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Eight Great Ways to Get the Most from Your Zune by Erica Sadun

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Taking Charge of your Media Library with Zune Software

Zune's Windows-based software allows you to manage your digital media library from a single place. Use it to listen to music, watch videos and explore image collections. Or pop over to the Zune Marketplace and go shopping directly from the program. You can sync to your Zune player, create playlists, burn your music to disc, or add lyrics to your tracks and more. There's a lot you can do.

Whether you want to build some playlists, organize your media, or just listen to music, you're about to learn what you need to know to get the job done in the Zune software. Speaking of the Zune software...

Zune. It's a portable media player. It's also an interactive music and media management program that lives on your personal computer. The player is called "Zune". The software is called "Zune". Confusing, isn't it? Unfortunately, that's the way Microsoft designed things. In this document, "Zune" always refers to the player itself and "Zune Software" refers to the software that resides on the PC. Got that? Good.

Getting Zune Software

A copy of Zune Software appears on the installation disk that accompanies your Zune. Install your Zune and you install Zune Software. It's all part of the standard installation process.

You do not, however, need to purchase a Zune to have access to Zune Software and Zune Marketplace. Just by downloading and installing a standalone copy of Zune Software, you can manage your media, buy songs from the Marketplace, and ...

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