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Music cd's

by dawson9b7b / March 14, 2007 1:31 AM PDT

To get your music cd's onto the Zune, do you have to also subscribe to the pay Zune service, or can you just send them directly to the Zune? What I'm asking is what is the process?
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You don't have to pay
by ktreb / March 14, 2007 4:28 AM PDT
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You need to rip (copy) your cds to your computer. Most people use a compressed format, such as mp3,wma, or aac. You can either use the software that comes with the Zune, Windows Media Player, or whichever music software you have. If you're not ripping with the Zune software, you'll eventually need to add the music to the Zune library. Once that's done, you connect the Zune to your computer and sync using Zune software. I would imagine that there are some sort of instructions included on how to do this.

Here's a link to "Using Windows Media Player 11." Although it's specific to WMP 11, it's pretty basic and most of the concepts can be applied to other media players and devices.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/using.mspx

As far as paying for anything goes, you only need to pay if you are purchasing any downloaded content. You can purchase individual songs or do a monthly all you can download subscription, which is a good option if you don't have a large music library. Although once you stop paying for the subscription, you won't be able to play those songs. The songs you pay for individually are not affected by this. If you have or are planning on buying a Zune, then you'll need to use the Zune Marketplace. (It's a relationship much like iPod has with iTunes)

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Music cd's
by hector99b6 / March 14, 2007 10:07 PM PDT
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The Zune software (not the store, so you don't pay $$) will rip your CDs to mp3 or wma format. You could also use whatever ripping software you like and stick it in your my music folder and the Zune software will automatically recognize it. I think the Zune software works similarly to windows media player 11. Interestingly, I came across a site zunedownloads.com which has a good collection of Zune Music Videos, Movies & others. My daughter owns an Ipod and my son just bought a Zune, this worked out great. Thanks! Zunedownloads.com saved me tons of money.

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RIPPING Music from CDs--(CDaudioFiles)
by castingRod47 / March 16, 2007 6:42 AM PDT
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In Windows/in MY COMPUTER..choose a Optical Drive that also RECORDS..in Properties ENABLE-->>recording..and in AUTOPLAY select RIPPING..then OPEN the WMP-10 or 11 and in TOOLS/Options select the RIPPING TAB/
Choose MP3..and a compression size..128-->>192 kbps is very good..choose to have the RIPPING begin when the CD--is INSERTED..and EJECTED when Completed..
you will find your MUSIC Files in a FOLDER labled UNKNOWN Artist in MY MUSIC..chances are there will only be NUMBERD TRACKS...no TEXT for the TITLES..but you can RENAME each FILE with the approiate TITLEname..BUT Windows will always keep any original Filename..your RENAME CHOICE may not appear in some Devices..or other files..
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That's about it.

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