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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-27-2015

playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

Just updated to a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and (sadly) Windows Media Player 12.  Everything works except I cannot get the playlists to work -- the music syncs just fine.  It all worked beautifully before in an older version of WMP.

 

My wonderful old Fuze is version v01.02.31A.  I have tried all the mtp/msc tricks posted.  I can change the extension of my wpl playlists to either pla or m3u and the folder will appear on the Fuze, but it is still empty.

 

Short of manually changing the genre of my songs so they'll at least group together even if not in the right order (which I am considering out of sheer frustration), is there any way to sync my playlists?  

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

I don't use playlists. Maybe as a workaround you could try music software other than Windows Media Player, like Media Monkey

 

http://www.mediamonkey.com/

 

And see if you have better luck.

 

The free version of Mediamonkey should  do playlists for you; what you get with the Gold (paid) version, mostly, is an mp3 ripper, but you can also install an mp3 ripper without buying it. 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-27-2015

Re: playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

Thank you.  I have seen Media Monkey recommended several times, so I will take the leap and learn a new system... unless a playlist afficcianado out there somewhere has stumbled across my dream solution Smiley Happy

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,082
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

Winamp was nice but it has been discontinued. The only places to find it are at sites like Oldversion.com

 

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winamp/

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 398
Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: playlists won't sync with windows 8.1 and wmp 12

 If you connect the device in MSC mode, you can use Video4Fuze to create you playlists, see my signature for a download link.

Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!