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Playlist help? How do I put playlists on my 2 GB Sansa?

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Re: Playlist help?

Use Windows Media Player, just like the manual says

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: How do i put a playlist on a sansa m240

Creating Playlists on the Sansa M240

The Sansa M240 is a decent device, but if you are like many, you have not been able to create playlists. The instructions with the player and the maker’s website offer little help. Here a solution that I found on-line with some additional detail. The step by step instructions for even those with little computer savvy.

1. power up your M240 player without connecting to your computer. Scroll thru the menu to the “settings” menu. Select “USB”, deselect “auto detect” then select “MSC”. (I don’t know if this step is critical, but I picked up this suggestion from another site)

2. Power down the MP240 and using the cable supplied with your player, connect to the USB port of your computer. The display will show “MSC” when connected.

3. If you have not already done so, download the songs you want to include on your playlist from your computer to the M240. Any number of media player software packages will allow you to copy or burn your songs to a “portable media device” for this step.

4. After your songs are downloaded, on your computer, go to “My Computer” and open the "Sansa M240" icon. On the explorer task bar, select “view”> “details”. You should see several standard folders and all your songs. (Note I have used this for both .wma and .mp3 formats and have intermixed them in the playlist)

5. On your computer, open a new Notepad document and save it to your desktop.
Name it whatever you like, but it has to have “.m3u” as a file extension when you save it.
For example I named mine…. playlist1.m3u, playlist2.m3u, playlist3.m3u.

6. Next, in this newly saved notepad document, type this exactly on the very first line < #EXTM3U > without the brackets.

7. Now, find your first song in the open M240 folder, place your cursor on it, right click and select "rename". When the song title is highlighted hit control + C or "Copy" the entire title, being careful not to change anything. Now place your cursor immediately after the #EXTM3U text, hit return and paste the title of your first song directly below it with NO line space in between.

8. Repeat the steps to copy the title of your next song from the M240 folder. When copied, place your cursor immediately after the previous song title copied in the step above. Hit return Twice to create a single line space after the song title and paste in the next song title at the beginning of the line. Repeat this process til you have built your playlist.

8. After you’ve entered your last song title, it should look something like this. (Either .mp3 or .wma extensions can be used)
First song.mp3

Second song.mp3

Third song.mp3

And so on.mp3
Now, within your notepad playlist document, click File/Save (noting where it was saved) and close the file. Now, find that same original playlist on your computer. Highlight it and copy / paste it onto your M240. I copied mine into a folder called “playlist” on the M240. Then I repeated the process for other playlists, giving each a unique name.

After allowing sufficient time for the file to copy, use the icon in the lower taskbar of your computer to “safely disconnect hardware” to unplug your player. Disconnect the USB cord, power up and your ready to enjoy your playlists.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: my sansa clip won't hold playlists

If you instal rapsody you can create playlists through their software.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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My sansa clip won't hold playlists

If you instal rapsody you can create playlists through their software.

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How to create playlist on e260 sandisk sansa pm3 player

this is from sansa website FAQ... check it too for ur other concers... well i hope this is what ur looking for...

How do I create and transfer playlists into my MP3 player using Windows Media Player 11?
STEP 1 – Create a playlist
  1. Run Windows Media Player.
  2. Click Create Playlist located in the top left corner.
  3. Type in the name of your playlist.
  4. Drag and drop music files into the Playlist Window.
  5. Click Save Playlist to save the list.
STEP 2 – Transfer the playlist to your device
  1. Click the Sync tab on the top bar.
  2. Drag and drop your playlist from the left window into the Sync List window on the right.
  3. Click Start Sync.

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Sansa e260 installed with rockbox doesnt play video.

Sans e200 support:

Manual for Sansa e200 series:

1. Using the Sansa media converter for preparing videos to make them
suited for the player as you are doing is just fine.
2. Page 22 [19 in written manual] of the pdf file shows how to make playlist(s) using Windows Media Player 11.
2.1 First create a playlist
2.2 Save the playlist
2.3 Synchronize the required playlist onto the connected player

Sep 09, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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How to download songs

1. Are you using Windows Media Player 11 ?
2. Can you see the Sansa e250 connected in the sync mode ?
If no: install and update WMP11
If yes:
3. Make "new playlist" in the <Library> or <Sync> mode
of WMP 11; screen left side.
3.1 Save "new playlist" in WMP11; screen right side.
4. Put in <Sync> mode your playlist under the player: The player
should be connected showing in WMP11. Start synchronizing.
Leave the player connected until <Sync> is ready.

Support for Sansa e250:

Aug 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I can't get a playlist onto my Sansa m240. I tried the method described on this site, and the name of the playlist came up, but said it had no files.

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.
Transferring Playlists
To transfer playlists to your Sansa player, follow these steps:
1. Connect your Sansa player to the computer.
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,
then Finish.
6. Synchronization will start as soon as you click Finish. To see the Sync
progress, click on Sync Results.

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Unable to transfer playlist to sansa c250 mp3 player

This player isn't capable of playlist transfer - you can only create a playlist on the go from the player itself. You will have to transfer individual songs only.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Playlist Upload...

There is a well known problem with the sansa regarding playlist..I am sure sandisk is working on a firmware right now that will fix the issue you are having..

Oct 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa m250 playlists

First you need to set your Sansa m250 mp3 player to MTP mode:

) Tap your menu button and select "Settings" > "USB".
2) On this screen, make sure that there is a check next to "Auto Detect" and NOT "MSC".

Note: Music that was transferred to the player in "MSC" (Mass Storage Class) mode will not be accessible once the player is put into MTP mode.

However, the music can still be accessed by switching the player back to MSC mode.

To transfer a playlist using Windows Media Player version 10:

- Make sure device is showing as an "audio device" and in MTP mode
- Create a playlist by right clicking a song in the library, add to>additional playlists>new or by saving a now playing list
- Select the Sync tab and click "Sync settings"
- Check "Synchronize device automatically"
- Set "View" to "All Playlists"
- Place a check next to the playlists they want to transfer to device
- Media Player should then sync those lists once you hit OK.
Once you Sync for the first time a new folder "Playlists" will appear in your m250 using Windows Explorer. Once that folder is created you can even use Windows Explorer alone to create playlists, all you have to do is right click on a song and choose create a playlist. Double click on playlist > Reference Tab, on the window you simply drag and drop your songs.

Hope this helps

Aug 28, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Playlist Problem !!!

The Sansa m200 series can only create playlists in MTP mode. on the menu go to settings>USB. There are two options MSC and autodetect. Once in autodetect your sansa should say MTP when connected to your PC. In this mode you should be able to add playlists without any trouble.
Hope it helps

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Can i use limewire?

yeah you need to copy and paste them on the mp3.

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