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Old 08-26-2008, 08:40 PM
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Help Apps to transfer songs and create playlists on a Mac?

Hey all. Just got my Fuze earlier tonight and have run into one small problem (very small). Sadly, I don't know how to create playlists for the Fuze on my Mac. All the tools discussed in the forum are for Windows or Linux, so I am stuck at what I should do. I know I can just drag and drop my music to the Fuze with it in MSC mode, but I do not feel like setting up my playlists up by hand. All my playlists are in iTunes (not much else to use to play music on a Mac until Amarok is ported over) so I'm not sure what to do.

If anyone can help me out (would be great if it was tonight) I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:46 PM
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You can drag and drop your songs to the Sansa.

As for playlists, as far as I know, the Fuze in MSC mode uses normal m3u playlists.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:59 PM
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As for playlists, as far as I know, the Fuze in MSC mode uses normal m3u playlists.
I need a program to create m3u playlists on a Mac. iTunes only seems to export playlists to text files, not m3u or pla.

Update: I found a script that is supposed to copy playlists and music to a USB device. (http://ridesforall.com/archit/sansaitunes/runOnMac.html) It works, only kinda. The playlists are converted to .pla and copied to the \PLAYLISTS folder, but when they are viewed on the Fuze, it doesn't work. I am pretty sure the playlists are currupted. Here is one of them:

Code:
LP PLPYAILTS

EVSROI N.102

H
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-rBcu_eyLcn_h_-oPew_raRgnre_syMtsciF_roec(_iFan_laMniT_ehem.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\CoCbmtam.3pH
RA,PM SUCI1\.3D giminoT ehemm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-rTnacsneedsr7JD_S'at_r_-oPew_raRgnre_spOretaoi_nvOrerdvi_eM(ia_nhTme)em.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sIIT ehem( uR nMD)Cm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_3_-eJerymS_ewte-_P_woreR_naegsrN_niajS_otmr(_DCV_reisno.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\ChGsobtsuetsr( eSrahcni 'of rht epSritiM xi.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C-5-4.1pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C31-_R_noW_saesmrna-_P_woreR_naegsrm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-oR_naWssream_n_-oPew_raRgnre_sniS_apec(_uFllT_ehem.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C20-_B_urecL_nyhc&_D_uolgsaS_olna-_P_woreR_naegsrD_ni_ohTnued_rC(_DeVsroi)nm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sMG SeRim.xpm
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RA,PM SUCIF\githm.3pH
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RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre s0260m.3pH
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3AHPR ,UMIS\C50-_R_leeitnK_-_P_woreR_naegsrN_niajS_otmr-_P_erssni_gnOm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIO\ nuO rwO nG(ohtsubtsre sII.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\CoGG erneR naeg roGm.3pH
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I am going to try the script out again. Hopefully it work this next time.

Update: Same problem. The PLA files seem totally corrupt. The MP3s seem to be working thankfully. I'll have to think of another day to do this. If anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it.

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Old 08-27-2008, 10:46 AM
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I don't think a PLA file will work in any case. I believe you have to use m3u playlists in MSC mode.

Looks like aTunes might be able to do it. I gave it a try on Windows and it will connect to MSC devices and let you save playlists in m3u format. The only issue is that it appears to put full paths (including drive letter) in the m3u file. Not sure what the paths will look like on a Mac. So you might need to edit the saved m3u file with a text editor to correct the paths.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:42 PM
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I don't think a PLA file will work in any case. I believe you have to use m3u playlists in MSC mode.

Looks like aTunes might be able to do it. I gave it a try on Windows and it will connect to MSC devices and let you save playlists in m3u format. The only issue is that it appears to put full paths (including drive letter) in the m3u file. Not sure what the paths will look like on a Mac. So you might need to edit the saved m3u file with a text editor to correct the paths.
Drives are mounted to a directory in *nix.

Anyway, I think I will wait for Amarok. I do not like using Java for anything multimedia (if you have ever programmed in Java, you would understand why). : Sighs: I'll have to continue what I am doing ATM then. Thanks for the heads up though.
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I need a program to create m3u playlists on a Mac. iTunes only seems to export playlists to text files, not m3u or pla.

Update: I found a script that is supposed to copy playlists and music to a USB device. (http://ridesforall.com/archit/sansaitunes/runOnMac.html) It works, only kinda. The playlists are converted to .pla and copied to the \PLAYLISTS folder, but when they are viewed on the Fuze, it doesn't work. I am pretty sure the playlists are currupted. Here is one of them:

Code:
LP PLPYAILTS

EVSROI N.102

H
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-rBcu_eyLcn_h_-oPew_raRgnre_syMtsciF_roec(_iFan_laMniT_ehem.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\CoCbmtam.3pH
RA,PM SUCI1\.3D giminoT ehemm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-rTnacsneedsr7JD_S'at_r_-oPew_raRgnre_spOretaoi_nvOrerdvi_eM(ia_nhTme)em.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sIIT ehem( uR nMD)Cm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_3_-eJerymS_ewte-_P_woreR_naegsrN_niajS_otmr(_DCV_reisno.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\ChGsobtsuetsr( eSrahcni 'of rht epSritiM xi.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C-5-4.1pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C31-_R_noW_saesmrna-_P_woreR_naegsrm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-oR_naWssream_n_-oPew_raRgnre_sniS_apec(_uFllT_ehem.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C20-_B_urecL_nyhc&_D_uolgsaS_olna-_P_woreR_naegsrD_ni_ohTnued_rC(_DeVsroi)nm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sMG SeRim.xpm
3AHPR ,UMIS\ChGsobtsuetsr( cEotlpsa miM)xm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIF\githm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sG(ardnamtsreH laolewneM xi.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C00 .hWti eaRgnreT gireP worem.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_1_-ufflel_j_-hSfi_tniotT_ruobm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_9_-hTyeM_githB__eiGnast-_S_neuSrruodnm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\_2_-eJerymS_ewte-_P_woreR_naegsrL_githpsee_deRcseu(_aMniT_ehem_,eVsroi_n)2m.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ ooGP woreR naegsr( VTV reisno.)pm
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3AHPR ,UMIS\C10-_J_reme_ywSee_t_-oPew_raRgnre_soLtsG_laxa_yM(ia_nhTme)em.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre s0230m.3pH
RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre sM( MaHllwoee neRim)xm.3pH
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RA,PM SUCI0\_4_-eDov-_A_erY_uoR_aeyd.!pm
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RA,PM SUCIG\ohtsubtsre s0260m.3pH
RA,PM SUCI0\.0V cataoi.npm
3AHPR ,UMIS\C50-_R_leeitnK_-_P_woreR_naegsrN_niajS_otmr-_P_erssni_gnOm.3pH
RA,PM SUCIO\ nuO rwO nG(ohtsubtsre sII.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\CoGG erneR naeg roGm.3pH
RA,PM SUCI3\_0_-oR_naWssream_n_-oG_,oGP_woreR_naegsr(_oCpmeletA_blmu.)pm
3AHPR ,UMIS\ChGsobtsuetsr( eMekR mexi.)pm
3
I am going to try the script out again. Hopefully it work this next time.

Update: Same problem. The PLA files seem totally corrupt. The MP3s seem to be working thankfully. I'll have to think of another day to do this. If anyone can help me out, I would appreciate it.
Hi,

I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I've uploaded a new version of scripts that address the issue you mentioned above.

If you still use your sansa with a mac, you can give them a shot:

http://www.ridesforall.com/archit/sansaitunes/

feel free to shoot me an email (archit.agarwal***********) if you need help.

Regards,

- Archit
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