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What people aren't aware of is the fact that Microsoft's Zune player is copyright protected.

You are forced to install the software, along with the Zune Marketplace, which is more expensive than iTunes.

Now, after you place all of your previous songs onto the Zune, 80% of them will not play because Zune will only recognize legally embedded songs.

So every song purchased from iTunes, Yahoo, Rhapsody, etc.. will work, but no songs from Limewire, Torrents, the Internet, etc. will!

That is the killing aspect of this crappy corporate product.

You can't share files with other people via WiFi because song tracks received from another person can only be played three times, after which it expires unless you buy it from an online music store.

And get this! Not all songs are eligible for sharing.

Record Companies can flag songs from the Zune Marketplace as non-distributal. These limits not only apply to Zune Marketplace music, but to ALL audio files loaded onto a Zune player, whether they have DMCA and RIAA protection or not.

Along with the fact that you can not play songs from a P2P Network or a BitTorrent site, you ALSO can not play songs ripped legally from your own CD that you bought, because most likely those songs are not embedded.

What you have here is a cheap product aimed at stopping the mass piracy of music, and because it's Microsoft, you can expect lots of young, mindless people with too much money buying into this product.

Go do research on other MP3 players before you jump on the bandwagon folks!
Of course within the next few months some hacker will figure out how to play illegal songs on the Zune. It IS a Microsoft product after all, very easy to hack.
by DingleChips November 20, 2006
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This product is a portable music player made by Microsoft. It was meant to compete with Apple's iPod. Among other things that the iPod does well, it is aestecially pleasing unlike the Zune.
The standard iPod comes in white or black, while the nanos (formally called minis) come in rainbow colors. The shuffle was formally white, and now silver. Notice that nowhere does apple use the color brown.

Microsoft decided to use brown on their "Zune" (where the fuck did they get the name "zune" anyway?) to make it look like a piece of dog shit to represent it's function.
Person one: "Aww shit, I think I just stepped in dog shit!!"
Person two: "No, that was my new Zune."
Person one: "Okay, now you can get an iPod."
by wassssup? January 16, 2007
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state of listening to substandard music or owning a substandard mp3 player; being ripped-off
Steve got zuned when the Zune apocalypse came. He should have bought an ipod.
by sanitynow January 14, 2009
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A product owned only by mentally retarded people with absolutely no knowledge about electronics. These people also often own an Xbox 360.
The police easily found the prison escaper after he pulled his Zune out in public.
by FelisCatusLover May 08, 2009
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A crap MP3 player. Only compatible with PCs. Really ugly. Doesn't even tell time. Will never beat iPod.

Zune: 2 million sold
iPod: 150 million sold
Person 1 (says to person 2 listening to Zune):
Hey, what time is it?

Person 2: I don't know. The Zune doesn't tell time.

Person 1: What?? What electric device nowadays doesn't tell time?

Person 3: Lemme check my iPod.
by gamerdude94 February 07, 2009
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Microsoft's version of the Apple iPod. It's not bad; similar to the iPod only with a different interface and control scheme. It also has Wi-Fi sharing among other features, but being that it's by Microsoft, somehow it automatically sucks.
Should I get a Zune or an iPod? Ummm... well, everyone knows that the Zune is by Microsoft and the iPod is by Apple, soooo... I'm gonna go with the iPod. :)
by text of death March 16, 2008
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