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Old 02-07-2009, 04:01 PM
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An even easier way, I think, is to:

- open Windows Explorer
- go to your Sansa Fuze
- click on Music and then the folder where your music is
- Right click on a music that you would like to put on your playlist
- select "Create Playlist"
- (optional) if you wish rename the playlist
- (optional) move the playlist to the playlist folder
- double click on the playlist (another window open)
- you can drag songs from your sansa fuze to that new window
- remove songs from the playlist or rearrange the order of the song
- press OK to save the changes you made and close the playlist.


Voila!

Works always for all my songs but doesn't work for my podcast tracks, for some reason.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:09 PM
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NauticusLX's post said "or subfolder", so I think the statement is correct and agrees with your statement.

The issue is that paths in an m3u playlist must be relative to the location of the playlist. Which means that all songs in the playlist need to be in the same folder as the playlist or in a some subfolder below the playlist.
Not true, for me, at least. This is the arrangement of my Fuze:

\Audible
\AudioBooks
\Music\artist\album\song
\Photo
\Playlists\playlist.m3u

Note that my playlists are not under the Music subdirectory, that is, I do not have this:
\Music\Playlists\playlist.m3u
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:47 PM
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Not true, for me, at least. This is the arrangement of my Fuze:

\Audible
\AudioBooks
\Music\artist\album\song
\Photo
\Playlists\playlist.m3u

Note that my playlists are not under the Music subdirectory, that is, I do not have this:
\Music\Playlists\playlist.m3u
Mind posting a sample of what your .m3u text looks like with that folder arrangement?
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Fredosaurus View Post
An even easier way, I think, is to:

- open Windows Explorer
- go to your Sansa Fuze
- click on Music and then the folder where your music is
- Right click on a music that you would like to put on your playlist
- select "Create Playlist"
- (optional) if you wish rename the playlist
- (optional) move the playlist to the playlist folder
- double click on the playlist (another window open)
- you can drag songs from your sansa fuze to that new window
- remove songs from the playlist or rearrange the order of the song
- press OK to save the changes you made and close the playlist.


Voila!

Works always for all my songs but doesn't work for my podcast tracks, for some reason.
That only works for MTP mode, not MSC.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:23 AM
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Not true, for me, at least. This is the arrangement of my Fuze:

\Audible
\AudioBooks
\Music\artist\album\song
\Photo
\Playlists\playlist.m3u

Note that my playlists are not under the Music subdirectory, that is, I do not have this:
\Music\Playlists\playlist.m3u
Unless something was changed in the latest FW that I don't know about, such an arrangement will not work in MSC mode.

To have a separate Playlists folder as described above in MSC mode, the Fuze would have to support full paths in m3u playlists, which it does not. Again, I haven't double checked this in the latest FW, but for sure that was the case previously.

In your example folder structure:
\Music\artist\album\song

A playlist containg "song" would have to be in one of the folders along the \Music\artist\album path. The paths inside the playlists would begin with the next folder below the playlist folder (unless it was in the Album folder, in which case there wouldn't be any paths, just file names).

For example, if the playlist was in the Music folder the paths inside the playlist would look like:
artist\album\song

Last time I checked the Fuze does not support a fully qualified path like "\Music\artist\album\song" in a playlist. It also doesn't support "..\" notation. So there's no way to have a separate playlist folder in MSC mode AFAIK.

Are you by chance using MTP mode? I had read a couple posts that m3u playlists actually work under MTP mode, but have never tried it. Could you post the contents of one of your working playlists?
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:02 PM
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Mind posting a sample of what your .m3u text looks like with that folder arrangement?
Sure, here are the first few lines of a playlist titled BobDylan--best.m3u. To make this clear and avoid confusion if there is linewrap here, I am adding line numbers [1], etc. to the text below. They are not in the actual .m3u file.
Code:
[1]#EXTM3U
[2]#EXTINF:532,Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
[3]..\MUSIC\Bob Dylan\The Bootleg Series, Vol- 4 - The 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert (1998)\07 - Mr Tambourine Man.ogg
[4]#EXTINF:277,Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
[5]..\MUSIC\Bob Dylan\Blonde on Blonde (1966)\01 - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.ogg
As I said in my earlier message, my arrangement of directories is:

\Music\Bob Dylan\
\Playlists\

Finally, I made the m3u file according to the method I described in my message of 1/31/09, 13:43

I hope that makes it all clear!

PS to Skinjob: Yes, I am using the MSC mode for my Sansa.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:31 PM
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Aha! The support for "..\" notation is new! I don't remember seeing that on any of the FW release notes.

I remember a year ago when myself and some other forum members were trying to figure out m3u playlists for the Clip/Fuze it was determined that "..\" notation was not supported. I never thought to try it again with recent FW.

Good find OldOrpheus!

I'll have to check if Winamp will use "..\" if you save the playlist in a separate Playlists folder. I have a feeling it will use a full path starting with "\", which still isn't supported on the Clip/Fuze.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:50 PM
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Very glad to help, Skinjob!
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