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Newbie
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-27-2011

Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

My music synced over with no problem but my playlists are nowhere to be found. I've updated the firmware, too. Any suggestions? I've got it set on automatic mode for the usb.

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-30-2011

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

I use Media Monkey and have the same problem. I even tried a memory card from my other player that I KNOW has playlists on it and the Zip Clip doesn't find them.

 

Answers please?!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

To locate your playlists, on the device, go to Music > Playlists.

 

I have had no difficulties building and syncing playlists from Windows Media Player to the device, simply drag and drop your playlist to the Sync pane, then click on Start Sync.  WiMP will then transfer your playlist and files to the device.

 

Bob  Smiley Wink

Newbie
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-27-2011

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

That's what I did! Music and artwork are there but when I go to playlists there is nothing there.

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-30-2011

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

That is the SAME problem I have. The music and artwork get synced, but not the playlists.

 

I even tried  a 2 MB card that I use in my other Sansa player that I know has working playlists on it, and the Clip Zip doesn't find them.

 

I am getting VERY frustrated. I have a very large music collection, and it is difficult to find specific things so I like to make long playlists that will run for 4 or 5 hours.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,669
Registered: ‎10-07-2007

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

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For what it's worth ... in MTP mode, you should be able to find your internal memory playlists using Windows Explorer at My Computer\Sansa Clip Zip 8GB\Internal Memory\Playlists ... might want to see if they're there, but for some reason the Clip Zip isn't seeing them.  I assume playlists on an expansion card are at My Computer\Sansa Clip Zip 8GB\External Memory\Playlists or something like that.

 

Also verify that the paths within your playlists are correct.  For example, I think you'll have problems if a playlist on your expansion card references songs in the internal memory, and vice-versa.

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SanDisk User
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎11-02-2011

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

Please go through the below steps and make sure that if you have done the same :-

 

Before you can synchronize playlists to your Sansa® MP3 player, you need to show Windows Media Player where your songs are located.

Adding Music Files to Library

1. Click the arrow next to the Organize tab. Highlight Manage libraries and select
Music.
3. Make sure My Music or Public Music is selected then click Add in order to select
content. Once finished, click OK.

Note: In the Add to Library dialog box, select one of these options
My Music:
Use this option to monitor the digital media files stored in your personal Music
folder as well as any files stored in the public Music folders that everyone who
uses your computer has access to.
Public Music:
Use this option to monitor the digital media files stored in your personal Music
folder, the files stored in the public Music folders, as well as the files stored in
the personal Music folders that belong to other users on your computer.

Creating Playlists

1. Launch Windows Media Player.
2. Click the arrow on the Library Tab then select Create Playlist.
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3. Click here to add playlist (1) and change the name of your Playlist that will appear
under the playlist tab of the left side menu (2).
4. Click Music from your Library then highlight selected song and right click on the
content and scroll down to highlight Add to and scroll down the “Add to” list to
highlight the name of the Playlist that you want to direct the content.
Transferring Playlists
To transfer playlists to your Sansa MP3 player, follow these steps:
1. Connect your Sansa player to the PC.
2. Drag and drop playlist to Sync Tab on the right hand side and press “start sync”
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Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-27-2011

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

The current firmware (v01.01.18) has issues with playlists saved to the device in MSC mode.

You can install an older firmware to get playlists to work:

http://mp3support.sandisk.com/firmware/clipzip/clipzip01.01.12.zip

 

(or put the Clip Zip in MTP mode)

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-20-2013

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

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Your post is really old, so you probably don't need help anymore, but thought I'd reply, in case others find it when looking for help. I finally figured out to get Windows Media Player to actually transfer the playlists to the Sansa Cip Zip, I had to first set up the Sansa to sync to my library in Windows Media Player.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_7992657_convert-wpl-pla-fuze.html

 

It was no problem after that simple little step I missed. And I could choose to sync to the device or the sd card after I "set up to sync". I know others had trouble getting playlists to the sd card.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-08-2013

Re: Playlists not syncing from Windows Media Player

I think some of the devices are faulty and this is why some people have no problem and others do. I have two devices: one black one white. The white one always reads everything on a memory card and syncs as well as can be expected with windows media player. The black one sometimes just ignores the contents of a memory card (even after I pop the card in and out again) and syncs erratically with windows media player. Go figure. But there has to be a reason so many people have posted about quirky devices.