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raysaun 08-17-2011 10:27 AM

Making a playlist on Sansa Fuze+?
 
Has anyone been able to make a playlist on the Fuze+ without having to sync with Windows Media Player? I dragged and dropped my music files directly to the fuze. I have tried constructing the playlists using WinAmp and saving them to the fuze as .m3u lists in the playlist directory. When I try to use them, they come up empty. The playlist looks correct. It has the file paths in the following format:

..\Music\artist\album\song.wma

Should it be different. I have tried putting the playlist in the Music directory without the ..\Music\. That did not work either

Would appreciate any help anyone could give me.

raysaun 08-18-2011 10:32 AM

What I have found out
 
The sansa fuze+ only can handle .m3u playlists when there are no sub-directories in the music file paths. That is, the playlist file must be in the same directory as the music files. :(

The fuze+ will handle sub-directories in .pla playlists, which are the Windows Media Player playlists for devices that can be set to the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode. The .pla file stored on the device has a data length of 0. The actual data is stored by the device in its own internal database. On the fuze+, I have not been able to find a file containing this data. :rolleyes:

Fortunately, one does not have to use Windows Media Player to construct a .pla playlist. :) Windows Explorer can be used to create a playlist by right clicking on a music file (.mp3, .wma, etc.) and selecting "Create Playlist" from the drop-down menu. After the name of the playlist is set and ok'd, the playlist file can be double clicked on and a window is opened which contains the name of the music file originally selected. Additional music files may the be dragged and dropped to fill the reference list. Since, this takes about the same effort as making an .m3u playlist via WinAmp, it would appear to be an acceptable alternative, with the caveat that one cannot directly edit the actual playlist file. :cool:

raysaun 08-21-2011 10:34 AM

I found that you can construct .pla playlists with WinAmp. This is accomplished by tight clicking on an album, or song, contained on the fuze+ and selecting "send to playlist". Then select "new playlist" to start a new playlist or select an existing playlist.

ecartman 09-21-2011 03:51 PM

Has anyone had any success generating a usable .m3u for the fuze+ under linux? I tried a few approaches (from the fuze thread), no joy. The list appears in the playlist menu, but regardless of content, it is "empty"

FreeZ5 09-21-2011 06:13 PM

I don't have a Fuze+. But I do have a Fuze, Clip, and Clip+. I use Winamp, and put the m3u playlists in the ROOT directory. No probs.

Steve

ecartman 09-22-2011 01:42 PM

Today, I found that a playlist will work if it is in the same directory as the files and all of the files in the list exist in that directory. Looks like it won't follow a path. If I create the playlist one level up and specify the relative path to the file, the playlist shows <<empty>>.
eg:
this works:

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:139,Angel.mp3
Angel.mp3

but not this:

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:139,Angel.mp3
Misc\Angel.mp3

HaloNachos117 11-26-2011 12:28 AM

I believe that Video4Fuze can create playlists, as it was a function meant to create .pls playlists for the old Fuze using MSC mode. I believe this feature was aimed more towards *nix users than anyone else, although it should work with Windows/Mac as well.

scubaseven 02-18-2012 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raysaun (Post 569208)
Has anyone been able to make a playlist on the Fuze+ without having to sync with Windows Media Player?

I am using media monkey and it works well.

At first it would copy/sync the playlists across but the songs would not show up.

So I changed the USB mode, and now they work.

You can level the volume also before you create them which is cool.

DJBadLucky 03-29-2012 07:39 AM

I've performed many tests with manually creating playlists.
As far as I can tell, the fact is, if your music is organised in folders,
and you create m3u playlists with any path in them,
they wont work on the Fuze(+).
This is confirmed by sandisk here.

One might think it would be an easy task to update the Firmware
to correctly interpret such playlists, but I do not know.

Is there any means of requesting such an update?
If so, is it likely to be implemented?

Tapeworm 04-23-2012 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJBadLucky (Post 604828)

One might think it would be an easy task to update the Firmware
to correctly interpret such playlists, but I do not know.

Is there any means of requesting such an update?

Yes. At the SanDisk forums in the Fuze+ Feedback And Feature Request
Thread


Quote:

Originally Posted by DJBadLucky (Post 604828)

If so, is it likely to be implemented?

No.

DJBadLucky 05-01-2012 07:57 AM

Thanks for the reply - I shall post a request, and forget it.

Your link was erroneous, the thread is here:
Fuze+ Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Tapeworm 05-01-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJBadLucky (Post 608771)
Thanks for the reply - I shall post a request, and forget it.

Your link was erroneous, the thread is here:
Fuze+ Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Sorry 'bout that. Thanks for catching the error. I edited the link in my previous post to the correct one. ;)


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