How to Convert Zune files to MP3

Zune is a portable player produced by Microsoft. It has an array of features inclusive of music storage, playback, temporary downloading of music (as much as ten tracks monthly), wireless transferring of music, ripping CDs and accessing Zune Marketplace. Additionally it enables users to listen to FM radio and HD radio and comes equip with Zune social.

The player is operable with a number of formats inclusive of MP3, AAC, WMA; for video: MPEG4, H.264, WMV, ASF and JPEG. All media can be saved and precisely organized in the library. Music can be put on the Zune player by ripping CDs, it also links music with album art and tag data.

On the PC, the Zune Network Sharing Service streams files to other PCs, the Xbox 360, and other compatible devices. There is also an inbox feature in the desktop client software as well on the device, which keeps track of songs swapped with other Zune users. On the desktop customer, the inbox also serves as a message centre for Zune Social.

Because there are so many formats that can be played on the player users may wish to convert from different formats if the files will be used in other players. Additionally a user may choose to convert files if the file size is a problem. By converting to another format the user may save a lot of space in Zune’s media library.

It is possible to convert using the Zune itself however, an extra program may be needed. Protected Music Converter may be used to achieve this. With this program converting from any of the multiple file formats available to the file type of choice is actually possible.

However, there may be restrictions on some media depending on the type of file and how it was accessed i.e. temporary downloads may not automatically be used for conversion. You may additionally use Windows Explorer to convert all the files you wish to.

  • To start conversion from Zune to MP3, download Protected Music Converter online. Load the file and proceed with the setup instructions to assist installation.
  • Once it has been installed properly on your PC load the program.
  • Connect your Zune to the PC and transfer the files to a folder where they can be used by the program.
  • Open the files in the program by searching the file directory.
  • Once the files are opened in the program select the output format in this case MP3.
  • Begin conversion, the process should not take very long.

Using Windows Explorer

  • Open Windows explorer.
  • Click on [Conversion] once the browser has loaded.
  • Select [Quickly Convert to MP3] from the drop-down menu by right clicking on the mouse.
  • The files should be converted in no time.

Playback all the files to ensure that the conversion occurred properly and without any issues.

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