dahat said:Bass said:*snip*
I suspect you missed my key point from above, allow me to copy and paste it for you:Remember what one of the best parts about the Zune software is?
Zune Pass... which is dependent on some form of Windows Media Player DRM... something that does not exist on the Macintosh.
Should they have used MTP or another common way to sync the device... perhaps.
Maybe you should request a video on that subject.
No matter the answer... that is in the past... what we are talking about is bring the Zune software to the Mac.
Yes... they could go and rev firmware and make it syncable via MTP... but then what? You are automatically cutting off all of those new users that magicalclick wants to bring the goodness of the Zune to... by saying “Sure... you can use Zune Pass... only not on your Mac... unless you dual boot to windows... or on another PC... or just online.”
MTP/MTPZ are trivial compared to bringing the whole WMP DRM thing over... which has been my point form the beginning.
Yes... they could go and rev firmware and make it syncable via MTP... but then what?
Then Mac and Linux users could use the Zune, something your company obviously doesn't want. And not because they have low marketshare.
It's worth noting the Zune basically implements MTP, it just denies read/write access to all clients who don't know some secret authentication procedure. Again, Zune was explicitly designed to be incompatible. Not the other way around.