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Zune can't play MSN tunes

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A competitor to the world-famous iPod, Microsoft's Zune, seems to have a rather interesting problem.

According to the BBC, MSN Music store formats will not work on the Zune, meaning that loyal Microsoft customers will have to buy them again.

Microsoft is closing the MSN Music Store when the Zune comes out on November 14, but the question of what will happen to those who spent a fortune on MSN Music Store formats has not been addressed. Likewise makers of MP3 players which are built to work with the MSN store will also find that their players will not work.

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Why would they make them not work... seems crazy to expect customers to buy them all again. It just means more people will convert them using hacks ect.
 

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Oh give me a break, you know damn well this issue will be fixed shortly. Let's not blow everything out of proportion and say everyone has to repurchase their music. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 
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3 cheers for the new Gates'less Micro$oft that couldnt give a toss about the consumer hoorah!!
 
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I was close to getting a Zune until I heard it doesn't do playsforsure. Its almost like if Apple were to release a new video player and video store, and make it not work with any Itunes content you already purchased. WTF...

And its not just a matter of MSN, its any store that did Microsoft's playsforsure WMA program. Napster, Yahoo, Rhapsody, Real, and Urge are the other, larger partners in the playsforsure program. Pretty crappy thing for Microsucks to do.