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Hello All,
I'm wondering whether it's possible to organise files in my onboard music collection into playlists, and if so how. I notice that when playing music that I've uploaded to the car, there is the option of "playlists" given on the left. Currently, if I click on this I'm offered just two options: "favourites" and "top 50". I can see that the "favourites" playlist offers some degree of control via the "add to favourites" button, but I wonder if there's a way to set up other playlists - either by organising music I've already imported, or by importing complete playlists via the USB port. I was hoping to find something in the "manage music collection" section, but this only seems to allow you to delete songs or download them to a USB stick. I know there's always the option of playing playlists from an iPod or phone, but it would be good to be able to set up my own in-car playlists too. Seems like something I should be able to do.
 

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The other way to do it is to create playlists via iTunes, before they are put in the car, and copy them directly on to a USB stick, with each playlist as a separate folder title. Download on to the mini hard drive in the usual way.

Then when you are searching for music, ignore the Playlist option on the music search, and simply click on 'search folder'. You then get a list of all the Folders, which will show each of the folders you have created alphabetically.

If you are very organised, you can create folders and sub folders, so I have Electro as a main folder, then 80s/90s/00s etc. Electro appears as a first level in folder search, and then clicking on that gives each of the sub folders. It takes a bit of time initially, but I have about 2300 songs which are searchable. Although most of the time I leave it on random!
 

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The other way to do it is to create playlists via iTunes, before they are put in the car, and copy them directly on to a USB stick, with each playlist as a separate folder title. Download on to the mini hard drive in the usual way.

Then when you are searching for music, ignore the Playlist option on the music search, and simply click on 'search folder'. You then get a list of all the Folders, which will show each of the folders you have created alphabetically.

If you are very organised, you can create folders and sub folders, so I have Electro as a main folder, then 80s/90s/00s etc. Electro appears as a first level in folder search, and then clicking on that gives each of the sub folders. It takes a bit of time initially, but I have about 2300 songs which are searchable. Although most of the time I leave it on random!
Thanks, QMark! Just tried this, using folders and sub-folders, and got it to work. Like you, I tend to have my collection set to playing on random, but recently I've found myself using the 'forward' button more and more, looking for a track that hits the spot. The "genre" search works to a fashion, but isn't reliable, I've found. Glad to now have a way to assemble my own playlists using this folder method. Thanks again!
 
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