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Playing Zune Video Clips Downloads On Your Handheld

May 21, 2008
The Zune is to Microsoft as the iPod Touch is to Apple. It's not only a music player, it's also a full-on multimedia device that you can use to manage all your media and more. There are also games and other features on the Zune, but by far one of the most important features of both the iPod Video and the Zune is the ability to take your video collection along with you and play it on the go. No longer are you limited to watching movies on a full-sized screen.

Downloading Official Video Releases

The first thing that comes to mind when contemplating a download for the Microsoft Zune is the official website for the product. Zune.net offers a lot of downloads on its site, but of course, it isn't free. This won't be such a bother to some, because at least it's an official release for Microsoft's product, so it should work without a hitch. The Zune's site features an extensive download library, so you won't have to go anywhere else to look for download. The only downside is that you have to pay for each download, which can be a letdown if you frequently download up to date videos.

Third-party Downloads from other sites

You might want to consider other websites that offer videos for free as well. The Zune allows playback for WMV and MPG4 files with ease, and you can see clearly with the large 3.0inch screen. That means you can download virtually any video in that format and run it on a third-party converter so that it can be optimized for the Zune screen or download videos from their website so that you'll just skip the conversion process.

There are also videos that are already pre-formatted for the Zune when you download it onto your computer, and all that you have to do is to load it onto your device. Download sites for the Zune offer videos for the zune, ranging from TV show episodes of your favorite series, to sports videos and whole games, and as long as full length movies so that you can watch the latest blockbusters from major studios.

Using third-party conversion software, you can download any video and run it through the converter engine so that you will end up with an output that is ready to use on a Zune. There are high-quality converters that will let you convert movies even for free, so that all you have to do is download a converter and then you can use it to convert your entire video collection, should you choose. This is more for the do-it-yourself movie buff, and if you have a DVD of that rare movie you want to watch on your Zune, you can simply convert it so that you can watch it whenever you want.

A cool feature when downloading videos for the Microsoft Zune is to get downloads directly from other Zune owners, direct from their devices to yours. Wireless transfer capability is one of the many features of the Zune available for use, so that you can just compare and share your videos with others. Using either downloads from the internet or converter software, or sharing videos with your friends, your Zune can stay updated with the latest videos available.
About the Author
S. Stammberger provides tons of tips and tricks to get the most out of your Zune on her Free Zune Downloads Blog. Visit her blog and learn where to find the latest Zune music, games, audiobooks, movies, and videos.
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