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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Windows Media Center Support Still Limited

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 10:53 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/14/...center-recordi/

"Zune HD, and the forthcoming Zune 4.0 PC software, will support and transcode Windows Media Center recorded TV file formats from Windows Vista or Windows 7 that contain MPEG-2 video, in either the DVR-MS or WTV formats. Support is limited to unencrypted SD and HD recordings. HD Files with AC3 audio are not supported by Zune."

As Engadget points out (and I was entirely unaware of), this effectively makes HD recordings incompatible with the Zune as the broadcasts all use Dolby Digital AC-3 audio. This is really a shame because it shows that despite all of the promise of interoperability between Microsoft's many excellent platforms, it still hasn't really come close to happening yet. The Zune, XBox and WMC are all, in and of themselves, fine products.

What would really give them an edge over the competition is if they all worked together seamlessly and its still something that they really don't do except in the most rudimentary ways. I know the guys up in Redmond are all very good at what they do so I don't understand what is keeping them from really giving us a truly broad ecosystem for personal entertainment from top to bottom.


Monday, January 15, 2007

What's Really on Your Zune Hard Drive

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Talk" @ 02:32 PM

http://zunerama.com/forum/index.php?topic=1273.0

"The so-called "Zune Hard Drive Hack" that everyone is talking about does *NOT* give you direct access to the hard drive !!!! In reality the true hard drive looks a lot different than what you see in Windows Explorer. What you are seeing in Windows Explorer is a filtered (fake) view. For most casual Zune owners, the difference doesn't matter. For people seriously trying to access/hack the Zune, it is very significant."

ZunePet, as poster over at Zunerama, has discovered that the performing the hard drive hack to allow direct access to Zune's hard drive is really a filtered view of the hard drive. The poster also has a method to allow complete access to the hard drive, including two separate partitions. This information is only relevant if you are trying to hack the Zune's software, and really doesn't come into play if you want to use your Zune as a portable storage device. Be sure to check out this tip if you really want to see the contents of your Zune's drive.

Tags: hack, hard drive, hd

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