Question about SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player
They can be created on the mp3 player itself. Set the
player in Advanced mode (menu>settings>Advanced to ON). Once a song is
playing, if you press and hold the center select button, it will say, 'Add to
favorites' and have a check and a X. Select the check (default) and press the
center button again. To remove it from the list, press and hold again; it will
ask if you want to delete; again, select the check. This will remove it from
the list only; however, the file physically remains on the mp3 player. To clear
the entire list, go to menu>settings>playback>clear favorites.Note:
Each time the mp3 player is attached to the computer, even if nothing is added
or removed, the favorites list is erased.Playlists stay on the device even if
connected to a computer or if the device content is changed.The Sansa m200
series has 2 different USB modes:--MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), a
protocol released my Microsoft to support DRM (Digital Rights Managment), used
for subscription Music services.--MSC (Mass Storage Class), when
using as a regular removable drive.To switch modes, from your player. go to
Menu > settings > USB >The two options are MSC and AUTO DETECT (MTP)You
can create playlists on your player through Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo, MusicMatch,
Jukebox and Windows Media Player 10 if you set the player to MTP mode.If you
are using Rhapsody,--Save a playlist (under the play tab in the
mixer, select save).--Take the playlist and drag it to the sansa player in the
top left hand corner on the interface where the device shows.--Do not drag it
to the transfer tab in the mixer as this will transfer the files only and not
the playlist itself.If you are using Napster,--Create or Save a
playlist (bottom right of napster interface).--Under 'My Playlists' on the left
of the Napster interface, right click the desired playlist. Select the
'transfer playlist to portable device.'If you are using Yahoo,--Follow
the procedures in Yahoo to create a list and transfer it to device.If you are
using MusicMatch,--Create a playlist either by dragging files to
the playlist manager or by right clicking the file in your library. Select send
to>portable device.--Open the playlist manager (view>playlist manager).--Right
click the playlist and select send to >portable device.If you are using Windows
Media Player 10,--Create a playlist by right clicking a song in the libary,
add to>additional playlists>new or by saving a now playing list.--Select
the Sync tab and click 'Sync settings.'--Place a check next to the playlists
they want to transfer to device.--The Windows Media Player should then sync
those lists once you hit 'OK.'Playlists can also be added in M3U format when
the player is in MSC mode. This not officially supported. The following is
a suggested workaround:--Make sure the player is in the MSC mode--Create/save
an M3U playlist file from any application (winamp, windows media player, etc.).--Find
file through My Computer, right click the playlist and Open With >Choose
Program >Notepad.--The first line of the file should be #EXTM3U. After that,
you will see 2 lines of text for each song in the playlist. Leave the first
line alone for each song.--For the second line, you need to delete everything
except for the filename (which is everything before and including the last).--Repeat
that step for every song listed. After that, save the file by going to >File
>Save.--Copy-and-paste the m3u file to the Removable Disk.--Copy all the
songs to the Removable Disk by making a folder on the Removable Disk called
'Music' and copy songs into there.Regardless of method, the playlist will now
show on the mp3 player under >menu >play music >playlist.If you wish to
delete created playlists.If the playlist was added via the M3U method, deletion
can be achieved by deleting the M3U file while connected to the computer in MSC
For any playlist transfer via any MTP mode, you can either delete the playlist folder under Media folder on the Sansa M series on the PC (this will delete all MTP based playlists. They are not selectable, and on the PC, the folder will show as empty even when the playlists are present.)You can view and delete the individual playlists transferred via MTP in MusicMatch regardless of which MTP method was used to create and transfer the list. Bring up the portable device manager (>view>portable device manager), right click the playlist to delete, and select 'Remove.'Regardless of the method used, only the playlist itself will be removed. Any music referenced will remain on the mp3 player and can be manually deleted.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Solution 1In the Sansa drive in Windows Explorer select the songs that you want in the playlist. Right click and create playlist. You can do minimal playlist editing through the playlist file properties. Drag files to the references tab to add files.
There is a free playlist creator which creates playlists for each folder on the sansa player with one click. it is written in .NET and does not alter the music files (http://www.infosys.tuwien.ac.at/staff/cp/playlist_creator.zip).
There is also one written in Python that should work on both linux and Windows (http://people.ifm.liu.se/yohell/make_playlists.py).
 Solution 2Try Musicmatch Jukebox or MediaMonkey.Both of those should be able to create a music library using only filesfrom the device. Then sort them by artist and album, and delete themfrom the library, deleting the files as well. Transfer new files to thedevice as files (MSC USB mode on the player), not by syncing. You can create a new music library on the fly if you've made extensive changes. It doesn't take much time. Playlistsshould not contain drive letters or folder names, so edit them inNotepad, unless you have an app that makes them on the fly(suggestions?).
You can keep your main database in MediaMonkey, and open the Sansadevice (see the plus and click on it). You'll be able to delete filesfrom there. But if you double click on a song on the Sansa device, thewrong song will play. Dunno why, but that's what happens on my computer. But deleting files works.
 Solution 3Rename all your tracks so artist (look for batch renaming feature inyour software. Add example of freeware editor?), album and song name isin the file name. That won't be visible in the player, but can aid administration if you use the player in MSC mode.
 Solution 4A how-to for using Windows Media Player and syncing to make playlists can be found here.
added by thatsRich 04-08-06 - I was having trouble sorting onmy Sansa m250 using drag and drop with basic file management for mp3s.After seeing this article, I tried Windows Media Player(version 10) and found that perfect for the job. Since you can dragmis-sorted files in the left pane, they "sync" in proper order.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
MSC mode. Open the mp3 player using explorer, open the audible folderin there. Drag in whatever folders full of music you want, todifferentiate the different playlists.
Open your music player ofchoice. open a new playlist in it. click open one of the folders youdragged into "audible" to designate playlists, and highlight all themp3s. drag them into the "playlist" for the computer music player. SAVEthat playlist in the default format INTO the same folder you draggedthe mp3's from, on the mp3 player itself.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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