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Old 04-09-2008, 05:03 PM
cristiano007 cristiano007 is offline
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Default The little secret of playlists in the Clip

First of all, this is my first post and I expect to be useful. I live in Venezuela and people here only know Ipods and crappy no name players, and we speak Spanish, so don't expect perfect prose. I'm very happy so far, I'll write my impressions in my next post, but now I'm eager to help...
I updated to the latest firmware but wasn't getting the playlists to work. I tried many advices in this forum and the official Sansa one: I eliminate the backlash, put the playlist in the root then in the same folder than the files, clean the demos, etc, etc. Nothing. The thing is I don't like Winamp and hate WMP, so I was trying to do everything with my normal PC player Foobar and also generate intelligent playlist with MusicIP like I do and enjoy at my PC's. Finally I installed big Winamp against my will, get through the laberynthic interface and make a little test playlist. Now I could see the song titles so I thought it worked (I was at work in a hurry, but it resulted in a good thing, read on). But Winamp is not the secret. I wasn't satisfied of depending of Winamonster or MediaUnplayer. So I checked the playlist internals, using the notepad. By the way, it does have the starting backlash. I open the one I made in Foobar to see the difference and found this:



That's the secret: put this in the first line of the file and there you go. Now I can make my playlists in my favorite programs or even by hand and they work. You don't have to put the file in the root just use relative paths, say if you put it in MUSIC folder, erase that from the root path (with notepad, remember). That`s great to have the albums playing in the original order: just order the tracks in your PC player, save the playlist, erase everything in front of the mp3 file name and put the playlist in the album folder. The good thing about this last way is that you eliminate everything at once when you don't want the album anymore.
Later I found that it wasn't sounding just showing the titles, you DO have to take the backlash out. The Winamp playlist wasn't actually working! But it gave me the magic word trick. That's good luck, friends.
Well, I hope this help other people to enjoy the Clip totally.

Last edited by cristiano007; 04-09-2008 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Update
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