11-14-2012, 11:38 AM #1
- 84 Posts
I got a Windows 8 pc a week after it was released & love everything about it EXCEPT Xbox Music. After using Zune for so many years Xbox Music is a gigantic step backwards. The lack of control you have managing & editing you music in the software is very frustrating, especially since they using find the wrong info when they retrieve it themselves. I huge problem is that there are albums I physically own & have on my PC, but in the software they only give me the version you can stream on the service & doesn't even have my copy in the software. Some songs have multiple versions of one song but I only have the Xbox Music version in the software not version I own & prefer. And Zune had so much more features in it to see Xbox Music been stripped of them is another disappointment.
11-20-2012, 11:39 AM #4
- 34 Posts
I've been struggling with the phone connector since day one. I think it's a pretty useless app and I personally HATE it. I've come across MusicBee (getmusicbee.com). It's a free music player/management program and it works beautifully. I can now sync everything to my Nokia 920, individual songs, playlists, and podcasts. I still use Zune for my WP7, but that's still a better alternative than what Microsoft is offering.
I'll continue to use MusicBee until Microsoft comes up with a viable music player/management program that does everything Zune currently does allows you to sync a WP7 AND WP8 in the same program. Sounds rather doubtful....
- 11-25-2012, 09:32 AM #5
I have found that adding individual album folders one at a time to the Win 8 Library is the trick. Xbox music expects to see full albums. If you have lots of various artists folders you will have a mess on your hands.
- 11-25-2012, 10:21 AM #6
I uninstalled the regular app which handles music on windows 8. And several several other apps. I use foobar for music and vlc player for other media. I still have zune, but that's just to sync music to my phone.
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