Upcoming Zune Features: Podcasts, Synchronized Lyrics

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By using a resource hacker and looking inside the Zune software files on a PC, some curious Zune owners found a few possible upcoming upgrades to Microsoft's player. Among them, synchronized lyrics, podcast subscription, aspect ratio, plugins, syncing lyrics to the Zune, and mini-mode playback options.

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Of course, not all of these may be implemented any time soon, or implemented at all. It's just an idea of what could come down the line from Microsoft.

Resource Hacking [Zune Scene via Zunerama]

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you didn't list synchronized lyrics twice with slightly different wording.

syncing lyrics was not listed multiple times with a slight change in wording each time.

to be honest, i've only played with the zune once, but the only thing i enjoy about its software is the UI itself, i couldnt care less about video playback, nor could the rich spoiled brats who get video iPods and orange Zunes just to show off.

podcasting's awesome though, i'm going away for 2 weeks and my RSS reader doesnt work so i'm going to miss 2 weeks of gizmodo news, but if there was a gizmodo podcast that automatically downloaded onto my computer/zune if i ever decide to get one/wii if i can ever find one/xbox(not xbox 360, broke people don't have xbox 360) if it can even support RSS or podcasting, then i wouldnt miss a beat.

so please, for the next 2 weeks, don't report on anything interesting, and if you do, send me a podcast record of it or upgrade your search to show all articles before whatever date.