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The Zune is a portable digital media player from Microsoft . The first version, released in November of 2006, is about the size of a deck of playing cards and weighs 5.6 ounces.

To meet the power demands of the 3-inch LCD color display and, on some models, integrated WiFi ( 802.11g ), the Zune uses a lithium-ion battery . This screen is capable of playing videos and movies that have been uploaded from a PC to the internal 30 GB hard drive. Video content may be viewed in either a horizontal or vertical orientation. A static, five-way directional pad provides internal navigation. The Zune connects to a computer with a proprietary external USB cord, allowing users to create playlists, synchronize files and purchase music from Microsoft's Zune Marketplace. The WiFi connection, however, cannot be used to synchronize with a PC, purchase content or access the Intenet. Users can stream purchased music from a Zune to Microsoft's Xbox 360.

The Zune player supports various file formats, including . WMA , . MP3 , . AAC , . JPEG and . WMV . Unlike the iPod , the first-generation Zune does not support podcast s, function as an external hard drive or work with Apple 's OS X . It does, however, feature an FM radio and, on WiFi-enabled devices, a wireless sharing functionality, called "Zune to Zune." Encoded DRM (digital rights management) restricts exchanged files so that the recipient can play them no more than three times in three days.

This was last updated in November 2006

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