I have a Zune HD (don't ask).

Is there any alternative to using this in Ubuntu besides creating a virtual Windows environment (in say Virtual Box or VMWare) and running the Zune software there?

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    If it makes you feel any better. iPods aren't all that great in Linux either. – Cody Harlow Aug 6 '10 at 0:47
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    Voted you up for making me feel better :) – rifferte Aug 6 '10 at 0:54
  • I was under the impression that the Zune HD was supposed to be a (relatively, at least) good device? – David says reinstate Monica Aug 14 '10 at 16:12
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    It is a decent device - it is just not a very "open" device and therefore you are locked into using the Zune software on Windows to move media onto it. – rifferte Aug 18 '10 at 3:32
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    @Alaukik: personally, I tend to expect rrational argument, as opposed to flame-bait and brand-bias... =/ – David says reinstate Monica Apr 26 '11 at 16:53

From what I understand, no one has been able to crack the ZMTP protocol. So unfortunately you have no other options.

My poor friend is facing the same problem. :(


Zune doesn't work with Wine (the Windows-Linux compatibility layer) and Windows Phone devices don't feature USB storage mode so your only option regarding Zune really is running it in Virtual Box + Windows. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=linux+zune+virtualbox

Detailed information:

How to sync my music and photos with Windows Phone 7 device?

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