This is something I've been curious about lately as well. Googled around a bit, and most responses said to reference the manual, which really wasn't helpful at all...
Firstly, you can create playlists directly on your Clip. If you hold the middle "select" button on a highlighted track while you're browsing, you are then presented with a menu where you can put that track into the active playlist. Or something, I didn't explore it too much, but I did use it a couple of times for the gym.
I also use Foobar. This is what I do. I make a new playlist in Foobar. Then I drag-n-drop my Clip music folder into it. This way I can be sure the music I'm making a playlist of is all actually on my Clip. Then I make another new playlist, called "gym" or something. Then I browse the playlist with all my Clip music in it, and drag-n-drop the songs I want on my gym playlist. Then I highlight all the songs in my gym playlist, right-click -> utilities -> save as playlist. Then I name the playlist and save it in either m3u or m3u8 format(both work) to the "playlists" folder on my Clip. Alternately I suppose you wouldn't even need to make the "gym" playlist in Foobar, instead highlighting the songs you want a playlist of from your Clip music playlist and following the same steps.
Then on my Clip I just go to the playlist section, then "view catalog", and there they are. It's actually easier and a bit less convoluted than what I just described. lol
Originally Posted by seanmo
I have had headaches trying to get playlists to work with my rockbox'd clip for gym use...should I be using 3rd party sofware? foobar? media monkey? is there a decent tutorial anywhere? I've looked and I am very computer/software saavy...I teach photoshop classes for gods sake, but making playlists for my clip+ baffles me...any and all help appreciated
Edited by Selenium - 4/16/11 at 9:51pm