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Registered: ‎01-06-2010

Re: How do you make playlists?

Hmm - sounds simple enough. Will I have a problem with the playlist if it is pointing to music ont the Internal and Externa?

@oreosmeow wrote:

I then tried saving the playlist in WMP to a M3U file, copied that to
the Fuze and playlist shows empty on the Fuze. I am sure that is due to
it is confused as to where the CDs are physically located since it was
created on the PC.

Your M3U file needs to be in the MUSIC folder on the Fuze.  If it's somewhere else on your Fuze, you can just move it there doing a drag 'n drop in My Computer.

 

Then, you need to remove the \MUSIC\ at the beginning of each line in the playlist.  I use Notepad++ to do this - it's very easy to do a search (for \MUSIC\) and replace (with nothing) across all my playlists, then save them all at once.  Takes about 15 seconds for my 17 playlists.


 

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Registered: ‎12-13-2008

Re: How do you make playlists?


I believe, and someone correct me if I'm wrong, that you can leave the songs on the player. When you sync the playlist, you should see "Already on Device" during the sync process.

 


 

 

When I try to make a playlist, WMP11 tells me I have to do it from the "Sync" tab. 

 

When I attemt to make a playlist from the sync tab, it allows me to drag and drop, but the "save playlist as" option is always grayed out. 

 

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Registered: ‎01-23-2010

Re: How do you make playlists?


Hmm - sounds simple enough. Will I have a problem with the playlist if it is pointing to music ont the Internal and Externa?
You know, I don't know.  I don't have external memory on my Fuze yet.  Does anyone else have an answer...I'm sure I'll need it too at some point!  Thanks!
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: How do you make playlists?

M3U playlists will only support files from 1 memory source at a time. So you can have a playlist comprised of songs residing in the player's internal memory or the external memory card, but not both. You can have multiple playlists, but sometimes you don't want to have to re-arrange your music files just to accomodate certain songs in a specific playlist.

 

PLA format playlists can read (and play) songs from both memory sources. There are programs/scripts written to convert .m3u to .pla; Google can certainly help you find one that you like.

 

As the old saying goes, there's more than 1 way to skin a cat. Smiley Wink

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Re: How do you make playlists?

Thanks!
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Re: How do you make playlists?



When I try to make a playlist, WMP11 tells me I have to do it from the "Sync" tab. 

 

When I attemt to make a playlist from the sync tab, it allows me to drag and drop, but the "save playlist as" option is always grayed out. 

 


Is the Fuze connected when you are trying to create the playlist? I don't know why it's telling you to do it in "Sync." I just opened WMP and pretended to create a new playlist and it worked just fine.

 

Open WMP11, and under the "Library" tab click on the down arrow. A list of options appears and you want "Create Playlist." A new panel opens on the right where you can add songs by dragging and dropping them. The "Save playlist as" remains grey until you add some songs. Make sure to save the playlist when done, then connect the player, then try the "Sync" tab.

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Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: How do you make playlists?

I've been wanting to figure this out too.

I hate Sync and learned to avoid this mess years ago.  I do not want my Fuze to have the same files as my computer and vice-versa.

So it would be great to have a program that saw only the Fuze memory and made the playlist from there without even peeking at the C:drive.  I have a feeling it's way more effort than it's worth.  I use the GoList quite a bit to avoid all of this.

Sometimes I want to make a playlist for a party or event.  Perhaps the easiest thing is just to copy a bunch of files to a spare SD card and then stick that in for the party.  Problem is (and it's the same problem with GoList) getting the songs in correct order.  That would take a good amount of time on MP3Tag.

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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: How do you make playlists?


@blackdog-sansa wrote:

 

Problem is (and it's the same problem with GoList) getting the songs in correct order.  That would take a good amount of time on MP3Tag.


But not in Winamp. The free version wouold work just fine for playlists. Here's how I do it.

 

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Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: How do you make playlists?

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Thanks tape.  Will check that out.

Been off the boards for a while.

 

BTW- are you a recording engineer?  (hence the TAPE-worm moniker?)

 

bd