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Adam Kolak Nov 15, 2006, 07:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I wanted to try the Zune software to see how it competes with WMP11, iTunes, and AmaroK. But the darn program won't install. I downloaded it from both the official site:
http://www.zune.net/en-us/meetzune/software.htm
and from this direct link:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/5/58555b76-c739-442...eSetup.exe

Do you have to own the actual hardware to install it? With iTunes you can just install it. Mine will go to search for updates, won't find any, then it gives me only the option to close. And I close and it goes away. It won't install.


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Adam Kolak Nov 15, 2006, 07:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Zune Software - Won't Install
Seems like the file isn't complete or something. Huh.

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Adam Kolak Nov 15, 2006, 08:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Zune Software - Won't Install
Yep, that was it. I downloaded it again form official Zune site and it worked. Now lets see how this software works (or doesn't)...

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Adam Kolak Nov 15, 2006, 08:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Zune Software - Won't Install
It's just Windows Media Player 11 with a different interface. Not much to see here. Only difference being that it works with Zune hardware and WMP11 doesn't.

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A_Pickle Nov 15, 2006, 10:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's dumb. Why on earth would they make it necessary to use a non WMP11 player? That turns me off immediately, I want to keep my ONE media player on my computer. That, and the Zune's WiFi abilities are really handicapped... they had so much potential with that, and they blew it.

Microsoft.... you can do better than this...

Creative Zen still for me...

Adam Kolak Nov 16, 2006, 04:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I found one advantage Zune Software has over WMP11. It plays non-DRM AAC files. Means nothing to most of you. But I once ripped my friend's Sublime CD to my PC on iTunes and didn't realize it was encoding in AAC instead of MP3. So I have had to go into iTunes just to play songs from that Album. But now I can play it in Zune.

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El Seņor Jan 05, 2007, 07:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Did you guys notice with the Zune software there is a background program named ZuneNss.exe that uses 32,000K of mem and constantly hits up the CPU? I tried disabling it under msconfig, but it still comes up. There doesn't seem to be the option of disabling it in the software itself either. Even when I 'End Process' it comes right back! Anyone found a way around this? I only need the Zune software to access my media through the Xbox 360 (thank you Santa :)), which I rarely do. Damn Microsoft.
Jared

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El Seņor Jan 05, 2007, 03:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Anyone?

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Adam Kolak Jan 05, 2007, 04:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 05, 2007, 04:59pm EST

 
>> Re: Zune Software - Won't Install
Zune NSS is Zune Network Sharing Service. You need that to share songs with your Xbox 360. If you don't share songs with your Xbox 360 then you can disable that service. It isn't enabled by default in the Zune software, only if you have Xbox 360 sharing enabled. When the service is acctually sharing media with my 360, it uses about 35mb. But when my 360 is off the Zune Network Sharing Service uses just 25 mb, which I could care less, its worth 25mb of my ram to be able to share songs, movies, pictures to on my Xbox 360 flawlessly over my network.

If you want to disable network sharing in Zune, right click on library, uncheck media sharing and disable it. Then Zune NSS service should no longer run.

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El Seņor Jan 07, 2007, 08:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sweet thanks

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