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Old 12-12-2013, 11:14 PM
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Default Whittling away at Zune

This evening, I received the ominous "Features have been changed" message when I opened the Zune software. Sure enough, after closing and re-opening it, "Videos" was missing under the Marketplace. (I'm in the US, it may not have disappeared in other countries yet)

Not to worry, just use the same registry trick as before, under:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Zune\FeaturesOverride, add a value "Video" with a DWORD value of "1" and it's back.

One feature at a time disappearing until it's all gone. BTW, "Apps" under Marketplace now gives "Unavailable" message.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:43 PM
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Are they getting rid of podcasts also?
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:38 AM
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Are they getting rid of podcasts also?
I HOPE NOT!! Apps and Videos coding would be updated to meet with Win 8 phones and tablets.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:18 PM
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Got the "Features have been updated" message again this evening. Not sure what was removed, so I exported the "Features Override" branch in the registry then deleted it to see what was left after all of the "Updated" features. I've been using this "hack" for so long I've forgotten what each update removed. This is a cumulative list of what has been removed over time.

"Quickplay" seems to be untouched.

"Social" is missing from the top level menu.

"Channels" and "Apps" missing from the Collection menu.

"Channels" and "Apps" missing from the Marketplace menu. I could have sworn "Videos" was missing after the last update. Could they have put it back?

Aside from that, I can't tell what else has been updated. Maybe something deeper into the application. I know that videos don't stream anymore, but that's been "updated" for awhile, and probably on the server-side.

I wouldn't care about all of this, really, if they would allow the Zune to access the Xbox apps, but that's too much to hope for.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:42 PM
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I could have sworn "Videos" was missing after the last update. Could they have put it back?
Yep, Videos were back for a short time, but tonight's "Update" removed them again.
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