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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Why Doesn't The Zune Desktop Software Really Go Full Screen?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 10:25 PM

Anyone else with a two monitor set up notice that the Zune desktop software, when put into full screen mode, leaves a line of pixels at the bottom? Below is a screen shot of the problem up close:

It's pretty ugly, and pretty obvious. I wonder how something this obvious could have gotten through the beta testing on the 4.7 software? You'd think at least one person with a two monitor set up would have tried to run the client full-screen on the second monitor...


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zune 4.0 Software Sneak Peak

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 12:02 AM

The new Zune 4.0 desktop software isn't out quite yet at the time I'm writing this, so here are three screen shots (provided to me by the Zune team) that show you a bit of the new user interface. Click on each image to get the high-resolution version. Enjoy!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Album Tracks Out of Order? Here's The Fix

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 03:00 AM



Have you see the above problem with your Zune music library? I've seen it on quite a few of my albums, and I was having a really hard time figuring out what was going on - why was it listing the tracks out of order? I dug deeper into the metadata and discovered something interesting: if the metadata lists the "Disc" field as zero (0) instead of one (1), it will show those tracks before Disc 1 Track 1. I'd never had this problem before, so it's something that the Zune 2.5 software does differently than Windows Media Player 11. Read more...


Friday, January 25, 2008

Zune Desktop Software Dysfunctions: Search Results

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 07:00 PM

Although the recent 2.3 software update included a long list of fixes, I'm seeing things that still need looking after. One of them is the way the Zune software seem to struggle with having an accurate index of the content - either that, or it's an oversight in the user interface. If I type "Jars of Clay", this is the research result I get:



I have 15 Jars of Clay albums, yet it only shows me three. Either the Zune software doesn't realize that there are more than three albums, or the user interface designer forgot to add an "Expand" button next to albums to show the user that there are more than three albums. The latter is somewhat unlikely because it says "(3)" after the word albums, meaning there are only three found.

If I look up the artist manually, I see the correct result of 15 albums:



So...this needs to get fixed!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Zune Desktop Software Update Released

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 11:31 AM



If you fire up the Zune desktop software, it should detect that there's a new version of the software available for download. I did the update and it went smoothly - the download took perhaps 30 seconds, and the install took a few minutes. Unfortunately, it demands a reboot - wasn't there some initiative inside Microsoft to cut down on the number of reboots that software requires? I'm in the midst of burning a DVD with my Windows Media Center Edition 2005 machine, so I can't reboot just yet. Anyone else gotten further than me care to report in on what's new in this version? I couldn't see any notes about updates during the process.


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