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How To Install Songs And Video On A Zune


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Knowing how to install songs and video on a Zune starts with knowing the format of music and videos that Zune supports. Should the media files you have are not of the compatible format, there are always tools to help you do the conversion to make them Zune compatible. The last step would then be to transfer the files onto the device itself. Let's at how to install songs and video on a Zune.

Basically Zune device supports the following audio formats:

1. AAC audio created with AAC-LC audio codec (. m4a and . m4b)

2. Windows Media Audio (. wma)

3. MP3 audio (.mp3)

And the following video formats:

1. MPEG-4 media (. m4v and . mp4)

2. QuickTime movie (. mov)

3. Windows Media Center DVR (Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate only) (. dvr-ms)

If you could not care less about all these mumbo jumbo stuff and just want to know how to install songs and video on a Zune quickly, just remember the file extensions (in brackets) that Zune supports.

Most of the audio files you get from the internet should be in of the formats mentioned so audio is not an issue. If you need to covert songs from your audio CDs you can rip them using the free Zune Software provided by Microsoft at

Videos are more complicated as they can come in many different formats. If the video files that you have are unsupported by Zune like AVI files (. avi), real media files (. rm) or dixv files (. mpg, and . avi) they can be converted using software like iSkySoft Video converter or Cucusoft Zune program. Cucusoft Zune program also allows you to convert DVDs to Zune compatible formats like mp4. Step by step instruction on how to do that can be found at

Assuming that you have converted the media files, now is the time to look at how to install songs and video on a Zune. You can transfer music and video files by using the free Zune software provided by Microsoft. Users also have the option of converting their Zune device to an external hard disk which enables them to subsequently copy and paste audio/video files to the device from windows explorer. Find out how to install songs and video on a Zune with this method.

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