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how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:22 pm

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im thinking about getting one and i want to know how much gigabytes it has, how much it costs and how many hours of video it can hold. can you put songs on it without paying money like itunes? how about movies?
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Archanubis » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:23 am

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I don't have a Zune player, but I did find a site with information:
http://www.zune.net/en-US/default.htm

As well as where to pick one up:
http://www.zune.net/en-us/products/wheretobuy.htm

I've looked at the prices, and I have to say, I got my SanDisk Sansa e250 for cheaper, and I'm enjoying it.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:42 am

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Wait what? You don't have to pay to put music on an IPod. You just have to pay for the music. And you don't have to buy the songs through Itunes if you don't want to. You can just as easily buy a CD, rip it and throw them on the player. Same with the Zune.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:48 am

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TheMuffin wrote:Wait what? You don't have to pay to put music on an IPod. You just have to pay for the music. And you don't have to buy the songs through Itunes if you don't want to. You can just as easily buy a CD, rip it and throw them on the player. Same with the Zune.

i know i said itunes didn't i? and 80 gb for 250$? *whistles* creative made a 30 gb mp3 for 250$ if i get one anyone know where i can get free downloads cuz i dont have cd's. and movies too?
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:21 am

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That would be illegal. And we don't support piracy here.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:32 am

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Doesn't Zune use some inferior system when compared to the iPod?

I could be wrong, but when I was reading up on the two items there was a considerable drawback to the Zune that just made me forget about it.

iPod Classic is still the best bet for your money I think.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Archanubis » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:41 am

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Counterpunch wrote:iPod Classic is still the best bet for your money I think.

I've had nothing but good things to say about the SanDisk MP3 players I've owed, and I payed under $100 for my 2G e250. The only reason I replaced my old player with the Sansa e250 is because SanDisk apparently doesn't make the memory card the old one takes anymore (my old player is OLDER than even the iPods).
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:33 am

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Thunderscream wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:iPod Classic is still the best bet for your money I think.

I've had nothing but good things to say about the SanDisk MP3 players I've owed, and I payed under $100 for my 2G e250. The only reason I replaced my old player with the Sansa e250 is because SanDisk apparently doesn't make the memory card the old one takes anymore (my old player is OLDER than even the iPods).


Right.

There are other good mp3 players out there. All I'm saying is that for $250 you are getting 80 gigs + video on the iPod Classic.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Bombus distinguendus » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:24 am

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attack of the show on g4 just had a thing about the new zune. go to http://www.g4.com and look for attack of the show. they said zunes are good but ipods...bassicly if ur lame anti apple/or just really into windows get a zune.. if ur into apple and like mac get an ipod...over all the ipod is just better. also gotta figure in price. ill never get a zune. i love my ipod. the one thing i wish mac would use is zunes share feature. u can download/copy songs from friends play lists. with ipod you can only listen to them.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Archanubis » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:52 am

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Counterpunch wrote:There are other good mp3 players out there. All I'm saying is that for $250 you are getting 80 gigs + video on the iPod Classic.

If you intend to watch videoes/TV episodes/movies on your player, than yeah, I can see why you'd need 80Gs. (And the initial poster seems to be intending to do just that.) Personally, I don't see the attraction of watching shows/movies on a 2-3 inch screen.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:07 pm

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Counterpunch wrote:There are other good mp3 players out there. All I'm saying is that for $250 you are getting 80 gigs + video on the iPod Classic.

If you intend to watch videoes/TV episodes/movies on your player, than yeah, I can see why you'd need 80Gs. (And the initial poster seems to be intending to do just that.) Personally, I don't see the attraction of watching shows/movies on a 2-3 inch screen.


You would be surprised just how useful it is...

Not only that, but when you have a massive music library, you need the visual window to see your lists etc.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:58 pm

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TheMuffin wrote:That would be illegal. And we don't support piracy here.

you mean downloading music for free? cuz i saw a lot of sites that do that and they said its legal. for the ipod youcan only downloadfrom itunes and it costs money. i read about the wireless function and i cant use it cuz i dont have wireless conection. looks like ill be getting an ipod and some cds
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Bumblebee-otch » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:09 am

jazz reborn wrote:
TheMuffin wrote:That would be illegal. And we don't support piracy here.

you mean downloading music for free? cuz i saw a lot of sites that do that and they said its legal. for the ipod youcan only downloadfrom itunes and it costs money. i read about the wireless function and i cant use it cuz i dont have wireless conection. looks like ill be getting an ipod and some cds


what websites? in general, downloading ANY sort of games, movies, and music without paying is illegal. it is basically stealing. and itunes doesn't cost that much. .99 cents a song is nothing compared to buying a whole CD. if that's too much, then you shouldn't buy an ipod or a zune. rather, buy a 2 gb Sansa or something for about 70 bucks.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:46 am

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ill get an ipod classic. can you rip movies?
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Iron Prime » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:03 am

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jazz reborn wrote:ill get an ipod classic. can you rip movies?


You can get some good freeware for ripping dvd's here:
http://handbrake.fr/

I downloaded it the other night, but haven't popped one of my dvd's in to rip yet... I have a couple friends that love it.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:05 am

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my friend has a nano and he said movies cost 15$ on itunes and they take up 1 g but if you rip it'll take up 9gs! is this true?
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Iron Prime » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:34 am

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jazz reborn wrote:my friend has a nano and he said movies cost 15$ on itunes and they take up 1 g but if you rip it'll take up 9gs! is this true?

I dont think so. I just ripped TF and it is just over 1...
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:30 pm

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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:46 pm

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jazz reborn wrote:ill get an ipod classic. can you rip movies?


You can get some good freeware for ripping dvd's here:
http://handbrake.fr/

I downloaded it the other night, but haven't popped one of my dvd's in to rip yet... I have a couple friends that love it.

can you help me with that? i dont understand it.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Iron Prime » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:22 pm

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jazz reborn wrote:
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jazz reborn wrote:ill get an ipod classic. can you rip movies?


You can get some good freeware for ripping dvd's here:
http://handbrake.fr/

I downloaded it the other night, but haven't popped one of my dvd's in to rip yet... I have a couple friends that love it.

can you help me with that? i dont understand it.


Well, like I said; I haven't used it yet. But last night my buddy told me that you need anyDVD or DVD43 to decode the video files on the DVD disc......
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:52 am

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jazz reborn wrote:[quote="Iron Prime

You can get some good freeware for ripping dvd's here:
http://handbrake.fr/

I downloaded it the other night, but haven't popped one of my dvd's in to rip yet... I have a couple friends that love it.

can you help me with that? i dont understand it.


when i download it it said net runtime library v2.o required.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

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Sounds like a visual basic problem... What OS are you running?
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby AutobotJazz » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:18 am

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I just picked up a new iPod on Thursday. Got the 80GB Classic and man am I impressed. My old iPod was the 3rd gen 20GB. Major improvements since then. I looked at the others and this was definitely the best buy out of all of them. I've been using Videora to convert my video library. Now I need to go download some stuff from youtube. Time to go get the whole run of TF: animated to this point.
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Bumblebee-otch » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:10 pm

welp, i made the plunge and purchased an 80G iPod classic! :grin: it's my first one since the iPod Photo first came out. (besides my shuffle, of course) man, i am impressed. it is seriously a huge jump from the basic, music-only ipod to the god of all MP3 players, lol. now i have to start ripping dvds and loading this sucker up! 8)

(does anyone else's make a "weezing" noise when its connecting and searching?"-nevermind, it's typical)

For everyone looking for a DVD to iPod converter, the best one i've found is called "Ideal DVD to iPod Converter." it's super-simple and all-in-one!
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Re: how good the good is the zune?

Postby Jazz Reborn » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:51 pm

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Bumblebee-otch wrote:welp, i made the plunge and purchased an 80G iPod classic! :grin: it's my first one since the iPod Photo first came out. (besides my shuffle, of course) man, i am impressed. it is seriously a huge jump from the basic, music-only ipod to the god of all MP3 players, lol. now i have to start ripping dvds and loading this sucker up! 8)

(does anyone else's make a "weezing" noise when its connecting and searching?"-nevermind, it's typical)

For everyone looking for a DVD to iPod converter, the best one i've found is called "Ideal DVD to iPod Converter." it's super-simple and all-in-one!

how much, where is it, how do you use it?
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