If you want to create an M3U file or playlist yourself, don’t worry about that. All media players give you the option to save your playlists in this format. Here we are going to review the steps to save an M3U playlist with the VLC player. But even if you use another one, the steps will be pretty much the same.
Following are some simple steps to create M3U file using VLC media player:
- On the VLC player, click the «View» tab of the menu. Choose from the options «Playlist». This opens a new window where you can browse your playlists. The shortcut for this action is CTRL + L.
- Right-click on your playlists window. When you do this, you will see the options «Add Files» and «Add Folder». Choose the first if you want to add certain files and the second if you need an entire folder.
- In the VLC main screen, click on the «Media» tab of the menu. Then choose the option «Playlist to file».
- This option opens a pop-up window where you can specify the name of the file and the location where it is saved. In the file extension options, select the M3U file format. Click «Save» and your playlist will be created.