I finally got a playlist working using (freeware) YAPL, even though this software does not list the songs on my Fuze’s internal memory (but does picture it on the left of the application as drive G:). I’m using firmware v02.03.33a and do not use the alternative Rockbox OS that is popular.
Here’s how I did it:
- Attach the Fuze in MSC mode (Settings > System Settings > USB Mode) to PC and then launch YAPL.
- Drag ‘n’ drop in YAPL to create a playlist comprising of songs on external microSDHC card. This results in a zero-byte .PLA and matching .PLA.REFS file.
- Edit the .REFS file in a text editor (not Notepad) with line feeds set to LF only (not LF/CR).
- Manually insert song entries (those on the internal memory drive) above the existing microSDHC card entries using this exact format (note forward slashes in red):
/mmc:0:/##MUSIC#/MUSIC/Beatles - Hello Goodbye.mp3
5. Save the .REFS file.
6. Change the timestamp of the .REFS file to exactly match those of the .PLA file (I used SKTimeStamp).
7. Copy the .PLA and .REFS files to the root of the Fuze (internal memory).
I don’t know if step 6 is absolutely required, but I added it when I earlier met with repeated failure. If songs on the internal memory drive are in individual folders, you’ll need to adjust the filepaths accordingly, e.g.,
/mmc:0:/##MUSIC#/MUSIC/Beatles/Beatles - Hello Goodbye.mp3
/mmc:0:/##MUSIC#/MUSIC/Donovan/Donovan - Mellow Yellow.mp3
The same holds true if your filepaths on the microSDHC card are different than mine.