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3434 Views 33 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2007 5:40 PM by Alley_Cat
i think everyone who has an appleTV has this same problem. itunes had a similar problem a couple of versions back. it was awful at playing music videos, unless you were happy playing them manually, one at a time. hopefully the upcoming software update will fix this. its got to be just a silly oversight
MacBook Pro  Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Yes, I haven't been able to find a way to have a series of music videos played in sequence on the AppleTV.
For me where this is most annoying is I bought the "iTunes exclusives" Red Hot Chili Peppers interview+music (which is about 16 separate video "tracks", all numbered and tagged correctly). On my iPod and in iTunes, this can be played through end-to-end as it should be (so it plays through like a single 40-minute show). On the AppleTV, however, you have to manually select each of the tracks in order (AND they are displayed on-screen on the AppleTV in alphabetical order, rather than tagged track order, which makes it even trickier to have any sort of a normal TV-watching experience with it).
It has to be a temporary oversight in the AppleTV 1.0 software doesn't it, when a purchased "album of videos" is so difficult to play through nicely in a living room.
FWIW I worked around the track (lack of) order problem by creating a playlist, but I haven't been able to stumble onto (by myself or from reading this forum) a way to get a sequence of videos to play through on the AppleTV's 1.0 software.
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I'm not a true blue apple user, but I do enjoy the iPod, and the Apple Tv, among other Apple products. Seeing how well Steve puts his products together is amazing, not to mention how well the software functions.
As a software developer, I provide goals for my dev team to meet, just like Steve giving his Apple TV team a deadline to have Apple TV v1.0 software ready. We usually have a list containing hundreds of functions we want to include, but it's all about the priority of these functions.
I would almost bet my life that having music videos play back to back is on the list of hundreds of other things. The way I see it, when I get feedback from my users on what is important to them, I always include that functionality in the next release.
As far as Apple TV goes, I feel that providing a smooth User Interface that simply works was a make-or-break for the device. It is the first impression that must be given priority when introducing a new product. Music video back to back functionality comes second.
Keep your chin(s) up. I can only imagine we have a lot to look forward to in the next software updates.Apple II c, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2007 7:32 PM (in response to bigalerickson)Hello everyone!
I just got finished leaving feedback about the Apple TV on Apple's ATV Feedback page. If we all get together and let them know our request for continuous video playback we might see this update sooner rather than later. The more requests they have, the faster we'll get our update I believe. Here's the link to the ATV feedback page: http://www.apple.com/feedback/appletv.html
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Add my name to the list.
How are we supposed to leave feedback for the Apple TV? Though the iTunes feeback form? Why not have an Apple TV feedback form - I'm sure we could give them tonnes of useful feedback.PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3Ghz / MacBook 2.0GHz duo, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 4.5GB RAM, GeForce 6800 Ultra / 1GB RAM
Thanks for posting the link. I'd actually found it already, but last time I looked I couldn't find one.
Get sending everyone!PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3Ghz / MacBook 2.0GHz duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 4.5GB RAM, GeForce 6800 Ultra / 1GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2007 3:14 PM (in response to txyall).. then I realized that I was using the iPod connected to my TV and not the TV.
This thing is supposed to be like a wi-fi iPod with a TV as a screen and yet it cannot do a simple thing like play music videos in a playlist. I was hoping to use it as my own music television station when I have parties. Guess that's out.
2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro, 1.83GHz G5 iMac Mac OS X (10.4.9) TV
It needs to be mixed so that Music Videos & audio can be played back continuously and an ambient video option (as in Megaseg) to play back video images during audio only tracks.G5 DP 2.7, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
I just purchased a 160gig apple tv and am extremely disappointed about the music video playlist feature (lack of). This does not make any sense. It works in iTunes but not Apple TV ???
What's the point of this thing??? I already have a DVR and a JBL speaker that plugs into my iPOD.
This upgrade needs to happen ASAP !!! HELP !!!dell xps 410, Windows Vista
When i first got my apple tv i could play all my music videos back to back by selecting "music videos" in the playlists and then choosing, shuffle songs. However, when i try this function now, all i get is a message saying that apple tv cannot currently play the songs.. What the..? Why can i play them in the play list one by one but when i choose shuffle it suddenly forgets how to play videos??
Another issue that is really annoying me is the fact that you can't mix videos with songs in a play list and have them all play continuously, it will only play the songs as if the videos aren't there. I don't understand why these playlists work perfectly in iTunes but not on apple tv..
Apple, i am a big fan of your products but little oversights like this are becoming really annoying..powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)