User’s Guide
Creative MuVo V200
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Version 1.0
August 2004
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Contents
Before You Begin
Introduction ................................................................................... v
Minimum System Requirements ................................................. v
1 A Tour of Your Player
Your Player at a Glance ...........................................................
Using the Scroller .....................................................................
Scroll Select ..................................................................
Selecting menu options ................................................
1-1
1-2
1-2
1-2
2 Getting Started
Step 1: Setting Up Your Computer ...........................................
Step 2: Inserting the Battery .....................................................
Power Source and Level Indicators ..............................
Step 3: Transferring Audio and Data ........................................
Downloading from the internet ......................................
Ripping From A CD ......................................................
Step 4: Stopping Your Player Properly .....................................
2-1
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
3 Using Your Player
Turning On/Off your Player ......................................................
Enabling a Mode ......................................................................
Playing Audio Tracks ................................................................
Deleting Audio Tracks ..............................................................
Managing Audio Tracks ............................................................
Skipping Folders .......................................................................
Listening to FM Radio ..............................................................
3-1
3-2
3-2
3-3
3-3
3-4
3-4
ii
Audio and FM Recording .......................................................... 3-9
Recording Audio ........................................................... 3-9
Recording FM Radio ................................................... 3-10
Playing Recordings ................................................................ 3-11
Play Modes ............................................................................. 3-12
Repeat track ............................................................... 3-13
Repeat Folder ............................................................. 3-13
Repeat All ................................................................... 3-13
Repeat Portion ............................................................ 3-14
Shuffle Once ............................................................... 3-14
Shuffle Repeat ............................................................ 3-15
Track Once ................................................................. 3-15
Normal ........................................................................ 3-15
Enhancing Audio .................................................................... 3-16
Enhancing Audio ........................................................ 3-16
Defining Custom EQ ................................................... 3-17
Setting Preferences ................................................................ 3-18
Settings ....................................................................... 3-18
Locking and unlocking your Player ......................................... 3-21
Formatting Your Player .......................................................... 3-22
Appendixes
A Technical Specifications
Size ...................................................................
Weight ...............................................................
Capacity ............................................................
Battery type .......................................................
Battery Life (playback time) ..............................
A-1
A-1
A-1
A-1
A-1
iii
Playback Formats .............................................
Recording Formats ...........................................
Signal to Noise Ratio ........................................
Channel Separation ..........................................
Frequency Response ........................................
Harmonic Distortion ..........................................
Operating System/Firmware .............................
Headphone Out ................................................
LCD Display ......................................................
Data Connector .................................................
Firmware Support .............................................
A-1
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
B Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide
Information Diagrams ...............................................................
Playback Icons .........................................................................
Play Mode Icons .......................................................................
Error Diagrams .........................................................................
B-1
B-2
B-3
B-4
C Frequently Asked Questions
AutoPlay ...................................................................................
General .....................................................................................
Usage .......................................................................................
Digital Rights Management ......................................................
C-1
C-1
C-2
C-3
iv
Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Creative’s new multi-format player, Creative
MuVo® V200! Your player can store thousands of songs in its music library,
and comes equipped with an USB 2.0™ connector, so you can transfer
audio tracks and data quickly and easily.
Your player supports
WMA files protected
with Digital Rights
Management (DRM)
technology.
Minimum
System
Requirements
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
The software
applications on the
MuVo V200 CD may
have higher
requirements for
basic functionality.
Refer to each
application’s
documentation for
details.
❍
❍
❍
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition
(Me) or Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Intel® Pentium® II 350 MHz, AMD® K6-2® 450 MHz or better processor
(Pentium III 450 MHz or higher recommended for MP3 encoding)
CD-ROM drive with digital audio extraction support
USB 1.1 port (USB 2.0 port recommended)
64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
30 MB free hard disk space (more needed for storing audio)
Functioning mouse
SVGA graphics adapter (256 colors, 800 x 600 resolution or better)
v
A Tour of Your Player
A Tour of Your Player
Your Player at
a Glance
Battery module
Earphone jack
Scroller
Play/Pause
button
Microphone
USB Flash
Drive
Volume
Increase
button
Volume
Decrease
button
LCD (Liquid
Crystal Display)
USB connector
Front View
Side View
A Tour of Your Player 1-1
Using the
Scroller
Scroll Select
To "Scroll Select",
use the Scroller to
scroll to the option
you want, and select
the option by
pressing the Scroller.
Selecting menu
options
The Scroller is one of the most important features of your player. In this
document, we will use the term, “Scroll Select”, to mean that you should use
the Scroller to scroll through options, and then select the option by pressing
the Scroller.
The Scroller
(side view)
Use the Scroller to scroll
through options
Press the Scroller to select an
option
You can use the Scroller to make selections in menus. For example, if you
are looking at the Menu screen:
From the Menu screen to the Play Mode Options screen
1. Use the Scroller to scroll through the menu options.
2. Press the Scroller to select the menu item.
A Tour of Your Player 1-2
Button
What It Does
Usage Tips
❍
PLAY/PAUSE
❍
❍
❍
Turns the player on and off.
Activates the LCD backlight.
Starts, pauses or continues
playback.
❍
Increases the volume.
❍
Decreases the volume.
To turn on your player, press and hold until
the MuVo V200 logo appears on the screen.
❍ To turn off your player, press and hold until
the Power off message appears.
❍ When your player is locked, press to turn on
the LCD backlight.
VOLUME
INCREASE
❍
Press and hold to increase the volume
quickly.
❍
Press and hold to decrease the volume
quickly.
VOLUME
DECREASE
❍
❍
SCROLLER
Goes to the previous or next
track.
❍ Moves ahead or moves back
within a track.
❍ Scrolls through menu options.
❍ Selects menu options.
During playback, turn the Scroller to go to the
previous or next track.
❍ During playback, turn and hold the Scroller to
move ahead or move back within a track.
❍ Turn the Scroller to scroll through menu
options and press the Scroller to select them.
This action is also referred to as "Scroll
Select".
A Tour of Your Player 1-3
Getting Started
Getting Started
Step 1: Setting
Up Your
Computer
Windows 98 SE users
must install the drivers
to transfer tracks or
files to the player.
To set up your player,
Windows 2000 and
Windows XP users
must log in as the
computer
administrator. For
more information,
refer to your operating
system’s online Help.
Your player comes with drivers for Windows 98 SE, together with software
that helps you create audio tracks, manage your music library and use your
player. Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Me users do not need to
install drivers.
1. Make sure that your player is NOT connected to your computer.
2. Insert the MuVo V200 CD into your CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. Your CD
should start automatically. If it does not, follow the steps below:
i. Start Windows Explorer.
ii. On the left pane, click the My Computer icon.
iii. Right-click the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive icon, and then click
AutoPlay.
3. Click the MuVo V200 software option to select it.
4. Click the OK button.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Creative MediaSourceTM and
Windows 98 SE drivers (only if applicable) will be installed on your
computer.
6. If prompted, restart your computer.
Getting Started 2-1
7. Connect your player to your computer.
a
Your computer’s USB
port may be located on
the back panel. If your
USB Flash Drive does
not fit into the USB
port located on the
front panel, connect it
to the USB port located
on the back panel.
Do not press the
buttons on your USB
Flash Drive while
connecting it to your
computer.
USB Flash Drive
USB connector
Battery module
b
USB port
Getting Started 2-2
Step 2:
Inserting the
Battery
a
b
c
Getting Started 2-3
Power Source
and Level
Indicators
The amount of
playback time
available depends on
various factors (for
example, volume
level used). For more
information, see
"Usage" on page C-2.
After inserting the battery, your player displays one of the following icons,
depending on the battery’s status.
Icon
What the icon means
❍
your player’s battery is full
❍
your player’s battery is 60% full
❍
your player’s battery is 30% full
❍
your player’s battery is nearly
empty
Notes
❍
this battery state icon
shows that the battery is
full
❍
change the battery at the
earliest opportunity
Getting Started 2-4
Step 3:
Transferring
Audio and
Data
If you wish to download additional music tracks to your player, you can either
download music tracks from Internet music sites (see "Downloading from the
internet" on page 2-6) or rip them from your audio CDs to create digital files
on your computer. For more information, see "Ripping From A CD" on page
2-7.
Music files can be encoded into the supported formats (MP3 or WMA file
formats), then transferred to your player with Creative MediaSource
Organizer.
To listen to
transferred audio
tracks, your player
must be in Music
mode. For more
information, refer to
"Using Your Player"
on page 3-1.
Data files can also be transferred and stored in your player, for example, you
can transfer a large data file from one computer to another.
To transfer audio and data with Creative MediaSource
1. Connect your player’s USB Flash Drive to your computer’s USB port.
2. Launch Creative MediaSource on your computer.
3. On the left pane, locate and select the files you want to transfer to your
player. Using the standard drag-and-drop method, transfer the files to
your player.
For information about transferring DRM protected WMA files, refer to
"Digital Rights Management" on page C-3.
4. After the transfer is complete, make sure you stop your player properly
before disconnecting it from your computer. For more details, see "Step
4: Stopping Your Player Properly" on page 2-8.
Getting Started 2-5
Downloading
from the internet
To get MP3 files from the Internet, use a search engine to locate sites with
MP3 content. You can use your player to download audio files from all the
major Internet music download services.
❍
It may be illegal to
encode MP3 files for
trade or sale unless
you have the express
or explicit permission
of the copyright
holder(s).
Walmart.com
http://www.music
downloads.walmart.com
❍
Buy.com
❍
Epitonic.com
http://www.buy.com
❍
Bestbuy.com
❍
Soundbuzz.com
http://www.bestbuy.com
http://www.soundbuzz.com
http://www.epitonic.com
Follow the instructions on the site and download the music files to your
computer.
When connecting to
your Internet Service
Provider, usage
charges are incurred.
Getting Started 2-6
Ripping From A
CD
To get music tracks from your CDs to your player, you will need a CD-ROM
drive that can extract digital audio data, and Creative MediaSource
Organizer.
Creative MediaSource Organizer will read the audio information on your CD
and convert it to MP3 files using the bitrate you choose.
Rather than manually
entering track
information, retrieve
such audio CD
information from CDDB
before ripping tracks.
Change the default
ripping format and
bitrate for higher or
lower quality audio.
See Creative
MediaSource’s online
Help for details.
The standard bitrate of most MP3 files is 128 Kbps, although some are set
higher, at 160 or 192 Kbps. Using the standard bitrate will ensure that your
MP3 files retain much of their audio quality. Higher bitrates will result in larger
MP3 file sizes, with better audio quality.
The time needed to successfully extract audio from a CD depends on:
❍ CD-ROM drive speed
❍ Defects, like scratches on the audio CD
❍ Error-checking features on the CD-ROM drive
❍ Bitrate selected for encoding.
For more information on how to rip and encode audio CDs, see the
Creative MediaSource online Help.
Getting Started 2-7
Step 4:
Stopping Your
Player
Properly
To stop your player in Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Me
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.
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.
Make sure that the icon below appears on the LCD screen for at least five
seconds before disconnecting your player.
Getting Started 2-8
Using Your Player
Using Your Player
Your player can function in Music or Recordings mode. In Music mode,
only MP3 or WMA files are played back and in Recordings mode, only
microphone and FM radio recordings that are recorded by the player, are
played back. To switch between modes, see "Enabling a Mode" on page 3-2.
Your player also has Play Modes that allow you to change how your tracks
are played back. For more information, see "Play Modes" on page 3-12.
Turning On/Off
your Player
Remember to unplug the USB Flash Drive from your computer and insert it
into the battery module before turning on the player.
To turn on your player
Press and hold the Play/Pause button
If your player contains
no audio tracks, the
message "No Music" or
"No Recording" will
appear on the screen,
depending on whether
you are in Music or
Recordings mode.
until your player turns on.
The CREATIVE logo appears on the screen, followed by the MuVo V200
logo. Audio tracks stored in your player are automatically played back.
To turn off your player
Press and hold the Play/Pause button
message disappears.
until the Power off
Using Your Player 3-1
Enabling a
Mode
Your player can function in Music or Recording mode.Different modes
enable you to select different functions.
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu (Figure 3-1) appears.
2. Scroll Select the Music icon
or Recordings
Figure 3-1
icon
.
Playing Audio
Tracks
To add audio tracks to your player, see "Step 3: Transferring Audio and Data"
on page 2-5.
Follow these steps to play audio tracks.
Audio tracks are sorted
in alphanumeric order.
1. Press the Play/Pause button
until the MuVo V200 logo appears
on the screen, and audio tracks stored in your player are automatically
played back.
Play Mode
Icon
Elapsed time
Battery Level
Indicator
Play Status Icon
EQ Setting Icon
Music Mode Icon
Track Title
To pause a track
Press the Play/Pause button
.
To stop a track
Press the Play/Pause button
to pause the track. Turn the Scroller
towards the left to resume playback at the beginning of the track or turn the
Scroller towards the right to resume playback at the beginning of the next
track. The Stop icon appears on the screen.
Using Your Player 3-2
Deleting Audio
Tracks
This action permanently deletes tracks from your player.
To delete a track
1. In Music mode, select the track that you want to delete.
2. Press the Scroller.
3. Scroll Select the Delete icon (Figure 3-2). A list
appears.
Figure 3-2
4. Scroll Select the Delete icon (Figure 3-3). The
track’s name appears on the screen and the track
is permanently deleted from your player.
Figure 3-3
Managing
Audio Tracks
For more information
about using Creative
MediaSource, refer to
its online Help.
For more advanced song management tasks, such as creating and
managing playlists, you can use Creative MediaSource Organizer. Creative
MediaSource Player/Organizer is your digital audio center for playing,
creating, organizing and transferring digital audio. To launch Creative
MediaSource Player/Organizer, double-click the Creative MediaSource
Player/Organizer icon
on your desktop.
Using Your Player 3-3
Skipping
Folders
Your player can only
recognize up to one
sub folder level in
the root directory.
Listening to FM
Radio
This action skips the playback to a selected folder.
To go to the next folder
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Scroller.
Scroll Select the Skip Folder icon (Figure 3-4).
Scroll to the folder that you want to go to.
To resume normal playback, press the Scroller
again.
Figure 3-4
With your player, you can listen to your favorite radio station. Your player can
automatically scan for stations available in your region, and store the stations
as channels for you. In FM Radio mode, your player will display the current
radio channel and its preset number.
FM radio channel
If there are no saved
preset channels in your
player, the "No preset
found" message will
appear on the screen.
Battery Level
Indicator
FM radio mode
Stereo/Mono Indicator
Preset number
Figure 3-5
Using Your Player 3-4
To change the FM region
Only two FM regions
are available —
International and
Japan.
Perform these steps when scanning for stations for the first time.
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu (Figure 3-6) appears.
Figure 3-6
2. Scroll Select the Settings icon (Figure 3-7).
A list appears.
Figure 3-7
3. Scroll Select the FM Region icon
(Figure 3-8). A list appears.
4. Scroll Select the region that you are in.
Figure 3-8
To perform an autoscan and autosave
1. Connect your earphones to the earphone jack.
2. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-9 appears.
3. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-10).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-11).
4. Press the Scroller.
5. Scroll Select the Autoscan icon (Figure 3-12).
The player scans and stores channels it detects. At
the end of the autoscan, it automatically saves all
channels plays the first channel.
Figure 3-9
Figure 3-10
Figure 3-11
Figure 3-12
Using Your Player 3-5
To manually set a preset channel
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-13 appears.
Figure 3-13
2. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-14).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-15).
Figure 3-14
3. If you see a preset channel, press the Play/
4.
Turn the Scroller
towards the right
to increase the
frequency or towards
the left
to
decrease the
frequency.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pause button
to switch to Manual Scan
view. The preset channel disappears.
To scan for a channel, turn the Scroller
towards the right or left, and hold for one
second.
Press the Scroller.
Scroll Select the Save Preset icon
(Figure 3-16).
Turn the Scroller to select the preset number
you want. Your channel is stored and appears
at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
Repeat steps 2 to 6 to store another channel.
Figure 3-15
Figure 3-16
Using Your Player 3-6
To select a channel
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-17 appears.
Figure 3-17
2. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-18).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-19).
Figure 3-18
If you do not see a
preset channel, press
the Play/Pause
button.
3. Turn the Scroller to select the preset channel you
want.
To delete a preset channel
Figure 3-19
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-20 appears.
Figure 3-20
2. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-21).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-22).
Figure 3-21
If you do not see a
preset channel, press
the Play/Pause
button.
3. Turn the Scroller to select the preset channel you
want.
4. Press the Scroller.
Figure 3-22
Using Your Player 3-7
5. Scroll Select the Delete Preset icon (Figure 3-23).
Figure 3-23
6. Scroll Select the Delete Preset x icon
(Figure 3-24). The preset channel is deleted and
your player plays the next available preset channel.
Figure 3-24
To switch to FM Preset view or Manual Scan
view
In FM Preset view, you can see the preset channels and scroll from one
preset channel to another. If you need to fine-tune the radio channel, switch
to Manual Scan view.
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-25 appears.
Figure 3-25
2. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-26).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-27).
Figure 3-26
3. Press the Scroller.
Figure 3-27
4. Scroll Select the Scroller mode icon
(Figure 3-28) to switch to the different views.
Alternatively, you can press the Play/Pause button
to switch to the different views while playing
a station.
Figure 3-28
Using Your Player 3-8
Audio and FM
Recording
Another great MuVo V200 feature is its ablility to record audio and FM radio.
Recorded audio is encoded directly into IMA ADPCM (at 8 kHz, 4-bit, Mono)
file format and recorded FM radio is encoded directly into IMA ADPCM (at 16
kHz, 4-bit, Stereo) file format.
When recording, note that the available recording time is determined by:
❍
❍
Recording Audio
available space in your player
battery power remaining in your player
When recording, you will see the time available for recording. You will also
see a bar showing you the elapsed recording time.
Elapsed Recording
Time
You cannot pause
and continue a voice
recording.
Remaining Time Available
For Recording
To make a recording
1. Press the Scroller.
Scroll Select the Microphone icon (Figure 3-29).
The recording bar appears on the screen.
Figure 3-29
2. Press the Play/Pause button
recording.
to start the
3. Press the Play/Pause button
again to end the recording. A name
is automatically assigned to your recording and it is saved in your player.
The naming convention used is: VOC [Current File Number].
Using Your Player 3-9
Recording FM
Radio
When recording FM radio, you will see one bar showing you the time
available for recording, and another showing you the elapsed recording time.
Also the FM Radio icon appears in the bottom-left corner of the LCD screen.
Elapsed recording
time
You cannot pause
and continue a FM
radio recording.
Battery level
indicator
Play status icon
Remaining time available
for recording
FM Radio mode
Figure 3-30
To make an FM radio recording
If you do not see a
preset channel, press
the Play/Pause
button.
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-31
appears.
Figure 3-31
2. Scroll Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 3-32).
A radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 3-33).
Figure 3-32
3. Turn the Scroller to select the preset channel
you want.
4. Press the Scroller.
Figure 3-33
5. Scroll Select the FM Recording icon
(Figure 3-34).
A recording bar appears on the LCD screen
and recording starts.
Figure 3-34
Using Your Player 3-10
6. Press the Play/Pause button to end the recording. A name is
automatically assigned to your FM radio recording and the file is saved in
your player. The naming convention typically used is: FM [Current File
Number].
Playing
Recordings
It is simple to play back the audio and FM Radio tracks you have recorded. In
Recordings mode, your player will display the elapsed time, track number
and file name of the recorded track.
Play mode
icon
A recorded voice file
name starts with
"VOC" and an FM
radio file name starts
with "FM".
Elapsed time
Battery level
indicator
Play status icon
Lock
Recordings mode
Current playing track
name
Figure 3-35
To play a recording
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu similar to Figure 3-36
appears.
Figure 3-36
2. Scroll Select the Recordings icon
(Figure 3-37).
3. Scroll Select a recording you want to listen to.
The track is played back automatically.
Figure 3-37
To delete a recording, see "Deleting Audio Tracks" on page 3-3.
Using Your Player 3-11
Play Modes
Your player has Play Modes that allow you to change how your tracks are
played back. Play Modes are disabled by setting the “Normal” mode as
described on page 15.
The following Play Modes are available:
Only one Play Mode
can be enabled at a
time.
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
A-B
Repeat Track
Repeat All
Repeat Folder
Track Once
Shuffle Repeat
Shuffle Once
Shuffle Folder
Normal
To enter Play Mode
1. Press the Scroller.
The Main Menu (Figure 3-38) appears.
Figure 3-38
2. Scroll Select the Play Mode icon. A list appears
(Figure 3-39).
Depending on which mode you want, follow the
corresponding step:
Figure 3-39
Using Your Player 3-12
Repeat track
To repeat a track
Scroll Select the Repeat Track icon
.
The Repeat Track icon
appears on the screen and the track is
repeated continuously until you stop it or go to another track.
Repeat Folder
To repeat a folder
Scroll Select the Repeat Folder icon
Repeat Folder Mode
is only available in
Music mode.
Repeat All
The Repeat Folder icon
appears on the screen and tracks in the
current folder are repeated continuously until you stop them or go to
another folder.
To repeat all tracks
Scroll Select the Repeat All icon
A portion of a track
can only be repeated
once; marking a new
portion will
automatically
remove any markers
in the track.
.
.
The Repeat All icon
appears on the screen and all tracks are
repeated continuously until you stop playback.
Using Your Player 3-13
Repeat Portion
To repeat a portion of a track
1. Scroll Select the A-B icon
. The
icon appears, prompting you to
select a start point for the portion of music to repeat.
2. Press the Scroller to mark the begining of the portion you wish to repeat.
The
icon appears, prompting you to select an end point for the
repeat function.
3. Press the Scroller again, to mark the end point of the portion of music to
repeat. The marked portion of music is played back repeatedly.
4. To resume normal playback, enable “Normal” mode as described in
"Normal" on page 3-15.
Shuffle Once
Shuffle Folder Mode
is only available in
Music mode.
To shuffle all tracks once
Scroll Select the Shuffle Once icon.
The Shuffle Once icon
appears on the screen and tracks are
selected in random sequence and played back. Playback stops once all
the tracks in your player are played back once.
To shuffle a folder once
Scroll Select the Shuffle Folder icon.
The Shuffle Folder icon
appears on the screen and all tracks in the
folder are selected at random and played back. Playback stops once all
the tracks in the folder are played back once.
Using Your Player 3-14
Shuffle Repeat
To Shuffle Repeat all tracks continuously
Scroll Select the Shuffle Repeat icon.
The Shuffle Repeat icon
appears on the screen. Selected tracks are
in random sequence and played back continuously until you stop
playback.
Track Once
To stop playback once the current track ends
Scroll Select the Track Once icon. The Track Once icon
on the screen. Playback stops once the track ends.
Normal
appears
To play all tracks, from the first track to the last
Scroll Select the Normal icon. All tracks play back normally.
Using Your Player 3-15
Enhancing
Audio
Enhancing Audio
EQ settings are only
available in Music
mode.
EQ is a collection of equalizer settings that can enhance the sound of your
audio. Select preset settings such as Rock or Jazz, or customize your own
setting.
1. Press the Scroller. The Main Menu (Figure 3-40)
appears.
Figure 3-40
2. Scroll Select the EQ icon (Figure 3-41).
3. Select one of the following options:
• Normal
• Rock
• Pop
• Classical
• Jazz
• Custom EQ
Figure 3-41
Using Your Player 3-16
Defining Custom
EQ
1. Scroll Select the Custom EQ icon. The Custom
EQ screen (Figure 3-42) appears.
2. Five vertical control levers appears in the display.
Each lever represents successively higher
Figure 3-42
frequencies that can be controlled. 62 Hz controls
bass frequency, 250 Hz adjusts the low mid-range frequency, 1 kHz
adjusts the mid-range frequency, 4 kHz adjusts the upper mid-range
frequency and 16 kHz adjusts the treble frequency.
3. Scroll Select each vertical control level. Use the Scroller to move the
control knob up or down to vary the amount of boost or reduction in the
selected frequency range.
4. Scroll Select the check mark to exit the Custom EQ window.
Using Your Player 3-17
Setting
Preferences
Settings
Settings is a collection of options that enable you to adjust your preferences.
You can adjust preset display settings such as Contrast or Backlight, change
your player’s default language and view useful information such as available
memory space.
1. Press the Scroller.
2. Scroll Select the Settings icon (Figure 3-43).
A list appears (Figure 3-44).
Figure 3-43
Figure 3-44
Depending on which setting you want, follow the corresponding step:
To set the contrast level for your player’s screen
1. Scroll Select the Contrast icon. The Contrast
screen (Figure 3-45) appears.
2. Use the Scroller to increase or decrease the LCD
screen contrast. The lower the number, the lower
the LCD screen contrast.
Figure 3-45
Using Your Player 3-18
To rotate the LCD screen 180 degrees
Your player has a handy feature: you can rotate the LCD screen by 180
degrees. This may be useful for left-handed users. Follow the step below to
rotate the LCD screen on your player.
Using your left hand
Using your right hand
Scroll Select the LCD Orientation icon
.
The LCD screen rotates 180 degrees (Figure 3-46).
To adjust the screen backlight duration
Figure 3-46
1. Scroll Select the Backlight icon.
2. Scroll Select the backlight duration or disable it. A lower number setting
conserves battery power for longer playback time.
Using Your Player 3-19
To specify how long the player remains inactive before it
automatically shuts down
1. Scroll Select the Idle Shutdown icon.
2. Scroll Select the duration you want the player to wait before
automatically shutting down.
To change the default language
1. Scroll Select the Language icon.
2. Scroll Select the language that you want.
To view firmware version, total storage space, remaining available
space and track count
1. Scroll Select the Information icon.
Using Your Player 3-20
Locking and
unlocking your
Player
Locking your player will disable all buttons except the Scroller on the player.
This feature is useful when you do not want any buttons (for example,
Play/Pause) pressed accidentally.
If you press a button while the player is locked, a popup window appears,
prompting you to unlock the player. This window is only displayed for five
seconds.
To lock your player
1. Press the Scroller.
2. Scroll Select the Lock icon (Figure 3-47). The
player is locked.
To unlock your player
Figure 3-47
1. Press any button. A popup window appears (Figure
3-48).
2. Scroll Select the Unlock icon. The player is
unlocked.
Figure 3-48
Using Your Player 3-21
Formatting
Your Player
Windows 98 SE users
must install the MuVo
V200 drivers before
formatting the player.
For more information
on driver installation,
see "Step 3:
Transferring Audio
and Data" on page 25".
Windows 2000 and
Windows XP users
must select the FAT or
FAT 16 option in the
Format F:\ dialog box
before formatting the
player.
If you need to format your player, first backup the files on your player to your
computer. When you format your player, all songs and files will be deleted.
By default, your player is already formatted.
1. Connect your player to your computer’s USB port.
2. Launch Windows Explorer on your computer. Your player is recognized
as a Removable Disk in Windows Explorer.
3. Right-click the Removable Disk icon and click the Format option.
The Format f:\ dialog box appears (replace f:\ with the drive letter of
your player).
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to format your player.
Figure 3-49
5. 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.
Using Your Player 3-22
Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Size
❑ 36.50 mm (L) x 74.50 mm (H) x 15.00 mm (W)
Weight
❑ 33 g (without the battery) or 45 g (with a AAA battery)
Capacity
❑ 128, 256 or 512 MB built-in memory
Battery type
❑ One Alkaline AAA size battery
Battery Life
(playback time)
❑ MP3 128 kbps, up to 15 hours of continuous playback from new AAA alkaline batteries.
❑ WMA 64 kbps, up to 11 hours of continuous playback from new AAA alkaline batteries.
Playback Formats
❑ MP3 (at 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz)
❑ WMA (at 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz)
❑ WMA with Digital Rights Management (at 16, 22.05, 24, 32 and 44.1 kHz)
Recording Formats
❑ Voice: IMA ADPCM (at 8 kHz, 4-bit, Mono)
❑ FM Radio: IMA ADPCM (at 16 kHz, 4-bit, Stereo)
Signal to Noise
Ratio
❑ Up to 90 dB
The following may reduce the playback time:
• skipping, fast forward or reverse during playback
• using passive speakers or high-power headphones
• long backlight timeout setting (more than 10 secs)
• playback of .WMA files with a high bitrate and/or heavy bass
❑ FM radio, up to 12 hours of continuous playtime from new AAA alkaline batteries.
Technical Specifications A-1
Channel
Separation
❑ Up to 63 dB
Frequency
Response
❑ 20 Hz~20000 Hz
Harmonic
Distortion
❑ <0.05%
Operating System/
Firmware
❑ Upgradeable via Internet
Headphone Out
❑ 1/8" stereo minijack, 5~7 mW
LCD Display
❑ Large 96 x 32 pixel, blue EL backlit display
Data Connector
❑ USB 1.1
❑ USB 2.0
Firmware Support*
❑ Programmable
*
Firmware upgrades are available from www.creative.com
Technical Specifications A-2
Onscreen Diagram and Icon
Guide
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide
Information
Diagrams
Diagram
Action/Meaning
❍
your player is connected to your computer. To
use your player, disconnect it from your
computer.
❍
files are being transferred to your player.
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide B-1
Playback Icons
Icon
The following icons
appear onscreen when
the associated
playback action is
used.
Action/Meaning
❍
Play
❍
Pause
❍
Stop
❍
Forward
❍
Reverse
❍
Skip forward
❍
Skip back
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide B-2
Play Mode
Icons
Icon
Action/Meaning
❍
Repeat Track
❍
Repeat Folder
❍
Repeat All
❍
Shuffle Once
❍
Shuffle Repeat
❍
Shuffle Folder
❍
Track Once
❍
Repeats a selected
section of a track
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide B-3
Error Diagrams
If an error occurs, you may see the following diagram, indicating the general
nature of the problem.
Diagram
Likely Causes
Suggested Action
❍
❍
physical defects
numerous highimpact shocks
❍
unexpected power
loss while saving
settings
❍
player is unable to
perform the selected
task (for example,
deleting a file)
❍
contact Customer
Support Services
❍
download a newer
firmware version
❍ reload firmware
❍ contact Customer
Support Services
❍
clear your player’s
memory
❍ contact Customer
Support Services
❍
❍
unsupported file
system
❍ corrupted file system
check that the file
system you have
selected during
formatting is FAT only
❍ use ScanDisk to check
your player
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide B-4
Diagram
Likely Causes
❍
check that the file you
are trying to play back is
a WMA, MP3 or
recorded voice file
the player’s low
remaining storage
space is depleted;
recording cannot
proceed
❍
delete some files
battery is depleted,
player cannot start
up
❍
insert a new battery
❍
unsupported file
format
❍
❍
Suggested Action
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide B-5
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
This section covers questions you might have while using your player. It has
been divided into a few categories for your easy reference. For further
assistance, you may wish to consult our self-help tool “Knowledge Base”. Go
to www.creative.com and select your region.
AutoPlay
To start the installation program through the My Computer
shortcut menu
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop or Windows Start
menu.
2. Right-click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then click AutoPlay.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To start the installation program through Windows Explorer
1. in Windows Explorer, search and locate the d:\ctrun folder (replace d:\
with the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive).
2. Double-click the ctrun.exe file.
General
Where can I get official information on all MuVo products?
Visit www.creative.com for updates and downloads relating to all MuVo
products, Creative’s MP3 players and accessories.
Frequently Asked Questions C-1
Usage
I have to change the battery quite often. Is there anything I can do to
make it last longer?
Some operations consume more battery power:
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
❍
a long backlight timeout setting. A shorter timeout conserves battery power.
a high contrast setting. Position the player so that you can read the display
without using a high contrast setting.
too much moving ahead or moving back within a track.
turning the player on/off too many times.
use of passive speakers or high-powered headphones.
playback of WMA files
After playing a sequence of tracks, the player skips a track.
The player will only play valid formats (MP3, WMA or WAV recordings).
Other types of files will be skipped.
Files/tracks are corrupted when transferred to the player.
Transfer may have been interrupted. Before disconnecting your player from
your computer, make sure that you stop your player properly first. See "Step
4: Stopping Your Player Properly" on page 2-8.
The player turns off immediately after it is turned on.
Do one or more of the following:
❍
format your player. For more information, refer to "Formatting Your Player" on
page 3-22.
❍ use a fresh battery if the battery used is depleted.
Can I use the player for portable data storage?
Yes, you can.
Frequently Asked Questions C-2
Digital Rights
Management
Can I play DRM-protected WMA files on my player?
Yes. To transfer DRM protected WMA files to your player, you can use
Creative MediaSource.
Frequently Asked Questions C-3