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Microsoft Zune Software Available Now!

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Live-tr    0

423954_zune_15.png

You can do the same here. But be aware of the software requirements! You need Windows XP Home or Pro with SP2, Windows XP Tablet PC SP2, or Windows XP Media Center 2005 with Rollup Update 2 and Oct. 2006 Rollup Update!

Just forget it if you have Windows 2000 or anything else!

Enjoy, it?s free!

Download

source: cliczune

screenshots: http://gallery.emexci.info/index.php?categ...17_sectionid=19

Edit:

Available Officialy

http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/software.htm

Edited by Fred Derf

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Slimy    13

No Vista support :(

I have to say that I don't like it. Microsoft should have simply released a plugin for wmp11 or something :no:

However, you never know. Maybe people will like this player specifically for their Zune...

Edited by Fred Derf

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SomeAzn    0

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the Zune Software?

Is it just a rebranded WMP11?

What can it do?

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jimbo11883    1

Looks like a stripped down WMP 11...

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xxdesmus    0

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You can do the same here. But be aware of the software requirements! You need Windows XP Home or Pro with SP2, Windows XP Tablet PC SP2, or Windows XP Media Center 2005 with Rollup Update 2 and Oct. 2006 Rollup Update!

Download Zune Software

Source: Cliczune.com

Additional Screens: Gallery

[Edit]Wow, I thought there would be more interest in this... [/Edit]

Edited by xxdesmus

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cchasem    0

it's very sexy...

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mini-mode :blush:

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xxdesmus    0

Just as a quick note, perhaps it's just me being very unlucky, but I tried to install this on my home desktop (Win XP Pro SP2) with no luck ...it just hangs ... I let it run for nearly 3 hours.

Also an important note, this will not install and/or work on Vista yet. I think they are waiting until the 14th to fix that.

I did get it installed on my work laptop (also Win XP Pro SP2), but it took nearly 30 minutes which is a little ridiculous for a freakin music player. Once it installed it was quite nice, though I don't currently own a Zune so I was limited in my options.

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Medking    2

it looks like windows media player 11....

MEDKING

if your running vista then you wont need it anyway, considering you have wmp11

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myNando    9

Okay, I like the Zune software 100 times more than WMP11. This program seems more stable, solid, can also sync with the 360 and in my opinion, looks better than WMP11.

I might use this as the default media player. lol

compact mode: compactmodeiv2.pngcompactmode2pj1.png

zuneqb1.png

Edited by Destroyer of Nations

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xxdesmus    0

if your running vista then you wont need it anyway, considering you have wmp11

Yes, you will need it considering the Zune only syncs with the Zune software (not WMP11).

@Destroyer of Nations did you have any installation issues like I did? How long did the install take? By the way, I love the compact mode as well :yes:

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Sniper101    0

:D Windows Media Player 11 with a Skin + More support and Features aimed at the zune :laugh:

No Joke you compair the Screenshots with windows Media player 11 and there's your answer :p

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myNando    9
@Destroyer of Nations did you have any installation issues like I did? How long did the install take? By the way, I love the compact mode as well :yes:

Hey, I didn't have any installation issues but the installation took a loooong time.

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Quactaur    3

After spending all that time on WMP11 and it's UI, plus the stacks, whyreinvent the wheel with that?

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xxdesmus    0

^^ That is a very good question.

No one seems to be able to give me a good answer why they dropped WMP11 for this separate application. I guess, perhaps, they wanted separation from the PlayForSure stuff since the Zune will be it's own separate thing ...but as you said? All this work goes into WMP11 and they just ignore that. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

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Evilpig    0

Thanks... it looks really cool so far.

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jordanspringer    42

wow this looks good. much better than i remember seeing in some old screenshots.

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GNRambo    0

Quick question: Will i be required to use Zune software to sync to my computer? Or can i just use Zune + WMP11 Combo?!

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acoustikrage    0

Quick question: Will i be required to use Zune software to sync to my computer? Or can i just use Zune + WMP11 Combo?!

you have to use the zune software.

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Randolph    17

it's very sexy...

post-85277-1163399840.jpg

mini-mode :blush:

Whoa. What theme and wallpaper is that? :yes:

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GNRambo    0

you have to use the zune software.

Craptastic :pinch:

I hate installing more programs when other programs just work fine. :(

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chrismaddern    0

NOT VISTA COMPATIBLE!"?!?!

Chris

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witalit    15

So annoying that zune aint out in Europe yet!

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libertas83    153

^^ That is a very good question.

No one seems to be able to give me a good answer why they dropped WMP11 for this separate application. I guess, perhaps, they wanted separation from the PlayForSure stuff since the Zune will be it's own separate thing ...but as you said? All this work goes into WMP11 and they just ignore that. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

One very good reason, Antitrust! If MS bundled a direct iTunes competitor that uses their own device and music store, they would get sued and have even more EU problems. The EU already hates Media Player being installed by default, this would give them a heart attack.

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osirisX    2

The soft plastic look of the Zune Media Player is a whole lot better then the glossy look of WMP11. But the new file icons it spawns are aweful.

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blackhorse    0

Just as a quick note, perhaps it's just me being very unlucky, but I tried to install this on my home desktop (Win XP Pro SP2) with no luck ...it just hangs ... I let it run for nearly 3 hours.

Also an important note, this will not install and/or work on Vista yet. I think they are waiting until the 14th to fix that.

I did get it installed on my work laptop (also Win XP Pro SP2), but it took nearly 30 minutes which is a little ridiculous for a freakin music player. Once it installed it was quite nice, though I don't currently own a Zune so I was limited in my options.

There is an error log left by the installer, check if you can find any information.

To my knowledge, it should install on XP SP2 English. Some other languages are not supported for now, but they are in the works. Vista compatible version is coming soon. :whistle:

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