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Music and Video in Windows 8: a work in progress

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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Music and Video in Windows 8: a work in progress

    We've been following the core media apps—Music and Video—since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. That development hinted Microsoft wanted to become a viable competitor to Apple and Amazon in the multimedia content realm. We found the first glimpse compelling, a signal that perhaps there was a true stake for Redmond to claim.

    Now with Windows 8 live, the Preview groundwork has been built upon. As you'll see here, things have changed, but not always as expected. The evolution of Music and Video begins up front, where the apps have shed their Zune branding. Instead, Microsoft chose to reuse the Xbox brand, as the company moves to expand the scope of the Xbox name from gaming to all media and entertainment.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    A work in progress it definitely is.

    Microsoft set out to rebuild their music service, but ended up with an iffy app that isn't on par to the previous one: Zune.

    Until they bring more of the lush UI from Zune and better design and navigation, it won't be a replacement to Zune but just a stripped down version of it.

    I like how the Now Playing visualizer looks, could be better. There is no album cover mosaic so if you're offline it's just a colored background. Bleh!

    I'll be waiting for an update............
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Music and Video in Windows 8: a work in progress
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