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Is there any application in linux-land that can encode files into the Creative's own .cmv? I tried their C.Centrale, but it doesn't seem to work well through Wine.

I need one that will work with Zen MX, which doesn't accept the original xvids / wmvs.

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I would be very interested too butnobody seems to have the answer. The CMV format is a little bit described here link

it seems to look a lot like MJpeg format...

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Thanks - I couldn't find that description myself - will try to hack on it later... – viraptor Feb 5 '10 at 17:38
Thanks again! I could create my own encoder thanks to this description - – viraptor Feb 6 '10 at 13:33
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Thanks to the description which Samy pointed out (thanks!), I created an encoder script myself. The project lives at

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I am not sure if this is the same format, but this guy made a script for converting movies for creative Zen Vision:M, it might be worth a shot

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Unfortunately no - it would work for other zens, but the mx version is 'different' and doesn't accept normal xvids. – viraptor Dec 21 '09 at 19:45

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