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Zune software 2.1 - a world of difference!
« on: November 12, 2007, 07:16:40 AM »



Users of Zune software will have reason to rejoice tomorrow, when their PCs start pulling down the much-enhanced Zune software version 2.1.

I've spent the last few days dissecting a pre-release copy of the Zune software. As Microsoft had announced, it's a complete re-write.

Gone are the navigation and sync panes, now replaced with more intuitive ways of navigating, syncing, and browsing.

I think in many ways it's a triumph of user-friendly design. Microsoft has added features and sophistication while easing the user experience.

For example, configuring your sync settings has been greatly improved, allowing you to more easily set your sync options before your first player sync - and providing a "sync all" or "let me choose" option that can be set separately for music, video, pictures, and podcasts. It's more powerful, yet much easier to understand and use.

See our Zune Software 2.1 review page for that as well as other screenshots of the new software in action.
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Re: Zune software 2.1 - a world of difference!
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2007, 08:01:43 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 08:10:40 AM »

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Re: Zune software 2.1 - a world of difference!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 09:01:52 AM »

Thanks, I've fixed the errant link.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 09:46:26 AM »

The software looks so awesome, and I especially love the wireless sync. I can't wait to pick it up and try it out. How long did it take to wirelessly sync the player?
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 10:51:47 AM »

Harv-

When you minimize the player, does it make a little player thing on the taskbar down below? (like what iTunes and WMP does?)   thats the one improvement I'm really hoping for.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 11:00:46 AM »

No, when you minimize it, it drops down to the taskbar as a minimized window - e.g. the regular way that a Word or Excel window would. I haven't seen an option for a mini-player, if that's what you mean...?
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Re: Zune software 2.1 - a world of difference!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 11:17:37 AM »

I know this is alot to ask, but would you mind uploading the pre-release software?

It would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 11:23:00 AM »

Quote from: wcnghj on November 12, 2007, 11:17:37 AM
I know this is alot to ask, but would you mind uploading the pre-release software?

It would be greatly appreciated.


i was gonna ask the same thing!
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 11:27:03 AM »

I thought someone might ask that. I wish I could!! I believe though that it would break the terms of my review agreement with Microsoft.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 11:34:37 AM »

Check if it has a toolbar function. On XP (not sure about Vista) right click the taskbar, go to toolbars and see if there is an option similar to Media Player.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007, 11:41:57 AM »

so what's the worst that could happen??  you would be a hero to thousands (i know you already are but you would be a bigger hero... lol)
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2007, 11:43:46 AM »

Quote from: Nardes on November 12, 2007, 10:51:47 AM
Harv-

When you minimize the player, does it make a little player thing on the taskbar down below? (like what iTunes and WMP does?)   thats the one improvement I'm really hoping for.  Thanks!

Similar question. In the old Zune player and WPM11, you can press this button and the player kinda gets compact that you can keep above other apps without being too much of a hassle (In wmp11 it's glass). Only the play, forward and next buttons are visible. I don't seem to see this button here...
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2007, 11:53:04 AM »

can you PLEASE just upload and pm it to me?  i have to have it now because my dad is at work, and only his computer works with my zune (the one at home) .  I have to sneak on it and update my zune, because he doent want me using his computer.   my computer wont work because doesnt have usb 2.0
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2007, 12:00:01 PM »

Quote from: wakeskater17 on November 12, 2007, 11:53:04 AM
can you PLEASE just upload and pm it to me?  i have to have it now because my dad is at work, and only his computer works with my zune (the one at home) .  I have to sneak on it and update my zune, because he doent want me using his computer.   my computer wont work because doesnt have usb 2.0
So you're asking him to break a legal contract with Microsoft because your dad doesn't like you to use his computer?  Come on, wait like the rest of us.  Patience is your friend.
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