Hi SanDisk Guru
FUZE+ PLAYLIST EMPTY
As my Ipod Touch died 13 months after purchasing and “Adams Fruit” Store want £100 to fix it. (Awwhh!!)
I thought I would indulge my enjoyment of music with a Sansa Fuze+ as the reviews looked promising!!
The FUZE+ sounds great and the device seems to function as expected - EXCEPT for those pesky PLAYLISTS!
(and of course the 68 seconds the device takes to startup can be a pain!)
Firmware Version is 02.37.01P
Songs: “5387” (All ID3 TAGs V2.3)
(Podcasts, Video, Photo’s, Audio Books all “ZERO”)
Lots of spare MB’s of memory.
I have read and re-read all the POSTS in the FORUMS and tried everything. I get “PLAYLIST EMPTY”
Many times I have ‘cycled’ through these actions:
 FORMAT internal and microSDHC Card memory
[2a] Change USB mode to MTP
[2b] Also try with USB mode MCS
 Carefully follow the instructions here:-
On navigating to the PLAYLISTS, either the device shuts down or I get “PLAYLIST EMPTY”
I have not tried Winamp or Media Monkey, (however, there are plenty of Forum entries on both stating same probs) in USB Mode or MSC but the awesome J RIVER Media Jukebox has lots of
playlist creating options - I have tried them all! - None Show up on the FUZE+
In my humble opinion, the most obvious format of the resulting M3U file in the FUZE+ Playlist Folder would be:
…\Music\Korn\Follow The Leader\14 Freak On A Leash.mp3
…\Music\Slipnot\The Subliminal Verses\04 Duality.mp3
other options from J River MJ Playlist Create are:-
“...\Music\Korn\Follow The Leader\14 Freak On A Leash.mp3”
“…\Korn\Follow The Leader\14 Freak On A Leash.mp3”
“F:\Music\Korn\Follow The Leader\14 Freak On A Leash.mp3”
Any assistance would be most welcome as would New ideas / Fixes / Updates / Options / Shorcuts / Admin Tweaks / Patches PLEASE?
========================== UPDATE 1 ==========================
Out of desperation - I gave in and tried WINAMP - this gave a very different PLAYLIST format:-
Music\After Forever\After Forever\01 Discord.mp3
#EXTINF:231,Don’t Turn Around
Music\Ace Of Base\Happy Nation\01 Don’t Turn Around.mp3
It looked promising, I got excited - but still no joy, only “PLAYLIST EMPTY” on the FUZE+
Maybe I’ll try Media Monkey today!!
========================== UPDATE 2 ==========================
HOT NEWS - RESULT - PLAYLISTS NOW WORKING - RESULT - HOT NEWS
I spent all day experimenting with Syncing FUZE+ using Windows Media Player 12 on a Windows 7 PC to no avail,
HOWEVER - I DID Install Windows Media Player 11 on a Windows XP PRO PC and ALL “PLAYLISTS.PLA” now WORK <<GREAT>>
after following the instructions outlined in the PDF Users Manual:- PAGE 27 (NOTE Only work in USB Mode = MTP)
Also, the two lots of 16Gb memory (Fuze+ Internal and 16 GB MicroSDHC Card) seems to treat the PLAYLISTS
as if the memory was in one big 32Gb lump.
The only bummer was that the SYNC took nearly 5 hours…but I’m happy now
Hope this helps somebody!