Thought I would mention this, as it wasn’t obvious to me at first. After searching and spending over 8 hours and various attempts at getting a m3u playlist to work, here is where I made a breakthrough.
No site mentions that in order to use the m3u playlist you must not only upload the m3u file under msc mode, but you must upload your mp3s that way as well. Secondly, the format for the file should look like this,
The directory on the Sansa device includes this:
I used winamp to generate the list, then dropped Music\ from every second line.
(Music\Phenyx\phen…) becomes (Phenyx\phen…)
You can use subfolders as well. The playlists I am told, can go into any folder below, or in the same folder as the songs you are referencing. The only caveat is you cannot navigate up folders with the …, even though the paths are relative.
Also I’ve been told the EXTINF lines are optional, but I included them anyways. (Edit: The file format says they are required as an indicator of the next record. Also the format says the number is the time in whole seconds of play time, in other words, if a song plays for 3 minutes and 33 seconds, the number would be 3*60+33=213, also, the name in this line does not have to be the file name, but is rather a display name.)
The firmware I was using was 1.01.18, not sure if the more recent ones make any changes to this. Haven’t upgraded yet, but I plan on it, as I’d love to have a percentage number for battery remaining!
Message Edited by jdyerjdyer on 07-15-2008 06:34 PM