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SilverWolf
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Adding Playlists

Ok, I'm able to get my Fuze to recognize that I added playlists, using playlists that I create in Winamp, however, when I open the playlist in my Fuze, it shows as completely empty. How do I get the playlists to work? I'm using Ubuntu.
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Skinjob
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Re: Adding Playlists

There are many posts on this already, please search for "m3u".  Also look in the Clip forum (playlists work the same on both).

 

Short answer is that the paths in the playlist are most likely not correct. The paths need to be relative to the location of the m3u file.

 

BTW, how are you using Winamp with Ubuntu?

 

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SilverWolf
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Re: Adding Playlists

I'm using Wine to run Winamp
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Tapeworm
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Re: Adding Playlists

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  1. Connect your player in MSC mode. 
  2. Create a new, blank playlist in Winamp. (Double-check it as I've found it sometimes adds your entire library to it un-announced). I usually right-click on PLAYLISTS . . .NEW.
  3. Open a Windows Explorer pane with your player's MUSIC folder in it (NOT your music folder/library on your computer!).
  4. Drag'n'drop the files you want on the playlist from the Explorer window to the large playlist pane in Winamp.
  5. When finished with your playlist, double-click on the playlist name in the left pane. This will send the contents of the playlist up to the Playlist Editor pane.
  6. Click on FILE|Save Playlist. Here you will get the standard Windows SAVE box. Name your playlist again (should be the same as you named it in Winamp) and save in your MUSIC folder on your player (NOT in the PLAYLISTS folder as you would think. This is where you get the [empty] playlists).
  7. If you have a SDHC card, you can make another playlist for music on that too. Just save it in the root directory with the music or in the MUSIC file (if you have one; I don't).

 

Eazy-Peazy-Lemon-Squeezy ! :smileytongue:

 

Note: You can not combine the music from your player's internal memory and the SD card into a single playlist unless you convert the .m3u format that Winamp creates into .pla format. Google around; there are programs/scripts people have wrtten that will do this.

 

Disclaimer: Ths works for me using Winamp running Windows. You're running Linux, so "your mileage may vary!" :smileyhappy:

 

Message Edited by Tapeworm on 03-18-2009 05:12 PM
Message Edited by Tapeworm on 11-06-2009 07:12 PM
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SilverWolf
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Re: Adding Playlists

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That doesn't work. I'm gonna see if I can get the EasyTAG thing to work.

 

ETA:  The EasyTAG program works. Thank you both for your guys help.

Message Edited by SilverWolf on 07-25-2008 08:41 PM
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Tapeworm
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Re: Adding Playlists

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SilverWolf wrote: 

 How do I get the playlists to work? I'm using Ubuntu.


Tapeworm wrote:

Open a Windows Explorer pane with your player's MUSIC folder in it (NOT your music folder/library on your computer!).


SilverWolf wrote:

That doesn't work.


 

D'oh! What the heck was I thinking? S-u-u-r-r-r-e, open a Windows explorer pane in Linux! That'd be a nice trick! :smileytongue:

 

Message Edited by Tapeworm on 02-02-2009 01:53 PM
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fa_an99
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Re: Adding Playlists

I have tried to add a play list and I did get further than the instructions got me, but all that it showed me was the playlist' name on my MP3, when I clicked on it it did not contain any of the songs that I added to the playlist in winamp and said it was empty. Can you still help me ?!

 

Many Thanks

 

Fa_an99 

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hazza
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Re: Adding Playlists


fa_an99 wrote:

I have tried to add a play list and I did get further than the instructions got me, but all that it showed me was the playlist' name on my MP3, when I clicked on it it did not contain any of the songs that I added to the playlist in winamp and said it was empty. Can you still help me ?!

 

Many Thanks

 

Fa_an99 


Did you transfer the songs as well as the playlist?

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Tapeworm
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Re: Adding Playlists

Make sure the songs you are adding to the playlist are from the player, not the same song files that may reside on your computer's hard drive. The paths won't be correct. This would cause an <empty> playlist.
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fa_an99
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Re: Adding Playlists

 I am the songs to my playlist by dragging them into winamp from the windows browser of sansa as well as just right clicking, send to playlist. Both show up as an <empty> playlist. Thanks for your help.