How to play M4P DRM music or Audiobook on Creative Zen series MP3 player?


Zen (formerly known as NOMAD Jukebox Zen), made and marketed by Creative Technology Ltd, is a range of digital audio players (DAPs) and portable media players (PMPs). This ZEN series has a strong foothold in Asian markets, especially in Singapore, the company's headquarters. All players are compatible with MP3 and WMA, while various models support WAV and Audible files. They are bundled with device drivers and Creative MediaSource, a media player that includes transferring and syncing abilities exclusively for the players. Some models are PlaysForSure-certified for being compatible with Windows Media Player via Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and supporting the Janus DRM. They are natively compatible with Windows, while the current players exclusively support Windows XP and Vista.

However, Zen series are not able to play music purchased from iTunes Store or Napster or Rhapsody, or audiobook files for, etc. Since the those music or audio books from such online retailers are protected, by DRM (Digital Rights Management) or other protection technology. And nowadays popular media players such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, Realplayer could not convert DRM media files to plain MP3 or WMA format directly. Thus many users authorize their computers to burn these songs or audio books to CD-R or CD-RW then rip them into suitable format for their Zen players.

Any good method to make these protected media files playable in Zen, without wasting physical CDs? TuneCable is the answer.

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TuneCable M4P to MP3 Converter Convert DRM music in TuneCable

TuneCable M4P Converter can easily convert DRM protected music and various audio files to unprotected MP3, WAV, WMA audio formats playable on any iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch, Zune, PSP, Creative Zen and other MP3 players at high speed and CD quality. It is a powerful, yet simple audio conversion tool to bypass DRM control with a virtual audio recording method. Using batch operation, TuneCable M4P to MP3 Converter plays protected music tracks silently in the background and record large volumes of copy-protected audio files in parallel with top digital quality at speeds up to 60x. [Read more...]

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General operation steps

1. Click Options button in TuneCable and go to Record tab. Select target format, and set the bitrate or codec if you like.

2. Click Add button in TuneCable to add source files in TuneCable. You can also go to menu Recorder > Add File(s) or Add Folder...; or right click on the left source list window to add source files.

3. Click Record button in top-left area of TuneCable to start recording.

4. After the recording is complete, you can find recorded music files in the right window and they are in unprotected format. Right click on the output music, there are also multiple options. You can take various actions such as remove, play, edit tags and add artwork to songs. Choose "open output folder" then TuneCable will lead you to the output folder. Now you can transfer them and enjoy anywhere.



TuneCable M4P Converter can convert almost all music formats that your media player software support. It supports almost all media player software such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealOne Real Player, Napster.

TuneCable M4P to MP3 Converter is for converting M4P to MP3, M4A to MP3, M4B to MP3, WMA to MP3. So, with M4P to MP3 Converter, you can easiy convert M4P to MP3, convert M4A to MP3, convert WMA to WAV, convert WAV to WMA, convert MP3 to WMA. Actually, TuneCable M4P Converter is an Any Audio Converter software tool!


TuneCable - M4P Converter- can bypass DRM control and convert DRM protected M4P to MP3, M4B to MP3, WMA to MP3 with a virtual audio recording method.

how to play wma with ZEN


Features of TuneCable Audio Converter

  • Very easy to use and install
  • Background mode recording; Batch mode for converting or un-protecting large song collection
  • High Speed Digital Dubbing with multi-speed recording technology
  • super fast conversion, up to 60x the playback speed in batch mode
  • Converted songs can be played with Media Player to MP3, AAC, WAV etc for use with iPod, any other MP3 player, CD player, mobile phone or PC
  • Automatic configuration of recording level and device for analog copies
  • Normalization of recordings to ensure uniform volume level
  • Preserves ID3 tags for artist, album, title names etc
  • Extended file folder management by artist and album
  • Selectable compression level and output format


This article is suitable for:

* Creative Zen
* Creative Zen X-Fi
* Creative Zen Vision
* Creative Zen Vision M
* Creative Zen Vision W
* Creative Zen V Plus
* Creative Zen V
* Creative Zen Stone Plus
* Creative Zen Nano Plus
* Creative Zen Muvo T100
* Creative Zen Muvo T200
* Creative Zen Muvo V100


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