02-25-2010 10:57 AM
Hmm - sounds simple enough. Will I have a problem with the playlist if it is pointing to music ont the Internal and Externa?
02-25-2010 02:09 PM
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.
02-25-2010 06:33 PM
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!
02-25-2010 07:04 PM
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.
02-25-2010 08:20 PM
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.
03-28-2011 07:14 AM
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.
03-28-2011 07:56 AM
03-28-2011 08:01 AM - edited 03-28-2011 08:02 AM
Thanks tape. Will check that out.
Been off the boards for a while.
BTW- are you a recording engineer? (hence the TAPE-worm moniker?)