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Anyone know of a good way to create working MP3 playlists for my USB stick without using any Apple products?
I've searched around, and most folks who have posted about playlists are using iTunes, which, for personal reasons I'd rather not get into here, is not an option for me.

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Anyone know of a good way to create working MP3 playlists for my USB stick without using any Apple products?
I've searched around, and most folks who have posted about playlists are using iTunes, which, for personal reasons I'd rather not get into here, is not an option for me.

Thanks!
You might try Windows Media Player. It can create playlists. I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know if they work in a Volt. Might be worth a try.
 

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Answered my own question!

Turns out it's fairly easy: M3U playlist files are just text files that start with #EXTM3U, that list audio tracks...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3U

For our cars, since I don't know what, if any, "drive" the car sees the USB stick as, I used relative paths to the location of the m3u file. In this case, I put the playlist.m3u file in the root directory of the drive..

I edited a "playlist.m3u" file like such:

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#EXTM3U
.\ArtistFoo\AlbumFoo\Song Foo 01.mp3
.\ArtistFoo\AlbumFoo\Song Foo 02.mp3
.\ArtistFoo\AlbumFoo\Song Foo 03.mp3
.\ArtistBar\AlbumBar\Song Bar 01.mp3
.\ArtistBar\AlbumBar\Song Bar 02.mp3
.\ArtistBar\AlbumBar\Song Bar 03.mp3

...and so on...

I put it in the car, and voila, it saw the playlist and went through it perfectly. Yay!!
 

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Mp3tag

Clint, you can also use a program like Mp3tag or similar to do batch editing of your MP3 files. It's also a good program to ensure your album art is embedded in the MP3 file so it will show on the screen.
 
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