Zune Time

Thanks to Ken Kennedy, I’m going to get a borrowed Zune to play with. I’m kind of curious how well it works for the podcast workflow. I’ve already installed the Zune software on my one Windows PC and gotten it ready for the device to get here. The Zune management software seems to have the same basic strategy for handling podcasts as does iTunes – a centralized server component with a cumbersome submission process and a client app (without Bittorrent support) that can have individual URLs added. I didn’t find any OPML handling either in or out, so were I to move my podcast subscriptions entirely to the Zune app, that would require adding 150 different feeds. For now, I’ll be syncing my directories. I’m curious to see how well it will work for both the audio and video podcasts. I know better than to get my hopes way up, but I’m cautiously optimistic.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

2 thoughts on “Zune Time”

  1. dan says:

    The new one actually looks kinda interesting. I’ll await your verdict.

  2. mike dunn says:

    curious to see how it works for you too, i have the original zune – which didn’t get direct podcast subs at all, had to sync to directories which had already been populated by itunes…

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