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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 524
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Creating playlists on a Mac without using iTunes

Here is one idea that involves the use of VLC player software for Mac.

Available at this web-link:   http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/macosx/vlc-2.2.1.dmg

 

1. On your device, create a sub-folder of music files under the MUSIC folder.

 

2. Point VLC to that new music sub-folder on your device. Load the music files into the playlist window.

 

3. Follow the instructions at this web-link and save a m3u playlist inside that music sub-folder on your device.

          http://www.stufinnis.co.uk/vlcplaylist.html

 

Maybe you could report back here and a few other SanDisk Form members will provide helpful advice?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-22-2018

Re: Creating playlists on a Mac without using iTunes

Even after all these years this trick works a treat.  Thanks

 

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 524
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Creating playlists on a Mac without using iTunes

There is a similar method using an OSX version of the popular software mp3tag. (uses an embedded version of WINE).

     https://www.mp3tag.de/en/mac-osx.html

 

1. On your device, create a sub-folder of music files under the MUSIC folder.

 

2. Point mp3tag to that new music sub-folder on your device. Load the music files into the playlist window.

 

3. Save a m3u playlist inside that music sub-folder on your device.

       

Newbie
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎01-22-2019

Re: Creating playlists on a Mac without using iTunes

Another vote for MP3Tag

 

One thing I've discovered over the years is every music player uses the tags differently.

 

What is really important to one player/software means nothing to another one.

 

For instance: One player may think the Artist is the key. If you have an album named something like "2018's 100 Greatest Hits" and it has 75 different artists...that software may well display 75 "albums" named "2018's 100 Greatest Hits." And most of them will have one song on them.

 

MP3Tag lets you really customize your music to your player/software. And not just one-at-the-time, you can highlight page after page and make them uniformly tagged.

 

What I have ended up doing is to create a "perfectly tagged" set of songs. And then I copy the music I want to listen to somewhere else (storage is so cheap,) and I re-tag the copies specifically for the player/software.