Unlike Android devices, transferring music, photos and videos to a Nokia Lumia device requires Zune software, which can be downloaded from www.windowsphone.com. After installation, plug in your device, which will then be recognized by the software and will be ready to be synced with whatever music, photographs and videos you want to put on your Nokia Lumia phone.
Zune Music+Video Software
The Zune software has a variety of uses, like syncing an individual’s collection to Zune devices, playing and managing of music and videos. The user can also buy and download music and videos from the Zune Marketplace which is an online store for unlimited songs, videos, movies etc. For downloading Zune the computer needs to have 1GB or 2GB RAM, 1 GHz 32 bit or 64 bit processor and an Internet connection. Zune doesn’t support versions of Windows earlier than Windows XP SP3 and any 64 bit version of Window XP.
The Zune software supports only certain formats for music, videos and pictures. For music it supports MP3, AAC, .mp4, .m4b, .mov, WMA . For videos it supports MPEG4 (in .mp4, .m4v and .mov containers), H.264 (in .mp4, .m4v and .mov containers), WMV, ASF, AVI (in .avi container) and for pictures it supports JPEG.
Transferring Photos, Music and Video from Personal Computer To Nokia Lumia
Now, the process of transferring photos, music and videos from a computer to a Windows phone is called syncing. Syncing allows the transfer of music, videos and other media content from the user’s collection to his phone. As has been mentioned, syncing in Windows Phone is done by Zune Music+Video software. The phone is connected to the computer using a micro USB cable. As soon as the phone, which is Nokia Lumia in this case, is connected to the computer, Zune recognizes the phone and allows you to add, remove and transfer photos, music and videos to the phone based on the sync settings.
Transferring Photos, Music and Video from any other device to Nokia Lumia
When transferring data from a different phone to Lumia, one needs to go through a few steps. First the old phone has to be connected to the computer using the appropriate sync software and the requisite data should be transferred. After this Lumia needs to be connected to the computer with the help of a USB cable. Zune should be opened and care needs to be taken that in the Zune settings the same folders are used which were used when the contents were being imported. After this the content can be synced into Lumia with the help of Zune by selecting the music and photos that have to be transferred into the phone’s collection.