Streaming Music, Podcasts, & Audio How to Create a Playlist Using Winamp Be your own DJ in Winamp by Mark Harris Writer Mark Harris is a former writer for Lifewire who wrote about the digital music scene and streaming music services in an easy to understand, no-nonsense manner. our editorial process Mark Harris Updated on September 11, 2020 Music, Podcasts, & Audio Music For Your Life Audio Streaming Podcasts Radio CDs, MP3s, & Other Media Tweet Share Email If you use Winamp to play music files, you can make your life easier by creating playlists. By organizing your music library into playlists, you can play your compilations without manually queueing songs up every time you run Winamp. You can also make music compilations to suit different musical moods, and burn your playlists to CD, or transfer to an MP3 or other media player. Create a Playlist in Winamp Winamp has long been a popular music player on Windows, and for good reason. Winamp is simple. It's a no-nonsense player that lets you get into your music without fuss or configuration. Making a playlist is no different. Select the Media Library tab if it isn't selected (it's located under the player controls on the left side of the screen). In the left pane, right-click Playlists, then select New Playlist from the pop-up menu that appears. Type a name for the playlist, then select OK or press the Enter key. Double-click Local Media in the left pane if it isn't expanded, then select Audio to see your music library contents. If you haven't added media to your Winamp library, choose the File tab at the top of the screen and select Add Media to Library. To add files to the playlist, drag and drop either albums or single files from the library list at the bottom of the screen to the playlist in the left pane. When you are happy with your playlist, you can use it right away by selecting it and pressing Play on the Winamp player controls. To save the playlist to a folder on your computer, choose the File tab at the top of the screen and select Save Playlist.