Sync and Playlist Problems With My clip

I Have a 1 GB clip:

6 months old

version V01.01.30P

 How to sync clip without windows media player 10-

I have windows media player 9 and I don’t want to  download version 10 . Is there any other software to manage my music files,sync my clip with , create .m3u playlists,etc with??

How to fix playlist problems-

what types of playlists does the clip support??

mine wont work with .m3u playlists… Either the songs,the playlists, don’t show up on my clip.

also sometimes everything shows up but the song doesnt play.

i have window xp sp2 by the way

windows xp professional SP2