Old 04-06-2010, 01:18 AM
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I'll have my Zune HD in a couple of days, so I may be jumping the gun, but I have both ACC and MP3 files of the the same song for the majority of my music on my computer. My wife and daughter have ipods and i had a sansa fuze before it died. I downloaded the zune software, and it added both formats to my collection. The Zune software does not allow me to sort songs by type. Do I have to manually delete the duplicates before I sync? Will my new Zune have both formats synced to it?

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Old 04-06-2010, 01:42 AM
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If the AAC files are not protected, then they will play on your Zune too, I think....along with the mp3 ones.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:46 AM
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I personally store all my Music Files in the following hierarchy to help avoid duplications onto my Zune;

Tier 1: Directory Level 1 (and initial see below)
MP3 (M)
WMA <lossless> (W)

Tier 2: Directory Level 2
Genre (eg Decade, Greatest Hits, Live, Bootleg, etc etc)

Tier 3: Directory Level 3

Tier 4: Directory Level 4
Album Titles (Followed by Initial showing what copies I have by codec)

Tier 5: Directory Level 5
Music Tracks.

An example is

My Music:\WMA\Greatest Hits\Tori Amos\Tales of a Librarian <WF>\tracks....

This indicates that I have the album in both WMA and FLAC. I set the root directory for the Zune software to SYNC only the WMA and MP3 start directories, and use my transcoding program to duplicate into the proper directory any WMA or MP3 copies of other formats so my Zune can play them. The initial system helps me quickly in File Explorer know what formats I have albums in...

Simple really - if you have the room and time to set it up this way.

Hope this helps !

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