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Can the Zune sync with Windows Media Player?

I have some audio books that cannot be downloaded to Zune or itunes. Is there a way to make Windows Media Player sync with the Zune player?

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    i cannot get my zune to hook up with Windows Media Player it wont sync or even recognize it

  • willie_willo Dec 28, 2008

    my zue wont sync with windows media player automatically is there a way to manualy sync them

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Zune does not sync with Windows media?

  • layla111 Jan 10, 2009

    windows media player won't recognize zune player when i connect it to try to synch my music??? help!!

  • layla111 May 11, 2010

    to clarify!! i have used WMP with other devices and do know how to open and synch it BUT when i connect my zune- open the WMP and click the sych tab it reads connect a device! the zune is a connected device and you should be able to synch to it but the player is not recognizing it ?? this is the problem???

  • Belinda Torres
    Belinda Torres May 11, 2010

    THEIR IS AND HOW CAN YOU DO THAT AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY OPEN WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER PLEASE LET ME KNOW CAUSE IM HAVING PREOBLEMS WITH THE ZUNE SOFTWARE WON'T OPENING .

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    How do you sync and refresh a Zune HD 32gb video player platnium at home

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There is a way and none of your solutions work. There is a software you can download and use as a Hack but the problem is that is does not work with Windows XP/Vista/7...Windows Media Player does not recognize the Zune as a devioce or a player, just like Windows will not recognize it as a storage drive in Windows Explorer. You would figure with Zune being a Microsoft Product, that it would work well with other MS products but they screwed up somewhere and did not get the memo that Zune is a MS product

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Zune software is ****

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There is definitely a way to sync Windows Media Player with Zune - it is called - open Windows Media Player, and then press the Sync button.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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  • cadurham1990 Apr 06, 2011

    didn't work

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    logantorgiso Feb 27, 2013

    you're an idiot

  • flatoutflyin
    flatoutflyin Apr 30, 2013

    Wrong!

  • Drew Smith
    Drew Smith Nov 07, 2013

    that's right!! that's a very "idiot" comment!!

  • Drew Smith
    Drew Smith Nov 07, 2013

    Corey, have you read what everyone is saying? Windows / Windows media player does not detect the device!!! terefore the Sync button or option will do nothing!!

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Go to the How do I web site this is what helped me!!!!!! Wonderful :D

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See this article for a suggestion on using a Zune device with Windows Media Player.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5124534_sync-zune-windows-media-player.html

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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    flatoutflyin Apr 30, 2013

    I tried ehow's advice and they didn't have the answer either.

  • Drew Smith
    Drew Smith Nov 07, 2013

    it won't work because the article assumes that Windows will recognize it as a store device or such, and either the autoplay window would pop-up or it would appear on Windows Explorer. None of that happens! what we need here is a step-by-step from a person who, in fact, succeeded at doing it!

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How can i sync my zune to my window media player

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Just download zune software from zune.com its free

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    Drew Smith Nov 07, 2013

    have you read what people are saying here??

  • Drew Smith
    Drew Smith Nov 07, 2013

    we are all looking for an alternative because we have problems getting Zune software to work. In several cases, it will not get installed on windows7 at all or if it installs.. sometimes it will stop detecting the device when connected..

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Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

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