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MDearworth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 30, 2010 10:21 AM
Does anyone else have a problem with the new TV Show sorting? I have a bunch of TV shows in iTunes and my Apple TV is treating each individual season as a separate show (and then it doesn't even list them in order). I've had the 1st generation ATV forever and the sorting has always worked fine. Is this a bug, am I missing something, or is this just the new "organization" system?
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:27 AM (in response to MDearworth)
    have you tried changing the view on the appletv ?
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone4 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:35 AM (in response to MDearworth)
    so which of those 3 views have you tried?
    "by show" should sort (and group) them by season, i know it does on my original appletv and i don't see why it should be any different on the new one (afterall all the metadata comes from your itunes library).
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone4 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:39 AM (in response to MDearworth)
    When I display my TV shows on ATV2 "by Show" it sorts properly for me.
    iMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:04 AM (in response to MDearworth)
    I don't have enough shows to show that I guess. I wonder if this has something to do with it? From Apple support article:

    *Home Sharing Tips*

    Home Sharing transfers the media file and ID3 tag information. It does not transfer iTunes metadata, including ratings, play history, and comments.
    iMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:17 AM (in response to captfred)
    captfred wrote:
    Home Sharing transfers the media file and ID3 tag information. It does not transfer iTunes metadata, including ratings, play history, and comments.


    appletv2 isn't transferring anything though. that note is for itunes home sharing (where you are physically sharing/moving a file).
     MBP 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  2 x AppleTV  iPhone4 32GB  iPod Classic 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jvrousseau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:24 AM (in response to MDearworth)
    Yes I have that issue, and I HATE it! I went through all views as well with no luck!

    Also, I have this issue as well with TV Show Playlists....(sorting doesn't work either in playlists)
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2597977&tstart=15

    Not sure why those things would be changed, but it is quite annoying. Hopefully something could be changed fairly easily!
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Andrew B. Peterson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 1:20 PM (in response to MDearworth)
    Yes, I can confirm that the new Apple TV is not sorting my music playlists to appear in the "carefully crafted" order I have created in iTunes; it only sorts songs in playlists by alpha as far as I can tell. Also, I can confirm that TV show seasons are not being grouped together by show as they were previously. It lists all seasons of a show separately making for a much longer and hard to navigate list. These seem like backward steps and I hope they release an update soon. I will say that performance of the new Apple TV (playback, menus, etc.) are faster and smoother than the older hardware. The Netflix streaming is also a very welcome addition. Happy so far but hope to see the playlist and sorting issues fixed!
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • sonictonic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 2:45 PM (in response to MDearworth)
    This is super annoying! Especially for music playlists

    Everyone submit feedback to Apple please! This is how they will hear us!
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/appletv.html
    21.5" iMac w/ ATI Radeon | 3.06GHz | 4GB RAM | 2TB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Andrew B. Peterson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 5:57 PM (in response to MDearworth)
    Temporary Workaround: If you have an iPhone/iPad/iPod with the Apple Remote 2.0 software installed, you can browse the Apple TV with your Playlist contents shown in Apple Remote in the correct order as you set in iTunes. Starting playback from a playlist within Apple Remote 2.0 will play the songs in the correct order on the Apple TV.

    Unfortunately, I also noticed that the TV Seasons are not grouped together in Apple Remote 2.0 either. The list appears identical to that on the Apple TV.

    I also submitted feedback using the form above... thanks for linking to the feedback form.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • jakehfred Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 7:41 PM (in response to MDearworth)
    This sorting issue is driving me crazy as well. I have over 2TB worth of TV shows that look great in my old AppleTV. When I browse them on my new AppleTV it makes things a whole lot more difficult to find. Thanks for the submit feedback link I have made a request as well.
    Windows 7
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