-theshelf adapter?
No. The power adapter may not be compatible with your player, and may even
damage it. You should get a replacement adapter from Creative at
www.NOMADworld.com, or your local Creative office/distributor.
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Updates
Where can I get official information on all NOMAD products?
Visit NOMADworld (www.NOMADworld.com) for updates and downloads relating to
all NOMAD products, Creative’s MP3 players and accessories.
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Maintenance and Safety Advice
Maintenance and Safety Advice
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Store away from direct sunlight.
Do not expose to heat or fire.
Avoid using or storing in surroundings that exceed 45°C (113°F).
Keep away from excessive moisture.
Do not subject to excessive force or impact.
Do not modify or disassemble.
Only clean the product with a soft dry cloth. Do not use liquid cleaners.
Only qualified personnel should repair or service the product.
Do not use the 1.5 GB Creative NOMAD MuVo2 player during vigorous activities like
jogging.
❑ Remember to set the volume at a moderate level. Listening to music at high volumes can
impair your hearing.
❑ Do not use headphones while driving or cycling.
Store away from direct sunlight.
Do not expose to heat or fire.
Avoid using or storing in surroundings that exceed 45°C (113°F).
Keep away from excessive moisture.
Do not subject to excessive force or impact.
Do not modify or disassemble.
Avoid contact with metal objects.
Do not pierce or crush.
If there is leakage, stench, discolouration or deformation during charging or use, remove
the battery and do not use it again. Clean your hands well before handling food or
touching sensitive areas of your body, for example, your eyes.
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Specifications
Specifications
Size (WxHxD)
66.5 mm (2.6") x 67.0 mm (2.6") x 20.0 mm (0.8")
Weight
512 MB Creative NOMAD MuVo2 player: 65.2 g (2.3 oz) without battery; 87.9 g
(3.1 oz) with battery
1.5 GB Creative NOMAD MuVo2 player: 70.9 g (2.5 oz) without battery; 90.7 g
(3.2 oz) with battery
LCD
132 x 32 pixel backlit display
Storage Capacity
512 MB (flash memory) or 1.5 GB (HDD)
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours of continuous playtime
Playback Formats
MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3) and Windows Media Audio (WMA)
Signal-to-Noise
Ratio
Up to 98 dB
Harmonic
Distortion Output
<0.05%
Frequency Response
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Headphones Output
30 mW
USB Connectivity
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
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