Like many others, I’ve spent hours trying to figure out something as simple as how to see a playlist. I was using WMP10. I detest WMP11 about as much as I detest iTunes, but that’s beside the point.
What version of WMP provides playlists on the Clip? After testing with three computers, three versions (WMP9-11) and erasing the Clip five times, and fruitlessly searching here, will someone please confirm that:
To see a playlist you made in WMP on the Clip after you sync, you must be using WMP 11. (Any other way involves some kind of tagging or workaround)
And to see the WMP-created playlist your device must have been recognized as an MTP, not an MSC. (My laptop for some reason refuses to see the MTP format, while the other two computers are fine, and playlists from WMP11 onto the MSC format do not show up on the Clip.)
P.S. In case anyone is curious, if you sync a playlist with the Clip via MSC, and then sync the same playlist with the same Clip via MTP, WMP shows each song twice on the device and the sync process sure seems to have copied the songs twice, ergo I suspect a duplicate file structure based on the type of USB recognized. Maybe that’s not a surprise to the more tech minded, but I’m sure the average user wouldn’ realize that any scenario where you switch back and forth is a Bad Idea. Frankly, I won’t use auto-detect; I’m going to lock it to MTP.