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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 ...
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The Zune Pocket Guide

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321605979
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Series: Pearson Pocket Guide Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Bart Farkas is the author of over 90 technology books and strategy guides, Bart G. Farkas inhabits the the icy climes of Cochrane, Alberta. Bart spends his time tending the igloo while enjoying podcasts with his wife, three children, and a black cat who is on the seventh eighth of his her nine lives. Bart is the proud owner of more than 30 mp3 players.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Open It Up!     xii
Get inside the box     xii
Install the software and charge the Zune     xiv
Create a Zune account     xvi
Sign in to your Zune account     xvii
Redeem your prepaid code     xviii
Rip a CD     xix
Connect your Zune and synchronize     xx
Create playlists     xxii
Disconnect the Zune, and enjoy     xxiii
Meet the Zune     1
A Brief History of Digital Media Players     3
Enter the Zune     4
The Zune's feature list     6
The Zune's companions     7
Zune Specifications     13
Interface and Function     15
The Face of Zune     16
Play/Pause button     17
Back button     18
Control pad     18
OK button     19
Hold switch     19
Headphone jack     20
Connector port     20
Negotiating the Menus     21
Music     23
Videos     25
Pictures     25
Radio     28
Community     29
Settings     30
Zone Software     35
The Basics     36
Installation     36
Navigation     46
Options, Controls, and Functions     47
Navigation pane     47
List pane     50
Change Layout menu     55
Options and Help menu     57
Sign In menu     63
Zune Marketplace     67
Setting Up an Account     68
Initiating Your Free Zune Pass     71
Dealing with Money Matters     74
Microsoft Points     75
The Zune Pass     76
Navigating Zune Marketplace     79
Main miniwindow     79
Featured Artists     80
New Releases     81
Playlists     82
Sampling Music     83
Finding Music     84
Purchasing Albums or Songs     86
Using the Music     88
Making Connections     89
Why Wi-Fi?     90
The Zune and Wi-Fi     91
Community Wi-Fi     91
The rules of sharing music     92
The Zune and the Xbox 360     97
Streaming from your PC to the Xbox 360     98
Connecting the Zune to the Xbox 360     106
Accessorizing the Zune     111
Case Closed     112
What to look for in a case     112
The case of the hard-shell cases     114
Going soft     117
Sports and the Zune     119
Travel Accessories     121
Zune Travel Pack     122
TunePower for Zune     124
Car Accessories     125
Zune Car Pack with FM Transmitter     125
CarPlay Wireless Plus for Zune     126
Home/AV Accessories     127
Altec Lansing M604     127
Zune A/V Output Cable     128
Zune Home A/V Pack     129
Where to Buy Accessories     130
Tips and Tricks     131
Forgotten Functions     132
Musical talents     132
Videos     138
Radio     139
Pictures     142
Zune Resources     149
Dedicated Zune Web Sites     150
Accessories Sites     151
Index     153
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