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Fuze MSC - Playlists

All,

   After much search regarding my issues I have found these very general steps several times. However, they are now working.

Steps:

  1. Drag files from the Fuze into Winamp's playlist editor.
  2. Arrange the playlist as desired.
  3. Save the playlist to the Fuze's MUSIC folder.
  4. If you later want to edit the playlist, drag the m3u file from the Fuze into Winamp's playlist editor and repeat steps 1-3, overwriting the original m3u on the Fuze.

These steps are NOT working. The problem for me is the steps are too general. For whatever reason when using Winamp (newest version) it copied all my music to the root of the Fuze (current firmware). So these steps were not valid; however one can change the locations to meet the current setup. So I made sure the M3U files were in the root directory. All playlists are empty that I create.

 

Ideas? 

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-Jeff
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,310
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists


@avv604 wrote:

All,

   After much search regarding my issues I have found these very general steps several times. However, they are now working.

Steps:

  1. Drag files from the Fuze into Winamp's playlist editor.
  2. Arrange the playlist as desired.
  3. Save the playlist to the Fuze's MUSIC folder.
  4. If you later want to edit the playlist, drag the m3u file from the Fuze into Winamp's playlist editor and repeat steps 1-3, overwriting the original m3u on the Fuze.

These steps are NOT working. The problem for me is the steps are too general. For whatever reason when using Winamp (newest version) it copied all my music to the root of the Fuze (current firmware). So these steps were not valid; however one can change the locations to meet the current setup. So I made sure the M3U files were in the root directory. All playlists are empty that I create.

 

Ideas? 


 

If you look at this post (and maybe you have already), you'll see that these are far from 'general steps'. I gave very specific directions to create .m3u playlists using Winamp. And those instructions do not include:

  1. Drag files from the Fuze into Winamp's playlist editor.

Re-read my post (specifically #4 & #5) and see if that helps you. :smileyhappy:

Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-28-2009

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists

Tapeworm,

  

Thank you for the post. I have never read that post before. More detailed than the others. And, the most important item, it worked. 

One other question, is there a way to perform the same function from within WinAmp?

 

 

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-Jeff
SanDisk Guru
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Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists


@avv604 wrote:

Tapeworm,

  

Thank you for the post. I have never read that post before. More detailed than the others. And, the most important item, it worked. 

One other question, is there a way to perform the same function from within WinAmp?

 


Great! I'm glad it worked for you.

 

Yes, you can do the same thing froom within Winamp as well. Instead of dragging & dropping files from Windows Explorer into Winamp, just set Winamp to read your Fuze's and/or external card's drive as your default 'Library' instead of your Music folder on your computer. Then you create the new playlist as before and drag the songs you want from the main Winamp pane over to the playlist name. Conversly, you can also highlight a song, album or artist, right-click it and 'add to playlist'.

 

Piece of cake (or can of corn if you're from the Midwest). :smileytongue:

SanDisk User
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎07-01-2009

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists

This is interesting - can anyone post an example .m3u playlist that references songs on both the internal and micro-sd storage? I'd like to add m3u creation to my playlist app.

 

D.

 



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Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-28-2009

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists

Ok, so now none of the playlists are working.

I created the playlists as stated, however, now they are all referencing a drive letter??

Here is my playlist now. 



#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:186,Bass 305 - Digital Bass (Ultra Car Mix)
E:\BASS\Bass 305\Digital Bass\09 Digital Bass (Ultra Car Mix).mp3
#EXTINF:219,Bass 305 - Pump Up the Bass (Sub Woofer Movement Version)
E:\BASS\Bass 305\Digital Bass\03 Pump Up the Bass (Sub Woofer Move.mp3
#EXTINF:240,Bass 305 - Base mission 305 (Album Version)
E:\BASS\Bass 305\Bass The Future\11 - Base mission 305 (Album Version).mp3
#EXTINF:229,Boom Tube - Mission Impossible Theme: Bass Impossible
E:\BASS\Bass MTX\Mission Impossible Theme- Bass Impossible.mp3
#EXTINF:266,Boom Tube - Night Rider Theme (Bass Rider Kick The Hydro's Kit)
E:\BASS\Bass MTX\Night Rider Theme (Bass Rider Kick The Hydro's Kit).mp3
#EXTINF:255,Bass Mekanik - Bass Mekanik
E:\BASS\Official Usac Bass\03 Bass Mekanik.mp3
#EXTINF:286,Bass Automator - The Beat
E:\BASS\Official Usac Bass\02 The Beat.mp3
#EXTINF:192,Power Supply - Bass Boom Bottom
E:\BASS\Official Usac Bass\Bass Boom Bottom.mp3
#EXTINF:255,Bass Mekanik - Bass Mekanik
E:\BASS\Official Usac Bass\03 - Bass Mekanik.mp3

 

 

Before it was just a relative path. What is going on? 

Is there not a program yet that will just do the simple things? Smiley Indifferent

 

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-Jeff
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Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists

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avv604 wrote: Before it was just a relative path. What is going on? 

Is there not a program yet that will just do the simple things?

 


Someone wrote a playlist generator called YAPL. Just search the forums for that term. This sounds like the easiest way to create a playlist.

 

I have successfully used the method described here to create a test playlist for both internal and external. Well, sort of - I bypassed all of the programs he used and did a couple of quick search/replace in notepad.

 

First I created the empty file test.pla. I put this in my playlists directory on the internal, but it probably doesn't matter where you put it. Then I renamed the test.m3u files to test.pla.refs. Inside that file, I search/replaced all backslashes for forward slashes, and replaced S: with /mmc:0: and T: with /mmc:1: (S: and T: are my two drives).

 

Probably the biggest chore was getting rid of the #EXTINF lines. I'm not sure if they were actually a problem; perhaps I could have left them there and they'd have been ignored.

 

Applying that method, I did yours in about 40 seconds. I make no guarantees that it'll work, of course! But you can kind of see the process. I use mmc:0, assuming that was your internal flash.

 

my-tests.pla
---------------------------------------------------------
(empty its a place holder)
---------------------------------------------------------

my-tests.pla.refs
---------------------------------------------------------
/mmc:0:/BASS/Bass 305/Digital Bass/09 Digital Bass (Ultra Car Mix).mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Bass 305/Digital Bass/03 Pump Up the Bass (Sub Woofer Move.mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Bass 305/Bass The Future/11 - Base mission 305 (Album Version).mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Bass MTX/Mission Impossible Theme- Bass Impossible.mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Bass MTX/Night Rider Theme (Bass Rider Kick The Hydro's Kit).mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Official Usac Bass/03 Bass Mekanik.mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Official Usac Bass/02 The Beat.mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Official Usac Bass/Bass Boom Bottom.mp3
/mmc:0:/BASS/Official Usac Bass/03 - Bass Mekanik.mp3
---------------------------------------------------------
 
Edit: also of note, the dotted lines are for file start/finish reference only. Don't include them in the files.
Message Edited by bdb on 08-03-2009 02:39 PM
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Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists


@Dunny wrote:

This is interesting - can anyone post an example .m3u playlist that references songs on both the internal and micro-sd storage? I'd like to add m3u creation to my playlist app.

 

D.

 


 

Only .pla playlists will read from both memory sources.

 

.m3u format only works for one or the other.

Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-28-2009

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists

I have fixed the issue.

I formatted the device again and swapped it to MTP mode. 

Installed MediaMonkey.

BAM! Playlists are working. 

 

MediaMonkey is not as good with Playlists as Winamp, but so be it. It is working. 

Plus MediaMonkey is wonderful at pulling down album art.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions. 

 

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-Jeff
SanDisk User
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎07-01-2009

Re: Fuze MSC - Playlists


@Tapeworm wrote:

@Dunny wrote:

This is interesting - can anyone post an example .m3u playlist that references songs on both the internal and micro-sd storage? I'd like to add m3u creation to my playlist app.

 

D.

 


 

Only .pla playlists will read from both memory sources.

 

.m3u format only works for one or the other.


Darn it. Thanks anway, I was kind of thinking that was the case anyhow. It would be nice to be able to create them, but I'll just stick to being able to import them and convert to .pla.
 Cheers,
 
D.
 

 



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