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Old Oct 12, 2009, 04:00 AM
haiyeer haiyeer is offline
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Default Zune HD vs. iPod Touch: which is better choice?

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The history of Zune versus iPod Prizefights is long and bloody, filled with enough cutting criticism to send devout fans on both sides of the ring into fits. Now iPod and Zune Prizefight than ever more fiercely with Microsoft introduced Zune HD on September 15. Compared with the iPod Touch, Zune HD has what characteristics and what different advantages, has become the most heated discussion at the topic. Zune HD is a platform without a purpose. It's a single device in a multipurpose world. Zune HD gamed iPod Touch, with better design, better hardware components, more appropriate size and outstanding digital content consumption experience. It’s a brief summary, let’s go on!
Zune HD’s main features:
· large screen size (3.3 inches), lightweight (2.6 ounces), High-resolution (480*272 pixels), beautiful (Platinum, Black, Red, Green, Blue), large capacity (16GB/32GB), Multi-Touch;
· Battery life ups to 33 hours for music and 8.5 hours for video;
· Glass-covered full-color OLED display;
· HD radio tuner
· Buy, stream, and update your music—and download free games—wirelessly via a wi-fi connection.
· Surf the web anytime, including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
· Support 720p HD movies, TV shows, and videos in high definition on your HDTV through the Zune HD AV Dock (sold separately).
· Quickplay gives instant access to your stuff with shortcuts to favorites, recently downloaded or played music, videos, and more.
Compared with iPod Touch, although the Zune HD screen measures a slightly smaller 3.3 inches diagonally, it's uses cutting edge OLED technology, which delivers brightness and contrast unlike anything you can find in a LCD which iPod Touch applies. And slight another three hours of music may look, the extra 2.5 hours of video stands out to us as a significant advantage.(iPod Touch ups to 30 hours for music and 6 hours for video).
Besides hardware, what differences in other aspects?
For HD Radio
Zune marketing continues to highlight the Zune HD's radio-tuning ability (which they've had since the original Zune) as its break-out functionality over the non-radio iPod. The internal tuner has gotten a little cooler now with HD radio and a feature that lets users "tag" the song playing, so that they can easily buy it later, which is neat.
Both of them are heavyweight media player for videos, audios and pictures. But they are different in many details.
Zune HD supports video formats: WMV, HD WMV, MPEG-4, H.264, DVR-MS and HD MPEG-4. audio formats : Windows Media, WMA, WMA DRM, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, AAC(no FairPlay) and MP3. and video output: 720p with optional dock.
iPod Touch supports video formats: H.264, MPEG-4. audio formats: MP3, AAC(including FairPlay), AAC+, Apple Lossless, WAV and AIFF. And video output: 480p or 576p with optional cable.
Although both are advanced media player, they couldn’t support all of video and audio formats . So I go to [url=***********]Nidesoft Inc to get program [url=***********]Nidesoft Video Converter, which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats. Fortunately, this video converter not only could support Zune HD and iPod Touch, but also supports all of the popular multimedia devices, such as iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Palm, Sansa, Google Phone, iTunes and so on. Personally I select an AVI file and have tried it. Below is what I do:
Firstly, I download this software form ***********
Install and Run it.
Step 1: Load files.
Click "add Files" button and import the AVI video from my computer.
Tips: EDIT the video with the function button: Crop, Effect, Trim, Options
(1) Remove the undesired area or just convert part of the video area from my video file in “Crop” function.
(2) Select gray effect or Negative effect from Special Effect or tune the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume to get special effect movie in “Effect”.
(3) Click “Trim” button to get my favorite segment.
(4) Click the white box besides "Merge into one file" to merge your selected titles into one video.
Step2. Select the out file format
Click the “format” drop-down list to select the output format. The software provides many profiles to support different devices and players. I select MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4).If you don’t know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.
Step3. Click the "Convert" button and start the conversion. Wait a few minutes before the conversion succeeds!
After conversion, you could open the folder and find the output video files there, try to play it on your PC first, and also you could load the converted file into your player. For iPod, you could use
iTunes to sync the files to the device; for Zune, you need to download the Zune software to manage the media content.
Now you could enjoy video with your favorite player. In addition, maybe you want to enjoy dvd movie with iPod or Zune and need convert dvd to ipod and zune. I also find [url=***********]Nidesoft DVD Ripper could help you convert DVD to all popular video or audio formats easily!

As for connectivity
The Zune HD is able to stream music over Wi-Fi, something the iPod Touch cannot do out of the box. But the iPod Touch can stream music over Bluetooth (via A2DP) to compatible players.

Feature-by-feature, the Zune HD and iPod Touch are very similar and now the lower price puts advantage over the Zune HD. But in long time, iPod has been occupied the major markets. Can Zune HD win iPod Touch? We have to wait.

Last edited by haiyeer; Oct 12, 2009 at 04:19 AM.
Old Oct 19, 2009, 03:04 AM
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wonderful information!
Good! I like it ! It is very useful ! Thanks!
Old Oct 19, 2009, 10:09 PM
haiyeer haiyeer is offline
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I prefer[url=***********]Nidesoft Video Converter. It is an excellent video converter with powerful functions.[url=***********]free download to have a try
It surpass other video converters for its unique features:
〉Convert between all popular video and audio formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MPEG1/2/4,
3GP, MP4, DVD, VCD, SVCD, MOV, MP3,etc.
〉Convert FLV format (such as youtube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, Myspace Video) to iPod, support video crop mode setting and various output resolutions.
〉Customize output file: setting Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Video Size and Volume.
〉The Video Converter allows preview; Allows you to select target subtitle or chapter.
〉Easy and simple to use for beginners.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 02:56 AM
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Nowadays, people have so many kinds of portable music/video players, and they play different video formats, so how to convert video from one popular video format to another is a question. Now I will give you a excellent video converter:[url=***********]Nidesoft Video Converter that can do the conversion in few clicks.
Step 1.Download and install [url=***********]Nidesoft Video Converter
Step 2.Load video
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Click “Add files” button to import videos.
Step 3.Preview video
Click a file in the List, you could see the first picture of this video in the preview screen. Now you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.
Step 4: Now you could EDIT the video with the function button:
a.Crop video:
Clik “Crop” button and a dialogue-box pops up, you can crop your videos by selecting a crop mode; setting the crop values; dragging the frame.
b.Effect video:
Click “Effect” button and a dialogue-box pops up, and you can you set the video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and check Deinterlacing allows you to optimize the video effect.
c.Trim video.
Click the “Trim” button, you can set the Start Time and End Time or just drag the slide bar to the position you want and then click “OK” to get any clip you want.
Step 5. Snapshot
If you like the current image when preview video, just click the "Snapshot" button the image will be saved and you can click the "Open" button next to "Snapshot" button to open your picture.
Step 6. Merge video
If you want to merge several files into one file you can choose them and click the "Merge into one file" to do it.
Step 7. Set the output settings
You can also choose the audio track and subtitle you need.
From the profile drop-down list, you can choose the output video format you need.
And you can click “Settings” button to set the Video Encoder, Resolution, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate, etc
Click “Browse” button, you can select the output path or you can choose the default path of the program.
Step 8. Now you could start to convert the files
Old Nov 20, 2009, 04:12 AM
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They are powerful video conversion softwares which could convert video and audio files between all popular formats such as convert AVI to MP4, MP3 to WAV, WMV to MPEG, MOV to AAC and supports all of the popular multimedia devices. They works as: iPod Video Converter, Zune Video Converter, PSP Video Converter, Audio Converter etc.
They are very easy to use and work fast with the best quality. Please free download it and have a wonderful experience now.
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Old Nov 30, 2009, 03:55 AM
haiyeer haiyeer is offline
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[url=***********]Nidesoft DVD Ripper is a powerful and professional DVD rip software, which could helps you convert DVD to all popular video or audio formats easily. It works as DVD to MP4,DVD to AVI, DVD to WMV, DVD to DIVX, etc..
It could rip DVD to support almost all popular PMPs. With this DVD Ripper software, you can easily copy DVD to iPod, DVD to iPhone, DVD to MP3, DVD to PSP, etc. with high speed and best quality. So you could watch your favorite DVD movie everywhere, no need to take DVD disc any more.
It is also easy to use. Only three steps were need to convert your DVD files to your portable players.
[url=***********]download and install Nidesoft DVD Ripper
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive. Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie, open it and select titles and chapters you want to convert. Also you may preview it in the right window.
Step 2: Click the “profile” button and select the format you want.
Step 3: click the convert button, Then the conversion will be completed in a short time.
Now just enjoy your DVD movies and music anytime you want.

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