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TV Episodes Appearing Under Movies

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electricjellybean Calculating status...
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Sep 19, 2009 4:06 PM
Ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard, TV episodes I've ripped from DVDs I own that I add to iTunes have been appearing in the movies category of Front Row. It is driving me bananas, because I have a lot of media in my library, and I enjoyed accessing it with the Apple remote through Front Row, but I totally can't do that anymore since everything's a big mess.

I've sorted the files correctly in iTunes--I know how to do that--so why can't Front Row sort them the same way iTunes has? Is anyone else having this problem? It is completely baffling me.
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Kidsfalloutoftrees Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 2:42 PM (in response to electricjellybean)
    I have the exact same problem, did you manage to find a solution yet. Also I added some more TV Shows today they appear correct in iTunes but when you go into front row they appear in TV Shows but with Untitled as the show name
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Kidsfalloutoftrees Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 3:08 PM (in response to Kidsfalloutoftrees)
    Just installed iTunes 9.0.1 problem still exists
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Kidsfalloutoftrees Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 3:27 PM (in response to Kidsfalloutoftrees)
    I just did a select all on everything under each of my categories so thousands and thousands of files, changed the file type to what it is supposed to be so music, movies and then TV shows. It went through every file changing the info which took a while but touch wood going back into Front Row everything looks as it is supposed to.
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • SacredCow Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2009 4:50 AM (in response to electricjellybean)
    I'm having this same exact issue and it's been driving me insane. Out of the 2000+ episodes in TV Shows, only about 200 are from the iTunes Store. I can't have ~1800 items being listed under movies. I can't use Front Row until there is a fix for this issue.

    I've tried making everything movies, then TV shows again and only iTunes purchased TV episodes show up under the TV Shows category.
    iMac Core Duo 2 GHZ 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • digitigger Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2009 6:37 AM (in response to electricjellybean)
    I have the same problem. FR is putting all my tv shows into the movie category even though they are all marked as tv shows in itunes and are in the tv shows folder in the itunes folder on my mac.

    Sometimes however itunes will show them all as music and then switch them back to tvshows. this doesnt make any sense.
    Aluminum 13,5" MacBook 2,4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), It's really neat
  • digitigger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 6:37 AM (in response to electricjellybean)
    OH yeah and i just upgraded to snow leopard...
    Aluminum 13,5" MacBook 2,4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), It's really neat
  • Kidsfalloutoftrees Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 7:59 AM (in response to digitigger)
    Not sure if it made any difference but just before mine started working again and I did the re catogorising I updated to 9.0.1. Mine's working fine now....
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • digitigger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 9:42 AM (in response to electricjellybean)
    Just updated iTunes. Problem persists. FR is putting all video into the movies category, leaving the rest empty.

    I have selected all movies and marked them as movies, selected all tv shows, marked them as tv shows, in itunes music folder they are in the correct folder.

    This pretty much makes FR unusable in my opinion.
    Aluminum 13,5" MacBook 2,4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), It's really neat
  • Kidsfalloutoftrees Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 11:18 AM (in response to digitigger)
    Rubbish... just added some new stuff in today and the problem has re occured. Front Row is now unusable, bring back Leopard and iTunes 8
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • SupKrypton Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2009 11:27 PM (in response to electricjellybean)
    this is driving me nuts too. i don't even have snow lepord. it's deffinately itunes 9 causing the problem. for a temporary fix, i took all my tv shows and changed them to podcasts in the "get information" section.

    you'll have to play with your settings if you have an iphone or ipod that you sync to.
    in front row, your tv shows will show up in the podcasts but be completely out of the movies section.
    hope it helps for now.

    honestly, i wouldn't mind an update for front row with more customizable features and at least mouse support so i can toggle settings.
    MacBook Pro 2, 1, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Chris Abela Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2009 2:29 PM (in response to SupKrypton)
    I am so disappointed that this was tested more extensively - one of the key uses of my iMac late at night is to relax watching films/ shows on here and i now have to sort through the mire!

    It looks very poor for apple, untypical of them and is very far from the 'cool' that apple has always rested it's laurels on - i cannot believe more people are making some noise about this glitch!

    Come on apple tech bods - give us back our front Row speciality - like the previous poster - how about some extra features/ settings for the user to actually interact further with?
    iMac 7, 1, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • colabear8900 Calculating status...
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    Oct 2, 2009 7:48 PM (in response to electricjellybean)
    I have the exact same problem! Even with Leopard (all versions of 10.5.x), Front Row never worked properly for sorting shows. iTunes would list the TV shows properly by Season/Episode, yet, FR would list the seasons out of order such as 5,3,4,1,2 but not for EVERY TV show, just some. Standard reverse order would be acceptable to me as it would put the most recent episode higher in the list but it just seemed random as not all the mis-sorted shows followed the same pattern.

    I am now using Snow Leopard 10.6.1 and iTunes 9.0.1 and all the TV shows are listed in BOTH the TV Shows AND Movie sections of FR (Version 2.2 (313)). This is an absolute MESS!! Apple should detail exactly how FR sorts using the iTunes tagging system so we can make adjustments. Or, better yet, Apple should just fix this long-standing embarrassment. Additionally, iTunes should support editing of extended tags such as movie ratings, why should I be forced to use an addition program like MetaX (very good software, BTW)??
    iMac C2D 20", Mac OS X (10.6.1), iTunes 9.0.1
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