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  • Nils57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to Damian Smith1)

    Seems like that would indicate the problem IS with the ATV 5 update and not iTunes 10.6?

  • KeithJenner Level 4 Level 4 (1,020 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to Nils57)

    It is certainly an issue caused by the iTunes update, which it effects how the shows are displayed on the ATV2 but not the ATV1.

     

    If you have not updated iTunes then the shows are in the correct order, whether you have updated the ATV or not.

     

    If you have updated iTunes then the shows are not in the correct order, whether you have updated the ATV or not.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Damian Smith1)

    I've got the problem on 4.4.4 using iTunes 10.6 but not with the 10.5.3 library.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Nils57)

    Nils57 wrote:

     

    Seems like that would indicate the problem IS with the ATV 5 update and not iTunes 10.6?

    I've got the problem on 4.4.4 using iTunes 10.6 but not with the 10.5.3 library.

  • wesel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 11, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to MDearworth)

    i am also experiencing this problem using iTunes 10.6 and AppleTV 5.0.

     

    using the remote app on iOS displays shows in alphabetical order. it's a bit of relief for people with large tv show libraries, but not a proper solution.

  • Mullo1 Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to wesel)

    I also have had this problem since upgrading to itune 10.6. and ATV 5.0 if anyone has a solution can you please let me know as its impossible to find a show i'm looking for.

     

    Cheers

  • KeithJenner Level 4 Level 4 (1,020 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to Mullo1)

    Mullo1 wrote:

     

    if anyone has a solution can you please let me know as its impossible to find a show i'm looking for.

     

    Cheers

    There is no solution at the moment, short of restoring back to the old version of iTunes, but if you look at the other threads on this subject then you will find a number of workarounds which may ease things for a while, until it gets fixed.

  • DaveLarose Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:43 AM (in response to KeithJenner)

    There is a solution. Simply go into iTunes, then slecet all the TV Shows. Go into the Info dialogue for the shows, and tell it to sort by TV Show. Solved the issue for me...

  • wesel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to DaveLarose)

    care to elaborate? I do not see this option in the Get Info dialog.

  • DaveLarose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to wesel)

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  • wesel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to DaveLarose)

    that did not work for me. it did change the order, but they are still not in alphabetical order, or even grouped by show.

  • DaveLarose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to wesel)

    I had tried a couple of days ago; dumped the iTunes Library of TV Shows. Imported them again, they were not in the correct order. I then Slected All, and applied the sort. This worked on both of my ATV's...

     

    ARe all your TV Shows correctly titled..? I do that manually, as my shows are not imported via an Apple methodology (ie. I use torrents) Good Luck...

  • Jstoll Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:33 AM (in response to DaveLarose)

    This hint helped me fix an issue I had with Remote on an iPad,  Apple TV 3G, iTunes 10.6.

     

    I've got the show name in the fields Show, Artist, Sort Show; the season number in Season; the episode numbers in Episode, Track #; a manual autosequence number in Episode ID, the show title in Name; These fields I left blank: Sort Album, Sort Artist, Sort Album Artist, Sort Composer, Release Date. In the Option Tab/Media Kind select TV Show.

     

    Before this hint the episodes would display in the correct order in Remote on iPad, but when tapping on an episode Apple TV would play a *different* show from the same season eg tap on episode 1, plays episode 12, tap on 2 plays 5. There was a 1 to 1 relation ship, but just not as expected - quite a game to make it play the episode I wanted to.

     

    Anyways selecting Sort Show for all episodes at once seems to have forced an update and fixed my last issue with sorting tv shows.

  • Jstoll Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 1:58 AM (in response to Jstoll)

    I think I discovered these rules on my devices (Remote on an iPad,  Apple TV 3G, iTunes 10.6):

    - Display order within a Season on Remote is episode number

    - If Track # is empty Remote creates a hidden list of episodes sorted by name; e.g. user taps on episode #3 on Remote, 3rd entry on invisible alphabethically sorted list is played.

    To fix this issue, I just have to enter the same value of the Episode # in Track # in iTunes

  • wesel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 21, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to Jstoll)

    perhaps the problem doesn't affect the 3rd gen apple tv...

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