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Old 04-05-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Zune HD Firmware 4.5 Is Now Available

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/05/z...-now-available

It's out!!!

Unofficial release notes:

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- Smart DJ
- Native AVI and XVID support
- Marketplace on TV-Out
- Picks on-device
- Artist view and now playing feature multiple artist background pictures, rather than just one, now.
- Overall performance increases. Faster thumbnail loading and smoother animations.
- Faster, better browser. Large web pages that would previously have crashed the browser now load, you can zoom in further on images without blurring, and tap-to-zoom works better.
- You can now sort your favorites by date added or alphabetically.
- You can rename your browser favorites. Press and hold a favorite then click "rename".
- You can save pictures of a webpage to your device. Press and hold on any non-link part of a webpage to do so. You can do the same for individual images!
- It now warns you that deleting your browser history takes forever.
- In artist view, you can now play all albums or songs, or add them to now playing.
- In the marketplace, you can see more than 3 of an artist's top songs.
- Playlists now have a transparent background in Quickplay.
- You can now connect to wireless networks that don't broadcast an SSID. They show up as "hidden network" on the device.
- Games no longer have ads in front of them.

Video support
Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv); Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR, up to 10.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second); Advanced profile up to L2, 1280 pixels x 720 pixels up to 30 frames per second, CBR or VBR, up to 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate;Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above stated capabilities at device sync
MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video3; Simple Profile up to 4.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second); Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
H.264 video3; Baseline Profile + bframes, up to 10 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second);1280 pixels x 720 pixels up to 30 frames per second, up to level 3.1 and 14.0 Mbps peak video bitrate; Zune software will transcode HD WMV files above the stated capabilities at device sync
DVR-MS4; Zune software will transcode at time of sync

Wireless sync
Yes
Connectivity: 802.11b/g compatible
Authentication modes: Open, WEP, WPA, and WPA2
Encryption modes: WEP 64- and 128-bit, TKIP, and AES

Audio support
Windows Media® Audio Standard3 (WMA) (.wma); Up to 384 Kbps; constant bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate; WMA Pro two channel up to 768 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
WMA Lossless: two channel up to 768 kbps and 48-kHz
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b); .m4a and .m4b files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
MP3 (.mp3); Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz

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Old 04-05-2010, 12:32 PM
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WOOO!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:34 PM
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The web browser is like 10x better now. No now features, other than sorting favorites, but I can go to Gizmodo now and it doesn't crash and all the images load. Nice!
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:38 PM
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Opened Zune Software, placed device in dock = no automatic update.
Checked settings look for update = no update found.

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Old 04-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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Opened Zune Software, placed device in dock = no automatic update.
Checked settings look for update = no update found.

.....?
Try changing you region to United States.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:40 PM
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STep 3/4 updating player
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:41 PM
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why can't they have an updater from zune.net.....i want my update now (work computer= no zune software)
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:41 PM
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You're right. The browser is faster and better now. I also notices that zooming in on pictures is much less pixelated now.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:42 PM
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Tried loading a (non-720p) Xvid AVI and it plays it just fine. Will test a 720p file when I get home.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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Anything new in this besides the named updates? I'm looking forward to loading this when I get home tonight.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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I think the word prediction may have been improved a bit. Before, I don't think it would let you go back and edit a word after adding a space; it does now. I'm not sure if this worked before, but with some keyboard keys (namely ?/!/$), if you hold it down it will give you similar characters (upside-down punctuation/other currencies).

The javascript support seems a bit better (unless the site I tested with before changed), but still not good enough to able to get to what I want.

There's a "favorites sort" option in Internet settings, now.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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Anything new in this besides the named updates? I'm looking forward to loading this when I get home tonight.
Overall performance boost. I find everything smoother and snappier although it could just be a placebo effect.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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LOL, i think im gonna neeed a guide on how to update..
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:51 PM
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Any update to wifi support? Please let it be so! I need this to happen before I can justify a Zune Pass since my work wifi is a no-go right now.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:52 PM
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LOL, i think im gonna neeed a guide on how to update..
1. Connect Zune to PC
2. Open Zune Software
3. Click on Settings
4. Find "Player Update"
5. Yay!

You'll probably have to have your PC region set to US if you're not in the States.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:52 PM
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Anyone else have the problem where trying to use the smartdj always gives the error that more music should be sync'd to player?! I've tried this for numerous artists and the same result evertime...I've got about 22 gigs of songs on there...how much does it need?

Smartdj works if I try it from the marketplace(I have a zune pass).

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Old 04-05-2010, 12:54 PM
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FireGx +K
thanks!
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:55 PM
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LOL, i think im gonna neeed a guide on how to update..
1. Plug zune into computer
2. Open up zune software
3. Click on Zune icon down at the bottom
4. On zune summary page, click Settings at the top
5. Click Device
6. Click Player Update

It should find the update and ask if you wanna update
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:57 PM
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Opened Zune Software, placed device in dock = no automatic update.
Checked settings look for update = no update found.

.....?
Idiot <me> lol! forgot to go to device and check update, the zune software hasnt changed ! tnx
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:57 PM
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Open your Zune software, click Settings. Then click Device, and click Player Update. You should see something saying that update is available.
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