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The Zune Pocket Guide

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Here is your essential companion to the Zune player and software. The Zune Pocket Guide steers you through how to

  • Import songs into the Zune software, assemble playlists, and burn CDs.

  • Browse Zune Marketplace to explore musical recommendations and discover and purchase songs.

  • Import and view photos and videos on the Zune player.

  • Accessorize your Zune.

  • Make your Zune even more useful with handy tips and tricks.

  • Use Zune-to-Zune wireless connections to find other Zune folks to share your songs and pictures with.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Acknowledgments
    3. About the Author
    4. Introduction
      1. Open It Up!
        1. 1. Get Inside the Box
        2. 2. Install the Software and Charge the Zune
          1. Audio tracks
          2. Music videos
          3. Film shorts
          4. Pictures
        3. 3. Create a Zune account
        4. 4. Sign in to your Zune account
        5. 5. Redeem your prepaid code
        6. 6. Rip a CD
        7. 7. Connect your Zune and synchronize
        8. 8. Create playlists
        9. 9. Disconnect the Zune, and enjoy
    5. 1. Meet the Zune
      1. A Brief History of Digital Media Players
      2. Enter the Zune
        1. The Zune’s feature list
        2. The Zune’s companions
          1. Screen protector
          2. USB cable
          3. Headphones
          4. Glove
          5. Software and instructions
      3. Zune Specifications
    6. 2. Interface and Function
      1. The Face of Zune
        1. Play/Pause button
        2. Back button
        3. Control pad
        4. OK button
        5. Hold switch
        6. Headphone jack
        7. Connector port
      2. Negotiating the Menus
        1. Music
        2. Videos
        3. Pictures
        4. Radio
        5. Community
        6. Settings
    7. 3. Zune Software
      1. The Basics
        1. Installation
          1. Zune setup
          2. Zune account
        2. Navigation
      2. Options, Controls, and Functions
        1. Navigation pane
          1. Marketplace
          2. Library
          3. Playlists
          4. Inbox
        2. List pane
          1. Create and edit playlists
          2. Burn files to CD
          3. Sync up
          4. See what’s playing
        3. Change Layout menu
        4. Options and Help menu
          1. Playback
          2. Library
          3. Rip
          4. Burn
          5. Sync
          6. Help
        5. Sign In menu
    8. 4. Zune Marketplace
      1. Setting Up an Account
      2. Initiating Your Free Zune Pass
      3. Dealing with Money Matters
        1. Microsoft Points
        2. The Zune Pass
      4. Navigating Zune Marketplace
        1. Main Miniwindow
        2. Featured Artists
        3. New Releases
        4. Playlists
      5. Sampling Music
      6. Finding Music
      7. Purchasing Albums or Songs
      8. Using the Music
    9. 5. Making Connections
      1. Why Wi-Fi?
      2. The Zune and Wi-Fi
        1. Community Wi-Fi
        2. The rules of sharing music
          1. Practical sharing points
          2. If you like it, flag it!
      3. The Zune and the Xbox 360
        1. Streaming from your PC to the Xbox 360
          1. Setting up the PC
          2. Setting up the Xbox
        2. Connecting the Zune to the Xbox 360
    10. 6. Accessorizing the Zune
      1. Case Closed
        1. What to look for in a case
        2. The case of the hard-shell cases
          1. Acrylic Case for Zune
          2. ToughSkin
          3. Zune Gear Bag
        3. Going soft
          1. Vaja Classic Top Retro
          2. DLO Jam Jacket for Zune
          3. Zune Canvas Sport
        4. Sports and the Zune
          1. Sports Jacket Case with Armband for Zune
          2. Zune Active Sport
      2. Travel Accessories
        1. Zune Travel Pack
        2. TunePower for Zune
      3. Car Accessories
        1. Zune Car Pack with FM Transmitter
        2. CarPlay Wireless Plus for Zune
      4. Home/AV Accessories
        1. Altec Lansing M604
        2. Zune A/V Output Cable
        3. Zune Home A/V Pack
      5. Where to Buy Accessories
    11. 7. Tips and Tricks
      1. Forgotten Functions
        1. Musical talents
          1. Organization
          2. Shuffle
          3. Playlists
          4. Sending/receiving
          5. Podcasts
        2. Videos
        3. Radio
          1. Presets
        4. Pictures
          1. Send a shot
          2. Zoom, zoom, zoom
          3. Slideshows
          4. Background action
    12. A. Zune Resources
      1. Dedicated Zune Web Sites
      2. Accessories Sites