Hmm, sounds also like the above mentioned problem.
CM tries to retrieve the installation-path of Winamp 2.9x from the registry.
If it finds it, it will launch the winamp.exe (and shuts it down after closing CM)
But if it can't find or launch Winamp, the playlist will always be empty.
Thats because CM's playlist is actually the Winamp playlist.
No winamp = No playlist data for CM.
I'll think of something to solve this... An automatic search doesn't work
for everyone, it seems.