01-18-2016 10:05 AM
I feel your pain and frustration with WMP. Yes, you can use Winamp with your Fuze, but unless you already have an older version on your computer, or can find one to download on an archival site somewhere, it is currently unavailable.
01-18-2016 02:26 PM
I am having success creating m3u playlists on my Clip Sport with music files arranged in multiple subfolders using VLC Media Player. http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.1/win32/vlc-2.2.1-win32.exe
First, I use Win File Explorer to create subfolders on my Clip Sport (internal memory or external card) under Music.
Then I copy my selected mp3 files from my HD into the various Music subfolders on my Clip Sport
Then I use VLC Media Player to load the mp3 files on my player into the VLC playlist window.
Then I use "Media -> Save Playlist to file -.> Save as "abc123.m3u" and save the new playlist in any one of the Music subfolders on my player. Then I can use Music mode or Card mode on my Clip Sport to select the playlist and listen to music files across all the subfolders.
See this link for some helpful screen captures
01-21-2016 08:53 PM - edited 01-21-2016 08:55 PM
I know Winamp will work with the Fuze in MSC mode (Settings/System Settings/USB Mode).
Here's a prime Winamp.
You can also find the 5.x versions at Oldversion but I always thought they were overdone.
If you were using WMP you were probably using MTP mode. Your PC can only see one mode at a time, so when you switch to MSC to use Winamp, your PC won't see all the music you transferred with Windows Media Player.
Assuming you want to use Winamp all the time, you need to get the MTP music onto the Fuze in MSC mode.
If there are copies on your computer you can just go to the Fuze's Settings/System Settings/Format and format it, clearing off all the music you added. Then switch to MSC mode (settings/system settings/MSC) and send new copies over from your computer.
Or if you need to retrieve the music first, leave the Fuze in MTP mode (or if you had it in Auto, it went to MTP mode because it detected WMP) and copy back all your music off the player to someplace on your computer (desktop maybe). Then switch to MSC mode and send stuff back over with Winamp--or, if you prefer, just drag and drop them over, since MSC mode sees the Fuze as two basic USB drives, internal memory (FUZE) and Removable Drive for the card.