Let Microsoft insiders Brian Johnson and Duncan Mackenzie introduce you to Zune, the exciting new portable media player that plays both audio and video. They explain the numerous entertaining possibilities of Zune, such as transferring a music collection to your Zune, purchasing new music, connecting with friends who share similar taste in music via ZuneLive!, and hooking Zune to your Xbox 360. Additional fun features covered include watching video on Zune, subscribing to podcasts, creating content to share with others, and a preview of upcoming Zune models.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 5 Chapter 1: First Steps with Your Zune 7 Chapter 2: Installing the Zune Software 27 Chapter 3: Handling the Zune Interface 51 Part II: Managing Your Zune Content 65 Chapter 4: Importing the Music You Love 67 Chapter 5: Getting Video onto Your Zune 93 Chapter 6: Adding Pictures to Your Zune 117 Chapter 7: Buying Music in Zune Marketplace 133 Chapter 8: Ripping CDs with Zune 159 Chapter 9: Making Your Own Videos 171 Chapter 10: Podcasts 193 Part III: Enjoying Your Content 219 Chapter 11: Using Your Zune at Home 221 Chapter 12: Watching Video on the Zune 231 Chapter 13: Getting Music, Video, and Pictures to Your Xbox 360 249 Chapter 14: Hooking Your Zune Up in Your Car 265 Chapter 15: Using Your Zune on the Road 279 Chapter 16: Tapping into the Zune Community 291 Part IV: The Part of Tens 315 Chapter 17: Ten Great Zune Accessories 317 Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Parents 333 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Keep Your Zune Safe 355 Index 367
Brian Johnson is a product manager for Microsoft. He's the author of a number of technology books including (with Duncan) Xbox 360 For Dummies. You can find out more about Brian by visiting his blog at http://bufferoverrun.net. Duncan Mackenzie is a software developer at Microsoft working on several Web video sites, including http://on10.net and http://channel9.msdn.com. When he isn't working or writing, he spends most of his time with his wife and two kids, and when they are asleep he fires up the Xbox 360. At any given moment you may find him online playing Viva Pinata, Oblivion or Halo 3. He has a habit of watching TV show episodes on his Zune, including "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender". You can contact Duncan through his Web site, www.duncanmackenzie.net. Harvey Chute is owner and editor of Zunerama.com, an online resource center for Zune owners. He moderates Zunerama's user boards, oversees the site's technical support section, conducts photo reviews of Zune players and accessories, and writes the site's daily Zune blog. A project manager and software developer for a national systems integration and consulting company, Harvey has authored over fifty internal technical documents, white papers, and consulting deliverables. His interests include software development, gadgets, music, photography, woodworking, running, snowboarding, and enjoying life with his wife and three daughters.