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      03-18-2017, 09:00 AM   #1
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Playlist help

Has anyone got a quick way to create a playlist from the songs in a thumbdrive? I use a 64GB thumbdrive filled with music, but haven't been able to figure out how I can get a playlist to work. Any help is appreciated!

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      03-19-2017, 04:58 PM   #2
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Most media players (eg, VLC) have option.
Media (or ctrl+Y) > save playlist to file
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I use itunes and just export my playlists. Since my thumbnail is just a mirror of my itunes music folder I can just open the playlist in Textedit and find and replace all for the new filepath on the thumbdrive. I'm sure there is an easier way to do it, but I'm fully integrated with iTunes.
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Ryan, I have done it but it is not very user friendly. I assume you already know how to import your thumbdrive or mp3 files into the car's harddrive. The key is have your playlists already loaded into folders on your home computer. Then, you copy one folder at a time on your thumbdrive and then import the folder into your car's harddrive. Then you go to music collection, press on top icon(now playing) then press browse directory, music search(magnifying glass icon), then press options button on idrive wheel and you will see rename album and now you can rename playlist to what you want to call it.

Once done, now to play that list by going back to music collection, now playing, browse directory, music search and highlight that list and press down on idrive wheel. That will default that list to play and now playing you will see the list of songs to play in order or change to random.

If you don't do it this way, then you have to select songs individually from your master list on your car's hard drive which is not feasible if you have a 1000+ song database like myself. That's why you want to create lists in folders first on your home computer . For example, I have lists on home computer like 60's songs 70's songs, smooth jazz songs etc.. Now I can copy them one at a time onto the flashdrive and import into my car's hardrive, then rename it. You cannot copy multiple playlists onto the thumbdrive that I'm aware of. Must be done one at a time to import successfully.

If you still have problems, send me your email at tympj@comcast.net and I will be glad to help. Didn't realize you're in Germany. We'll have to figure out logistics with time zone difference.
I used to have tools to remote into computers but retired so don't have those anymore.

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      05-01-2017, 02:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help everyone! Got it going. I copied the path into notepad and saved as a m3u and copied that to the thumbdrive, worked like a champ. Was a pain in the b-hole though
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