5 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2010 2:28 AM by dalrmi
dalrmi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I created a series of playlist for my movies related to release date:
- 1990-1999
- 1990
- 1991
- 1992
- ...
- 2000-2010
- 2000
- 2001
- 2002
- ...

They works well and appears on ATV as I typed it before.

Question: does exist a method to sort out the playlist and have them on ATV as follow ?
- 2000-2010
- 2000
- 2001
- ...
- 1990-1999
- 1990
- 1991
- ...

In other words: I'd like to have most recent playlists on top...

Thanks, Roberto.

iMac late '09 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (85,540 points)
    I think I understand what you are looking for. The key to playlist ordering is to create the playlists and the order of their contents in the order you want before adding them to the tv. Unfortunately this can be a little hit and miss.

    Since I'm not 100% sure about what you are trying to achieve may I suggest you try a little experimentation.
  • dalrmi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So you're telling me to create the playlists in the EXACTLY sort order I'll want it displayed on my ATV ?

    I'm doing some tests but the playlists are ordered automatically on my iTunes:
    - 1980-1989
    - 1990-1999
    - 2000-2010

    I can't move them this way:
    - 2000-2010
    - 1990-1999
    - 1980-1989

    Does exist a hidden setting into iTunes ?

    Thanks, Roberto.
  • bucksaddle Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Sort the playlist how you want it to be ordered / sorted in iTunes, then right click on the playlist and select "Copy To Play Order". Then sync your ATV.

    EDIT: Sorry, re-reading your post its the playlists themselves, not the contents you want sorting. My mistake.

    Message was edited by: bucksaddle
  • dalrmi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't! Surely I'm doing something wrong!

    Let me to explain better, my ATV is in streaming mode about iTunes movies.

    I create some folders playlists and inside them I create some smart playlists:
    1990-1999 (folder playlist)
    - 1990 (smart playlist just to retrieve movies with that Release Date)
    - 1991 (smart playlist just to retrieve movies with that Release Date)
    - ...
    2000-2010 (folder playlist)
    - 2000 (smart playlist just to retrieve movies with that Release Date)
    - 2001 (smart playlist just to retrieve movies with that Release Date)
    - ...

    Regardless the order of creation (first 1990-1999 or 2000-2010 folder playlists, the same about smart playlists) iTunes automatically sort as above and I can't change the sort order moving the items up-down.

    If I right click on the playlist folder nor smart playlist I don't see the "Copy To Play Order" option.

    Thanks, Roberto.
  • dalrmi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, maybe I found out one solution to this "sort order" problem, maybe not so smart but it works!

    I create the folders playlists as follow:
    (A) 2010-2019
    (B) 2000-2009
    (C) 1990-1999
    ...

    This way iTunes order it as above and I hit the point: from most recent to the oldest

    Suggestions ? Any others ideas ?

    Thanks, Roberto.