- Mar 22, 2011
No worries, here are some instructions I found on another site for playlists. They must be followed otherwise playlist files will be empty on the device.
To synchronize Music and Playlists on your Walkman, with leveled sound and embedded artwork, first connected it then select: Edit \ Preferences \ Devices.
Click on your Walkman, or its internal SD card if you have one, depending on where you want to store your music and playlists.
Click on Configure.
On the default “Music” tab select the Playlists you want to synchronize; do NOT check “synchronize music.”
Click on the “Settings” tab.
Under “media storage” the “storage path” should be the drive letter of your Walkman’s storage, either internal or the SD card.
Check, “use naming template.”
The “music files” template should be: Music\<Album Artist><Album><Title>, plus any other information you want to display.
Under “on the fly conversion” check, “convert to” and select the File Format and degree of Compression you want to use, even if your files are already converted on your PC.
Select, “only convert files not already formatted as…”
Check, “level volume” and then select either Track or Album leveling.
Under “playlist storage” the “playlists path” MUST be: MUSIC\
If you don’t set the Playlist path correctly the Playlist will be created but will NOT work!!! (I missed that step a bunch of times!)
Do NOT Check, “create a sub-folder for each playlist and its tracks,” IF you have tracks that appear in multiple Playlists; see Note 1.
“save as format” should be: M3U
Under “artwork storage” select, “embed artwork in the music file.”
Click, Save \ Apply \ Save, and you should be good to go!
Next go to one of your Playlists and, Right Click \ Send To \ Device \ your Walkman’s internal storage or SD card.
Once the transfer is complete go to the Sony’s main screen and click on “Playlists” and you should see the Playlist you’ve just created with the number of individual tracks it contains, then go to the Folder view, and you should see all the music that has been transferred to the device; see Notes 2 & 3.
Thanks for this, l ordered NW-A45 yesterday l was going to just use the Sony software but l will give MusicBee a go first.