Zune and iTunes Question

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  1. Cristian macrumors 6502

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    Quick question.

    Can I sync all my songs in my itunes onto my zune?(buying tomorrow). I'm on my mac.
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure that the Zune is not compatible with Mac computers, or iTunes for that matter. If you have a PC, you could transfer your music onto it, and sync using it.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Zune is definately not Mac compatible. I think MS is making a huge mistake with that.
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    They'll play on your Zune just fine if they're in mp3 format. I think albums bought in iTunes Plus should work as well, but you won't be able to use the iTunes software to sync, you'd have to find an alternative.
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Only if you're a Mac user.

    And the Zune is indeed not loadable with a Mac - at least, not without Boot Camp.
     
  6. Cristian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So basically there is no way I can just drag all my songs into the Zune? That sucks.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Yea, MS can do some real damage if they make it Mac compatible. The Zunes are being discounted heavily this holiday.

    The workaround is using an Intel Mac with virtualization and point the Zune software to your iTunes folder... your Apple protected stuff won't sync though...
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'm not gonna lie, I would get a zune if if worked on a mac.

    and I'm sure MS could do an iTunes plug in real fast, too..
     
  9. elppa macrumors 68040

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    No, because it took them a year to get software out for the PC (the original Zune software was just URGE with a skin).

    The complication would come trying to use WMA files with DRM. So no, I don't think they could “just” do a plugin.
     
  10. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Why would you want to get a Zune instead of an iPod if you are going to use your Mac?
     
  11. VaDor macrumors regular

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    and Zune arrgghh.. First Zune in my opinion is anti-Mac...

    They wanna force you using only windows to sync with Zune that's sick.

    I have plenty friends with ipods and they don't have a mac..

    The bad:
    • Don't sync with your itunes or any official software for Mac OS X (music, calendar, contacts, podcasts...)
    • Is a cheap rip of a ipod (if click wheel hasn't patent I bet that zune would have it too...)
    • You give money to universal, universal get a fee for each zune sold!

    The good:
    • It's cheap compared with iPod
    • You have more space with less money
    • Nobody will steel it... Who wants that? Your are safe.. :)

    :apple:
     
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I have read many many posts of peoples iPods and iPhones being stolen. People want them.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Pretty sure you can't even use the Zune as an external drive so you can't drag songs onto it at all even if you do plug it into your Mac.
     
  14. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    If I am not mistaken libMTP may work, seeing as the zune is using a modified version of MTP file transfer.

    Another reason why someone may get the Zune.
    3in screen compared to the 2.5in of the iPod


    Then again at low prices it has been going for these days on buy.com and Amazon it is very tempting to get one.
     
  15. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

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    ya but remember, the first iPod was only compatible with macs. I would still get an iPod though.
     

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