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post #1 of 18
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well i acquired a zune.

so i was wondering what is the best way to transfer/manage stuff on the zune.

Also i noticed it has some wireless thing. is it bluetooth or is it 802.11 (WIFI)

edit--

i forgot to add does this thing play FLAC?
Edited by this n00b again - 7/7/08 at 4:03pm
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post #2 of 18
I'm pretty sure it's 802.11
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post #3 of 18
Its wifi.. And it sucks.. takes a year to sync anything lol. And zune.net just go DL the software. Thats the only way to sync it
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post #4 of 18
You use the zune software through the zune transfer cable. Once it is setup on your pc, if you have a wireless router, you can use the wifi feature to sync the zune wirelessly and add music without having to connect it.
post #5 of 18
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so is that the only way to sync this this? you can't plug and play?

or some other third party software?

my creative was like plug and play, drag and drop in win explorer. don't tell me creative FTW?
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post #6 of 18
IMO Zunes are one of the best video/ music players, but they have the worst software and format support.

You can only transfer with the Zune software, also when you put videos on the Zune and they convert(they almost ALWAYS have to convert, even when i use another program and convert them to the exact specs) when they are converted the "temporary' files arent automatically deleted, which is how i ran out of space, you have to delete them through disk cleanup.

It has Wireless G, but only a 30 foot range, i can bearly pick up my router, and my router is on the 1st floor my zune is on the second floor.

When you transfer Music and videos to it, transfer all of you music, then transfer all of your videos, if you add a little music and them some videos and keep mixing them up, it becomes very sluggish when switching songs and navigated through a play list when its playing a song.

Look on buy.com for accessories, i bought the home AV kit for $20 shipped and its the best accessory out there, with a dock and audio cables and a remote.

The premium headhphones are VERY nice, many people say they suck, but once you learn how to put them in you ear correctly they sound amazing, they have better bass then my harmon kardon PC speakers do,

I also got the premium headphones for $8 each on buy.com
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post #7 of 18
No FLAC support..yet, and there really isnt any modded firmware that I've seen that will play FLAC on a zune.

:/
post #8 of 18
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cool.

hmm someone needs to come up with modded firmware for flac support.

so i guess the zune sync program is a MUST
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post #9 of 18
I think WMP detects the zune, since the first version of the software was basically a skinned WMP.

I love my new Zune 80
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post #10 of 18
I have a Zune 2 Black 80GB.

The only way to sync it is to use the software. Sync it using the cable, don't use the WiFi sync unless you want to wait a while. It doesn't support FLAC... who knows if it will anytime in the near future. The software isn't that bad, I set mine up to sync all the things in 3 folder, 1 for music, video, and pictures. Mine doesn't usually convert videos, however it sometimes randomly does, no idea why.
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