Jamie Thomson

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Zune album art wall

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Screen shot from the new Zune software!

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Awesome! You might see me talking about Zune 2 quite a bit more over the next few days!

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Written by Jamiet

November 14, 2007 at 5:02 am

Posted in Zune

4 Responses

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  1. How do you get to that layout? I’ve been trying to find it all over.
     
    I think the UI is just too simplified. Give me WMP 11 any other day. I can’t even find the way to change out the layout menus. Ugh.

    Michael

    November 15, 2007 at 12:05 pm

  2. It’s easy – click on the now playing icon in the bottom right (next to the rewind, play/pause/ forward buttons).
     
    And you can ‘skin’ the player in ‘settings’
     
    The only thing I think is really missing is the ‘recorded TV’ tab (I was under the impression this was a new feature of Zune 2.0) to sync TV to the Zune, not that I have a Zune yet, I’m in the UK afterall :P

    Ali

    November 15, 2007 at 6:06 pm

  3. Oh, looks like it’s as easy as adding the ‘recorded tv’ folder (and it appears under video) – fair enough, but surely this should be done by default (as it is in Windows Media player) – I swear 95% of vista users don’t realise they have media center and what it can do.  It’s my favourite feature of Vista (using a 360 as an extender).

    Ali

    November 15, 2007 at 6:08 pm

  4. @Ali: Thanks!
     
    I still think they could have taken this to the next level. MORE like a tile menu, similar to Windows Media Center, than just neat album art background.
     
    And does it hurt to have a other layout menus? Like just plain album art + title, or even a carousel view that could rival CoverFlow? Heck, I prefer the list view in iTunes, where each bar next to each other is different. Makes it MUCH more easier to depict things in list view.
     
    But I like the "now playing" screen, and hope they can improve on that some more.

    Michael

    November 16, 2007 at 11:04 pm


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