1. mdameron's Avatar
    Is this the least favorite part of WP7 for anyone else? It is awful. Wifi syncing stops working after a week or so. I am greeted with a multitude of Failure To Connect messages that require a 30 second depress of Return to clear before I can close the program.

    I have a feeling the wifi sync failure is due to two WP7s talking to the same PC with 2 different users logged in, each with a Zune instance. Even if this is the limitation, that is poor. How do multi-iPhone households operate?

    The syncing logic isn't that great. Can't tell you how many times it has just erased everything on my phone and then reloaded it (over USB, since wifi doesn't work). Thirty minute syncs are my favorite. I currently have about 45 songs on my phone after a wired sync last night that are now Unknown Artist. They were Known Artists just the day before, and are still Known Artists on the PC.

    I used to have iPods and think that iTunes is better than Zune Software, and is easier to use. I hate the UI of Zune. If they're going to do tabs for everything, put it closer together. Why is Music/videos/podcasts on the left, and on the far right Artists/Songs/Playlists? Does Microsoft hate its users?

    Is Zune dead and gone in WP8? I love WP7 but every time I have to do some media management in Zune it makes me wish I was on a different platform altogether.
    09-28-2012 08:48 AM
  2. mdameron's Avatar
    Also, I hate that I have to specify "Zune Software".

    Good job making the software and physical player the same name.
    09-28-2012 08:57 AM
  3. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It's strange, because when I got the first gen WP7 device, Zune was zippy and easy to use. Now it's just as bad as iTunes.

    I had my wireless sync working for about three days, but it stopped and I couldn't get it to work again. I stopped caring.

    iTunes isn't better than Zune. I think they are equally horrible. If you want something worse than that, try google music.

    With SD card support coming, hopefully we can skip Zune completely.
    09-28-2012 09:36 AM
  4. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Sorry to barge in, but wireless sync? From Zune software to WP???
    How...? Does it happen on laptops only or even desktops..?

    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    09-28-2012 09:38 AM
  5. SnailUK's Avatar
    Personally i like Zune, but i don't do much with it.

    I set up Zune to pick up the folders i use for Music, Pictures, Videos, etc, and it just syncs, generally wirelessly.

    I very rarely actually do anything in Zune, but then i had iTunes setup the same.

    Only thing that annoys me, is that Zune can't read the explicit & clean tags on my itunes collection.
    09-28-2012 09:43 AM
  6. SnailUK's Avatar
    Sorry to barge in, but wireless sync? From Zune software to WP???
    How...? Does it happen on laptops only or even desktops..?

    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    Plug your phone in, go to the phone settings, and theres a wireless sync option.
    09-28-2012 09:44 AM
  7. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Plug your phone in, go to the phone settings, and theres a wireless sync option.
    Thanks I wasn't aware of that so that happens to desktops too right

    Sent from my RaZr HD.
    09-28-2012 09:53 AM
  8. Verkunder's Avatar
    Zune has gotten clunky lately, and I'm sure it's due to updating everything to "Xbox Music." Keep your pants on, it's not the end of the world.
    09-28-2012 11:01 AM
  9. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    If I type a song name in the zune search. When I search for it, it brings me to the marketplace. I don't want to look in the market place. I want to find the song in my music collection. Also the converter for the videos sucks.

    Zune and WP 7 should be able to support more than just mp4 video files.

    The WiFi sync doesn't break on my setup up though.

    I also don't like that if I accidentally delete a file on my windows 7 music library, it gets deleted on the WP 7 phone too. I understand its syncing, but I look for that song later and its not there. That's annoying.

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    09-30-2012 02:50 PM
  10. josepmanel1983's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance but if understood correctly, Zune software is being replaced in WP8 (also for 7.8?) isn't it?

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    09-30-2012 02:57 PM
  11. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I know that in WP 8 the app may change to " Xbox music ". I have not heard that the actual Zune would change.

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    09-30-2012 06:11 PM
  12. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Is this the least favorite part of WP7 for anyone else? It is awful. Wifi syncing stops working after a week or so. I am greeted with a multitude of Failure To Connect messages that require a 30 second depress of Return to clear before I can close the program.

    I have a feeling the wifi sync failure is due to two WP7s talking to the same PC with 2 different users logged in, each with a Zune instance. Even if this is the limitation, that is poor. How do multi-iPhone households operate?

    The syncing logic isn't that great. Can't tell you how many times it has just erased everything on my phone and then reloaded it (over USB, since wifi doesn't work). Thirty minute syncs are my favorite. I currently have about 45 songs on my phone after a wired sync last night that are now Unknown Artist. They were Known Artists just the day before, and are still Known Artists on the PC.

    I used to have iPods and think that iTunes is better than Zune Software, and is easier to use. I hate the UI of Zune. If they're going to do tabs for everything, put it closer together. Why is Music/videos/podcasts on the left, and on the far right Artists/Songs/Playlists? Does Microsoft hate its users?

    Is Zune dead and gone in WP8? I love WP7 but every time I have to do some media management in Zune it makes me wish I was on a different platform altogether.
    Zune is being rebranded Xbox Music for W8/WP8 but I don't know if they're making any major changes to the software itself...

    BTW I happen to prefer Zune to iTunes, but I guess it's down to what you're accustomed to. I got my HD7 before my wife got her iPad. I also don't wireless sync, and even if I did, mine is the only WP in the household so I can't address your other concerns.
    09-30-2012 06:18 PM
  13. mase123987's Avatar
    I don't mind Zune at all. Not perfect but it is easy and quick. I had an iPod Touch before I ever had any Android or Windows Mobile/Phone devices. I enjoy the iPod Touch but iTunes for Windows made me want to push a pencil through my eye. Slow, cumbersome and overall a mess.
    09-30-2012 08:44 PM
  14. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I don't mind Zune at all. Not perfect but it is easy and quick. I had an iPod Touch before I ever had any Android or Windows Mobile/Phone devices. I enjoy the iPod Touch but iTunes for Windows made me want to push a pencil through my eye. Slow, cumbersome and overall a mess.
    Well I agree there. But there were alternatives. With WP there are no alternatives. Unfortunately there is only zune.

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    09-30-2012 08:51 PM
  15. jmshub's Avatar
    I use Zune software to connect my Zune HD and my wp7 device without any problems. I use the wireless sync on both devices without any problems.

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    09-30-2012 09:00 PM
  16. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    Ditto, here. I've used Zune to manage my Zune Pass annual account and to sync a 5900-tracks-and-counting Collection across 2computers, 2 Zune HDs, and a Samsung Focus. My 32gb Zune player and my 36.9gb Focus are filled to the rim, so I wirelessly now sync only the Zune 64 which still has plenty of space available (or, at least I did before I sent it out for repair). I'd tweak the player software on the phone to allow me to set up and manage playlists, and do one or two other things; but I'm a very satisfied multi-platform Zune user, confident that Music + Video and Zune -by that or any other name- will continue to serve me well.

    Enjoy the music...
    10-01-2012 05:33 PM
  17. Villain's Avatar
    I'd like to see a pc software program like RIM's desktop manager.
    10-01-2012 05:48 PM
  18. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Been using wireless sync since I got my WP in June. Still works everyday almost six months later. Have never gotten a "cannot connect" message either.

    I also attach my ZuneHD both wireless and by cable.
    10-01-2012 06:00 PM
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