Thanks. Actually found it the other day. When I first looked at it, I noticed it was unchecked, but assumed it was the same as the Media Player Quickstart Button (also quickstarts the Dell homepage, and Internet Explorerr) so I didnt turn it on.
Turns out to be pretty much what I was looking for. To add an enitre CD's worth of music to the MiniView's player for example you can add songs one at a time with Windows Media Player actually closed on the desktop (way slow and annoying until I realized...) or by opening the Media Player and selecting a PlayList. The playlist on Media player transfers over into the MiniView.
Is there a way to play an entire playlist without opening Media player but without adding each song individually to the MiniView's playlist?