Zune was discontinued in 2012 and the zune software runs only on 32bit windows xp or 32bit64bit, windows vista, windows 7, and windows 8. We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. If you install boot camp on an intel mac you can indeed use a zune with it. The 4 and 8 gb zune devices use flash memory and are smaller in size than the 80 gb version, which uses a hard drive. Second, when you install the zune software, it automatically scans and adds. If the zune software is not running you may only view the contents of your zunes hard drive. The zune software will phone home to microsoft at resources. Zune to itunes how to convert and sync zune music to itunes. Zune software is a digital media player for your pc. Even when zune hd was released, it had come two years after the ipod touch. At the time, zune consisted of a handheld mp3 player and a music streaming. Something which is finally original and beats the heck out of apples alternative software atleast in terms of its presentation finally. It does what i want it to do, runs smoothly on my computer, works in an organized fashion and not to mention, is. The zune software installation process needs a lot of work.
Also, the zune player and software have a very good user interface, different from, but in some cases easier to use than, the ipods. That should fix your problem, to sync media, open the zune software while your zune is connected, to charge and use the zune close the zune software. On the other hand, you can sync wirelessly with the zune hd, and thats kind of cool. And yes,, comeon, who wouldnt like a slick looking media player with that wall of album art and that new mix view style. While the display resolution is the same, the larger landscape display on the zune is honestly more enjoyable for movies than the ipod and the movies dont appear grainy or poor in quality like some people have speculated without even seeing a zune in person. The zune takes a page out of apples playbook, offering a. Enable copy and transfer of data with zune to use as portable. Of course, a major component of any portable media player is the pc software youre going to use to manage your media library. If the zune software is not running you may only view the contents of your zune s hard drive. The zune hd also features an hd radio tuner, something the ipod touch doesnt have. Microsoft only introduced the zune and its related software marketplace because of the success that apple was and still is enjoying with the ipod and itunes. As far as the desktop software, theres a zune software you download and it is much better than itunes. How one of the biggest flops in tech history helped. Microsoft still hosts a download of the zune software, and that means even when.
That mans youre locked down to windows xp or vista and forced to use wmp11 zune. The zune software is just something sooo revolutionary from microsoft. Jan 06, 2011 unlike the ipod, the zune cannot be synced with any other piece of software. Zune support on windows 10 in 20192020 microsoft community. Microsoft only introduced the zune and its related softwaremarketplace because of the success that apple was and still is enjoying with the ipod and itunes. How to update the firmware on your zune, without microsoft.
But i do urge microsoft to compete with the coming iphone the ipodlike phone coming soon from apple with a real killer app. I dont really like the zune, but i love the zune software, it is just so easy to use. The way i did it does use the files directly from microsoft and gives you full. Microsoft zune is quickly becoming one of the most talked about music players since the introduction of the ipod. I dont want to have to buy all my music again, give up smart playlists, and basically learn to use both a new player and the corresponding software. But if you want to know if the ipod will be connected to zune, probably not. Zune is a discontinued media management software for microsoft windows that functions as a full media player application with a library, an interface to the zune marketplace, and as a media streaming server. The software is used to sync with all devices with zune functionality including the zune 4, 8, 16, 30, 80, 120, zune hd, windows phone 7, and microsoft kin. Oct 06, 2008 just like putting zune firmware on an ipod or vice versa. The zune software and player will treat your mac running windows xp just like a living, breathing windows pc. The zune has several features an integrated fm tuner, a bigger screen, wireless zune to zune song sharing and a circular navigation pad that is easier to use than the one on the ipod, to name a few that ipod.
Mar 12, 2009 yes, zune does support itunes libraries. For those people, the choice is between buying an ipod that will. Zune software and ipod support software discussion. Microsoft zune versus the apple ipod november 27, 2006. The zune brand surfaced in late 2006 to compete toe to toe against a growing ipod and itunes wave of popularity. An important feature in any gadget is the ability to customize, and your zune offers you plenty of options. How to transfer videos movies from ipod to computer. Voip software that uses zunes wifi option to make free or cheap. Unfortunately itunes does not have the capability to reverse sync items off of your iphone to your computer. The zune software must be running if you want to open or play files directly from your zune. The first zune launched in 2006, five years after the release of its competitor, apples ipod.
The zune came much too late, as the ipod had already rapidly become the goto source for portable entertainment. The only devices the zune software will recognize are zunes and wp7s. If you are new to this gadget, set aside the manual and watch these videos instead. Enable copy and transfer of data with zune to use as.
Either you sync your files to the zune by using zune software, or you can syncing a large file, and half way into the process, shut down the zune software. Sep 15, 2008 i love the ipod, i think it is one of the best mp3 players on the market. The zune takes a page out of apples playbook, offering a totally. The first zune was released in 2006, five years after the ipods release. Easy way to transfer zune music to itunes after downloading, install and launch the program. It has only a few buttons and is quite intuitive to use. Wherever they go, the bigger question is how do those few zune diehards pick. Zune is the portable multimedia player designed by microsoft and that is thought to fight versus the ipod.
And if when using an ipod we find itunes, when using a zune, zune player is the recommended program to manage your music. Unlike the ipod, the zune cannot be synced with any other piece of software. The need to convert video to a zune hd format via the zune software. While this also comes up with the ipod touch, i found that the zune software is a bit slower at this task, meaning your sync takes a bit longer. But i do urge microsoft to compete with the coming iphone the ipod like phone coming soon from apple with a real killer app. Just like putting zune firmware on an ipod or vice versa. While it lacks the famous ipod scroll wheel, instead using a common fourway navigation pad, i found song lists easy to navigate on the zune. Oct 26, 2012 the first zune was released in 2006, five years after the ipods release. Zune hd made me wish i never bought an ipod windows central. My guess is that if microsoft figures out how to write software as well as apple does, zune 2. Microsoft ends zune service but you can still get the zune. To copy or transfer or upload files to the zune, you have the use the following trick. Now that ive gone back to use the zune, though, ive grown fond of it.
The zune hd came out in 2009, two years after the ipod touch went on sale. Zune was a line of digital media products and services marketed by microsoft. How to update the firmware on your zune, without microsoft, dammit. This video series covers setting up your display options and navigating songs, pictures and videos on your zune, using your zune as an fm radio, updating it, playing video and more. Zune software tutorial for complete beginners youtube.
The windows phone app succeeded zune software as the desktop sync service for windows phone 8. If you own a zune, it is worth you install zune software and power up our tiny but powerful device. If the videos are not the zune format, you need use video converter ultimate to convert the videos to zune format so that you can put the itunes videos to. At least the ipod works in windows, mac and even linux, and can be synced with software other than itunes. The only draw back with the zune is the stupid zune software that is confusing and already is forcing microsoft to deal with some pretty bad issues, but the zune would be a. It is not supported for windows 10 as the device has not been available for years unfortunately. I have some in store credit at officemax and im looking to possibly buy a zune. Msmanhattan writes the zune development team at microsoft is apparently offering amnesty to employees who give up their ipods in favor of using the zune mp3 player.
As such, well give you all three in a sidebyside comparison. Click the items and drag them to the itunes software that is open. Zune marketplace lets you manage your device a lot more cleanly than itunes does. I could get him an ipod touch or something but he digs retro things gbc. This onedrive folder contains a compilation of zune software and original art i have been gathering and archiving since the zunes release. The zune keeps getting knocked and many people are quoting some recent sales data to show how the zune is already falling down. In order to download music from your zune to your ipod, you will first need to back up the music on to your hard drive. If anyone is just getting into zune hardware, heres a guide on how to use zune software in case youre having some difficulty figuring it out. The zune 2 is a great music player, and for this ability, it surpasses the ipod touch. If you have all of the mp3 music files on your computer backed up and ready to play anywhere, then zune can find it.
If you want to start managing the files in itunes or transfer them to an ipod or iphone, however, you can use the zune software to transfer the files from the device. You must still use the zune software to add or remove files, in order that the players internal databases remain in sync. Dec 05, 2006 3 weeks later and the zune is better than the ipod. The zune hds screen is smaller than the one on the ipod touch 3. I love the ipod, i think it is one of the best mp3 players on the market. Open your zune collection folder and have the itunes software open. But the ipod touch is an excellent portable web browser that can play mp3s, and if web browsing is a big. In his bits blog on the new york times site thursday, saul hansell mistakenly says that ipod users wont switch to a zune because they dont want to. Dec 06, 2008 if you have all of the mp3 music files on your computer backed up and ready to play anywhere, then zune can find it. My local craigslist listings overflowed with ipods of every variety, but there were only a. The zune hd and the ipod touch 4g share many of the same features, including a touch screen interface and builtin wifi. The zune marketplace the interface is superior to itunes. In his bits blog on the new york times site thursday, saul hansell mistakenly says that ipod users wont.
Nov 27, 2006 my guess is that if microsoft figures out how to write software as well as apple does, zune 2. But i hate itunes, as it is a resourcehogging program that does a poor job of organizing your music folder and songs. Unfortunately to date the zune and its software is not providing any real competition. Once the music is on your hard drive, you can sync it to the ipod. Redmond made it official wednesday, quietly announcing the zune is no more and leaving the few people still using the damn thing wondering where they go from here. Although there is a great deal of controversy over which media player is superior, many consumers are choosing to give the zune a try. The only draw back with the zune is the stupid zune software that is confusing and already is forcing microsoft to deal with some pretty bad issues, but the zune would be a well designed choice. Voip software that uses zune s wifi option to make free or cheap. That mans youre locked down to windows xp or vista and forced to use wmp11zune. Since the zune software was made in a simpler time a decade ago it doesnt use ssl or do any checking for the cert to confirm the identity of the zune server. File transfer without zune software windows central forums. The zune has several features an integrated fm tuner, a bigger screen, wireless zunetozune song sharing and a circular navigation pad that is easier to use than the one on the ipod, to name a few that ipod.
Get music with a zune pass subscription or buy individual tracks and albums. Im looking at getting an ipod or a zune that i can use to hookup to my car my fj cruiser has an auxillary input for either i think. The zune software can automatically copy songs that have not been purchased from itunes because ones that are have copy protection on them and put them in the zune. The zune offers a great deal more features than the ipod and this is one of the reasons people are. In this case, the relationship between pc and zune player will always stay in sync mode, and you. Nov 20, 2006 of course, a major component of any portable media player is the pc software youre going to use to manage your media library.1405 1069 799 430 395 67 1319 34 1438 73 675 1419 1651 878 1088 1671 1221 1555 439 72 95 421 763 1373 1337 1542 811 485 783 1072 779 1251 345 671 430 424 427 112 503 512 365 1044 1019