1. JulesOnWPC's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Software/Hardware details:
    • Windows Media Player 12
    • Windows 8.1 (the latest version that comes from the developer app)
    • Nokia Lumia 520

    I've followed the guide for syncing at this forum: 'Windows Phone and Music: Tips & Tricks': (sorry, can't post a link).

    Everything syncs ok and album art is copied over but I have a problem with the actual playlist files. After syncing, I look in the playlist folder and can see all my playlists there. However when I open up the xbox music app the playlists are not there. I then plug my phone back into my computer and browse to the playlist folder and the playlists are gone.

    I've tried creating a playlist, in WMP, with a single song that I know plays and I get the same results. Also, whenever I perform a sync I always manually remove everything from the xbox music app and then reformat the SDCard. I sync my music to the SDCard and I have also configured the settings to store new music to the SDCard. This doesn't matter for WMP but I did it to be sure.

    As you can imagine, it takes ages each time I do this and is very frustrating!

    Any ideas what is going on?

    If not, can I do the same thing with MusicBee but with playlists that actually work?

    08-24-2014 07:04 AM
  2. JulesOnWPC's Avatar

    I'm sick of this so I've decided to change over to a streaming service. I've gone for spotify instead of xbox music because I'm in Bulgaria and spotify isn't available here.

    This has a nice app on windows phone but unfortunately there's only a desktop style app available for my tablet.

    Anyway, after building up my spotify music playlist, I removed the music playlists from WMP so that I would just be syncing my audio books and podcasts. Now, the playlist files remain and work. Nice but ridiculous.

    Microsoft really need to get this right. The tablet/phone interface is fantastic and makes iPhone and Android look so dated. But... the music syncing; I'm just gobsmacked that such an important and often used feature doesn't work properly. Being a late joiner of windows phone I really didn't except any issues, especially with microsoft's own WMP!

    And as for the phone music player before I updated to WP8.1 - I couldn't even make a playlist easily or use touch to move a track progression circle!!!!

    Anyway, rant over.

    08-24-2014 11:41 AM

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