I created a file " my playlist.m3u"
in the file is
#EXTINF:-1, sample title 1
#EXTINF:-1, sample title 2
I put my playlist.m3u,sample1.mp3,sample2.mp3 on a 2g sd card.
the mp3 player shows the word " my playlist".
when I tap it, the unit starts to play the first song.
There is no second menu showing sample1 or sample2
I have to stop the song and manually page to the next file. Its ok for 2 files but for 50 files ?
Do the files have to be in internal memory?
For my Nuvi 670 I use a 4GB SD card. I put about 700 songs (Mp3,s) in a folder then drop the entire folder into the SD card. voilà
I'm not sure about the first part of your post with the #EXTINF:-1 stuff.
But here's what I do. I created a playlist using Media Monkey with songs that were on my SD card. I used the Export Playlist function to copy the playlist to my SD card. I put it in the same folder as the MP3s on my SD card. On my Zumo, I click the MP3 Player button, click Browse, click Import Playlist, and select the Playlist. All the songs play one after the other. No manual advance needed.
Are you perhaps expecting to be able to Browse the playlist? You can't do that. But you can browse the files themselves using the rest of the menus.
On my Nuvi360, I just put the exact name of my songs in Notepad, one on each line. I don't use any other formatting, just the exact name of the song, and it lists everything with no problem.
As Motorcycle Mama stated, you cannot search the playlist, but you can at least only play the songs you want, instead of all the songs on your SD Card.
I have not found a reason to use a play list. I use MS media player to manage my songs on the SD card. When the sync is done there is a folder called "Music" on the card. Under that folder are all of the folders for each artist.
I insert the card into my 360 and browse the card. then I just hit the "play all" button. All of my 300 songs show up and I just sit back and cruse along...
I enable the shuffle feature and just skip a song if I don't want to hear it.
If anyone knows: How do you associate album art with the song?
Yeah, I really don't use playlists, either. Since the GPSr reads the track tags, you can sort, browse, and play the songs using the Album, the Artist, or the Genre.
You can use a program like Media Monkey or iTunes to re-tag the song files. This will bring the Album Art into the file.
I can take the sd card out of the nuvi and put it in my desktop. up comes itunes . say 'creating playlist'
a menu comes up , I move the mouse and select a song.
I was hoping to do the same.
The manual for the NUVI 680 say to create a playlist
and name it with ext .m3u
I googled playlist
That was the instructions.
Ah, well you didn't say you were using iTunes. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you can directly move a playlist from iTunes to the GPSr. You could burn it to a CD and re-rip it, but it would be easier probably to use another program.
Also, are the songs in iTunes protected files or ones that you've created from your own CDs?
I created a play list using MS media player with the .m3u extension.
I just copied it to my 360 (drag & drop) to the root of my SD card. The 360 browsed right to it and played all the songs in the play list. Nothing special I had to do.
I created a playlist file using notepad as I said before. saved it on my sd card. iTunes read the card and displays the titles not the file names. So that works as directed.
I plug the same card in my 680 and it display only the file names not the titles. Both the 680 and itune plays the the audio.
These audio files are from my digital camera. both camera and 680 use the same sd. I seperate the mp3 and jpeg files, add title to the mp3 files using a playlist file format. I don't want to rename the audio file at this time. I may have 10 pictures for each mp3 file. It tell me what the pictures are all about.
the 680 has a nice speaker. I can also plug my 680 into my Boise. I don't have to mess around with those big cd's.
iTunes displays "This is picture of the White house'
680 displays CMIG00034.mpg
In general, what is displayed (title vs. filename) is attributed to the ID3 tags used to associate additional information such as Title, Artist, Album, Year, Genre, etc. with the mp3 file. From my experience, mp3 players (both hardware and sotware) will extract data from the ID3 tags, if available, and display the appropriate information. If no data is found, the filename will be displayed instead.
As MM stated:
You can use a program like Media Monkey or iTunes to re-tag the song files.
I use Winamp's ID3 tag editor to make changes to the various fields within the mp3's track information. Winamp allows you to edit the data using ID3v1 tag, or ID3v2 tag, or both.
Ultimately, the mp3 info you see, i.e. title vs. filename, is dependent upon the player's ability to read either the associated ID3v1 or ID3v2 tags. In the absence of ID3 tags, the filename is shown for basic identification. I hope that clarifies your predicament.
I downloaded a free id3 editor I added title etc. to my mp3 files, saved it to my sd. Plug it into my 680 and it displayS all info just like factory files and works great. Thanks
I found the interface to be fairly user unfriendly. I simply organize my music in folders using my computer and the sd card and redo the properties of the files to call them different albums. Then I can play the albums by my chosen names and it plays the album. For example I call onbe album "My favorite ballads" and that's how it shows up on the nuvi
One tip to remember is that the GPS units read the TRACK TAGS of the songs. It is this information that is used to organize and display the songs. So if the songs aren't coming up they way you expect them to, check and if necessary change, the track tags.
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