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In the All Music panel, right-click on an MP3 track.
Click Advanced Tag Editor.
Type text for the title and album in the boxes to complete a profile of the track.
Assign a mood or genre from the drop-down list and click OK.
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Like other MP3 players and pro-
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and enables you to track your
MP3 music using tags (or an
index of parameters you set). You
can then use or create
AutoPlaylists that automatically
assemble themselves based on
these parameters.
Track Information
If you acquired the music from
a CD or online music store,
some of the track information
might already be “tagged.” You
can use the tag feature to revise
or add new tag information.
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Changing the Criteria
You can right-click any
AutoPlaylist and modify its cri-
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AutoPlaylist with similar but
slightly different criteria.
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Click the + sign next to AutoPlaylist to see the preset AutoPlaylists.
Right-click AutoPlaylist again and select New.
Type a name such as Rock for your new AutoPlaylist.
Click the + sign to add criteria and select More.
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Updating Media Player
When you update or upgrade to
a later version of Media Player, it
will frequently have an addi-
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AutoPlaylists that will go through
the All Music collection and cata-
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Click Mood to select it as a filter.
Click OK.
Click the drop-down arrow by Mood in the AutoPlaylist dialog box and select the
mood you want to set for the track.
Click OK to compile your new AutoPlaylist.
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No AutoPlaylists
If you haven’t upgraded to at
least Media Player 9, you won’t
have AutoPlaylists available.
They’re not in the standard
Media Player that comes with
Windows XP. See the tip on
upgrading Media Player earlier
in this section.
Besides using the criteria in the
preset Media Player AutoPlaylists,
you can create your own
AutoPlaylists based on your most
important criteria and allow them
to accummulate references to
songs in your All Music collection.
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Adding and Monitoring Folders
Click the Add (+) button on the Media Player
toolbar and review and try some of the other ways
to compile and assemble references to files, fold-
ers, and playlists. By monitoring a folder you can
see if you’ve referenced all of the latest files that
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Your new AutoPlaylist is among the others in Media Player.
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Downloading Plug-ins
Media Player also has plug-ins and drivers to
work with many different devices such as
PDAs, phones, and MP3 players. To transfer
your playlists to these devices, get the most
current information on Media Player plug-ins
by clicking Tools, Plug-ins, Download
Plug-ins.
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