The Microsoft Zune MP3 Player is an MP3 player, and it is not iPod but is as enjoyable as much as it. It uses the Zune music jukebox software, which was previously nothing more than Windows Media Player 11 in a new dress, and Zune 2.0 launched in 2007 was a disappointment. However, here comes the third installment and you are impressed but watch out it is still not an iTunes killer! However, it does show much promise to being a brilliant and stable music jukebox and is nicely blended in the MP3 player.
The 2.5 x 1.5 inches screen has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Battery backup is 6 hours for audio and 4 hours for video. The controls are sensible and easy to use, and you can browse through music, pictures, video, and radio. The options for music use the MP3 tags- song title, album, genre, artist, and user created favorites and playlists. The Zune software package works terribly much, like how the iTunes work for iPods. Started in 2006 as a synch-software for the Microsoft Zune player it is now an unavoidable in the Windows 7 Phones and MP3 players as this. It synchronizes music and video via USB connection or Wi-Fi back and forth your computer and phone. It is a stable and attractive multimedia jukebox and offers a complete multimedia experience.
Pros and Cons
Zune does three functions mainly organize your multimedia files, allow you to access the Zune Store, and share into the Zune network. The synching with your computer is wonderfully straightforward and easy, but it is not without problems.
The experience is somewhat lessened due to minor glitches- lack of memory, errors in song loading and such. Anyhow, the sound quality is superb, and the software works
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