Windows 10: Why does WMP give us such poor options to create automatic playlist?

Discus and support Why does WMP give us such poor options to create automatic playlist? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm so frustrated at MS Windows Media Player. It's the app I use the most for playing mp3. On iTunes, automatic playlists are so smart that you can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Thomas Jr, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Thomas Jr Win User

    Why does WMP give us such poor options to create automatic playlist?


    I'm so frustrated at MS Windows Media Player. It's the app I use the most for playing mp3.


    On iTunes, automatic playlists are so smart that you can almost create regular expressions with it, it's almost

    like a mini SQL.


    On windows, WMP is so poor that it only has 'Is', 'Is Not' and 'Contains'. 'Doesn't contain' is missing.


    I know we can't expect much from Microsoft, but is there a way to create an automatic playlist where

    say "Grouping doesn't contain Fast"?

    :)
     
    Thomas Jr, Oct 7, 2019
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  2. Thomas Jr Win User

    Why does WMP give us such poor options to create automatic playlist?

    I'm so frustrated at MS Windows Media Player. It's the app I use the most for playing mp3.

    On iTunes, automatic playlists are so smart that you can almost create regular expressions with it, it's almost

    like a mini SQL.

    On windows, WMP is so poor that it only has 'Is', 'Is Not' and 'Contains'. 'Doesn't contain' is missing.

    I know we can't expect much from Microsoft, but is there a way to create an automatic playlist where

    say "Grouping doesn't contain Fast"?
     
    Thomas Jr, Oct 10, 2019
    #2
  3. Sasha100 Win User
    WMP Will Not Save Playlist


    I have a new computer with Win 10 Home installed. I am trying to use WMP and create some music playlists. When I create a list of songs and try to save them as a playlist I get a pop-up that says: "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while creating or saving the playlist". I have clicked on "Web Help" in the pop-up box and tried all the suggested solutions, but none of them have solved the problem. Can you please help.
     
    Sasha100, Oct 10, 2019
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  4. Sasha100 Win User

    Why does WMP give us such poor options to create automatic playlist?

    WMP Will Not Save Playlist


    Update: I have done a few things since posting:
    1. I have shut off WMP by going to Control Panel, typing in "windows features', finding WMP and 'unchecked' the box. Then 'restarted' my computer. Then I went back to Control Panel (as before) and 'checked' the WMP box. I was lead to believe that this would reset WMP, but it did not work.

    2. As stated in my original post: I clicked on "Web Help" that is part of the pop-up that says 'Windows Media Player encountered a problem while creating or saving the playlist'. I followed the suggested solutions (2) but that did not work either.

    3. This problem occurs if I put in music files on the right hand side of WMP and try to save to a playlist by using the 'save' button, OR trying to 'create' a playlist on the left hand side of WMP.

    Thanks for any help!
     
    Sasha100, Oct 10, 2019
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