Continue to use Zune for media sync in WP
The WP sync app/manual copy is inferior to Zune for syncing media. Return to Zune for syncing media, including playlists and play counts.
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I just purchased a windows phone 8 and loved it. but i received a massive slap to the face when i tried to sync my phone with zune. I have spent many hours organizing over 700 GB of video and music with zune for my wp7 and now I see it was for nothing. this is a massive deal breaker for me if I had know there was no support for wp8 on zune I would have not bought the phone. I want to continue using wp8 and its next iterations but unfortunately Microsoft has left a sour taste in my mouth after this. if better software isn't released when my contract is up I will surely go with another OS.
Jan von Hamburg commented
I recently had the chance to test the current XBox Music version. I am so glad that the build quality of my Lumia 800 is superb. While I miss out on many great new features of Windows Phone 8, the sacrifice of Zune for the XBox Music "experience" is just too great. Thanks, but no thanks. (And don't get me started on XBox Music for Windows 8.1, either. This so-called app, dear developers, is the main reason for me to keep Windows 7, probably for a long, long time.)
Zune Desktop software was by far the BEST music/media management app on the planet. Microsoft, you shot yourself in the foot AND kneecaps by getting rid of it in favor of a far less usable piece of **** app!!!
Come on, bring back the software. I don't care what you name it. We just want the superior software back!
This is the main reason I left for Apple/iTunes. I HATE iTunes with a passion for many reasons. But it's really the only best alternative solution.
Jason Wang commented
I really love this software.It's the same software like itunes.so,please make it back. we need that.plz....
Daniel Marrett commented
Was at the Microsoft store looking at the new phones. I'll be keeping my Focus Flash and Zune thank you! Bought the Surface RT four months ago on the promise of the associate that my phone would synchronize to it but no! Love the RT hardware quality but XBox Music not near as easy to use or visually appealing as Zune. Call it whatever you want but bring it back or make it an app in w8. Long time pass holder and Zune user feeling alienated here by MS.
Zune is the only software answer. WMP doesn't even recognize 1/2 of the music I have bought. Making a playlist on WMP is also a disaster. How did MS get this wrong?!
Chris Riashi commented
Microsoft, why not just make a Zune app that syncs with the Zune software? That way you can still move in the direction of Xbox Music while still supporting your loyal Zune fanbase
have a better idea why not keep the good old usb transfer and add zune support at the same time
(after using itunes i cant say i like the idea of another propiatry managements software)
So.. That's the reason I cannot sync my Lumia 1020 with Zune.. Pretty **** dumb if you ask me, Zune was wonderful with my Windows phone 7 why can't it work on Windows Phone 8??? Please bring it back MS I really liked adding playlists and editing music on the zune straight to my WP, PLEASEEE!
Atif Sheikh commented
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I say give the option to use either or both
Kevin Rush commented
The great and wonderful ZUNE PC software should have it's connection to Window Phone extended to include Windows Phone 8 and future WP versions too. The managing of music and play lists, the syncing of music and play lists, and creating play lists. The AMAZING ZUNE PC software is alive and is still ahead of its time in terms of look and feel and features. Yes, Microsoft has removed some features of the great ZUNE PC software, but it had so many, it is still wonderful. It plays music from purchased from every source that I have tried. It connects to Xbox Music and Xbox Video. Just a week ago, I watched a movie on the ZUNE PC software, that I purchased on Xbox Video (on my Xbox). It has curated play lists for everything you can think of. I downloaded the list and music for Christmas music recently, from Xbox Music Pass (formerly ZUNE Music Pass). The music artist visualizations, on this PC software, are the very best. The Xbox Music "app" has just added back a weak version of the artist visualizations. We need the ZUNE PC software to connect (sync) with our Windows Phone 8 phones.
There is no need of WMP, you can drag and drop files with Explorer...
Managing my WP8 with WMP is a disaster!!! there are lots of useless files on the phone that are not used by WP8, trying the Windows 8 app is kind of OK, but can't create lists, the Music app is garbage (I uninstalled it), Zune is installed to manage my music and lists, I keep using the Windows 8's WP8 app to "sync", I'll be using Zune as long as needed.
Also, please bring back the Zune HD player. I can't be the only one still using it (and yes, I have a WP, but the Zune easily lasts for days without charging and is extremely lightweight).
Marco Ruiz commented
As everybody here is stating, using the zune software with windows phone 7 music syncing was nothing short of wonderful. Syncing playlists especially was seamless, flawless, extremely convenient. Now? The windows 8 music app cannot sync files or playlists the way the zune app could. Even worse, the music app seems more interested in making us pay for xbox music pass rather than making it convenient to sync the music we have already paid for to our windows phones. We have already bought into your windows system, do as iTunes and google music do and make it easy to sync our music without extra cost!
Tim matthews commented
Come on MS! Really? Windows Phone App for Desktop is by far the biggest piece of **** software ever to have insulted me with its presence. If you can't make Zune work with WP8 then fine. But at least get someone to re-design the desktop app who isn't high on *****, or getting a ******* please.
OK Microsoft your music app is garbage yes it plays my music but it is also annoying not being able to change the album art to the correct cover art, also being able to find the correct information for the album is good as well ok lets just say all the customization we had be for, putt the features in to WMP please and thank you