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Old 05-18-2011, 10:51 PM
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With the recent price drop and the release of WIndows Phone 7 connector i figgured it was time for me to ditch the 2nd gen ipod touch and get a Zune HD. Unfortunately i wish i had known that most features are unusable unless you use the actual zune software. Can i sync it once w/ zune software and maintain that zune account on the zune but then sync my music with the mac afterwards.

Also another side issue i had was for the videos i synced, the video HUD refused to come up. it just immediately exits when i tap the screen. I have tried all sorts of location and tap lenghts and nothing works. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:36 AM
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You mean for videos on the device itself or videos on your mac?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:11 AM
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For videos on the device. On a side note, I am attempting to use parallels to run a virtual windows xp machine to sync with the real zune software to try and resolve my issue.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:18 AM
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I managed to fix the video issue by updating the firmware. Everything seems to be fixed
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:19 PM
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If I understand correctly, I think WP connector does everything but marketplace (so no apps or podcasts). You can get to the apps right from your device, though. Enlighten me, what are you trying to do that you can't with the WP connector?
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:25 PM
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If I understand correctly, I think WP connector does everything but marketplace (so no apps or podcasts). You can get to the apps right from your device, though. Enlighten me, what are you trying to do that you can't with the WP connector?
The problem is it wont update the firmware or sync a windows live account with the zune so I was left with a device that could only play the music and videos on it and nothing else. I couldn't even change settings because it popped up and said please sync with a pc.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:54 PM
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The problem is it wont update the firmware or sync a windows live account with the zune so I was left with a device that could only play the music and videos on it and nothing else. I couldn't even change settings because it popped up and said please sync with a pc.
I take it you use a Zune Pass?
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Ah haha ok that could be problematic. Yea, sounds like your only option is to use a PC (or virtual Windows, like you said) to install the firmware and do all the initial stuff. After that, WP connector should do the trick.
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