User’s Guide
Creative MuVo2 FM
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Version 1.0
July 2004
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Contents
1 Before You Begin
Introduction................................................................................................................................................. 1-1
Minimum System Requirements ........................................................................................................... 1-1
2 A Tour of Your Player
Your Player at a Glance...........................................................................................................................
Using the Menu Button............................................................................................................................
Select....................................................................................................................................................
Volume................................................................................................................................................
Your Wired Remote................................................................................................................................
2-1
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-5
3 Getting Started
Step 1: Setting Up Your Computer ..................................................................................................... 3-1
Step 2: Inserting the Battery................................................................................................................... 3-2
Step 3: Charging the Battery.................................................................................................................. 3-3
Using the Power Adapter ............................................................................................................. 3-3
Using the USB Cable....................................................................................................................... 3-4
Power Source and Level Indicators ........................................................................................... 3-5
Step 4: Transferring Audio and Data................................................................................................... 3-6
Downloading From the Internet................................................................................................. 3-8
Ripping Audio CDs.......................................................................................................................... 3-9
Step 5: Stopping Your Player Properly ............................................................................................. 3-10
Step 6: Connecting the Earphones and Wired Remote.............................................................. 3-11
Connecting the Earphones ......................................................................................................... 3-11
Connecting the Wired Remote................................................................................................ 3-12
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4 Using Your Player
Turning Your Player On/Off.................................................................................................................. 4-1
Enabling a Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 4-2
Playing Audio Tracks ................................................................................................................................ 4-3
Deleting Audio Tracks ............................................................................................................................. 4-4
Managing Audio Tracks............................................................................................................................ 4-4
Listening to FM Radio............................................................................................................................... 4-5
Audio and FM Recording......................................................................................................................... 4-9
Recording Audio .............................................................................................................................. 4-9
Recording FM Radio...................................................................................................................... 4-10
Playing Recordings................................................................................................................................... 4-11
Play Modes................................................................................................................................................. 4-12
Repeat Track................................................................................................................................... 4-12
Repeat All......................................................................................................................................... 4-13
Track Once...................................................................................................................................... 4-13
Shuffle Repeat.................................................................................................................................. 4-13
Shuffle Once .................................................................................................................................... 4-13
Normal.............................................................................................................................................. 4-13
Enhancing Audio....................................................................................................................................... 4-14
EQ ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-14
Defining Custom EQ .......................................................................................................... 4-14
Setting Preferences.................................................................................................................................. 4-16
Settings ............................................................................................................................................. 4-16
Locking and Unlocking Your Player................................................................................................... 4-17
Locking Your Player...................................................................................................................... 4-17
Unlocking Your Player ................................................................................................................. 4-17
Formatting Your Player ......................................................................................................................... 4-18
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5 Software Applications
About Creative MediaSource and Creative AudioSync Wizard ................................................ 5-1
Appendixes
A Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide
Play Status Icons......................................................................................................................................... A-1
Information Diagrams.............................................................................................................................. A-2
B Frequently Asked Questions
Usage ............................................................................................................................................................. B-1
Updates......................................................................................................................................................... B-3
C General Specifications
Size (WxHxD)...........................................................................................................................................
LCD...............................................................................................................................................................
Playback Formats......................................................................................................................................
Signal-to-Noise Ratio...............................................................................................................................
Harmonic Distortion Output ...............................................................................................................
Frequency Response................................................................................................................................
Earphones Output....................................................................................................................................
USB Connectivity......................................................................................................................................
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-2
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Before You Begin
Before You Begin
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Creative’s new multi-format player, Creative
MuVo2 FM! Your player can store thousands of songs in its music library, and
comes equipped with a USB 2.0 connector, so you can transfer audio tracks
and data quickly and easily.
Minimum
System
Requirements
❑ Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 2000 or
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
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 software
applications on the
Creative MuVo2 FM CD
may have higher
requirements for basic
functionality. Refer to
each application’s
documentation for
details.
Before You Begin 1-1
A Tour of Your Player
A Tour of Your Player
Your Player at
a Glance
Liquid Crystal
Display (LCD)
Menu button
Play/Pause
button
Front View
Power adapter
connector
USB
port
Earphone
connector
Top View
A Tour of Your Player 2-1
Using the
Menu Button
Select
Volume
The Menu button (Figure 2-1) is one of the most
important features of your player. In this document, we
will use the term, “Select”, to mean that you should
move the Menu button towards the left or right to
browse through options, and then select an option by
pressing the Menu button.
Figure 2-1: Menu button
You can also adjust volume levels with the Menu button. Move the Menu
button upward to increase volume or downward to decrease volume.
A Tour of Your Player 2-2
Button
MENU
What It Does
❍
Displays Menu options on the
LCD.
Usage Tips
❍
For more information on using the Menu
button, see "Using the Menu Button" on
page 2-2.
❍
PLAY/PAUSE
❍
❍
Indicator
PREVIOUS
NEXT
VOLUME INCREASE
VOLUME DECREASE
Turns your player on and off.
Enables various functions,
depending on the mode you are
in.
In Music mode, press this button to start
playing tracks, and press again to pause
playback.
❍ In Microphone mode, press this button
to start or end a recording.
❍ In FM Radio mode, press this button to
switch between FM Preset and Manual
Scan views.
What It Means
Usage Tips
❍
Goes to the beginning of the
current track, or to the previous
track.
❍
Goes to the next track.
❍
Increases the volume.
❍
Decreases the volume.
❍
Move and hold the Menu button towards
to move back within a track.
❍
Move and hold the Menu button towards
to move ahead within a track.
❍
Move and hold the Menu button towards
to increase the volume quickly.
❍
Move and hold the Menu button towards
to decrease the volume quickly.
A Tour of Your Player 2-3
Connector/Port
What It Does
Usage Tips
POWER ADAPTOR
CONNECTOR
USB PORT
EARPHONE
CONNECTOR
❍
Connect your power adaptor to this
connector.
❍
Connect your USB cable to this port.
❍
Connect your earphones or wired remote
to this connector.
A Tour of Your Player 2-4
Your Wired
Remote
In Music mode, each
button on the wired
remote has the same
function as its
respective button on
the player.
The wired remote lets you access the controls of your player without
having to take the player out of your bag.
Earphone jack for
connecting to
your earphones
Power On
/Play
/Pause
Power Off
/Stop
Wired remote
jack for
connecting to
your player’s
earphone
connector.
Previous
Lock switch
Note: This
switch only
locks the
buttons on
the remote
control.
Next
Volume Up
Volume Down
Figure 2-2: Your wired remote.
A Tour of Your Player 2-5
Getting Started
Getting Started
Step 1: Setting
Up Your
Computer
DO NOT connect your
player to your
computer before
installing the software.
1. Ensure that your player is NOT connected to your computer
2. Insert the Creative MuVo2 FM 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. 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.
4. When prompted, restart your computer.
Getting Started 3-1
Step 2:
Inserting the
Battery
Insert the supplied battery into your player as shown below in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1: Inserting the battery.
Getting Started 3-2
Step 3:
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.
Using the Power
Adapter
Connect one end of the power adapter to the wall outlet and the other end to
your player’s power adapter connector, as shown in Figure 3-2. Check the
battery icon to see when the battery is fully charged. Charging your battery
for the first time takes about three hours.
DO NOT charge your
player’s battery via the
USB port until after you
have installed the
software.
The amount of
playback time available
depends on various
factors, such as the
type of earphones you
are using. For more
information, see
"Usage" on page B-1.
Figure 3-2: Connecting the player to the wall outlet.
Getting Started 3-3
Using the USB
Cable
You can also charge your player’s battery using the supplied USB cable.
Connect the USB cable to your player and computer’s USB ports, as shown
in Figure 3-3.
DO NOT charge your
player’s battery via the
USB port until after you
have installed the
software.
Figure 3-3: Connecting the player using the USB cable.
You can disconnect
your player from your
computer even if the
battery is not fully
charged.
1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the Removable Disk icon and click
appears on your player's LCD.
Eject to start charging the battery.
2. When
appears on your player's LCD, your player is fully charged.
3. Safely disconnect your player from your computer. For more details, see
"Step 5: Stopping Your Player Properly" on page 3-10.
Getting Started 3-4
Power Source
and Level
Indicators
Your player displays one of the following icons, depending on the battery’s
charged status or the power source (battery or external power).
Icon
What the icon means
❍
Your player is running from battery power.
❍
Your player’s battery is 60% full.
❍
Your player’s battery is 30% full.
❍
Your player’s battery is empty.
❍
Your player is running from external
power.
Notes
❍
This battery state icon shows
that the battery is fully charged.
❍
Charging your battery when it is
30% full may help prolong your
battery’s life.
❍
Charge your battery at the
earliest opportunity.
❍
❍
Your player is running from external
power and is charging the battery.
Charge the battery fully before
disconnecting the player from
the power outlet.
❍ While charging, the icon will
alternate between this icon and
a battery state icon, showing the
approximate level of charge.
Getting Started 3-5
Icon
What the icon means
❍
Step 4:
Transferring
Audio and
Data
You can use your
player as a portable
storage device to store
any data file, such as
documents,
presentations and
photos.
Your player is running from external
power and has finished charging the
battery.
Notes
❍
To use battery power, disconnect
the player from the power outlet.
Audio selections have been preloaded to your player to get you started
quickly. If you wish to listen to music immediately, see "Playing Audio Tracks"
on page 4-3.
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 3-8) or rip them from your audio CDs to create digital
files on your computer. For more information, see "Ripping Audio CDs" on
page 3-9.
Music files can be encoded into the supported formats (MP3, WMA or WAV
file formats), and then transferred to your player with Creative MediaSource
Organizer.
Data files can also be transferred to and stored in your player, for example,
you can transfer a large data file from one computer to another. Data can be
transferred to your player with the Creative MediaSource application.
To transfer audio and data with Creative MediaSource
Before starting any
extensive file transfer
activity, be sure that
your player is powered
via the power adapter.
1. Connect your player to your computer’s USB port using the supplied
USB cable.
2. Launch Creative MediaSource on your computer.
Getting Started 3-6
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
"Usage" on page B-1.
4. After the transfer is complete, make sure you stop your player properly
before disconnecting it from your computer. For more details, see "Step
5: Stopping Your Player Properly" on page 3-10.
Getting Started 3-7
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):
❍
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 to download the music files to your
computer.
When connecting to
your Internet Service
Provider, usage
charges are incurred.
Getting Started 3-8
Ripping Audio
CDs
The first phase in making an MP3 file is extracting audio data from an audio
CD. To extract audio data, you will need a CD-ROM drive that can extract
digital audio data, and a program known as a ripper. With Creative
MediaSource Organizer, you can rip tracks from most audio CDs. This
program uses the CD-ROM drive to read the audio tracks from the audio CD
and stores it on your hard disk.
The time needed for a successful audio extraction depends on:
• CD-ROM drive speed
• defects, like scratches on the audio CD
• error-checking features on the CD-ROM drive
Encoding is the second phase of making an MP3 file. Encoders are used to
convert the stored audio tracks, usually WAV files, into MP3 files. MP3
encoding is a lossy compression methodology where some data is
considered inaudible and is removed before encoding. Using the standard
sampling rate 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. Higher bitrates will result in larger
MP3 file sizes, with better audio quality. Use Creative MediaSource
Organizer to extract audio tracks and encode MP3s.
See the Creative MediaSource Organizer online Help for more
information.
Getting Started 3-9
Step 5:
Stopping Your
Player
Properly
To stop your player in Windows XP, Windows Me or Windows
2000
Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the Taskbar, click Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device (Figure 3-4), and disconnect your
player when you are prompted to do so.
Figure 3-4: Stopping your player in Windows XP, Windows Me or Windows 2000
To stop your player in Windows 98 SE
In Windows Explorer, right-click the Removable Disk icon (Figure 3-5), click
the Eject option, and disconnect your player when you are prompted to do
so.
Figure 3-5: Stopping your player in Windows 98 SE
Getting Started 3-10
Step 6:
Connecting the
Earphones and
Wired Remote
You can connect the earphones directly to your player’s earphone
connector for hours of listening pleasure (see Figure 3-6 below). You can
also have convenient one touch access to your player’s controls by
connecting the earphones to your player via the wired remote (see
"Connecting the Wired Remote" on page 3-12). For more details on using the
wired remote, see "Your Wired Remote" on page 2-5.
Connecting the
Earphones
Connect your earphones and player as shown below in Figure 3-6.
For your safety and
the safety of others,
do not use earphones
while driving or
cycling.
Earphones
Earphone jack
Earphone
connector
Figure 3-6: Connecting your earphones.
Getting Started 3-11
Connecting the
Wired Remote
Connect your earphones, wired remote and player as shown below in Figure
3-1.
Earphones
Earphone jack
Wired remote jack
Using other wired
remotes with your
player is not
recommended.
Earphone
connector
Wired
Remote
Figure 3-7:
Connecting the player to the wired remote.
Getting Started 3-12
Using Your Player
Using Your Player
Your player can function in Music, Microphone or FM Radio mode. To
switch modes, see "Enabling a Mode" on page 4-2.
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 4-12.
Turning Your
Player On/Off
To turn on your player
Press and hold the Play/Pause button
until your player turns on. The
CREATIVE logo appears onscreen, followed by the MuVo2 FM logo.
To turn off your player
If your player
contains no audio
tracks, the message
"No Music" appears
on the screen.
Press and hold the Play/Pause button
until the Power Off message
appears. The Power Off message disappears when the player turns off.
Using Your Player 4-1
Enabling a
Mode
Your player can function in Music, Microphone or FM Radio mode.
Different modes enable you to select different functions.
1. Press the Menu button. The menu similar to
Figure 4-1 appears.
2. Select the Music icon
The term "Select" is
used throughout this
document. To
understand its usage,
see "Select" on page
2-2.
or FM Radio icon
, Microphone icon
Figure 4-1
.
Using Your Player 4-2
Playing Audio
Tracks
Audio selections have been preloaded to your player to get you started
quickly. If you wish to listen to music immediately, simply press the Play/
Pause button
.
It is simple to play back audio tracks. In Music mode, your player will display
the elapsed time, track number and file name of the track.
Audio tracks are
sorted in
alphanumeric order.
To add audio tracks to your player, see "Step 4: Transferring Audio and Data"
on page 3-6.
Play mode icon
EQ Status
Lock
Elapsed time
Battery level
indicator
Play status icon
Current playing track
name
Music mode
Figure 4-2
To play tracks
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Music icon. A screen similar to Figure 4-2 appears.
3. Select the track you want to play and press the Play/Pause button
.
To pause a track
Press the Play/Pause button
.
To stop a track
Press the Play/Pause button
to pause the track, and then move the
Menu button towards the right. The Stop icon
appears onscreen.
Using Your Player 4-3
Deleting Audio
Tracks
This action permanently deletes tracks from your player.
To delete a track
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Music icon. Select the track that
you want to delete.
3. Press the Menu button again.
4. Select the Delete icon (Figure 4-3). A list
appears.
5. Select the Confirm Delete icon (Figure 4-4).
The track’s name appears onscreen and the
track is permanently deleted from your player.
Managing
Audio Tracks
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
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.
For more information
about using Creative
MediaSource, refer to
its online Help.
Using Your Player 4-4
Listening to FM
Radio
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
Battery Status
Stereo/Mono Indicator
FM Radio mode
Preset number
To change the FM region
Perform these steps when scanning for stations for the first time.
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Settings icon (Figure 4-5). A list
appears.
Figure 4-5
3. Select the FM Region icon (Figure 4-6). A list
appears.
4. Select the region that you are in.
Figure 4-6
Using Your Player 4-5
To perform an autoscan and autosave
1. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-7). A radio
frequency appears on the LCD screen (Figure
4-8).
Figure 4-7
2. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-8
3. Select the Autoscan icon (Figure 4-9). The
player scans and stores channels it detects.
At the end of the autoscan, it automatically
saves all channels and plays the first channel.
Figure 4-9
To manually set a preset channel
1. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-10). A
radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 4-11).
Figure 4-10
2. If you see a preset channel (Figure 4-11),
press the Play/Pause button
to switch to
Manual Scan view (Figure 4-12). The preset
channel disappears.
3. To scan for a channel, move the Menu button
towards the right or left, and hold for one
second.
4. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-11
Figure 4-12
Using Your Player 4-6
5. Select the Save Preset icon (Figure 4-13).
6. Select the preset number you want and press
the Menu button to store your channel.
7. Repeat steps 2 to 6 to store another channel.
Figure 4-13
To select a channel
1. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-14). A
radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 4-15).
Figure 4-14
2. Select the preset channel you want.
To delete a preset channel
Figure 4-15
1. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-16). A
radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 4-17).
If you do not see a
preset channel, press
the Play/Pause button.
Figure 4-16
2. Select the preset channel you want.
3. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-17
4. Select the Delete Preset icon (Figure 4-18).
Figure 4-18
Using Your Player 4-7
5. Select the Delete Preset <number> icon
(Figure 4-19). The preset channel is deleted.
To switch to FM Preset view or Manual Scan
view
Figure 4-19
In FM Preset view (Figure 4-21), you can see the preset channels and scroll
from one preset channel to another. If you need to fine-tune a radio channel,
switch to Manual Scan view (Figure 4-23).
1. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-20). A
radio frequency appears on the LCD screen.
Figure 4-20
2. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-21
3. If you are in FM Preset view (Figure 4-21),
select the Left/Right: Tuning icon (Figure 422) to display Manual Scan view.
4. If you are in Manual Scan view (Figure 4-23),
select the Left/Right: Preset icon (Figure 424) to display FM Preset view.
Figure 4-22
Figure 4-23
Alternatively, you can press the Play/Pause
button
to switch to the other view while playing
a station.
Figure 4-24
Using Your Player 4-8
Audio and FM
Recording
Another great MuVo2 FM feature is its ability to record audio and FM radio.
Recorded audio is encoded directly into IMA ADPCM (at 16 kHz, 4-bit,
Mono) file format and recorded FM radio is encoded directly into IMA
ADPCM (at 22 kHz, 4-bit, Stereo) file format.
When recording, note that the available recording time is determined by:
• available space in your player
• battery power remaining in your player
Recording Audio
When recording, you will see the time available for recording. You will also
see a bar showing you the elapsed recording time.
Battery level
indicator
Elapsed Recording
Time
Microphone mode
Figure 4-25
Remaining Time Available
For Recording
To make a recording
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Microphone icon (Figure 4-26).
The recording bar appears onscreen (Figure
4-25).
3. Press the Play/Pause button
recording.
to start the
Figure 4-26
4. 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 4-9
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 an FM radio
recording.
Battery level
indicator
Play status icon
FM Radio mode
Figure 4-27
Remaining time available
for recording
To make an FM radio recording
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the FM Radio icon (Figure 4-28). A
radio frequency appears on the LCD screen
(Figure 4-29).
Figure 4-28
3. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-29
4. Select the FM Recording icon (Figure 4-30).
A recording bar appears on the LCD screen
and recording starts (Figure 4-27).
Figure 4-30
5. 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].
Using Your Player 4-10
Playing
Recordings
It is simple to play back the audio and FM Radio tracks you have recorded. In
Music mode, your player will display the elapsed time, track number and file
name of the recorded track.
EQ Status
A recorded audio
filename starts with
"VOC" and an FM radio
filename starts with
"FM".
Play mode icon
Lock
Elapsed time
Battery level
indicator
Play status icon
Current playing track
name
Music mode
Figure 4-31
To play a recording
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Menu button.
Select the Music icon. A screen similar to Figure 4-31 appears.
Press the Menu button again.
Select the Folder (Root) icon.
5. Select the RECORDINGS folder. Press the Play/Pause button
display folder contents.
6. Select the track you want. The track plays automatically.
to
Using Your Player 4-11
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 4-13.
The following Play Modes are available:
Only one Play Mode
can be enabled at a
time.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Repeat Track
Repeat All
Track Once
Shuffle Repeat
Shuffle Once
Normal
To enter Play Mode
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Music icon. A screen similar to
Figure 4-31 appears.
3. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-32
4. Select the Play Mode icon (Figure 4-32). A
list appears (Figure 4-33).
Depending on which mode you want, follow the
corresponding step:
Repeat Track
Figure 4-33
To repeat a track
Select the Repeat Track icon.
The Repeat Track icon appears onscreen and the track is repeated
continuously until you stop it or skip to another track.
Using Your Player 4-12
Repeat All
To repeat all tracks
Select the Repeat All icon.
The Repeat All icon appears onscreen and all tracks are repeated
continuously until you stop playback.
Track Once
To stop playback once the current track ends
Select the Track Once icon.
The Track Once icon appears onscreen. Playback stops once the track
ends.
Shuffle Repeat
To Shuffle Repeat all tracks continuously
Select the Shuffle Repeat icon.
The Shuffle Repeat icon appears onscreen. Tracks are selected in random
sequence and played back continuously until you stop playback.
Shuffle Once
To shuffle all tracks once
Select the Shuffle Once icon.
The Shuffle Once icon appears onscreen. Tracks are selected in random
sequence and played back once.
Normal
To play all tracks, from the first track to the last
Select the Normal icon.
All tracks play back normally.
Using Your Player 4-13
Enhancing
Audio
EQ
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 Menu button.
2. Select the Music icon. A screen similar to
Figure 4-34 appears.
3. Press the Menu button again.
Figure 4-34
4. Select the EQ
option, a list appears.
5. Select one of the following options:
• Rock
• Pop
• Classical
• Jazz
• Custom EQ
• Normal
Defining Custom
EQ
1. Select the Custom EQ
option.
Four vertical control levers appears in the LCD,
each lever controlling successively higher
frequencies.
100 controls the bass, 800 adjusts the lower mid-range, 3k adjusts the
the upper mid-range, and 12k adjusts the treble.
Using Your Player 4-14
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select a control level.
Move the Menu button left or right to adjust the level.
Select , and press the Menu button to confirm the Custom EQ setting.
Repeat steps 2 to 4 to adjust another control level.
Using Your Player 4-15
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 Menu button.
2. Select the Settings option.
3. Select one of the following options:
• Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD.
• Backlight
Adjusts backlight duration.
• Language
Sets the default language displayed on the LCD.
• FM Region
Sets the default region you are in for FM frequency scanning.
• 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.
Using Your Player 4-16
Locking and
Unlocking Your
Player
Lock your player when you want to prevent buttons from being accidently
pressed, such as when your player is in your pocket or bag. If you press a
button while the player is locked, a popup window appears, prompting you to
unlock the player. This popup is only displayed for five seconds.
Locking Your
Player
1. Press the Menu button.
2. Select the Lock icon (Figure 4-35). The player
is locked.
Unlocking Your
Player
Figure 4-35
1. Press any button. A popup window appears.
2. Select the Unlock icon (Figure 4-36). The
player is unlocked.
Figure 4-36
Using Your Player 4-17
Formatting
Your 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 onscreen instructions to format your player.
Figure 4-37: Formatting your player
5. After the formatting is complete, make sure you stop your player before
disconnecting it from your computer. See "Step 5: Stopping Your Player
Properly" on page 3-10 for instructions on stopping your player.
For more information about using Windows Explorer, refer to its online Help.
Using Your Player 4-18
Software Applications
Software Applications
About Creative
MediaSource
and Creative
AudioSync
Wizard
The CD Burner feature
is available only for
selected Creative
digital audio players.
Creative MediaSource, Creative AudioSync Wizard and other useful
software, are included on your Creative MuVo2 FM CD.
Creative MediaSource is the best way to organize and transfer your audio to
and from your player. You can also use Creative MediaSource to burn your
audio CDs.
Creative AudioSync Wizard is the best way to synchronize the content in two
Creative music libraries. Creative AudioSync Wizard can quickly compare
two respositories, and if you wish, automatically match all files in the two
locations. Selective synchronization is also possible with Creative AudioSync
Wizard.
For usage details, refer to the Creative MediaSource and Creative
AudioSync Wizard Help.
If Creative
MediaSource is unable
to detect your CD-R or
CD-RW drive,
download and install
the Creative CD Burner
Drive update from
www.creative.com/
support/.
Software Applications 5-1
Onscreen Diagram and Icon
Guide
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide
Play Status
Icons
Play status icons appear at the left side of the LCD.
Play
Pause
Moves ahead within track
Moves back within track
Next track
Previous track
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide A-1
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 Customer
Support Services for more assistance.
Hardware problems. Contact Customer Support Services for more
assistance.
No memory space. Delete some files to free up memory space in
your player.
Battery flat. Charge the battery.
Onscreen Diagram and Icon Guide A-2
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.
Usage
Why does the player skip certain tracks?
The player will only play valid media formats (MP3, WMA and WAV 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. For more details, see "Step 5: Stopping
Your Player Properly" on page 3-10.
Why does the player turn off immediately after it is turned on?
The battery may be too depleted to power your player. Try charging the
battery.
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 4-18.
Frequently Asked Questions B-1
Can I use the player as a portable data storage device?
Yes, you can. However, your player is designed for storing and playing audio,
not as an extra hard drive. You can use the supplied USB cable for speedy
transfers to and from your player. Use the Creative MediaSource application
or Windows Explorer to help you manage data files.
Can I jog with the player?
You should not subject your player to continuous shocks, such as those that
are likely to occur while you jog or run.
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 earphones.
• 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.creative.com, or your local Creative office/distributor.
Frequently Asked Questions B-2
Can I transfer DRM protected WMA files to my player?
Yes. To transfer DRM protected WMA files to your player, you can use
Creative MediaSource, Creative AudioSync Wizard or Windows Media
Player.
Updates
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 digital audio players and accessories.
Frequently Asked Questions B-3
General Specifications
General Specifications
Size (WxHxD)
66.5 mm (2.6") x 67.0 mm (2.6") x 20.0 mm (0.8")
LCD
132 x 32 pixel backlit display
Playback
Formats
MPEG Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Waveform
(WAV)
Signal-toNoise Ratio
Up to 98 dB
Harmonic
Distortion
Output
<0.05%
Frequency
Response
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Earphones
Output
30 mW
General Specifications C-1
USB
Connectivity
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
General Specifications C-2