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Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-18-2018

unable to create playlist

Ive tried every method I can think of to create playlist & they either show up as 'empty' or not at all.

tried copy files & m3u list to music dir, to playlist dir & various combinations. play list always shows up empty.

tried sync method with wmp11 & no playlist shows up on player (but all the songs are on the player).

these are all wma files, do they have to be mp3? also, im using xppro, could that be the problem?

 

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: unable to create playlist

Here are discussions of two methods that are being used by Sandisk users.

 

1. Using Windows Media Player with subdirectories of music folders copied to the player (under Music).

     https://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport-Plus/M3U-playlist-empty/m-p/364455#M332

 

2. Batch file command for playlist creation for subdirectories of music folders copied to the player (under Music).

    https://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport/Simple-Batch-File-for-Playlist-of-Genre-Folders/m-p...

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-18-2018

Re: unable to create playlist

Thanks for the response ,I'll try those methods.

I did find a (clumsy) workaround:

 

found the playlist on the harddrive!!!??? (it doesn't copy to the player during sync).

edit it with notepad so paths refer to the player instead of the harddrive!!!

copy to playlist subdir of player.

 

As I said, clumsy, but it works.

The 2 methods you linked sound more promising.

 

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-18-2018

Re: unable to create playlist

method 1 sounded great but the save as option is grayed out in wmp11 so no go.

 

method 2, the batch file method, is the one however, it gives a list of all songs &, best of all, you don't need pita windows media player. the resulting m3u file does require a lot of editing but it goes pretty fast.