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Forum: Zune Hardware 09-14-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By grommet
The Fry's Electronics around here have put out...

The Fry's Electronics around here have put out all the new Zune HD accessories for purchase today (dock, etc.), and have the HD marketing all ready... but they pay attention and don't break street...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-15-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By grommet
Any device that supports WM-DRM (via Windows...

Any device that supports WM-DRM (via Windows Media Player 11) should be able to sync protected Zune Marketplace & Pass content. It do it all the time. However, it's not supported by the Zune team......
Forum: Zune News 11-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,248
Posted By grommet
Basically, it's just 10 track purchase credits...

Basically, it's just 10 track purchase credits you get per month that you can use on any available content. Go to the Marketplace and right click 'buy' or 'add to cart' any content that's...
Forum: Zune Software 05-09-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,607
Posted By grommet
The software does write updates to MP3, WMA & WMV...

The software does write updates to MP3, WMA & WMV as long as the files/directories are not set to read-only. However, it caches the updates... so it doesn't happen instantly. Closing the Zune...
Forum: Zune Talk 05-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By grommet
It's always on, and works well for most...

It's always on, and works well for most Marketplace content. (WMA CBR.) Just play an album where the tracks bleed together, and there shouldn't be any gap or noise between the tracks.
Forum: Zune Software 05-07-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,670
Posted By grommet
Zune "Gapless" doesn't seem to be gapless for any...

Zune "Gapless" doesn't seem to be gapless for any LAME 3.97 VBR MP3 rips I've done via Exact Audio Copy or equivalent. WMA albums are gapless 100% of the time, however... so Zune Pass albums that...
Forum: Zune Talk 08-03-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,025
Posted By grommet
I posted this before... but I guess it's time to...

I posted this before... but I guess it's time to revisit:

The Album Art embedded in Zune Marketplace WMA content is only 150 x 150. The same is true with URGE and, to my knowledge, any other...
Forum: Zune Software 07-16-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 25,269
Posted By grommet
Regretably, it seems fairuse4wm/drmdbg is...

Regretably, it seems fairuse4wm/drmdbg is primarily used to abuse rental/subscription content and, even, subscription trial memberships. It's fairly obvious if you browse through the many pages of...
Forum: Zune Talk 05-01-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By grommet
Though it may not matter, make sure you are...

Though it may not matter, make sure you are running 1.3 of the Zune desktop software.

You didn't describe your problem fully. You have an active subscription, correct? What is telling you that...
Forum: Zune Hardware 02-03-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By grommet
It seems that Microsoft is hinting that this...

It seems that Microsoft is hinting that this "sound information" is BS: http://zuneinsider.com/archive/2007/02/01/the-official-word-on-a-zune-phone.aspx
Forum: Zune Talk 02-02-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By grommet
Not to mention... the battery is NOT directly...

Not to mention... the battery is NOT directly behind the screen. It's actually toward the back of the case, behind the core electronics.
Forum: Zune Hardware 02-01-2007, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By grommet
Question The strange part... it never happens to me,...

The strange part... it never happens to me, including Marketplace content.
Forum: Zune Software 01-30-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,610
Posted By grommet
jpcw, to update the songs on the Zune once you've...

jpcw, to update the songs on the Zune once you've made changes... you often need to delete the content from the Zune device first. Just select the Zune device from the Zune software and delete the...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-30-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By grommet
One of the things about random shuffle algorithm...

One of the things about random shuffle algorithm implementations is that it's random. :D No effort is made to ensure specific songs or artists don't land "close" to each other.

The behavior on...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-20-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By grommet
I (personally) would have censored that google...

I (personally) would have censored that google scammer ad... at least the URL to it. Why advertise for them more? The sad part, suckers fall for that!
Forum: Zune Software 01-19-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,610
Posted By grommet
If the device is set to "auto" for sync quality...

If the device is set to "auto" for sync quality (the default), it doesn't change (transcode/re-encode) the original file unless it has to. It just copies it as is. The quality will be whatever it...
Forum: Zune Software 01-19-2007, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,610
Posted By grommet
Why did you set the device audio properties to...

Why did you set the device audio properties to use "best" instead of auto?... If I understand what you set, you just told the Zune software to transcode every song you have to WMA @ 192 Kbps before...
Forum: Zune Software 01-19-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,610
Posted By grommet
I swear you are cursed, Jason. ;) That's the one...

I swear you are cursed, Jason. ;) That's the one function that works for me reliably... at least for the local library. I keep it sorted in reverse... (Last added first.) All my Marketplace...
Forum: Zune Software 01-19-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By grommet
Just a FYI, in case you aren't aware: Zune...

Just a FYI, in case you aren't aware: Zune Marketplace is technically not locked to Zune devices. The WMA DRM content can be used with any PlaysForSure device, using the same license restrictions. ...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-18-2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By grommet
LPD, really... the initial 1.0 release of the...

LPD, really... the initial 1.0 release of the firmware (which is immediately replaced with a newer version the first time you plug your Zune in to talk to the Zune Software) honestly didn't have the...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-11-2007, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,872
Posted By grommet
$100 more! It's $499 (for 4GB) and $599 (for...

$100 more! It's $499 (for 4GB) and $599 (for 8GB)... and that's with a 2 year commitment to a high-end Cingular/AT&T plan.

I'm not so sure this is exactly the real "Smart Phone" market, since...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-10-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,872
Posted By grommet
iTunes Store already supplies overkill 600x600...

iTunes Store already supplies overkill 600x600 resolution album art embeded into each .M4A file. No problem scaling that to the screen resolution. The new iTunes 7 "Find Album Art" function for...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-10-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By grommet
flatline response, re: #3... the Zune Software...

flatline response, re: #3... the Zune Software does have "Auto Playlists" -- right button on Playlists and away you go. Same as WMP 11, just slightly hidden for simplicity sakes. re: #8, I haven't...
Forum: Zune Talk 01-08-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By grommet
1) Gapless audio playback for WMA, AAC/M4A & MP3....

1) Gapless audio playback for WMA, AAC/M4A & MP3. (So, we're on parity with iPod & iTunes.) The only gapless we have now is with WMA on the Zune Software itself.

2) A way to optionally browse by...
Forum: Zune Hardware 01-08-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,322
Posted By grommet
You are correct that the "Zune" device itself...

You are correct that the "Zune" device itself does not read the embedded Album Art. Heck, the iPod doesn't either. Really.

As you said, the "Album Art" is transferred at sync by design. It is...
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