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    Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Has anyone been able to copy a playlist to their hard disc drive? I have created a playlist on my USB drive and can play it from the USB Drive, but when I select copy all songs to the hard disc drive, the playlists do not seem to copy. I don't even see a Playlists option under the Hard Disc Drive Music Menu, though it does list it as being an option in the navigation manual, Page 30.

    Playlist: Select to view the playlists
    on the hard drive. Select a playlist
    to view a list of all songs in the
    playlist. Select a song from the list.
    Once selected, Playlist Mode
    displays.

    I really like being able to copy my music to the hard disc drive. However, it plays the tracks in alphabetical order. Some albums the songs lead into eachother so alphabetical doesn't sound right, so I thought I could take care of that with a playlist... Any ideas or has anyone else had any success?

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee iLL View Post
    ...However, it plays the tracks in alphabetical order. Some albums the songs lead into eachother so alphabetical doesn't sound right, so I thought I could take care of that with a playlist...

    I don't have an answer to the copy playlist question.

    As for playing songs in 'album order' (not alphabetical), check out the following thread.

    It may be that a USB device is more versatile than the HDD for you. It will probably take some modification of your ID3 tags though.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ve-limits.html

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Try sorting the songs the way you want them displayed while they are still on USB THumb Drive (By Artist, etc) You may need to manipulate the songs by creating folders by artist while on a PC or MAC. Copy them to the USB Thrumb Drive. Stick the Thumb Drive into the USB Port and press record then all. My System downloaded 256 of my favorite songs by artist in like 3 minutes. I love this feature. Playing them off the USB drive makes selection and play start a little slower. Ultra Fast when it is in the hard drive.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    I understand I can re-organize my music files... problem is I don't want to. Forget about albums for a second, what if I wanted to create a playlist of songs from different albums? How do I get this playlist onto the hard drive?

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee iLL View Post
    Has anyone been able to copy a playlist to their hard disc drive?
    No way I know of to do this. Anything I want in playlists I put in folders on the thumbdrive. The rest of the music on the thumbdrive is in the Root Directory. I play them directly from the thumbdrive. This allows me to play music by Playlist, and also by Genre, Artist, Song or Album. Any music on the HDD is played by Genre, Artist, Song or Album.

    Just FYI, if you have certain songs by one artist in a folder and others in the Root Directory, you can play them all continuously. You don't have to switch back and forth from the folder to the Root Directory.

    The key to making all of this work correctly is having all of the ID3 tags in order.


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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    You all know that you can create your playlist on the HDD right?

    Saving HDD Favorites

    During HDD playback, to save the
    current song playing to a category
    preset:
    • Press the FAV hard key until the
    FAV playlist category displays.

    • Touch and hold a preset button
    on the bottom of the screen
    until the Saved to Favorites
    message displays.

    You can create up to 6 different playlists. Adding to and deleting songs to the playlist is very easy.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by mw1862 View Post
    You all know that you can create your playlist on the HDD right?

    Saving HDD Favorites

    During HDD playback, to save the
    current song playing to a category
    preset:
    • Press the FAV hard key until the
    FAV playlist category displays.

    • Touch and hold a preset button
    on the bottom of the screen
    until the Saved to Favorites
    message displays.

    You can create up to 6 different playlists. Adding to and deleting songs to the playlist is very easy.
    While I would have prefered to create my lists on my computer, I think this will work for me also. I'll give it a try on the way home from work today. Thanks!

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    This method seems very slow and cumbersome. I usually have a few hundred songs on each playlist. Doing it like this would take me forever. It's much quicker doing it on the computer. That way, you can put dozens or even hundreds of songs into folders (playlists) in a matter of seconds. Get a 16GB or 32GB thumbdrive and you're on your way.


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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Maybe I don't want to use a thumbdrive? I keep a cd case in the center console full of DVD's with Movies/Music Videos and it pretty much takes up the whole space, so having a flash drive stick out of the usb port is not option unless I remove the cd case. What works for you doesn't always work for everyone else. I would have asked about the thumbdrive originally if I didn't already have it figured out.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    im not to brite on hdd usb and that but is there a simple way to get it to play in the order the cd . while listening to bill engvall one bit leads into the next. playing them in alfabetical order dont work very well. so is there a simple way.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by lewlew View Post
    im not to brite on hdd usb and that but is there a simple way to get it to play in the order the cd . while listening to bill engvall one bit leads into the next. playing them in alfabetical order dont work very well. so is there a simple way.
    I assume there should be a question mark at the end of the above post.

    The answer: No. There is not a simple way.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee iLL View Post
    Maybe I don't want to use a thumbdrive? I keep a cd case in the center console full of DVD's with Movies/Music Videos and it pretty much takes up the whole space, so having a flash drive stick out of the usb port is not option unless I remove the cd case. What works for you doesn't always work for everyone else. I would have asked about the thumbdrive originally if I didn't already have it figured out.
    It appears that the answer to your original question:

    Has anyone been able to copy a playlist to their hard disc drive?

    is:

    No.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    Use the "shuffle" option to randomly play songs from the HDD or playlists, etc. As it implies, shuffle will mix up the music so that even in alphabetical order it really does not matter. iTunes has the same option. Good luck.

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    that will not be the same

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    Re: Playlists on Hard Disc Drive

    I read some where the SRX supports playlist of either m3u or wpl format.

    I haven't tried to create either and see for myself because I work in software all day and the last thing I want to do when I get home is more computers. LOL


    check out this wikipedia page for the m3u format:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3U

    Post back here if you get it to work. I'll do the same, when I get some time.

    I would recommend a tool like this: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

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