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#1 jorel009

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 22:30

is it just me or does the new xbox app look ugly compared to the zune software? well i am still going to use zune if i upgrade.


#2 Shane Nokes

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 22:31

is it just me or does the new xbox app look ugly compared to the zune software? well i am still going to use zune if i upgrade.


Be forewarned that it appears the Zune software can no longer setup Wireless Sync with devices on Win8. I found this out the hard way.

#3 +Harrison H.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:55

Also the Zune software doesn't seem to 100% support music downloaded via xbox music pass from the metro music app.

#4 Dashel

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 14:59

Lets see, one is the best available on any platform, and the other is a complete and utter piece of ****.

I knew it wouldn't take them long to rape the best music app they've ever created as soon as I heard about the rename.

#5 TheDisneyMagic

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 15:04

I have heard of some people getting the wireless sync to work again by disabling driver signing but personally I have not been able to achieve this.

#6 Dashel

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 16:34

Wow, I wasn't aware the Wireless Sync problem wasn't fixed by RTM. That's a showstopper right there. Where is the big disclaimer on that one? Sorry WP7 adopters, we've screwed you on the upgrade path and now we've broken one of the great features of your device. If this is their way of forcing us into Xbox music...

#7 tanjiajun_34

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 16:39

Zune for sure...
The one on Windows 8 is slow at loading album arts for me. Where is the search?....

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 16:44

Zune for sure...
The one on Windows 8 is slow at loading album arts for me. Where is the search?....


Search is the same place that search is for every single Metro application - in the charms bar.

Frankly I'd probably be embarrassed to see how the Xbox Music application performs on a tablet when it can't even run smoothly on my i5 desktop with a proper dedicated graphics card.

#9 BajiRav

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 17:25

The Xbox Music and Video apps are a complete joke right now. I sure hope they improve them by RTM.

#10 OP jorel009

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:45

i hate the new look, i think it is ugly compared to the zune software (which i will continue to use). but this blog post details what the ui differences are, i couldn't nail it until i found this.


UI! Xbox music has stayed true to Metro (I’m going to keep calling it that regardless of what Microsoft & some store chain in German says about it) UI guidelines. In the consumer preview the music app was pretty much unusable but now it’s linked to your Zune pass & it’s gotten a much needed upgrade. It’s a lot more usable now. But it’s going to take some getting used to. Picks for me & quick play is dearly missed. The beautiful parallax screen saver has changed and not for the better. Rather than give you artist photos in surreal colors, it gives you plain artist photos doing basic ken burns effects. Then going to what looks like the classic Zune mix view. This should never have been altered and I hope that it changes back. I’ve used Zune music on my PC and through my Xbox to entertain guest. This has always been impressive and elegant. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it more than applied here. I do hope they change this back. This is a tie. Point goes to Zune for being beautiful while functional but not touch friendly and point to Xbox music for being Slick and fun but missing aesthetics that drew people to Zune in the 1’st place.




http://metroheads.wo...ry/windows-8-2/


Microsoft could have really made it great. this is a really stupid move. but its done now, its not going to be changed.



edit: omg....i am the op? i didn't even realize it lol.

#11 remixedcat

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:33

Agreed the music app is baaaaad. agonizing for huuuuge playlists....

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:43

zune won't install in server 2012 :-( I has a HUUUUUGE SAD

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:28

zune won't install in server 2012 :-( I has a HUUUUUGE SAD


sure it will? just run the installer in windows 7 compatibility mode (in properties)?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:38

nope compatibility mode not working.... :-(

J-River Media Jukebox installed with no problems at all and the version is nearly 2 years old. I got a metro skin for it and changed its icon to a metro monochrome white one.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:55

Ok! I got Zune working!

You must extract the first .exe file (use WinRAR), Then navigate to C:\Users\UserName\Downloads\ZuneSetupPkg\x64\packages

and run this file:

zune-x64.exe

and then it will work!!!