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Old 13th August 2012, 08:48   #1
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Syncing does not work.

I have been using Winamp for years. It has met my needs very well...until now. On 4-27-09, I purchased Winamp Pro. What I want to do is create playlists on my Sony Walkman MP3 player.

1.- I have 300 songs in "C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Music."
2.- All songs are named "Artist - Title.mp3" (i.e. - Billy Joel - Allentown.mp3)

(Originally, they were numbered but I had to delete the numbers in case that was what was causing my problems.
"218--Billy Joel - Allentown.mp3")

3.- I have created 8 different playlists ranging in size from 300 songs to 15 songs.
4.- I want to use those playlists on my MP3 player.
5.- I created those playlists by drag N dropping songs onto the Winamp Playlist Editor. When I have songs in the order I want, I simply save the playlist to a desktop directory. Works perfect!!!!!
6.- To play one of the playlists in Winamp, I simply 2click on the appropriate icon in the desktop directory. Once again, works perfect.
7.- I very, very, very seldom (almost never) use the Media Library. (Way too BIG!!!)

(NOTE: When I want to modify a playlist - an *.m3u file - I can EITHER load the playlist into Winamp Playlist Editor, OR I can load the .m3u file into this text editor and cut N paste entries. Either way works fine.)

8.- On my Sony Walkman (NWZ-S545) there is a directory called "Storage Media\MUSIC." (This directory is shown in Windows File Manager when the MP3 player is connected via USB.)
9.- I have the EXACT same 300 songs in that directory.
10.- I would like to be able to use the same playlists but the Walkman only recognizes *.pla playlists which cannot be editted with a text editor.

At this point, I need to use Winamp to create those playlists. Here are the steps I have followed:

1- Added the 300 songs in "C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Music." to the "Local Media" library.
2- The "Local Media" tree now has an item called My Music, which when clicked on, shows the 300 songs in the "C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Music" directory.
3- Right click "Playlists" in the Media Library, then select "Import Playlist From File." Added my *.m3u files and they worked perfectly in the Media Library, on my PC.
4- Created a duplicate of one playlist but saved it as a *.PLS. Thought I would try that format and see if it worked better....didn't.
5- Right click a playlist and "SEND TO:" "WALKMAN."
6- !@#$%^&*(!@#$%^&*(
7- $%^&*(!@#$%^&*(#$%
8- Now instead of 300 songs on my Walkman, I have SIX HUNDRED (600!!!!) songs!!!!!! AND 180 DIRECTORIES WHICH EACH HAVE A SUB-DIRECTORY (called "My Music")!!!!!! The songs are in those directories are all renamed!!!! for instance, instead of "Billy Joel - Allentown.mp3" I have a song called " -1 - Allentown.mp3."

Why can't it be simple???? Why does it have to create directories and sub-directories and rename files??? Of course I cannot delete the CORRECTLY named files from my Walkman in case my wife wants to copy them.

One more minor item.....the !@#$%^&*(*&^%$@!@!#@$^&%^*#$%@$ playlist on the Walkman does NOT WORK. It says there are NO SONGS!!!!!!

What is going on?????????
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