If you have used an iPod in the past, but have defected to the Zune brand, you may be excited to check out your new device. However, thinking about re-burning all of your music collection and transporting it to the Zune software can sound like quite a tall order. Fortunately, the Zune software makes it easy to import music already on your computer. Even if it is in iTunes.
Download the Zune software (see Resources section) on the computer you usually sync your with iPod. Once the software has finished downloading, restart your computer.
Launch the Zune software, open the "Settings" menu and select "Software." A new window will appear.
Find the "Monitored folders" section and add your iTunes Library folder in the "Music" section. All of your content will be imported into the Zune software.
- If you do not know where your iTunes library is, open iTunes, select a song, right-click and select "Song Info." The file path shows where the music library is stored.
- Because the Zune can play AAC files, no conversion process is necessary.
- You will need to upgrade songs purchased through the iTunes Store prior to January 2009 to remove DRM. This costs $0.30 per song at the iTunes Store. Songs purchased after January 2009 are already DRM-free and will sync automatically with the Zune software.
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