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Setting up a playlist

My husband just got me a ScanDisk m230 MP3 player. I followed the directions for syncing it with Media player. However, I'd like to organize the songs into playlists. I have a couple of different playlists for my workouts. All I could get it to do is copy the songs to my player. And they aren't even in the order I wanted them, they are in order by song title. How do I set up a playlist?

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Frist get get your curent windows media player updated to windows media player 11 from: When you have it plug in your mp3 player and go to sync. if you look on the left hand tool bar there will be a new item. it says sanoma on the bottom you click on album and a file will pop up. it says a track title. You go under that and right click there will be an option to add a new track you name it whatever you want. Then you go to my competer click on sansa click on the icon after thta and go to the old folder and copy the songs one at a time to move them into the new folder.

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Creating Playlist
To create a playlist for Windows Media Player, follow these steps:
1. Launch Windows Media Player.
2. Clear the List pane by clicking the Clear List pane button.
3. Click the arrow below the Library Tab then select Create Playlist.
4. Type in the name of your Playlist.
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5. Click Songs from Library then drag them from the Details pane to the List
6. To rearrange the songs, drag them up or down in the List pane.
7. Click Save Playlist.
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To transfer playlists to your Sansa player, follow these steps:
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2. Select Sync digital media files to this devices using Windows Media
Player on initial connection.
3. Right-click on Your Sansa Player, then select Set Up Sync.
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4. Select Personal Playlists from the drop down menu on the left pane.
5. Highlight the playlists you want to transfer to your Sansa player, click Add,
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These directions only apply to the Philips SA6045/37:
It's not going to be easy, because you will have to do two undesirable things: 1) Set your player up for auto-sync, which will result in the player adding unwanted media files to your player without your consent - and possibly overloading your player; and 2) You will have to roll back to Windows Media Player 10.

If you ask me, it's not worth it, but here's the procedure:
  1. Playlists can only be synchronized to your player via “auto sync”. Autosync will automatically synchronize your Windows Media Player library content and your player content each time you connect your Player to the PC. If you use the “manual” sync option the tracks in the playlist will transfer to your player but the playlist itself will not.
  2. Hook up the Player to the computer, allow a few minutes for the Windows Media player to recognize and detect the connection of the Player.
  3. Click on the Sync tab.
  4. Click on “Sync settings” or “Set up sync”
  5. In the pop-up window, select the playlists that you want to sync
  6. Click “OK”, the sync will start automatically
Note: playlists never show up in the device panel under the sync tab of Windows media Player even if they are on your device. Check on your device whether you can see the playlist.

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If it still isn't there, then the songs that you tried to sync have some sort of licensing restriction on them that does not allow them to be synced to a portable device - wmp will show them as synced, but alas - they will never actually show up on the player.

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please be more especific
because there is more than one way

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You can't because you have do go to Windows media player an delete

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How do you add a playlist to the player!!!

There is another way but that is called Favorites. First go to settings on the player and enable advance then go to one of your songs and press the select button then it will give you an option that says add to favorites? choose the check mark to add that songs to your playlist. Also there is a way to add playlist using windows media player. The steps given would be for windows media player 10. First click on the Library Tab thecn click on the arrow for the Now Playing List choose New List then Playlist, now add songs to your newly created playlist by dragging them to the drag items here window after you have choosen all the songs you like click on Now Playing List and choose Save Playlist As.. After saving the playlist change the settings of the player to Autodetect and connect the player to the computer. Now wait for it to be detected by the computer and click on SYNC tab on the windows media player software. There are two windows the left is where you will choose the playlist the right your mp3 player. Choose the playlist that you have created and click on START SYNC now it will be transferring the playlist to your mp3 player just go to Music then Playlist. Hope this helps :D

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