by far the easiest and most straightfoward is making m3u list. not only do you have full control, but also you don’t need to install or use full featured softwares.
here’s what you do:
1. create a new txt document.
2. Rename the txt document to have a m3u file extension. "name.m3u"
3. open the m3u file with notepad, or a text editor.
4. Make the first line “#EXTM3U”. Then add a few spaces and start listing your music files (with extension), seperated by enter.
the above is assuming that all your music is in one folder, the m3u file will reside in that same folder so it points directly to each music file. if you have a heirarchy, than you’d have to list the songs with paths, pointing the the right song. assume the following:
the m3u file exists in a folder and inside that folder are two folders “album1” and “album2” and in those two folders are two songs “track1” and "track2"
the following m3u file will look like this
remember that your paths match, otherwise m3u will not work correctly. paths are relative to the m3u file. you can see how having a crazy complicating heirarchy or a lot of music files will make this process complicating and tedius, but I say start with this first and test with a few music files so you can understand and get used to how playlists work. than you can move on to WMP11 or winamp. the programs will automatically generate m3u files and create the paths for you, but remember problems can occur with applications if you save the m3u file in a specific way. but try this out, move onto the programs, and if you have a lot of problems, come back to the forums and I (as well as others) will be glad to help