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Zune HD firmware v4.5 now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2010 21:59 User comments (2)

Zune HD firmware v4.5 now available The long-anticipated Microsoft Zune HD firmware v4.5 is now available to Zune HD owners, bringing native XviD support to the device as well as streaming Smart DJ.
The player will now has native support for the MPEG-4 Part 2 ASP codec, and the player will playback XviD videos, which is still the codec of choice for most videos downloaded online. The format will play via your HDTV as well if you own the Zune HD Dock.

Smart DJ playlists, a "Genius"-esque song playlist creator, is also available on the player and not just the desktop software. If you are connected via Wi-Fi you will be able to to create Smart DJ playlists that incorporate streamed content from the Zune Marketplace, besides the songs already stored on the player.

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2 user comments

15.4.2010 22:13

I bet this is a free firmware. I wonder if Apple is still gonna charge $5-$10 for there 4.0 firmware.

29.4.2010 23:46

What's a Zune?

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