How to Easily Create Your Own Music Playlists
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be a music lover who just has to have everything organised. It bothers me no end when an unsuitable song finds its way into my playlist, or when I get distracted and forget that I need to find some new music on Youtube to serve as background sound. My solution to this is to create playlists in advance. This way, I can label them appropriately and stick one on when I’m in the right mood. There are a number of tools that can help you to do this.
I can’t think of a single PC music player program (and I must’ve been through most of them) that cannot create playlists. Here’s a quick crash course: load up your player of choice. To create the playlist, you can either search for a ‘Create Playlist’ option and choose your songs that way, or you can simply drag and drop tracks into the window so that they are automatically queued. Some players even incorporate themselves into Windows Explorer, so that when you right-click on a music file, you are given the option to add it to a playlist. Once your list is complete, give it a name and save it somewhere easy to remember. You should end up with an M3U file. Now, whenever you want to listen to that playlist, you only need to double-click on it. Easy peasy.
Great for Parties
You can also now use free services to transfer your playlists online, allowing you to watch artists’ music videos, or more easily share your song choices. Simply upload your music playlists and these sites will automatically search for and queue the videos for the songs you choose. Because this makes use of common video sites, such as Youtube, it’s a great way to bring your music to someone else’s party – you can give them a whole playlist with very little effort. Before long, you’ll be dancing the night away.
I can understand why some people believe that the greatest era of modern music has come and gone. With the death of vinyl and the rise of digital music, it is true that we lost a certain something. Nevertheless, some of the technology now available to music lovers is undeniably fantastic. Playlists are a great tool for OCD-afflicted music fans and partygoers alike.
Paul Smith is a geek, blogger, and guy who loves music playlists.
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