Zune: Music Collection Metadata Updating and Editing

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With the goal of helping users easily find hi fi cover art and metadata for the CDs they ripped or the music files they had on disc, we created this unique set of tools.

What made this unique? We combined use of an online matching algorithm to search for album and song metadata for CDs being ripped. We also allowed users to use the same technology manually to search for metadata for music they already had on disc. Combining the traditional metadata editing tools with this online search was powerful and simple. The result was a beautifully integrated and easy to toolset for users to update artwork, songs, albums and artists.

The IxD included both the dialog flows as well as deeply integrated drag & drop functionality within the music collection. Users could drag, for example, songs into an album and the album title and artist would be added to the song.


Zune, Microsoft