This multimedia manager helps you easily organize all your media collections, playback audio and video files, rip CDs into high quality MP3 files and also burn audio CDs and data CDs/DVDs.
Microsoft Zune helps you view and manage your songs, video clips, pictures, personal movies or tv shows and also create new playlists. It supports a History section and a Quickplay feature for facilitating your access to the last played media files or to your favorite ones.
In addition, there are options for generating automatic playlists based on certain filters, automatically updating of metadata, burning and ripping audio CDs as well as controlling the media playback (including volume adjustment).
Bottom line, Microsoft Zune is a good choice among other media management applications on the market that also features playback and CD ripping/burning capabilities.