After a few days off work due to snow I got to thinking about Playlists and Genres on the Fuze. I know these subjects seem to cause problems for LOTS of people on these boards, and as of a few days ago I was still totally confused as to how to create playlists in MSC mode that would access both my Fuze and SDMC card.
I’ve never been much of a genre person, as assigning a track to one particular category has always seemed far from ideal. A while back, while looking at ways to organise my music collection for my impending Fuze purchase, I came across the concept of multiple genres and the idea that some audio software would let you include delimited genres in a file’s Genre tag. Alas with the arrival of the Fuze came the realisation that multiple genres weren’t an option and the Genre tag went back to being a good idea, but with no real world purpose.
Lots of snow, plenty of coffee and a desire to see if I could address this problem has left me with a little computer program that automatically create playlists based on delimted genre tags. It will only run on Windows with .Net framework (sorry to the Linux/Mac people). It happilly makes mincemeat of my 8+8GB Fuze in testing - creating nearly 8000 playlist entries from 2400 MP3s in under a minute and a half.
I only have my Fuze and two PCs (both XP) to test it on, so if anyone is interested in having a play and seeing if it’s of any use then it can be downloaded here: Genre Playlist Creator (15KB)
I’d be pleased to here comments or suggestions.