Friday, February 27, 2009

Watching Movies On Zune: What You Need To Know

By Rashel Dan

Microsoft has released one of the best devices on the market, the Zune Player. With it, one can enjoy the experience of watching movies on Zune anytime, anywhere. The Zune is a multimedia player that does more than allow one to view video clips.

Multimedia Player - It can also hold music, display all sorts of pictures in various formats, and there is also software and games designed specifically on the platform. However, it is watching movies on its large and beautiful screen that affects consumer decisions the most when they are in the market for a new mp3 / video player. Let's take a look at the advantages of owning a Zune as a video player.

Screen Estate

The Zune Screen - One of the highlights of the Zune player is its 240x320 pixel screen that is so large that you don't have to strain your eyes when you are watching a video clip or a movie. This is one of the largest screens on a portable mp3 / video player in the market.

The quality of the brightly lit 3-inch screen is no different than if you were watching on a television screen. The crisp and clear display is something that many Zune owners look forward to whenever they use this device.

Availability Of Videos

Formats for Zune - Another advantage of the Zune player is that it can play video in one of three formats: MPEG4, WMV, and MOV. These are the major video formats and the most used on mobile devices and computers these days. And because these formats are the most common, it is not a surprise to see the large amounts of video content that can be downloaded off of the Internet through various subscription-based unlimited video providers.

Zune Membership Sites - There are many sites that offer all sorts of options. For about $60 in total (and even less) these sites can give members access to their thousands of various video clips and movies. And the best thing is that members can download them forever. This means that availability of clips for the device is endless.


Movies on Zune are just such a delight to the senses. Not only does the 30 gigabyte storage allow one to keep at least ten full feature films in the device, the 80 gigabyte version allows even more monster storage!

WIFI Capable - Also, short video clips can be shared over WIFI between Zune users. Now this brings mobility to a whole new level. Imagine sharing your favorite video clips with friends and family so they can take them around showing other people as well. It's definitely an experience that Microsoft thought about clearly. - 16651

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