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Old 01-09-2009, 06:30 AM
Adam Krebs
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Default Steve Smith's Zune Wishlist (And Some of Mine)

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://stevesmithblog.com/blog/zune-feature-requests/' target='_blank'>http://stevesmithblog.com/blog/zune...ature-requests/</a><br /><br /></div><p>The Holiday Season may have passed, but Steve Smith still has a few requests for the Zune Team. Two of his three requests have to do with wirelessly syncing while on a dock, and the other is a request for deeper car integration. I'm with him on these, and the two wireless sync requests could (and should) be included in the next update.</p><p>On that note, here are a couple things I've been wishing for in the Zune for a while, most of which could be easily implemented:</p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1231477679.usr495.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Music:</p><ul><li>The number-one feature request I get from iPod-owning friends when they use my Zune is for a "view all tracks by artist" feature. It's annoying to have to look through every album by a particular artist just to see what I've got in my collection.&nbsp;</li><li>Bring back the Quick List. Playing another song, album, or artist will erase any playlist you've been working on, which is quite annoying.</li><li>A "remove from now playing" feature would be awesome to have, as would a "remove from list after the song has played" feature. </li></ul><p>Games:</p><ul><li>Don't force a restart after quitting out of a personal or community-built game. XNA superhero Michael Klucher has a <a href="http://klucher.com/blog/zune-games-and-rebooting-devices/" target="_blank">write-up</a> about <em>why</em> they did it, which basically boils down to securing the code and DRM'd files, but I just don't see why they can't reset the flags without completely rebooting the device. This should definitely be a priority for the XNA team.</li><li>Not really a game, but a simple RSS reader, synced on-the-go or at sync time would be awesome.</li></ul><p>Social:</p><ul><li>Allow videos below a certain size to be shared via wifi. I'd love to be able to beam short YouTube videos or music videos to friends.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>Misc:</p><ul><li>Add an alarm feature so I can wake to music without having to use a third-party XNA app.</li></ul><p>That's what I can think of for now. Do you have any suggestions for the device? Sound off in the comments!</p>
 
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:15 AM
djdj
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Re: Quick List

Can't you just add the tracks you want to hear later to the Now Playing list?
 
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:25 PM
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The biggest thing I'm look for now is Live Mesh integration/support. Allow Zune device to browse/search and stream (not sync) contents from a Live Mesh folder.
 
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:46 PM
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I want to be able to have the option to list albums by "date added" on the device. It is my default on my computer(s) and I don't want to have to create a playlist for the function
 
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:50 PM
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Music:
  • The number-one feature request I get from iPod-owning friends when they use my Zune is for a "view all tracks by artist" feature. It's annoying to have to look through every album by a particular artist just to see what I've got in my collection.
  • Bring back the Quick List. Playing another song, album, or artist will erase any playlist you've been working on, which is quite annoying.
To view all tracks, just "Play All" songs for the artists, then go to "Show song list" (press the select button). Now you can pick any song from the artist song collection.

yeah, bring back the quicklist or better OTG playlist capabilities

Games: haha. XNA was released in beta stages more than 6 months ago and they still dont allow the community to place games on the marketplace or something.

Zune needs a sleep timer instead of an alarm.

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I want to be able to have the option to list albums by "date added" on the device. It is my default on my computer(s) and I don't want to have to create a playlist for the function
Just create one (or two) autoplaylist with a defined set of days.

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:18 AM
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i'm still trying to figure out what the Al M604 dock has to do with this thread when no one has asked for a new dock (BTW that was the best looking dock evar!)
 
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:56 AM
Brothernod
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It would be great if it auto accepted content from other people, or at the minimum played a sound when someone tried to share with you. I run into a Zune everyonce in awhile and try to share but they're never looking to know
 
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:57 AM
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i'm still trying to figure out what the Al M604 dock has to do with this thread when no one has asked for a new dock (BTW that was the best looking dock evar!)
Yeah, I love my M604. The dock was in the original article, and I couldn't think of anything else that represented wireless syncing .
 
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