Winamp creates .m3u format playlists. While this is good in the fact that there is no song limit, it does not combine songs from both memory sources into a single playlist. You also have to store the playlist file in the MUSIC folder along with your music, not in the PLAYLISTS folder. If you have a playlist of music located on your player’s main memory, store the playlist in the MUSIC folder there. You can also have a playlist of songs located on the external SD/SDHC card, but it will have to be stored in the MUSIC folder on the card.
To have a playlist containing songs from both the player’s internal memory and the external memory card, the playlist must be converted to .pla format. There are a couple of people here who have written programs to do that. This format goes in the PLAYLISTS folder on your player. The down-side is that .pla format playlists on the e200 series are limited to 250 song entries. I believe the Fuze’s limit is 500 and the Clip’s was raised via firmware update to 1000. Unfortunately, there won’t be any more f/w updates for the ‘e’ series.
I have Winamp set to see my ‘library’ of my player and card, not my computer’s hard drive ‘My Music’ folder. Winamp will ‘see’ whatever you tell it to look at, but will combine all into a single library listing. You cannot tell where the song is located just by viewing the listing. You have to right-click & look at the Properties to see the path to the file.
Still, I like Winamp & don’t find this an issue. I’m using the free version. Winamp Pro I believe, costs $20 and you can also rip to .mp3 with it.