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  1. MerlotC's Avatar
    I am simply just trying to create a playlist from music I have on my phone. This simple task seems difficult if possible at all. I am new to WP8 so it may just be a learing curve. Ideas and suggestions welcome.
    Ive found Windows Media Player to be the easiest and most reliable way for me to do that.
    11-26-2012 11:17 AM
  2. shinygerbil's Avatar
    Matched???? Don't know what you mean by that
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    If a song/album has a little cloud symbol next to it, then that means it is matched. This means you have not uploaded the song, but instead the Xbox Music service has found a version of the song which is already in the cloud, and this is what is being streamed to you.

    The Xbox Music service is currently *terrible* at matching songs - as well as being terrible at everything else. It often just goes for what it thinks is the "closest match" which can be hilariously far from the truth.

    If you're using your phone, go to Xbox Music, go to Settings and disable "show songs from my cloud collection" and then you will only see songs which are in local storage.
    11-26-2012 11:38 AM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    Ive found Windows Media Player to be the easiest and most reliable way for me to do that.
    This is the best way but it will need to be synced with the DESKTOP Windows Phone app, if you have DRM music.
    11-26-2012 11:41 AM
  4. MojoHand69's Avatar
    Ive found Windows Media Player to be the easiest and most reliable way for me to do that.
    Thanks. I know you can do it through WMP and then sync the phone. I was hoping I could create a playlist just by using the phone. This is easy to do via iOS and Android. If I am travelling w/o my laptop and download music, I'd like to be able to create and edit playlist on the fly. Having to sync my phone with a computer is very archaic.
    11-26-2012 12:24 PM
  5. kylenl's Avatar
    I just want to listen to my Zune Pass music on my Lumia 920 without getting a "We cannot confirm the media usage rights for this content" every single time.
    Another ditto here. Quite annoying.
    11-29-2012 09:45 AM
  6. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    This is a huge issue shared by many, you might want to check this thread out too. I don't give a crap if it's "by design". MS still !@#$ it up!

    Master List Of Issues With XBox Music On WP8 - Microsoft Community
    11-29-2012 09:52 AM
  7. garak0410's Avatar
    Another ditto here. Quite annoying.
    I usually have to go back into the song twice and then I'll have my "rights."....I just want my album art back when it comes to syncing with the Desktop app. Over half the albums are missing album art.
    11-29-2012 09:55 AM
  8. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    You can create a playlist on the phone. Go to your music and do the following:
    1. find a song you want on the playlist
    2. hold down on the song to get the menu
    3. select "add to now playing"
    4. repeat 1-3 until you have added all the songs you want
    5. go back to the music and video hub and select now playing (it should show the album art of the first song you added)
    6. open the ... menu
    7. select "create playlist"
    11-29-2012 10:35 AM
  9. garak0410's Avatar
    You can create a playlist on the phone. Go to your music and do the following:
    1. find a song you want on the playlist
    2. hold down on the song to get the menu
    3. select "add to now playing"
    4. repeat 1-3 until you have added all the songs you want
    5. go back to the music and video hub and select now playing (it should show the album art of the first song you added)
    6. open the ... menu
    7. select "create playlist"
    I can do everything up to step 5. I do not see any NOW PLAYING...I do see a paused song but no Now Playing list... :(
    11-29-2012 10:45 AM
  10. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    I can do everything up to step 5. I do not see any NOW PLAYING...I do see a paused song but no Now Playing list... :(

    The paused song should be the first song you added to now playing. Select that.
    11-29-2012 10:53 AM
  11. garak0410's Avatar
    The paused song should be the first song you added to now playing. Select that.
    Ah, I needed to play the first song/album...that's what I did wrong...thanks...this works OK for making an Artist Playlist on the fly...still wish we can edit and remove/add to an existing list on the phone but this is OK for now. :)
    11-30-2012 06:46 AM
  12. Talderon's Avatar
    I currently have 2 issues with Xbox Music on the phone.

    1. EVERY song I stream, about 3-10 seconds from the end, the track Skips, finishes the song and start the next song. Rinse/Repeat.

    2. I have 5 Playlists that appeared on my phone. They do not show up anywhere else (not in the phone app, in Xbox or anywhere). I cannot delete them, even when I try manually on the device. They all have 0 songs in them.

    I have yet to figure out how to create a playlist, but that comes later... :D
    11-30-2012 08:59 AM
  13. nyctalinth's Avatar
    The problem I was having is that I would take my albums and transfer to the phone via drag and drop. While I know the album names are correct and show consistent in iTunes, a few of my older albums would split up based on capitalization of the name (ie: Some tracks would fall into a folder such as "Name Of The Album", while other tracks would fall into "Name of the Album").

    I manually edited the mp3 files on my computer and copied them to the phone and that fixed the issue (or so I thought). I have not manually synced the files again, but noticed they were split back up again. I re-copied from my computer and it fixed again. I have turned off "Connect with XBox Music", suspecting that is the cause, but will have to wait to see if that is the culprit.
    11-30-2012 09:01 AM
  14. fiveaces01's Avatar
    I am a long time windowsphone music user and a subscriber..first to Zune and currently to Xbox Music. I still use an HTC Surround as an mp3 player and sync the phone on my windows 8.1 Lenovo standalone PC through the Zune software I downloaded. I also have a Nokia 920 wp8. I got it right after it came out and have stayed on the cutting edge of all the updates and an currently running the GDR3 early release to developers. Had previously flashed the phone and got the lumia amber update through the Rogers ROM. My point is that I know this OS and phone's problems and capabilities as well as anyone! I went through all the initial problems of missing album and artist artwork and resolved all of that though a lot of trial and error and reading what others did to solve those problems. Thanks to all who posted the answers to my questions here at WP Central. Everyone that sees all the things my phone will do and the beautiful artwork and artist info thinks it is amazing. Almost all of the music on my phone is my own. I am completely pissed that MS is making it so hard to transfer the music I own on the phone that I bought (and pay ATT for each month) when very few others were willing to support the Wp, to the new Xbox music app. I do not want or need the damn cloud! I am on a monthly data plan that would break me if I had to access the cloud to listen to my music when I want to. My God..M$ vwhen is enough ...enough?
    12-24-2013 02:28 PM
  15. steverogalinski's Avatar
    Ive found Windows Media Player to be the easiest and most reliable way for me to do that.
    I am so disillusioned with music and my Windows phone. I thought 8.1 would address the issues I and so many others have complained about. Why can't e get back to the awesome Zune-like set-up? Getting so tempted to jump ship Microsoft.
    07-06-2014 08:22 PM
  16. W3ST3RN INFID3L's Avatar
    Having loads of issues with Xbox Music on my 1520. The first time i added music, everything was OK.. album art etc.

    I've since attempted to add more music and im running into the issue where the album art is missing on the new stuff ive tried to add. Undeterred, i tried to remove all music, then to re-add the music, now only 3 albums have art and the rest is all missing. So i have deleted all files from the phone again, but no matter what i do, they appear in Xbox Music app as though they are still there. This is dumb.

    On my tablet, i can just remove the app, then reinstall it.. but on the phone, it wont allow me to remove the app to get rid of everything. Im considering doing a factory reset on the phone and starting all over.. But really.. i shouldnt need to do this kind of thing.
    07-07-2014 03:33 AM
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