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Windows 10, Zune, CD's

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I have used my Zune for years. Now it seems they have hobbled it in Win 10 and no longer support it. I am old school and like to get a CD, rip it to my computer and use it on a dedicated player for the gym. What is the "new way" to do this? I loved that it would download meta data auto, sync to dedicated device and could play my music at my computer.

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I have used my Zune for years. Now it seems they have hobbled it in Win 10 and no longer support it. I am old school and like to get a CD, rip it to my computer and use it on a dedicated player for the gym. What is the "new way" to do this? I loved that it would download meta data auto, sync to dedicated device and could play my music at my computer.

Help! Thanks in advance.
Personally I prefer a cheap prepaid phone as an mp3 player, none of my ipods or other mp3 players function anymore.

Not sure exactly what the 'hobbled' but the easiest thing would be to use different software like https://getmusicbee.com/
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I have used my Zune for years. Now it seems they have hobbled it in Win 10 and no longer support it. I am old school and like to get a CD, rip it to my computer and use it on a dedicated player for the gym. What is the "new way" to do this? I loved that it would download meta data auto, sync to dedicated device and could play my music at my computer.

Help! Thanks in advance.

I am with you wrt to old school rip it and play it as opposed to paying $120 a year or more to have the privilege of streaming it and burning up my data plan lol. Never has made any sense to me why people do that.

That said, any decent mp3 player will do that job for you, you do not need to use your Zune. Indeed, your phone will function as an mp3 player as well. The downside of using your phone is the limited storage it may have depending on the model, esp. if you have videos or a ton of apps on it. With a dedicated mp3 player, you can stick a large memory card in it and store your most if not all your music on one device and not have to worry about anything else. You can easily sync up with Windows Media Player\file copying and many will come with their own software\music manager to do the same thing or you can use others that are publicly available online.
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I would either like to find a program/app to use my Zune still or if that isn't really a good option, finding what software and hardware give me the same type of experience. A repurposed phone doesn't have good enough battery life for me and price isn't the biggest issue. Decent screen to read easily, ease of ripping/syncing and long battery life are my primary wants.
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I would either like to find a program/app to use my Zune still or if that isn't really a good option, finding what software and hardware give me the same type of experience. A repurposed phone doesn't have good enough battery life for me and price isn't the biggest issue. Decent screen to read easily, ease of ripping/syncing and long battery life are my primary wants.

The Zune is old, slow junk at this point and is no longer supported. Time to move on imo.

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/wha...-rip-zune/

Any decent mp3 player will get the job done. There was nothing special about the Zune experience imo unless you prefer slow and buggy (I had a Zune HD).
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The Zune is old, slow junk at this point and is no longer supported. Time to move on imo.

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/wha...-rip-zune/

Any decent mp3 player will get the job done. There was nothing special about the Zune experience imo unless you prefer slow and buggy (I had a Zune HD).

I agree, which is why I started the thread for which device is actually good along with a good music manager to get the things I like about Zune working again Smilie I despise the whole ITunes thing which was why I have used my Zune for more years than I remember... I gotta figure I'm not the only one
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I agree, which is why I started the thread for which device is actually good along with a good music manager to get the things I like about Zune working again Smilie I despise the whole ITunes thing which was why I have used my Zune for more years than I remember... I gotta figure I'm not the only one

Rip the music and manage it yourself either via Windows Media Player\File Explorer or using a 3rd party software app to sync up. They all mount via USB as drives. Unless you want online support of the music for cloud storage or purchasing, there is no real reason to have anything else imo. Just rip\save wav files out of everything. As I noted in the other thread, the Sansa mp3 players have always done the job for me. I have had mine for many years.
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Rip the music and manage it yourself either via Windows Media Player\File Explorer or using a 3rd party software app to sync up. They all mount via USB as drives. Unless you want online support of the music for cloud storage or purchasing, there is no real reason to have anything else imo. Just rip\save wav files out of everything. As I noted in the other thread, the Sansa mp3 players have always done the job for me. I have had mine for many years.

I was looking at the Sansa clip...seems to get decent reviews. I only want online for meta data. The funniest part is that it looks like my Zune could bring a decent dollar off of Ebay. Thank you for your help!
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I was looking at the Sansa clip...seems to get decent reviews. I only want online for meta data. The funniest part is that it looks like my Zune could bring a decent dollar off of Ebay. Thank you for your help!

Some people like their Zunes like some people defend Windows phones. The HDs in particular since they have a screen are OK for watching movies so they act as sort of a mini tablet in that respect. The tech was fine for the period, but MS dropped the ball on it in a big way imo. Still some people will hang onto stuff forever unless forced to change and yes, you can probably sell it online for some money. I was thinking of doing the same thing, just have not gotten around to listing it yet.
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I agree, which is why I started the thread for which device is actually good along with a good music manager to get the things I like about Zune working again Smilie I despise the whole ITunes thing which was why I have used my Zune for more years than I remember... I gotta figure I'm not the only one
Just get a $40 android phone. It's way better than the overpriced crappy heavy Zune.
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