I cannot get WMP 12 to create a playlist


  • I get the message "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while creating or saving the playlist" whenever I try to create a playlist. 

    It doesn't matter which route I try e.g. using >Playlist in the LH menu list.....editing the 'Unsaved list' above the List....or using >Library>Playlists> at the top. None of them work. As soon as I type the playlist name <return> I get the error message. When I look for Web help it says nothing is available.

    I have tried the Troubleshooter which reset settings to default.

    Is WMP a rubbish media player and I would be better trying something else (Media Monkey?), or is there a solution?

    I am using Windows 7.
    Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:40 PM


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  • If you restore the media library (Tools - Advanced - Restore media library), does that fix it?

    Note that restoring the library will make you lose all play counts, and possibly ratings too.
    Tim De Baets
    Monday, February 15, 2010 5:06 PM
  • You can also create an auto playlist from the 'Create playlist' menu. This automatically builds a playlist based on certain criteria, such as play count, genre and rating.

    For burning and syncing, you can use the list sidebar on the right. Simply click on one of the tabs in the upper-right to pull it up, then drag files into the sidebar to add them to your play list, burn list or portable device.

    Give it a name by clicking 'Burn list' and typing in a new title. Then insert a blank CD and click 'Start burn' .
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:50 PM