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      03-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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How do you create a Playlist on the USB stick?

Sorry for the noob question, but I don't have my car yet and I wanted to know how to create a playlist on the USB stick.

Do you simply drag and drop the files/directories on the USB drive or there is a software that one can use?

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Just title a folder and drag and drop all of the music in it.
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The proper way is to create an .M3U file. This can be done using most MP3 software. Media Monkey (www.mediamonkey.com) is free and will do it. You can also create a subdirectory of songs and the radio will play them in order. Technically, it is not a play list but it works just as well.
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The proper way is to create an .M3U file. This can be done using most MP3 software. Media Monkey (www.mediamonkey.com) is free and will do it. You can also create a subdirectory of songs and the radio will play them in order. Technically, it is not a play list but it works just as well.
OK so iDrive will read the M3U file as a playlist file?
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i don have a usb slot
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Yes, playlists (.m3u files) are listed just like a song is listed. Select it (as I do with my I-Drive) and all the songs play. I do this so I can dump 100s of songs on a USB drive but still be able to segregate them into categories (playlists). Let me know how it works out!
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Oh yeah, I find it works better to put the playlists in the root directory even if you have subdirectories by group (artist).
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