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  • 120. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    cmjanus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did find a theory to the mix up.  The shows are in some kind of order.  They are listed in order added to the itunes library.  All the shows I added at one time are in order, but I added new TV Shows and they are at the bottom in the order I added them.  I deleted all from my library but saved the files, and  readded them.  They are in alphabetical order now, but when I add a new show it will go to the bottom. 

  • 121. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    trilobyte Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)

    I'm experiencing the same problem here.  Double-checked to make sure I wasn't looking at shows By Date, but it continues to display shows By Date added to iTunes library.  Culprit could possibly be iTunes (since that upgraded at the same time, and it's sorting by a date added to iTunes value) or more likely the AppleTV firmware update.

     

    It's worth noting that if you use the Apple Remote app for iOS (on either iPhone or iPad), shows appear in the correct order.

  • 122. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    Rob Wilton Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    The listing BUG definitely lies with iTunes 10.6, re-install 10.5.3 and you'll get your list back in order again, even if your Apple TV2 has been updated to 5.0 - Don't spend hours re-importing your Media, it won't help... (See Update below)

     

    From both a cosmetic and ease of use view (ATV5 is horrible) if you can, stay at 4.4.4 as long as you can.

     

    If your one of those many people that are experiencing constant drop outs now while playing from your own Library, just quitting iTunes and restarting it seems to clear the problem for a while at least.

    (I use Remote HD (great software) to view the comp screen from my chair to do this as comp is upstairs))

     

    I have also tried the 'set AppleTV2 clock to manual' idea and that has also helped reduce the number of iTunes Library disconnections temporarily.

     

    NB: If you have two Libraries available in the 'Computer' listing if you lose one the other will stay, so that points to a Bonjour error between iTunes and AppleTV2, I've tried setting IP to manual as well and that doesn't seem to solve the problem and downgrading the firmware of Time Capsule/Airport Utility form 7.6.1 back to 7.5.2 loses some functionality.

     

    I don't recall a single problem using the iTunes 10.5.3, AppleTV2 4.4.4 and Airport Utility 7.5.2 Combination on OS 10.6.8.

     

    ...Will teach me to upgrade within 6 months of a release!

     

    Update: Although re-installing iTunes 10.5.3 fixed the 'Listings out of order' problem, the disconnections kept happening even after setting the clock to manual etc.

     

    After noticing that when creating a 'New User' on a seperate comp allowed me to play anything, even 1080p, without any droputs, I eventually deleated all the Library files that I had restored using Time Machine and re-built the Library, now I have TV Shows and Movies in order and No drop outs.

     

    Using the iTunes 10.5.3, AppleTV2 5.0 and Airport Utility 7.5.2 Combination on OS 10.6.8.

  • 123. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Rob Wilton wrote

     

    From both a cosmetic and ease of use view (ATV5 is horrible) if you can, stay at 4.4.4 as long as you can.

     

    I didn't upgrade my AppleTV2 for this very reason.  Much preferred teh older style (in fact ATV1 3.02 is my favourite layout).

     

    Unfortunately it seems to have now done so automatically or perhaps someone inadvertently did so when I wasn't around.

     

    I knew exactly where things were before, now it's a case of scrolling and panning.  Icons should in theory be better but I don't find that to be the case myself, it just looks cluttered with things I don't/won't use.  Maybe if customisation comes onboard it will be better.  I also think it uses too much screen real estate at the expense of space for the icons below until you scroll down.

     

    You'll nver please everyone all the time though and I dare say I'll get used to it.

     

    AC

  • 124. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Alley_Cat wrote:

    >  Icons should in theory be better but I don't find that to be the case myself, it just looks >cluttered with things I don't/won't use.

     

    Without wanting to sound ageist I think it will be less intuitive to older family members who are less used to iOS - a column textually labelled movies or TV Shows is more intuitive than a big icon.

     

    AC

  • 125. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    marc_l Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Before posting comments such as: "I've discovered the problem is coming from iTunes" or "I have a theory...new shows are being added to the bottom of the list," please read the previous posts in this thread. You are simply restating what everyone who has been following the thread already knows and not really adding anything to the discussion.

     

    And have a nice day.

  • 126. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    jamesfromlacey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Before posting something such as...

    please read the previous posts in this thread. You are simply restating what everyone who has been following the thread already knows and not really adding anything to the discussion. 

     

    And have a nice day.

    ...dont.

  • 127. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    J Scott Allen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    can anyone confirm that the shows out of order problem exists for ATV3 and/or a library that only contains shows downloaded from itunes store?

     

    i have ATV2 and most of my shows have been ripped from DVDs.  however, there are many shows purchased from itunes as well that are mixed just the same, but i haven't seen any clarifications from posts as to whether the problem still exists on the ATV3 or if they seem the same issues with a library that's strictly shows purchased from itunes.

  • 128. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    cole thompson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an Apple TV 3 and only iTunes content.  My order is all messed up.  Apple acknowledges the issue, but that is all.

  • 129. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    J Scott Allen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    @cole - thank you for the confirmation.

  • 130. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    Douglas Parker1 Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    An update to iTunes just was released via Software Update.  One of the issues the update resolves according to the release notes is "an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV".  I believe we can mark this thread as solved now.

  • 131. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    J Scott Allen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    thank the old gods and the new!!!

  • 132. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    marc_l Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Amen.

  • 133. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    mayjercook Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It appears that some folks have figured this out a different way, but this is my experience.  Same symptoms...TV shows on Apple TV 2 are out of order, or in some random order that makes no logical sense.  Not the case with our Apple TV 1, so it was not an iTunes issue.  Apple TV 2 did not offer a software update.

     

    Yesterday evening (1 April) I purchased OSX Lion.  I had unplugged our Apple TV 2 and disconnected other items from the router, to devote all resources to that Lion download.

     

    Today, 2 April, I plugged in the Apple TV 2, and the TV Shows (for the first time since early March) are in Alphabetical order.  My theory, then, is that someone at Apple missed this little nugget when they released OSX Lion.  I'll give you that it's iTunes related, because the latest version of iTunes was designed for Lion.

     

    Hope this helps!  Although, you shouldn't have to spend $29.99 in order to alphabetize your TV shows.  :-D

  • 134. Re: Apple TV television shows out of order?
    keriah Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I don't have Lion — still running SL on all machines.  The iTunes update fixed my problem with the ATV show sequencing.  I didn't spend $29.99.