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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Create playlists on PC, and copy to Droid? Where are Droid created playlists stored?

How do I create a playlists on my PC and copy it to my Droid? What format is a playlists, so I could create on my PC, copy it to my Droid, and my Droid recognize and use the play lists.

I know how to copy music from my PC to my Droid, and how to create playlists while on my Droid by pressing and holding a song then adding to a playlist. With a large number of songs, this can be very time consuming and tedious.

(and for that matter, where are the playlists on my Droid that I create on my Droid? I cannot find any files that look like a playlists. Are they hidden? What is the file extension?)

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Might be hidden. There's got to be a way to get to them, if not normally then at least with root access. I haven't been able to find them either.
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I'd like to know this too. It's a royal pain in the nuts to create playlists on the droid.
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Lol. Joe went blowing past me, I think he was at 300 something posts when I was at 800. You're gettin there too though.
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I'd love to be able to so this as well.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i looked around for this also and no luck. I just need play lists for when i go to the gym. Are you using itunes for your music. If so there is an app in the market called isyncr and it works great. Lets you sync play list from itunes to your droid. hope that helps
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What I did was
1.)mount the droid manually
2.)dragged the desired .mp3(s) to the the device
3.)since i already had the playlists made up on itunes i just right clicked on the name of the playlist and hit export
4.)chose the file extension .m3u
5.)once the .m3u was created, dragged the .m3u to the droid and it shows up under playlists in the android music app

I like this method bc it doesn't require any software other than itunes
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Laugh Setting USB Connection to "PC Mode" is the secret

For Windows Media Player, once the Droid X is discovered, right click on the name of your Droid X device to SET UP SYNC LIST. Then, you identify which Windows Media Player playlists will sync in. Here is the rub...

When your device is connected in "USB Mass Storage" mode, the music and videos will sync, but the Playlists do not.

However, when you change to "PC Mode" on the USB Connection, everything syncs the way it's supposed to - including the playlists from Windows Media Player.

I personally have had NO success with "Windows Media Sync" mode on USB Connection, but I hear rumor it works with Windows 7 OSs.

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For Windows Media Player...change to "PC Mode" on the USB Connection, everything syncs the way it's supposed to - including the playlists from Windows Media Player
How do you change to PC Mode?? I've got a Samsung Galaxy 2 and when I press the setting button it shows 'USB Utilities' click and it says 'USB Mass Storage' with a button saying 'connect to pc'. Nowhere do I see anything about 'PC Mode'
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This worked like a charm -- thank you thank you thank you!!

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What I did was
1.)mount the droid manually
2.)dragged the desired .mp3(s) to the the device
3.)since i already had the playlists made up on itunes i just right clicked on the name of the playlist and hit export
4.)chose the file extension .m3u
5.)once the .m3u was created, dragged the .m3u to the droid and it shows up under playlists in the android music app

I like this method bc it doesn't require any software other than itunes
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The easiest way to create your playlists on your droid, is to first create them on your computer through windows media player and then sync to your device. Works for me.
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then sync to your device. Works for me.
How do you sync them, that is the problem.
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What I did was
1.)mount the droid manually
2.)dragged the desired .mp3(s) to the the device
3.)since i already had the playlists made up on itunes i just right clicked on the name of the playlist and hit export
4.)chose the file extension .m3u
5.)once the .m3u was created, dragged the .m3u to the droid and it shows up under playlists in the android music app

I like this method bc it doesn't require any software other than itunes
This worked well with the free winamp app, cheers
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Post Use mp3 tag and edit album

Use mp3tag software( Google it!) and edit album name to something like 'myplay' or what else you want on the pc.Then the songs is available in the album option of your droid.
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Use mp3tag software( Google it!) and edit album name to something like 'myplay' or what else you want on the pc.Then the songs is available in the album option of your droid.
this thread is about creating playlists
your "solution" throws away album information
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I just got a Droid Razr Maxx and also would like help with Playlists. I synced my music to my phone's SDcard via MotoCastUSB, as well as the playlist files. The problem is they are totally randomized, or somewhat-alphabetized or something. I make my playlists on my pc to flow nicely. I DESPISE the "shuffle" feature, which the phone is basically forcing on me. Is there any way to get it to play the songs in the correct order? I've tried the "Music"(Google Music) app and "My Music"(Motocast) and neither seem to be able to do it. (sigh it's 2012. I'm tired of my phones not being able to simply play a playlist correctly.)

Edit: I copied some playlists over via WMP(and WMP Sync usbsetting) and removed all of the stuff from motocastusb's sync. Even though WMP syncs by playlist it didn't seem to send the playlist file over. I opened the phone's drive from My Computer and saw it had a playlist folder in it, so I opened my playlist folder and copied them over, and the phone has them, and they play in order now. Apparently Motocast can't sync playlist files properly lol. If I found that playlist folder earlier maybe it would've worked, and I wouldn't be copying my ENTIRE music library back over again lol.

I guess I'll have to recopy the playlists each time they're modified. That's....unintuitive and kinda a pain. At least with motocast I can flag the folder as "casted" or whatever so if I forget I can dl the file remotely.
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What I did was
1.)mount the droid manually
2.)dragged the desired .mp3(s) to the the device
3.)since i already had the playlists made up on itunes i just right clicked on the name of the playlist and hit export
4.)chose the file extension .m3u
5.)once the .m3u was created, dragged the .m3u to the droid and it shows up under playlists in the android music app

I like this method bc it doesn't require any software other than itunes
that's kewl...but it won't work if you have an Audio Book with Chapters.

Anyone know how to handle this with an audio book?
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that's kewl...but it won't work if you have an Audio Book with Chapters.

Anyone know how to handle this with an audio book?
Sorry for the lateness of this reply. For me, I had an audio book that I had ripped from the CD's to .mp3 files, transferred them to my device and then used the music app to create a play list with just those files. Sometimes, you have to reboot the device so those files Will show up in the music app.


If you have an audio book say from audible, you must use the audible app.

good luck
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