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jeffmatt
Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 7, 2007 at 2:14:45 pm

The article includes FOUR parts.

Part 1: Natively supported video formats by Zune & Zune software
Part 2: Convert DVD and popular video&audio file formats like AVI, MPEG, DivX, XviD, MOV, ASF, RM to Zune (WMV, WMA) step by step quickly
Part 3: Convert iTunes to Zune, iPod to Zune, M4P to Zune, M4v to Zune
Part 4: Download and convert video from YouTube, FLV, Google, Myspace, iFilm, etc. to Zune WMV/WMA

All conversion supports encoding to WMV and WMA playable on Zune without converting using Zune software again. All software are picked and popular on the internet.

Part 1

1) Natively supported formats for Zune
Microsoft Zune player supports WMV, WMA, MP3, AAC natively. You can sync the following movies and music to Zune device directly without any converting process.

Video: WMV (up to 320x240, 1.5Mbps video bitrate, 30fps frame rate; With WMA audio up to 192Kbps audio bitrate, 44.1kHz sample rate)
Audio: WMA, MP3, AAC, M4A, M4b, MP4 (up to 320Kbps bitrate, 48KHz sample rate)

Hints: To 16:9 widescreen videos, the resolution is 320x180.
Hints: Zune only supports unprotected media files unless they are purchased or downloaded from Zune Marketplace.

2) Straight convert Zune video with Zune software during sync
If the movies you downloaded online or your personally created videos don't meet the limitations which Zune carries (such as any specific parameter is exceeded), but they can be imported into Zune software and played back successfully, then Zune software will convert the media files in the background during synchronization.

Supported formats for Zune software are as follows:

Video: WMV, MP4, M4V, MOV, H.264 with various video sizes, bitrates, frame rates
Audio: MP3, WMA, M4a, M4b, MP4 with no any limitation.

Part 2

--- Convert DVD to Zune video & rip DVD to Zune audio

1. Free download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/ZuneConvSuite_r77019.exe]latest version DVD to Zune + Zune Video Converter from here. You can learn more about the software by visting [url=http://www.top5soft.com/video/cucusoft-zune-video-converter-suite.html]here.

2. Insert the DVD you'd like to convert to the DVD drive.

3. Click 'File' menu and 'Open DVD', or directly hit 'Open DVD' button to load the DVD.


4. Click around in the DVD's menu to set up DVD playback as you like, then begin to play the movie through the software.

5. The following window will pop up. Here, you can rename 'Title Name', set 'Save Path' and output quality, then click 'Yes' button to start ripping DVD to Zune WMV or Zune MP4 video from the point that the movie starts. That is all. Just so easy!


If you'd like to record from certain time point, or want to change some parameters like 'output format', 'video bitrate', 'frame rate', 'audio bitrate', please click 'No' button to close the window.

6. Optional parameters settings
* Select subtitles and lauguages
Click 'Subtitle' or 'Audio Track' in the 'Setting' menu, choose the related value you like.
* Set output formats
Choose the target file format from 'Profile'. The software supports converting DVD to Zune WMV, Zune MP4, Zune H.264, Zune audio WMA, Zune MP3 and Zune TV size.

* Set the start time to convert
Use the video playback controls to queue up the point at which you want to start ripping. Or click 'Setting -> Go to' and jump to previous/next chapter.
* More parameters
Click 'Setting -> Output video settings', here you can choose different profile, video/audio bitrate, video size, disable video/audio, aspect ratio, frame/sample rate, etc.
If you are not familiar with these options, please view the descriptions listed at the bottom of the window.

7. Hit 'Convert' button, choose the recording time point and quality, then click 'Yes' to begin to convert DVD to Zune video or audio quickly.

8. After ripping, transfer the converted files to Zune software, and then sync to your Zune player.

--- Convert movies to Zune video (WMV, H.264, MP4) and Zune audio (WMA, MP3), AVI to Zune, MPEG to Zune, WMV to Zune, MOV to Zune, DivX to Zune, Xvid to Zune, DVR-MS to Zune, RM to Zune, RMVB to Zune, ASF to Zune, AVS to Zune, MPG to Zune step by step

1. Free download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/ZuneConvSuite_r77019.exe]latest version DVD to Zune + Zune Video Converter from here. You can learn more about the software by visting [url=http://www.top5soft.com/video/cucusoft-zune-video-converter-suite.html]here.

2. Click 'Open file' button to load the video file(s) you'd like to convert. The Zune converter software supports batch conversion mode.


3. The default output format is Zune WMV video. If you'd like to change this, click "Advance" button, set the output format to Zune video (Zune MP4, Zune WMV, Zune H.264, Zune TV) or Zune audio (MP3, WMA). Here, you can also set video size, frame rate and more.

4. Hit 'Convert' button to start converting video to Zune.

5. Transfer the converted video or audio files to Zune software and put them on Zune player.

Just so easy!

Part 3

--- How to convert iTunes to Zune WMV WMA

Tunebite can convert iTunes to MP3 file, including converting M4P, M4V, WMA, WMV, AAC, M4A, AA and M4B to unprotected MP3, MP4, WMA, WMV or OGG file.
Note: you can only use the article to make copies of the purchased music and video for personal use or share copies with your closest relatives.

1. Download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/audio/tunebite-premium-platinum.html]Tunebite and install the software on your computer. You can learn more about the software by visting [url=http://www.top5soft.com/audio/tunebite-premium-platinum.html]here.

2. Sound card and recording settings: Launch the program, follow the configuration wizard to set the sound card (there will be some sounds which are necessary to detect your sound system). Click "Next" to config high-speed digital dubbing which can accelerate digital recording.


3. Set output audio formats from MP3, WMA, OGG: Click "Next", select the audio format you'd like to output from MP3, OGG or WMA. Let's take "MP3" for example.

Download MP3 encoder by clicking "Search for lame_enc.dll" or download it from here. Then click "Import lame_enc.dll", browse to the .dll file and load into.


4. Set output video formats from WMV, MP4: Click "Next". If you want to record and convert protected M4V or WMV files, please check "record video, when original music file contains video" and click "Next" to continue. Then select the output video format you like from "MPEG4" (Playable on iPod, PSP, MP4 players) or "WMV" (Most portable media players).


5. Start converting: Add media file(s) or complete folder(s) you want to record by clicking "add" button or by dragging and dropping them into the window. Click "GO" to start recording and converting. If you only want to recode audio, please check "audio only" box.

Done!

Part 4

--- Put YouTube, FLV, etc. Video on your Zune

How to put YouTube video on your Zune? It is very easy. You only need a couple of utilities to accomplish this. One utility is to download video off of YouTube (the FLV file) and another to convert the file to a Zune player compatible video. The following are steps to transfer YouTube video to Zune:

Download YouTube, Google, Myspace, iFilm, etc. video files and save as the FLV file and convert to Zune and other popular file formats

For Internet Explorer (PC) users

Find a favourite video clip, copy the url link which is located right below the video you've chosen and paste it to the “URL:” box from the [url=http://wish.kuso.cc/youtube/]site . After clicking on the “search” button, [Download Link] would be showed. You only need to right-click the [Download Link] and save the file.
Note: rename the file extension from *.php to *.flv when saving it. So, the FLV video file was saved to your computer.The FLV file isn’t widely used, so you need to download a special player to play the file. Freeware FLV Player is highly recommended. Download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/flvplayer_setup.exe]FLY Player

For Internet Explorer (Mac) users

Search your hard drive for a file called "get_video". You can use Spotlight to find the file.


Copy it to your Desktop. Rename the file extension from *.php to *.flv.


Please note: There is another method to download videos from YouTube, Google Videos, iFilm, Metacafe, Dailymotion, MySpace, etc. Use the [url=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2390/]VideoDownloader plugin for Mozilla Firefox to download all your favorite videos.

How to convert the FLV files to Zune wmv

There are many programs to convert the FLV file. Mac users may look at iSquint. It's a free application. It can be downloaded at [url=http://www.isquint.org/]the site. Windows PC users just [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/FLV2Video_Setup_r77019.exe]download the FLV Converter. It can convert FLV to Zune WMV, FLV to AVI, FLV to MPEG, SWF, iPod, PSP, MP3, M4B, M4A, etc.

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ImToo Zune Converter is also a nice program which supports converting DVD and various video/audio files to Zune (WMV, WMA). If cucusoft doesn't work great on your computer, take a look at the following guides and download it to have a try.

Convert DVD to Zune WMV, WMA, etc.

1. Download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/dvd-to-zune-converter-77019.exe]DVD to Zune Converter, run it.

2.Click "Add DVD Folder..." in the File menu or directly click the "DVD" button in the main interface, then select your DVD-ROM in the pop-up window and press the "OK" button.


3. All files from DVD are loaded. If you only want to convert certain chapter(s), press "Show Chapters" button on the main interface and then check the chapter(s).


4. Select the target output format in "Profile" combo-box on the interface. Here WMV is recommended because Zune natively plays the format. If you choose MP4, zune Software will need to transcode it to WMV again, that waste a lot of time.


Tip: The software can also extract audio from DVD and save as Zune audio WMA.

5. After selecting "Zune WMV" as the output format, the right panel will show Zune WMV settings. By clicking certain setting(s), you may specify it. We suggest you to keep the default settings.


Tip: It supports clip or segment conversion. You can convert any clip or segment by setting the start point and duration at will. For example, you want to rip a clip from 00:03:20 to 00:08:00 please click "Start time" to set the starting time 00:03:20 and click "Duration" to specify the length 00:04:40.
Tip: Zune video size: 320x240
Tip: Zune video must be WMV with wma audio.

6. There are other options on the interface you can adjust.
>> In 'Zoom' section, you can find four options. 'Letterbox', 'medium', and 'pan scan' will convert 16:9 format to 4:3 format. The Full option does not correct the aspect ratio. If you have a 4:3 DVD, use the Full option.
>> In the 'Split' drop list, you may select the size of the volumes that you would like to generate.
>> Select the output folder by clicking the "Browse..." button or directly enter a path in "Destination" box.

7. Press the "Encode" button to start converting. You would see the info "Completed" in the status column after a successful conversion.

8. After the files are successfully ripped, you may transfer to your Zune with Zune Software.

Convert video and audio files to Zune WMV, WMA, etc.

1. Download [url=http://www.top5soft.com/files/zune-video-converter-77019.exe]Zune Video Converter, install and run it.

2. Load the file(s): Add the video or audio files you would like to convert by clicking the "Add" button in the main interface or choose "Add" in the "File" menu.

3. Highlight the file(s) you'd like to convert, select the target output format from "Profile" combo-box.


Tip: It supports clip or segment conversion. You can convert any clip or segment by setting the start point and duration at will. For example, you want to rip a clip from 00:02:20 to 00:07:00, please click "Start time" to set the starting time 00:02:20 and click "Duration" to specify the length 00:04:40. For sync problem, you may lower down the video bit rate to have a try. You can also try to solve it by adjusting the frame rate.

4. Finally, press the "Encode" button to begin to convert.

5. Drag the converted Zune video/audio files to Zune software and sync to your Zune player.


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flvconverter
ALL FLV converter
on Mar 17, 2007 at 5:20:19 am

FLV converter provide u with all popular [url=http://www.flv-converter.com]FLV converter, what u need to do is just download them and determine by yourself.


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 18, 2007 at 4:50:02 pm

great job


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 22, 2007 at 2:54:42 pm

owensonli: great job


thank you Very Happy


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Mchilly
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 23, 2007 at 6:04:51 am

wonderful!


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 24, 2007 at 12:09:49 pm

Cucusoft's conversion speed is really fast, it takes me only half an hour to rip a 90 minutes DVD movie, amazing Cool


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 29, 2007 at 2:09:55 pm

Microsoft has released a new Zune firmware version 1.1.3. Fix the video skip problem, nice job Very Happy


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Mar 31, 2007 at 12:46:06 pm

sorry for the mistake, the new version is 1.3, not 1.1.3 Surprised ops:


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 1, 2007 at 9:09:32 am

Laughing litte mistake!


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freda
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 2, 2007 at 6:04:22 am

Yes, great job. I use [url=http://www.qweas.com/download/video_dvd/video_converters/dvdxsoft_dvd_to_zune_converter.htm]dvdXsoft DVD to Zune Converter for converting dvd to zune lately, it is also a good zune converter.


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 7, 2007 at 10:59:25 am

i like the conversion speed of cucusoft in the guide


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shedelulu
DVD to Zune converter Guide
on Apr 10, 2007 at 2:54:27 am

Sends a posting, does a human spirit and look a [url=http://www.zunevideoconverter.net]zune video converter Guide ! Ha-ha


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 12, 2007 at 1:56:33 pm

I heard that Zune Generation 2 will come out soon, Woo, I really want it Surprised


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shedelulu
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 13, 2007 at 6:29:59 am

Sends a posting to kill the bored time and look a [url=http://www.dvdtozuneconverter.com]DVD to Zune converter Guide ! Ha-ha Wink


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 15, 2007 at 2:06:28 pm

shedelulu: Sends a posting to kill the bored time and look a [url=http://www.dvdtozuneconverter.com]DVD to Zune converter Guide ! Ha-ha Wink


why you recommend the converter twice in my post?


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 21, 2007 at 2:13:28 pm

Zune Generation 2 is coming soon, Yeah!


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 26, 2007 at 3:17:42 pm

sounds great


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Apr 29, 2007 at 4:15:11 pm

I heard that Microsoft is gonna to slae video on Zune market, that's cool.


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on May 6, 2007 at 6:11:47 pm

sound like the micrsoft always study from Apple


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on May 18, 2007 at 7:54:13 am

i like ipod, but where did you hear the information about zune?
the official site?


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jun 2, 2007 at 8:34:55 pm

Apple iPhone is coming soon, I wonder if it is real that Mirosoft will release Zune phone, just like iPod VS Zune?


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jun 17, 2007 at 6:10:21 am

owensonli: Apple iPhone is coming soon, I wonder if it is real that Mirosoft will release Zune phone, just like iPod VS Zune?


yes, I'm sure that Microsoft will release Zune phone, I got the news from here
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/zune-phone-its-coming-233264.php


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jul 6, 2007 at 2:46:46 pm

anyone has bought iPhone?
dose it worth the money?


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blueseame
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jul 13, 2007 at 6:36:22 pm

nice guide!


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jul 21, 2007 at 8:35:19 am

blueseame: nice guide!


thank you. Very Happy


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jul 23, 2007 at 6:36:03 pm

Anyone here know the real time wehn the Zune v2 is released?


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Jul 28, 2007 at 4:25:43 am

owensonli: Anyone here know the real time wehn the Zune v2 is released?


yeah, I got a news that Microsoft will release a new Zune before Christmas day.


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Aug 3, 2007 at 7:16:42 pm

yea, sounds a great news!


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blueseame
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Aug 16, 2007 at 9:29:53 pm

yes, but I think iPod v6 will be much better.


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Aug 19, 2007 at 1:11:25 pm

blueseame: yes, but I think iPod v6 will be much better.


yeah, I will get both iPod V6 and Zune V2 Very Happy


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Aug 31, 2007 at 7:55:56 pm

someone said apple will release iPod Touch, like a iphone without phone funcion. It is very great. I think it is much better than zune.


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Sep 7, 2007 at 5:34:59 pm

What will Mircosoft do now that Apple has released iPod touch and iPod classic?


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Sep 9, 2007 at 12:34:22 pm

owensonli: What will Mircosoft do now that Apple has released iPod touch and iPod classic?


Microsoft is going to release Zune Gen 2 and Zunephone. Very Happy


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 2, 2007 at 7:11:13 pm

There is also a great software which can rip protected DVD movie and convert all popular video formats to Zune. I always use it to put my videos on Zune, very easy to use and works great for me.

Here is a step by step guide about converting DVD, Videos, and Youtube videos to Zune video
http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/dvdvideoguide/guide-convert-dvd-avi-mpg...
You can download this software free from here
http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/dvdvideosuite/cucusoft-zune-video-conve...


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vediason
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 10, 2007 at 2:19:43 am

I'm fond of this [url=http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/zune-video-suite.html]Zune Video Suite.
The suite includes DVD to Zune Ripper and Video to Zune Converter.
DVD to Zune Ripper can rip DVD and convert DVD, VOB, and IFO to Zune video formats WMV, MP4, MPEG-4 with fastest speed.
Video to Zune Converter could help you convert video formats including AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV (Window Media Player), MPEG, MPG, DAT (VCD), RM, RMVB (RealPlayer), MOV (QuickTime), ASF to Zune supported video with excellent image quality.


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vediason
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 10, 2007 at 2:19:59 am

I'm fond of this [url=http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/zune-video-suite.html]Zune Video Suite.
The suite includes DVD to Zune Ripper and Video to Zune Converter.
DVD to Zune Ripper can rip DVD and convert DVD, VOB, and IFO to Zune video formats WMV, MP4, MPEG-4 with fastest speed.
Video to Zune Converter could help you convert video formats including AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV (Window Media Player), MPEG, MPG, DAT (VCD), RM, RMVB (RealPlayer), MOV (QuickTime), ASF to Zune supported video with excellent image quality.


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 13, 2007 at 12:55:27 pm

Nice guide, if you want to convert YouTube and limewire video to Zune for free, you can refer to this guide, fit for windows and mac user, you don't have to download any program
http://www.youtubetoipod.biz/guide/free-youtube-to-ipod.html


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 19, 2007 at 6:35:41 pm

Also, you can find some best DVD and video conversion software for iPod, Zune, PSP, iPhone,etc on Windows and Mac OS here:
http://www.dvdtoipod.us/


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jordan
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Oct 27, 2007 at 3:12:58 am

i like the conversion speed of cucusoft in the guide.


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jeffmatt
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Nov 26, 2007 at 2:54:53 pm

maysefooters: Anyone know some details about Zune v2?


You can know more info about Zune 2 by visiting Microsoft Zune official website
http://www.zune.net


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owensonli
Re: Guide: Convert DVD, Video, iTunes, Youtube to Zune
on Nov 29, 2007 at 3:05:22 pm

thanks, just what information I need.


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