a Playlist and how do I create one?|
Creating a Playlist
Use the Media Library feature to
add different mpg's or avi's to a playlist. A
playlist is a customized list of the files that you
want to watch consecutively, without calling up file after
file. Actually, it is much more than that since a playlist enables you to group various media content
together to be played in any order that you specify.
Playlists group media content and store the location of
media content, whether the location is your computer, another
computer on your network, or the Internet.
Playlists typically have an .asx or .m3u file
extension. When you play an item from a playlist, Windows Media Player accesses the file from
its location and plays the file.
To create a
- Click the Media Library
- Click the New
- In the New
Playlist dialog box, type a logical, referential name for the playlist.
playlist is added to the My
Playlists folder in the left pane.
- To add an item to a
playlist, click the item in the right pane, and then
click the Add to playlist button.
- Click Add to name of
playlist where name of
playlist is the name you just typed.
Click Playlists, select the
playlist that you want, and then click OK.
Note: You can add
as many files to your playlists as you want.
- After you've created a
Playlist, you will need to export it to a file. Click on
FILE/EXPORT PLAYLIST TO FILE. Place it in the folder with
your mpg's or avi's with an apporpriate name.
The greatest feature of a
playlist is that you can edit it directly with notepad. Here's
what the files looks like in Notepad. You can just copy this
and edit it with your info.
| <Asx Version = "3.0" >
<Title>Title for the First One</Title>
<Param Name = "SourceURL" Value = "one.avi" />
<Ref href = "one.avi"/>
<Title>Title for the Second One</Title>
<Param Name = "SourceURL" Value = "second.mpg" />
<Ref href = "second.mpg"/>