- 11-11-2012, 08:01 PM #1
I need to make a playlist that has both ZunePass/XBOX Music Pass DRM song and purchased songs. If I do it in Windows Media Player, it doesn't sync the DRM music to my phone. If I simply copy the music over, I have no playlists. What is the best way to do that right now?
- 11-12-2012, 10:02 PM #2
I also want to do this... I can figure out how to make a playlist in my Windows 8 desktop, but there appears to be no way to copy that playlist to my phone. Heck, the Windows Phone 8 app even taunts me with "It's lonely in here" when I click on "playlists", so I figure there must be a way to create one.
11-19-2012, 10:37 AM #5
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I am also wondering the same... I just started getting some songs onto my phone. I have found out...
If you have the song on your phone, if you hit the menu (...) at the bottom right of the screen, you can "save as playlist". Enter the playlist name you want.
When you go back to "music" menu, you can scroll to 'playlists' (playlists, genres, artists, albums, songs) and see your newly created playlist there.
Hope that helps. I did this on the default green music and videos icon. It does not seem to work, no playlist making option, when you go to Nokia Music. Nokia Music, however will see the playlists you have already made.
Also - I guess it does not matter if your songs are in any folders or not? (I like to put them in folders, so I can find them more easily later).
(I am not sure if playlists save to desktop. I at least wanted playlists on my phone for now.)
- 11-19-2012, 12:21 PM #8
I have been struggling to create a playlist for WP8 for the past couple days. It would be nice to differentiate the songs user downloads using the Music Pass and the ones he/she already have on their device (similar to what you can do with Spotify).
I wonder how much difficult would be for Microsoft to fix that as it not a simple app you could patch it up with a different version. I just hope we don´t have to wait until WP9 to see it solved =/
Last edited by Candango11; 11-19-2012 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Bad Typo
- 11-19-2012, 12:40 PM #9
- 11-19-2012, 01:16 PM #11
11-19-2012, 02:19 PM #12
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- 01-10-2013, 12:41 AM #20
- 03-06-2013, 12:59 AM #23
LOL I am coming from iPhone then Android. Just bought a Lumia 920 and this phone is just great except for WP8. With iOS and Android you can create playlists on the fly but not on WP8. What's the use to have the "most advanced" smartphone and to have to connect it some online account or even your PC just to organize what you want to listen on it. Try that at 35,000 ft on a flight between London and Tokyo!
Microsoft developers should use iPhone and Android phones before designing their OS, after all how do you want to beat the competition if you don't even include their best features. Guys, we don't need to reinvent the wheel here, we just need something better or on par with the rest.
- 03-13-2013, 04:08 PM #24
I just got myself a Lumia 820 with WP8.
I thought: copy the music files to my sd card; create a nice playlist and off we go...
But unfortunatelly that's not how it went with these stupid playlists! :-(
The way I eventually solved it; was by using MediaMonkey.
In the tag Genre; I put the name of the what I would like the playlist to be called. e.g: Calm; Running; Party (in function of the task I like to name them)
Then I copied them over and went to the 'Music' screen in Windows Phone; there I went to 'Genre' topic and then clicked the play button next to the genre I wanted to play. (this way all the songs under that section get added to play)
At the bottom I then select 'save as playlist' and give it the same name; now all my songs are added.
But then I wanted to order them a bit... again misery :-(
I finally solved this by opening Windows Explorer; going to my Phone device to the 'Phone\Playlist' node and then doubleclicking the playlist I wanted to edit.
(If you don't see your playlist after creating it; just disconnect the usb cable and reconnect.)
This opens a very simple and user-unfriendly dialogbox which isn't even resizable; but it does the job! (Trying to open the playlist in Media Player doesn't even work, I would assume this is the app to use!)
All of this just for creating a playlist and editing it????????????????
Microsoft sure has a long way to go to get this feature mature! Isn't there somewhere to vote; contact them?
I can't imagine that they actually find this feature user friendly; it's barely usable.