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All posts tagged "marketplace"


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Sebero" by Issa Bagayogo

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:45 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on the link(s) below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.

Title: Sebero
Artist: Issa Bagayogo
Genre: Electronic/Dance
Length: 4:18


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebies: "Fast Life" by Clipse, "Wontcha Come Home" by G. Love & Special Sauce

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 12:45 AM

Another week and another batch of Zune Marketplace freebies that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on the link(s) below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.

Title: Fast Life
Artist: Clipse Presents Re-Up Gang
Genre: Hip-Hop
Length: 4:09

Title: Wontcha Come Home
Artist: G. Love & Special Sauce
Genre: Rock
Length: 2:32


Friday, August 1, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Evermore" by John Matthias

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 06:35 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on the link(s) below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Evermore
Artist: John Matthias
Genre: Rock
Length: 3:59


Friday, July 25, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Everything I Ask For" by The Maine

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 07:30 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on the link(s) below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Everything I Ask For
Artist: The Maine
Genre: Rock
Length: 2:37


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Mr. Mister" by J*DaVeY

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 04:22 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Mr. Mister
Artist: J*DaVeY
Genre: R&B/Soul
Length: 4:22


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Make It So (XXXchange Remix)" by Daedelus

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 06:41 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Make It So (XXXchange Remix)
Artist: Daedelus
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Length: 4:38


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Stay" by Fred Everything

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 06:50 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Stay
Artist: Fred Everything featuring Tim Fuller
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Length: 5:12


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tip: Restore Downloads from Marketplace

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Software" @ 01:30 PM

So you moved to a new PC, you wiped your harddrive, or you just want to re-download a track you deleted long, long ago. Lucky for you, the Zune team built a feature specifically for this purpose, and it's pretty simple to get to.


In the Zune software, go to Settings (in the upper-right hand corner of the screen) and then Account. In the left-hand menu select Purchases (it should be the third option down) and then select the individual songs you want to download, or click Restore All to re-download all of your previously-downloaded songs.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "From Bath With Love" by Danny Byrd

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 04:32 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: From Bath With Love
Artist: Danny Byrd
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Length: 6:44


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Gobbledigook" by Sigur Rós

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 11:35 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Gobbledigook
Artist: Sigur Rós
Genre: Rock
Length: 3:04


Friday, June 13, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Katskills" by The Orb

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 05:00 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/contentre...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Katskills
Artist: The Orb
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Length: 5:55


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Come On Down" by Jenny Scheinman

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:35 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Come On Down
Artist: Jenny Scheinman
Genre: Jazz
Length: 5:54


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebies: The Presets and Pacifika

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 06:00 AM

This week, there are two Zune Marketplace freebies that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. The first is "This Boy's In Love" by Sydney-based electronic duo, The Presets. This track is actually an absolute hit on the waves in Australia and in clubs around the world, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it tagged as a freebie. Be sure to check it out! The second is a soothing remix of "Me Cai" by Pacifika, and is definitely worth a listen! You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: This Boy's In Love
Artist: The Presets
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Time: 4:12

Title: Me Cai (Da Cruz Jazz Ragga Mix)
Artist: Pacifika
Genre: World
Time: 4:33


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Purchase Microsoft Points With Your Phone... In Japan

Posted by Darius Wey in "Digital Home News" @ 10:30 AM

http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/05...o-to-suppo.html



What if filling up on Microsoft Points was as easy as picking up your phone and having the cost added to your phone bill? That's how it is for NTT DoCoMo users in Japan, and hopefully, that's just a starting point.

If Microsoft is working with other carriers to make this available around the world, great. If not, they probably should. A vast majority of Xbox Live Marketplace and Zune Marketplace users probably have a mobile device of some sort - some have their reasons against directly linking their Windows Live ID and credit card together, while others don't always want to make the trek to their local store to pick up one of the many Microsoft Points cards on offer, so this third option makes a lot of sense.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Brown Bike" by Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 12:20 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Brown Bike
Artist: Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible
Genre: Electronic/Dance
Length: 3:51


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebies: "Scion A/V Remix Project" by Ghostface Killah

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 09:55 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. Actually, make that four Zune Marketplace freebies, and they're all from the same collection! You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Charlie Brown (DJ Mehdi Remix)
Artist: Ghostface Killah
Genre: Dance/Electronic
Time: 3:55 Read more...


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Un Americaine A Paris" by Rupa & The April Fishes

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 11:30 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: Un Americaine A Paris
Artist: Rupa & The April Fishes
Genre: World
Length: 3:59


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "So Fine (Plus Move Remix)" by Ready Fire Aim

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:50 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. You'll need a Zune account to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



Title: So Fine (Plus Move Remix)
Artist: Ready Fire Aim
Genre: Rock
Length: 5:17


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Zune Marketplace Freebie: "Raquel" by Neon Neon

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:30 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRe...ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on the download link below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Raquel" by Neon Neon
Genre: Rock
Length: 5:02

This track is available as a freebie for a limited time only. Click here to download.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Zune Podcast Download Mystery Solved Shocking Revelation!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Zune Talk" @ 05:34 PM

http://www.geeknewscentral.com/arch...ves/007573.html

"I have been getting reports from listeners saying they have been able to download my show in the Zune MarketPlace, but it absolutely refused to synchronize the media it had just downloaded to their Zune media player. I fired off a message to Rob at Zune to find out what the story was. The responding answer completely blew me away. This is the first negative thing I am going to say about the Zune MarketPlace. In fact I told Rob he needed to smack the Engineers that did this, because it is obvious that the engineering team did not read the RSS specification. Here is the deal. If you have a RSS feed with only Audio or Video Enclosures you are fine. But mix Video and Audio Enclosures together in the same RSS feed and the Zune Marketplace looses its mind! The software makes a decision on which media type is going to be allowed to be synchronized to the Zune Player."

I have to fully agree, this is one of the stupidest problems that use Zune users have had to deal with. Though in Microsoft's defense, as of this moment in time, I haven't experienced this problem as a majority of the podcasts that I listen to have one standard format that they use — either audio or video. There are some podcasts that I listen to that are primarily video podcasts but they have an audio feed for individuals that do not have time to watch, but none that have both in one feed. Now while Zune Marketplace shouldn't have a problem (in theory) with differentiating with synchronizing audio as well as video from the same podcast feed... isn't it more tidy, and less lazy-like, to separate your feeds? Why include both audio and video in one feed? That is just asking for confusion when a user is expecting a video podcast and only audio plays. I myself would most likely spend hours fiddling with the item and trying to figure out why it is "broken" even though it was perfectly fine. It's like turning on your TV and expecting to watch a new episode of "Lost" but you find out that the new episode you were all excited to watch is read in audiobook format that week. Don't screw with your users like this and for the love of all things digital and entertaining, just practice some consistency!


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