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Windows 8 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jim Boyce

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Making Custom Playlists

A playlist is a group of songs, photos, video, or other Media Player items. In Media Player’s library, every icon, stack, and Navigation pane category is a playlist in its own right, which you can play by right-clicking and choosing Play. So every time you open Windows Media Player and click the Library button in the features taskbar, you have many playlists from which to choose.

A custom playlist is one you create yourself. A custom playlist can contain any songs you like, in any order you like. For example, you can create a Party playlist of songs to play during a party. You can create a Favorites playlist of just your favorite songs. You can also create custom playlists of songs you want to copy to your own custom CDs, DVDs, or portable music player.

To get started on creating a custom playlist, follow these steps:

1. If you haven’t already done so, open Windows Media Player.
2. Open the Library view if currently in Now Playing view.
3. If you don’t see the Playlist pane at the right side of the program window, do either of the following to make it visible:
  • Click the Play tab.
  • Click the Organize button and choose Layout image Show List.

To create your own custom playlist, you’ll need to start with an empty one, like the example at the right side of Figure 24.25. If your List pane isn’t empty, click the Clear List button at the top of the Playlist pane. ...

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