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The Zune Thread: 64GB Zune HD Coming in April. $350 is the MSRP. Other Models -$20.

Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
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Welcome to the Social.
We're glad you're here.


TheZuneHD.

ZuneIntro.jpg

**Basic Zune Intro**


TheZuneOriginals.
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Say, I think I will have one of each! Exclusive to Zune Originals are some really stellar custom colors for the Zune HD along with etchings should you want to further personalize your new companion. Should you want some artistic designs or your favorite football team's logo, you can have it your way at the Studio. Just a word to the wise, not all colors come in all capacities. They seem to shuffle around some so check it often to ensure that you get the ZuneHD that your heart desires.

Currently there are only 16 and 32gig flavors of the Zune but the Red, Green, and Blue ones are exclusive to the Zune Originals.


TheZuneMarketplace.

TheZunePass.
ZunePass-1.jpg

Ah the Zune Pass. Probably one of the finest things about the Zune. For a flat fee of $15 a month, you can download all the music you want from the Zune Marketplace in multiple ways and listen to it as much as you want. You can send songs across the web to one Zune Pass user to another and they can go ahead and download the entire thing. Also Zune Pass users get the added advantage of having content being downloaded and synced automatically if they decide, including the Zune Channels which are playlists revolving around a type of music that are updated once a week with new beats by actual DJs. Neat! Another great thing is that while each song is still $1 (in MS Points), you get 10 song credits to use on a song that you like to keep it forever. Say for example I decide to download the top 100 hip hop songs of 2008 and I find 13 that I must have for my enduring collection. I can use my 10 song credits from this month and the songs will redownload but as DRM-free versions. Then if I still want the remaining three, in a couple weeks when my credits are handed back to me, I can pick those remaining songs or any others right up. Not a bad deal for those of us who consume large amounts of music. (Note: The credits don't roll over month to month, so use em!)

Also, the Zune Pass will be coming to stores in nifty cards so you don't have to hook up your CC to your account if you do not wish. It should also be noted that XBL Point cards also work for the Zune software so while some stores still only carry XBL points, they work with XBL or the Zune Marketplace. You should also know that if you end your zune pass subscription, all those songs that were not saved by Zune credits will be locked until you pony up for them. Still, I think it is a great deal, especially for someone who buys an album once a month anyways... you might as well fill up your new ZuneHD ASAP for just $5 more.

You can get a 14-day trial to the Zune Pass Here. The 14-day trial does not include the Keep 10 Policy.


TheZuneSocial.
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Well well, we come to the Zune Social. What is there to say about something that was originally thought up to be a marketing gimmick actually working? So! I suppose the first thing to say about the Zune Social is that while listening to music with Zune, you are secretly telling it what you enjoy listening to, unless you are some kind of fucked up music masochist. It will help find you more songs that you like and not in any typically generic way either. You will not listen to some bad ass heavy metal songs and be recommended Linkin Park. Instead, the Zune software has an excellent way of connecting you to the music that you love and others like you.

The first of which is the obvious Zune Cards that people can check out what you are listening to as well as fully realized profiles for your account that automatically reflect your trends, badges which you get like achievements for how often you listen to a song/album/artist and a whole bunch of random goodies. The great thing is that if you have a Zune Pass, this all becomes so much more fluid, meaning you can download a buddies playlist so much easier and get into other niches and grooves and root out all sorts of beats that others have dug up for you. I have had a number of excellent songs get found thanks to the social and it is one of those things that the more you dig in, the more you get out of it!
http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/learningcenter/zunesocial/default.htm
**Website Info**

MyZuneCard.
Curious about Zune Cards? They are great! Basically they are a screen cap of your recent albums, songs, and a bit about your profile. Of course, they come in lots of different shapes and flavors from a very interactive card on your Zune.net Profile Page, to an equally touchy Myspace and Facebook setup, to the static Zune .PNG cards that you see below. On the Profile Page and Myspace variations, you can demo songs and even add them to your cart if you have the software. These cards all tend to update within 5-30min. To be added to the list of cards below, do not PM me you card but instead just post it into the thread. People will see it and I will slip it into the collection soon enough.

If you want to get your neat image Zune Card like the ones below, just put your Zune Account name in place of the Xs: http://card.mygamercard.net/apps/zune/XXX.png

The PA Zune Card List:
Kyder.pngMarshallAbbott.png
metal%20damascus.pngKlank%20Smash.png
MPQuart.pngmustachio%20jones.png
Gweevus.pngUncle%20Chet.png
vann%20diras.pngunpurposed.png
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BONUS!
Zune Wallpapers!
Thanks to the wonderful Dirhael for doing the PA Wallpaper dump, she has created a Zune section of the dump! If you guys have stuff to share, that would be the place to stick it so that we can all enjoy them without having to surf various websites, photobucket albums, flickr pages, etc. If you guys can spend a few minutes uploading a few of your favorites, I know it can become a great resource! Thanks again guys and thanks once more Dirhael. :D

>>>Zune Wallpapers!<<<

Here are some interesting songs I have found thanks to Zune! Be sure to actually open the website of it, its an entire playlist now instead of twenty songs lined up in spoilers. Updated on: 4/12/2009

>>>Cynic's Playlist of Epic Win!<<<


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OP's Note: Heyo guys! Thanks for schmoozing through my thread. Be sure to check it often as I do update it frequently and throw in new things, reviews, and new sections from time to time. Please do not redistribute parts of this thread without my permission. I worked hard so don't copy and paste my stuff elsewhere. Also if you want to have your Zune Card added to the Zune Card List, just post it in this thread. I read every page so posting it will save my inbox from overflowing and help connect Zune accounts to forumers. I will add more subsections for stuff like Apps and other things as the Zune continues to evolve. Enjoy!

--Lucky.

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  • ThatOneYoYoGuyThatOneYoYoGuy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Seriously?
    Upper left - Common
    Bottom left - Kanye West
    Botom Right - Daft Punk

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hah, best I could guess was Kanye West. No idea on the others.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Albums too, bubs. :P


    I'm also going to elaborate on the mini facebook status of the Zune website. Its so damn underrated yet so damn cool once you get into it. That's whats so cool about everything Zune... the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So good news possibly in the making:

    My father-in-law found his old iPod 30GB, and since my wife's was stolen he has offered it to us since he already replaced it with a 16GB Touch. The good news, it had a Best Buy warranty (which we are looking for the slip now) that should allow us to take it to Best Buy, get a $250-300 gift card, and buy a Zune120 for my wife! Woo!

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm so glad I got one of these things.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I am up to 22 badges

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I updated the OP just a bit. I am going to be working on getting more zune wallpapers. In addition I put up how you can get your own zune card png image. My Gamer Card just rules sometimes. Go ahead and remove ZUNETAG from below and replace with your own Zune name and your should be good. PM me if you want to join the PA Zune Cards list.

    http://card.mygamercard.net/apps/zune/ZUNETAG.png

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  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

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  • ShadowrunnerShadowrunner Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Based on recommendations in the old thread, I decided to pick up a Zune 120, and I'm pretty damn happy with it. The Zune software seems to be a huge improvement over iTunes. Anyways, I've noticed that the battery charge indicator on the device isn't accurate at all. I've had it die from lack of juice when it says it's fully charged. Is this a known problem if it hasn't been through many charge cycles? I haven't called Microsoft's tech support yet; I'm saving that as a last resort.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Based on recommendations in the old thread, I decided to pick up a Zune 120, and I'm pretty damn happy with it. The Zune software seems to be a huge improvement over iTunes. Anyways, I've noticed that the battery charge indicator on the device isn't accurate at all. I've had it die from lack of juice when it says it's fully charged. Is this a known problem if it hasn't been through many charge cycles? I haven't called Microsoft's tech support yet; I'm saving that as a last resort.

    That sounds strange... What happens? Does it just SHUT OFF? or does it go from la dee da full batte-- oops low battery fucker.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

    Actually, starting with Zune 2.0 software it's pretty much independent of WMP actually. 1.0 was built off WMP but 2.0 and 3.0 are their own thing.

    Still windows only though. But seriously, would enough people with a Mac buy a Zune to warrant making it?

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    wunderbar wrote: »
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

    Actually, starting with Zune 2.0 software it's pretty much independent of WMP actually. 1.0 was built off WMP but 2.0 and 3.0 are their own thing.

    Still windows only though. But seriously, would enough people with a Mac buy a Zune to warrant making it?

    I would rather they develop more stuff for the Zune. :V

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    wunderbar wrote: »
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

    Actually, starting with Zune 2.0 software it's pretty much independent of WMP actually. 1.0 was built off WMP but 2.0 and 3.0 are their own thing.

    Still windows only though. But seriously, would enough people with a Mac buy a Zune to warrant making it?

    That's up to the Mac owners, mostly. It's probably an issue so complex that thinking about it fully would cause my head to explode, but I think there is a sort of stigma against the Zune line within Mac 'popular culture'. Which is not to say all Mac owners think the Zune is one of the signs of the Antichrist, but a sufficient number do to impede that.

    There's a successful synergy between the iPod line and Mac OS X, which makes sense, and a lot of Apple's publicity is dedicated to making the direct statement "Microsoft sucks"--they haven't branched out to the Zune (or, I guess, the Xbox 360), but that might just be because Windows overwhelming dominates its market and the Zune does not come to close to that. It's a tough gap to bridge.

    Of course, it's not all Mac's fault. Microsoft has been deliberately slow about pushing the Zune (lack of distribution outside North America, etc.). They're probably content with expanding its popularity in North America for now, so they're not putting all that much effort into it. In any event, I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Which is a shame for people on the Mac OS who actually are attracted to the Zune (and the features it has that aren't available for iPods). But that's a small group.

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  • EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    wunderbar wrote: »
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

    Actually, starting with Zune 2.0 software it's pretty much independent of WMP actually. 1.0 was built off WMP but 2.0 and 3.0 are their own thing.

    Still windows only though. But seriously, would enough people with a Mac buy a Zune to warrant making it?

    That's up to the Mac owners, mostly. It's probably an issue so complex that thinking about it fully would cause my head to explode, but I think there is a sort of stigma against the Zune line within Mac 'popular culture'. Which is not to say all Mac owners think the Zune is one of the signs of the Antichrist, but a sufficient number do to impede that.

    There's a successful synergy between the iPod line and Mac OS X, which makes sense, and a lot of Apple's publicity is dedicated to making the direct statement "Microsoft sucks"--they haven't branched out to the Zune (or, I guess, the Xbox 360), but that might just be because Windows overwhelming dominates its market and the Zune does not come to close to that. It's a tough gap to bridge.

    Of course, it's not all Mac's fault. Microsoft has been deliberately slow about pushing the Zune (lack of distribution outside North America, etc.). They're probably content with expanding its popularity in North America for now, so they're not putting all that much effort into it. In any event, I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Which is a shame for people on the Mac OS who actually are attracted to the Zune (and the features it has that aren't available for iPods). But that's a small group.

    Of course, the group is even smaller, because new Macs are all able to run windows as well, meaning that we have to be talking about not just a Mac user, but a Mac user who only has old computers.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Evander wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    wunderbar wrote: »
    risumon wrote: »
    Is the Zune software windows only and does the zune require the zune software in order to add/change media?

    Yes and yes.

    The zune software works off of the existing windows media player and really all it ends up being is a really dressed up expansion on it. And while it does suck being tethered down to software, in this case, I don't think you will mind. Unless like, you are on a different operating system. That's like the only major fault with the software that I can think of.

    Actually, starting with Zune 2.0 software it's pretty much independent of WMP actually. 1.0 was built off WMP but 2.0 and 3.0 are their own thing.

    Still windows only though. But seriously, would enough people with a Mac buy a Zune to warrant making it?

    That's up to the Mac owners, mostly. It's probably an issue so complex that thinking about it fully would cause my head to explode, but I think there is a sort of stigma against the Zune line within Mac 'popular culture'. Which is not to say all Mac owners think the Zune is one of the signs of the Antichrist, but a sufficient number do to impede that.

    There's a successful synergy between the iPod line and Mac OS X, which makes sense, and a lot of Apple's publicity is dedicated to making the direct statement "Microsoft sucks"--they haven't branched out to the Zune (or, I guess, the Xbox 360), but that might just be because Windows overwhelming dominates its market and the Zune does not come to close to that. It's a tough gap to bridge.

    Of course, it's not all Mac's fault. Microsoft has been deliberately slow about pushing the Zune (lack of distribution outside North America, etc.). They're probably content with expanding its popularity in North America for now, so they're not putting all that much effort into it. In any event, I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Which is a shame for people on the Mac OS who actually are attracted to the Zune (and the features it has that aren't available for iPods). But that's a small group.

    Of course, the group is even smaller, because new Macs are all able to run windows as well, meaning that we have to be talking about not just a Mac user, but a Mac user who only has old computers.

    Or someone who doesn't want to run dual-boot for whatever reason. That's a very good point.

    Honestly, given how powerful a brand iPod is, I don't think there's a great deal of demand. Take it a step farther--maybe Apple doesn't want the Zune software developed for OS X. Of course, that's getting into the wildly speculative.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hey I don't suppose one of you guys can help me track down this one song maybe 4 years ago or maybe even more... It was some hip hop song and it went sorta like "Now turn around... cause that pretty little thing looks good to me." and I think "Cause girl, I really wanna get to know ya..."

    I am having like no luck, which is probably my fault, can't think of year, artist or name of the album or anything.

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  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I put your second quote in google and found this.

    Was going to be an ass and use the one site that is an animated script of you typing the thing in google, but couldn't find it :(

    Anyways, about proprietary software, it's not a huge deal. It's more just the principle of the thing. My desktop will always have my media, it will also always have some form of windows. I play with linux at times, but it never keeps my interest. My laptop is a mac right now, but no way am I going to keep my entire library on a laptop...

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What would really be cool if the Zune Marketplace went online like Lala.com and you can upload your entire collection to the cloud. :D

    Oh btw, that was not the right song... but I was looking for that guy anyways. So it works out.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What would really be cool if the Zune Marketplace went online like Lala.com and you can upload your entire collection to the cloud. :D

    YES.

    (I actually have 2 versions of my music, 1 high-quality non-mp3 format and 1 decent mp3 quality for uploading to Lala, etc)

    Though, with a Zune Pass you technically CAN do this can't you? Though you can't set up playlists or anything, which would be awesome if they added those functions.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    local FYE stopped carrying zune cards after having the $15 on sale for 10 bucks for months

    now i know whyy

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    risumon wrote: »
    I put your second quote in google and found this.

    Was going to be an ass and use the one site that is an animated script of you typing the thing in google, but couldn't find it :(

    Anyways, about proprietary software, it's not a huge deal. It's more just the principle of the thing. My desktop will always have my media, it will also always have some form of windows. I play with linux at times, but it never keeps my interest. My laptop is a mac right now, but no way am I going to keep my entire library on a laptop...

    You are thinking of http://www.letmegooglethatforyou.com :P

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Found it! I fuddled up the lyrics a bit...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa6XrzASZCo

    I just kept guessing what the next lines were, slow something... DOWN! And it turns out thats what it was titled! :D

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    My only complaint about the Zune software is that it wont install on my older SP Windows XP desktop, which refuses to update to SP3 for some godawful reason. On my laptop though the software works like a charm, I much prefer it over iTunes.

    I also love my Zune.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Arrath wrote: »
    My only complaint about the Zune software is that it wont install on my older SP Windows XP desktop, which refuses to update to SP3 for some godawful reason. On my laptop though the software works like a charm, I much prefer it over iTunes.

    I also love my Zune.

    No kidding? I guess it wouldn't work on Windows 95/98 either. On the other hand, I suppose the software is a bit on the memory-intensive side anyway.

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Arrath wrote: »
    My only complaint about the Zune software is that it wont install on my older SP Windows XP desktop, which refuses to update to SP3 for some godawful reason. On my laptop though the software works like a charm, I much prefer it over iTunes.

    I also love my Zune.

    No kidding? I guess it wouldn't work on Windows 95/98 either. On the other hand, I suppose the software is a bit on the memory-intensive side anyway.

    It is a bit of a resource hog, but it's nowhere near what it used to be. I loathed it when I bought my Zune at release, I only used it when I absolutely had to put new music on my Zune. Now it's my primary music player that I leave up quite often.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have no problem running Zune along with a game these days. Then again I have 4 gigs of ram in my Vista 64 computer so eh, no biggie for me.

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Make sure you have the graphical settings turned down if it's sluggish or you don't like it being a memory hog. I have it set to the most basic setting, and it's quite snappy.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Make sure you have the graphical settings turned down if it's sluggish or you don't like it being a memory hog. I have it set to the most basic setting, and it's quite snappy.

    Yeah, I have them turned up all the way--then again, I tend to close it when I'm not using it.

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fun new Zune Marketplace policy:
    You receive an error message when you try to repurchase, redownload, or restore content from the Zune Marketplace

    Symptoms
    When you try to redownload, to restore, or to repurchase tracks from the Zune Marketplace, you receive one of the following error messages:

    [quote=Error message displayed in the Zune software:
    Error Code: C00D12EA An error occurred while communicating to Zune Marketplace. Make sure the date and time settings on your computer are not set to a future date, then try again.[/quote]
    [quote=Error message displayed on the Zune device:[/quote]Zune Marketplace is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon.[/quote]

    Cause
    The error occurs because you are trying to redownload, to repurchase, or to restore an MP3 track in the Zune software or on the Zune device. As the Zune Marketplace continues to push toward offering its complete music catalog in a digital rights management (DRM)-free MP3 format, we've made a change to our music recovery feature that aligns with many other online music retailers. MP3 tracks that are purchased from Zune Marketplace are not eligible for redownload, repurchase, or restore.

    We strongly recommend that you make a backup copy of any MP3s that you purchase to make sure that your content will remain available for you to enjoy.[/quote]

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh man, that blows that they are dropping that. That was one of the best features of Zune.

    So wait, when did that go into effect? D:

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  • spookymuffinspookymuffin ( ° ʖ ° ) Puyallup WA Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You wanna add some stuff to the OP on how to put games and stuff on your Zune? There is a huge community, and some of the stuff they do is pretty rad. I'm using the custom Zune software background thing, and it's pretty cool.

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You wanna add some stuff to the OP on how to put games and stuff on your Zune? There is a huge community, and some of the stuff they do is pretty rad. I'm using the custom Zune software background thing, and it's pretty cool.

    Honestly I don't think I can because frankly, I don't know shit about it.


    Oh that and my Zune recently fucked up and its not starting and instead the harddrive is just going all crazy and making clicking noises. Joy... Brown 30 gigger...

    Man, I was also checking out 'rumors' of the touchscreen zune. Shit looks so hot, I wish it was real.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You wanna add some stuff to the OP on how to put games and stuff on your Zune? There is a huge community, and some of the stuff they do is pretty rad. I'm using the custom Zune software background thing, and it's pretty cool.

    Honestly I don't think I can because frankly, I don't know shit about it.


    Oh that and my Zune recently fucked up and its not starting and instead the harddrive is just going all crazy and making clicking noises. Joy... Brown 30 gigger...

    Man, I was also checking out 'rumors' of the touchscreen zune. Shit looks so hot, I wish it was real.

    Heh....courtesy of Anythingbutipod a few months back. Guy managed to create a pretty good fuss with just a bit of photoshop editting in respond to a rumor he had heard, I give him credit.

    Personally, I don't like the idea, but that's because I'm overly-concerned about fingerprints. One of the reasons I don't own an iPod Touch/iPhone. It looks real cool though.

    Synthesis on
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    Fun new Zune Marketplace policy:
    You receive an error message when you try to repurchase, redownload, or restore content from the Zune Marketplace

    Symptoms
    When you try to redownload, to restore, or to repurchase tracks from the Zune Marketplace, you receive one of the following error messages:

    [quote=Error message displayed in the Zune software:
    Error Code: C00D12EA An error occurred while communicating to Zune Marketplace. Make sure the date and time settings on your computer are not set to a future date, then try again.
    [quote=Error message displayed on the Zune device:[/quote]Zune Marketplace is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon.[/quote]

    Cause
    The error occurs because you are trying to redownload, to repurchase, or to restore an MP3 track in the Zune software or on the Zune device. As the Zune Marketplace continues to push toward offering its complete music catalog in a digital rights management (DRM)-free MP3 format, we've made a change to our music recovery feature that aligns with many other online music retailers. MP3 tracks that are purchased from Zune Marketplace are not eligible for redownload, repurchase, or restore.

    We strongly recommend that you make a backup copy of any MP3s that you purchase to make sure that your content will remain available for you to enjoy.[/quote][/QUOTE]

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    That's what actually made the Zune marketplace GOOD!! I hate that iTunes (and now Zune, I guess) and all these digital download places expect you to keep your own files backed up. What's the point of paying to download these things if they aren't going to let me redownload them if I lose them? The Steam model is what everything should be moving towards.

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    My question is, what am I supposed to do with the 1900 points I still have? Is there any way to get a refund?

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Lord Yod wrote: »
    Fun new Zune Marketplace policy:
    You receive an error message when you try to repurchase, redownload, or restore content from the Zune Marketplace

    Symptoms
    When you try to redownload, to restore, or to repurchase tracks from the Zune Marketplace, you receive one of the following error messages:

    [quote=Error message displayed in the Zune software:
    Error Code: C00D12EA An error occurred while communicating to Zune Marketplace. Make sure the date and time settings on your computer are not set to a future date, then try again.
    [quote=Error message displayed on the Zune device:
    Zune Marketplace is temporarily unavailable, please check back soon.[/quote]

    Cause
    The error occurs because you are trying to redownload, to repurchase, or to restore an MP3 track in the Zune software or on the Zune device. As the Zune Marketplace continues to push toward offering its complete music catalog in a digital rights management (DRM)-free MP3 format, we've made a change to our music recovery feature that aligns with many other online music retailers. MP3 tracks that are purchased from Zune Marketplace are not eligible for redownload, repurchase, or restore.

    We strongly recommend that you make a backup copy of any MP3s that you purchase to make sure that your content will remain available for you to enjoy.[/quote][/QUOTE]



    That's what actually made the Zune marketplace GOOD!! I hate that iTunes (and now Zune, I guess) and all these digital download places expect you to keep your own files backed up. What's the point of paying to download these things if they aren't going to let me redownload them if I lose them? The Steam model is what everything should be moving towards.[/QUOTE]

    You're paying for the music, if I'm not mistaken.

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  • RCagentRCagent Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Okay, so I posted in the previous thread how my Previous Sync Cable got stuck and I had to yank it out of my Zune. Now I got a new sync cable and the Zune ceases to acknowledge it's existence. The new sync cable doesn't work. When I say it doesn't work I mean it's not capable of charging either. Its completely undetected by the Zune so I can't charge or sync it. It kind of sucks. Anyone have any advice about this? I'm thinking about opening the thing up just to see what's wrong with the sync port.

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  • bobAkirafettbobAkirafett Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Anyways, I've noticed that the battery charge indicator on the device isn't accurate at all. I've had it die from lack of juice when it says it's fully charged. Is this a known problem if it hasn't been through many charge cycles? I haven't called Microsoft's tech support yet; I'm saving that as a last resort.

    Fully drain, fully charge, then soft reset it (previous button and down) and it should work. My zune was draining itself in half the time it usually got and this seems to have fixed it. Try it out I guess?

    RCagent wrote: »
    Okay, so I posted in the previous thread how my Previous Sync Cable got stuck and I had to yank it out of my Zune. Now I got a new sync cable and the Zune ceases to acknowledge it's existence. The new sync cable doesn't work. When I say it doesn't work I mean it's not capable of charging either. Its completely undetected by the Zune so I can't charge or sync it. It kind of sucks. Anyone have any advice about this? I'm thinking about opening the thing up just to see what's wrong with the sync port.

    Is the little connector still attached in the zune? Didn't pull that out did you? Otherwise, no idea.


    I still wish the zune software could sort your library based on if it's synced to your zune or not. Going through 6000 songs to find out which individual ones aren't synced isn't fun.

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  • RCagentRCagent Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Anyways, I've noticed that the battery charge indicator on the device isn't accurate at all. I've had it die from lack of juice when it says it's fully charged. Is this a known problem if it hasn't been through many charge cycles? I haven't called Microsoft's tech support yet; I'm saving that as a last resort.

    Fully drain, fully charge, then soft reset it (previous button and down) and it should work. My zune was draining itself in half the time it usually got and this seems to have fixed it. Try it out I guess?

    RCagent wrote: »
    Okay, so I posted in the previous thread how my Previous Sync Cable got stuck and I had to yank it out of my Zune. Now I got a new sync cable and the Zune ceases to acknowledge it's existence. The new sync cable doesn't work. When I say it doesn't work I mean it's not capable of charging either. Its completely undetected by the Zune so I can't charge or sync it. It kind of sucks. Anyone have any advice about this? I'm thinking about opening the thing up just to see what's wrong with the sync port.

    Is the little connector still attached in the zune? Didn't pull that out did you? Otherwise, no idea.


    I still wish the zune software could sort your library based on if it's synced to your zune or not. Going through 6000 songs to find out which individual ones aren't synced isn't fun.

    Yeah the sync port connector is still inside the Zune, though I'm not sure if that got damaged or not. This really sucks not being able to sync or even charge my Zune. It's a damn brick now. I'm going to assume that if I remember correctly that once you plug the Zune in with a sync cable onto your computer, that the screen should turn off regardless of it being completely drained of energy right?

    Also, can't you sort your songs by sync status in the software by clicking on the sync status column?

    EDIT: Okay, so It appears my sync cable can go into my Zune's Sync Port the normal way and upside down. That isn't good is it?

    EDIT 2: So I decided to register my device so I can send it in. It seems I'm out of warranty already and to make shit worse the serial number I entered is thinking my Zune 30 is a Zune 80, so the repair is much more expensive. This is such bullshit.

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