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Playlists on the MicroSD card?

I was going nuts trying to do the SD card music and playlists, so thanks to everyone for their help! I now have mastered adding, editing, and deleting both music files and playlists. I do find something I can't quite figure out. I sync entire playlists to the 2gb SD card in my player (and yes, it is slow as Christmas refreshing and booting up), but the player never sees the playlists. Neither do I see a folder called "PLAYLISTS" on the SD card (I use Windows Media Player and only see a "MUSIC" folder and a WMPINFO.xml document. The playlists are not present on the actual 4gb player either. Can anyone give me some info on this?

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    Robb Feb 13, 2008

    I have the SAME problem (more than a year now), just outlined in a separate help request, though less eloquently than yours.

    I used Napster once or twice when I bought the device in 06 or early 07 and it seemed to work. Then I synched with WMP 10 and it worked with WMP, but not Napster anymore.

    I still get errors in Napster that say "device not compatible". It's as if I can synch and use WMP, but not Napster, and only the most recently installed synch software will work, not more than one at once. And you can never go back. I've tried reformatting the device as Napster tech support told me once. I had to start all over and I STILL have the problem.

    This might be a hint I have yet to understand the impact of. I have now noticed that Napster provides a plug-in for WMP so that I can get to the site from within WMP (kind of like a store within WMP). It requires my Napster login after I launch WMP. I've also noticed I cannot launch Napster (by itself) until I close WMP in that case.

    I really want to figure this out. I much prefer Napster, but WMP 10 is the one that works with the player.

  • RobertCarter Feb 13, 2008

    That's definiely strange. I was able to sync it with Media Monkey, Real Player, and WMP10 all at the same time. Unfortunately, they were all as successful as WMP. Mmedia Monkey did not even see the SD. I can't find aI like the payer a lot now...but it would be nice if it was easy to use it. I did have an idea...I am going to load all of my favorite artist's MP3's on the card. If you add a numeric prefix or even and underscore ( _ ), then when you access the all songs portion, they will all be at the top. I don't like the solution, but it's the only way I could think of.



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Sansa Playlister does work. But there is another program that I like better. Download it here You copy this small program to the root directory of your Sansa and and execute it within windows. It creates playlists based on the directory structure of MP3's you have on your Sansa player and the microSD card. Subdirectories containing MP3's must be in the MUSIC directory of either your Sansa or microSD card.

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I have found our solution I think. It works for me, but I don't know how it will handle Napster files. Give it a try though. It's called Sansa Playlister. I am using it now and it works perfectly and sees both the player and the SD card. The link is: Give it a shot and let me know if it works for you as well.

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You just reminded me. I took my SD card out and put it into my phone. I'll replace it in the Sansa and see what happens. So far, synching with WMP works, but still not Napster (where I do all my purchases). oh well.

I'll try putting my card back in. Maybe a DMR key was on it. Also, I may have changed the name of my player. Lookign into a couple options. Back later/another day.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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    Robb Feb 13, 2008

    Maybe there is helpful info here or at least one of the Sandisk techs can pick up your thread and answer:

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    Robb Feb 13, 2008

    Well, for whatever it's worth: I had renamed my device (differently from the original synch with Napster. AND the SD is seen as a separate device (not compatible with Napster). I think that's why I'm getting the error message sending me to the compatible devices page. Maybe Napster can't handle devices that have storage in more than one place?

    So far, I'm striking out on all counts. Still sinking in WMP, but then when the device is disconnected, I still get "synch to update subscription" messages for Napster files. This is INCREDIBLY disappointing given the addition of the Napster store SMS form within WMP 10/11. What good is the SMS connection if I can't access my full account. Sheesh. Seems users are getting pinched in the the control bear traps of the player makers/software providers.


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