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Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Playlists?

I don't know about the process for WMP11 since I used Windows Explorer and Rhapsody to create and populate my Clip. 

Also, I didn't change any of the transfer settings from what they were out of the box.   Anybody else have ideas for WMP11?   - Brad

 

How did you load playlists using WMP11?  This is what I did (before I switched to MediaMonkey) ...

 

 

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Re: Playlists?

BradBain;

 

Sorry, I was responding to the original poster (O_o) and should have quoted his post.

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Registered: ‎01-08-2009

Re: Playlists?

What kind of M3U does it have to be (Text formatting) I'm using the program Auto M3U and Winamp to create playlists on my 4G clip

Auto M3U Supports 

 M3U (Latin1)

M3U (ACP)

M3U (ASCII)

M3U8

and what exectly are the *.pla files for and how do I use them?

Thanks

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Registered: ‎01-05-2008

Re: Playlists?

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I'm slightly frustrated.  I've watched the WMP instructional video carefully and still get the same results when I think I've successfully synched a playlist to my Clip. 

 

My player is in MSC mode. After going through the steps, I disconnect my player, the display goes through the "Refreshing Database" phase, then I go in the player's menu to "Playlists", scroll to the newly transferred playlist, open it, and there's no songs - only two solid yellow blocks on the left and right side of the display.  I've done the "Save Playlist As" .m3u deal, same results.  I'm also getting the same results when doing a playlist transfer using Winamp, which did not use to happen (in the past, I did successfully transfer playlists using Winamp). 

 

Here's my question:  is there some setting on my computer I need to change that would cause the above to occur?  Also, when I rip tracks from CD's, does it make a difference whether they're ripped as MP3's or Windows Media Files?  It's got to be something simple, I just can't figure it out!! 

 

 Thanks,   Rick

Message Edited by RickH on 01-17-2009 09:27 AM
Message Edited by RickH on 01-17-2009 09:45 AM
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Re: Playlists?

I'm having the same issues as RickH.  Using automode on the clip, and using WMP11, I create and save playlists and sync them to the clip. Then disconnect it from the computer, it refreshes it's database, but there are no playlists.  What it does is create folders that can be seen through the computer, but not on the Clip. 

 

This is way to frustrating and difficult.  It really should be easier.  There has got to be a way.

 

I'm wondering, since I've been using auto USB mode if I should just format the clip, change it to the proper mode, and re-do it.  Any help?

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Registered: ‎01-29-2010

Re: Playlists?

Hi, I'm having the same trouble- tried to use WMP as it is shown on the clip but no new list has appeared on my clip mp3..
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Re: Playlists?

I don't use WMP and my clip is always in MSC mode. My guess is that informative video on syncing in an earlier thread using WMP assumes the player is in MTP mode. I have used winamp. In MSC mode, I select the clip itself as the music source, drag titles from the windows explorer window from folderon the clip into the winamp playlist. I then save that playlist to the music folder, i.e. one level above the windows explorer folder from which the music is selected.  I don't use subfolders but am confident the same method would apply. Winamp makes the appropriate pathname reference.

Here's the difficulties I think people are having. The clip is fussy about pathnames in the .m3u file. It doesn't accept the full set of DOS pathname formats but doing as I said in winamp will give you a working playlist. You can look at this in a text editor and you can edit a playlist to make it work if you know what is needed.

Other software will work differently. You can have a playlist using song titles only as pathname and playlist is in same folder as titles (but this doesn't permit mixing titles from different albums (folders) in the same playlist). Or you can store the playlist in the music directory and use a pathname of form foldername\songtitle which is what winamp does.

You cannot use fancy DOS variants like '..' for one directory up and as I recall I didn't have much luck with a full pathname starting from the root with '\'. As far as I can tell, the clip uses the windows foldername/filename to read a playlist. That thread showing the method used in WMP looks good and hopefully someone can make sense of what I have written using winamp. Perhaps if others could list their experience with other software, particularly Rhapsody and MediaMonkey which would cover most situations. It's important for posters on this an other topics to specify which usb mode they are using.

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Registered: ‎01-29-2010

Re: Playlists?

Hi Dave, thanks for the advice which had almost worked (downloaded winamp) now I have a new playlist name but for some reason it's empty on the mp3..

any guess as to why?

 

and how can I see the playlists on the computer in case I decide to delete one of them?

 

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Re: Playlists?

Can you confirm that the songs that were in the playlist are actually on the Clip?  Do the entries in the playlist have the right paths to the songs?
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Re: Playlists?


michaelmik wrote:

Hi Dave, thanks for the advice which had almost worked (downloaded winamp) now I have a new playlist name but for some reason it's empty on the mp3..

any guess as to why?

 

and how can I see the playlists on the computer in case I decide to delete one of them?

 


 

Maybe this will help.