Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by YourMomOnRyeBun, Jun 25, 2008.
Anyone use a Zune on a Mac?
Can you even download a mac version of the software?
just delete this
could always run bootcamp or vmware if you have an intel mac
just buy an ipod touch dude.
why would you want to use a zoon period
I pay one monthly fee $14...unlimited downloads.
It would cost me a fortune with an ipod with the amount of music I download.
I know someone will say..."Well I download for free so I don't have that problem". My answer to that is that I don't have the time to hassle with downloading mis-titled songs, hunt down the entire album, etc. Plus, some of the music I am looking for is not "mainstream" so it is harder to find through other avenues.
For $14...I would rather just have it all there waiting for me (with album art).
I don't care about portability either. I use my Zune in the car and at work connected to my computer. So I only need something that I can transport with a fair amount of ease...not jogging with it or anything like that.
This is a dumb comment. I have a legit question...looking for an answer. What is wrong with that?
I guess this is what I will have to do. Just went to the Apple store at lunch and they suggested the same thing.
well, i dont know where you go that you have to hunt down albums track by track, but thats besides the point.
i thought unlimited monthly fee situations (i think theres one through napster) were like rentals; as in, you stop paying the fee, the tracks are no longer yours. but i dont know.
do you have a link to this 14$ a month situation?
i was going to get a zune and run it though vmware, but i just decided it was too much effort for microsoft.
vmware fusion will make it less painful to do that
Yes, this is subscription based, so if you stop paying the songs will eventually stop working...unless you remove the drm from the songs and then they are on your computer permanately.
I know there are free methods of illegally downloading songs...been there, done that and don't have a problem with it. This is just much easier, legal and offers consistent quality. No different than napster or iTunes, just the subscription format is a little different.
my point really is, if youre going to pay a subscription service why bother hassling with a zune on a mac, why not just sign up for napster or any other sub service and just continue using itunes and an ipod?
also, dont "been there done that" about other methods, if your problems are quality and scarce selection then your problems are stemmed from user error. it is not any easier to pay someone than not to, it is simply more legal.
God I hope iTunes never moves to subscription. I want to own my music, not rent it.
zune nigga zune
I asked the question to find out if it was a "hassle". I already own the Zune. I don't want to buy another player if I can help it. So my question was simply posted to see what I would have to change if I were to buy a mac.
"Renting" the music has not been an issue for me yet. And I download so much per month that the monthly rate is far less than what my iTunes bill would be.
Plus...there are methods to remove the drm (rental tag) from the files.
oooooo i thought you were in my situation, of having the mac and wanting to buy a zune.
I'm surprised they didn't give you an ipod out of pure pity
That's what my boss did with his Zune. Lets his kid use it but doesn't really want it in the house. We needed it for testing at first.
I have a zune and sync it on my mac via VMWare. I dislike iPods, but I wish I bought an ipod. just waiting on the iphone now.
So if you ever stop renting, you'll remove the DRM? Why not just download from limewire/torrents/etc in the first place. oh wait, you don't want to pirate music
On a related note, I hate when people whine about iPod, saying the only reason they don't want to buy one is because they don't want to buy their music from iTunes, as if that's the only music that will work with the iPods.
i am dying to know what you dont like about ipods