Question about playlists

I used WMA to make a playlist and saved it. I opened it up and put it in the sync list and synced it to my player M250. Once the music is on, and I go to “Playlist” on the machine, it says no files, which is strange, because I can find the music under “albums” and “Artists” and so on. Why not under Playlist? Thanks in advance.

Message Edited by VENOMOUS75 on 02-25-2008 09:19 AM

Which mode was the player in when you synced the playlist? If it was in MSC, the player probably didn’t know what to do with it and doesn’t see it.

HI. Yeah, it’s in MSC mode. I’ll give it another try. thanks.

I’m having this same problem with my m240.  I saw this thread so I changed the mode from MSC to Auto Detect.  I then tried to add another playlist via Windows Media Player and still all I get are the songs, no playlist.  Did I do something wrong when I changed the mode?  What’s the deal here?  How do I get my player to recognize my playlists so I can have my music in a nice organized fashion?

EDIT: This is quite possibly the most annoying thing ever.  I’ve managed to finally get to player into MTP mode when it’s connected to my computer.  So I open up good ol’ WMP, drag my playlist to the sync list, click start sync and everything appears to be fine.  It’s syncing the songs and has the correct playlist name.  The sync then finishes, so I disconnect my m240 and all my songs are there, but not in the form of a playlist!  Seriously… how the heck am I supposed to get a playlist onto this thing?

Message Edited by calibretto on 02-28-2008 03:44 PM

I agonized with playlists on the m250 for weeks, viewing all the self-help videos, calling tech suport  and reading forums both SanDisk and others.  I finally found a way to put playlists on my device every time.  I wrote the steps down and put them on my personal webpage.

If you try this and it doesn’t work for you, let me know and I’ll remove it.  The key seemed to be formatting before trying to load a playlist.  Tech support reccomends formatting in MSC mode, but I didn’t on my newest unit and it works great.

Thank you so much for taking the time to post the info on playlists! A couple of things weren’t clear but but that was just me not used to navigating around WMP. (And your website has every word on a separate page so I had to copy & paste it in Word). I wasn’t able to uncheck the Hierarchy folder thing but the rest of it worked just fine.

I really didn’t want the bother of registering to reply but since you took the time to post to help others, I had to take the time to say thank you!

Sorry, but I had left out a step.  I have now uploaded the correction.  Thanks for the feedback.

would you please tell me which version of WMP i shall find these items…i am using version 9, i can’t find some buttons in this version.

thank you.

The Sansa m200 series was designed for Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10.  It also works with WMP 11.  Several forum members have reported success with other products. I use WMP 10.

Well, thank U for your reply,am having another question if u can help please !

how to add an additional playlist to the device with other already existing playlists ?

I added it following the above rules but without formatting, I can hear the songs but i can’t locate the playlist on the device itself .

and how to delete one playlist among others  ? 

Thank You 

Someone else will have to help you with this one.  After repeated lockups with 3 different m250’s, I finally returned it to Circuit City and got a Clip.  No lockups, just load it and play it.  I load 3 playlists at the time, but always format and reload completely when I want to refresh. This way, I don’t have to fight it trying to figure out what is wrong.

I guess that would be my advice to you, format and reload completely. It may be more work, but it should save headaches in the long run.  Maybe someone else has a better idea.

Thank You.
I appreciate, but i realized that using that sansa is a tiring matter !!

i’ll take your advice. 

thank you again