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  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,820 points)

    Datalyss wrote:

     

    You're not understanding me.  I don't use the checkboxes at all.  I don't like having one song auto-play after another, like in a playlist.  I prefer to manually choose which song I play after another one finishes.  I'm oldschool that way.

     

    Also, simply hiding the checkboxes is  not the same as turning them off.  Songs will still play one after the other.

     

    Ah, again not the way that most people use the software so isn't really a surprise if your approach is the one less catered for. From recollection WMP and MediaMonkey will both continue to play the rest of an album if you start playing one track from it.

     

    In iTunes there a couple of approaches. If you click the small magnifying glass in the search box you can turn off the option to Search Entire Library. This restores the pre-iTunes 11 search behavior which filters the current display to your search term. Type in some text to display a single song and play it. When it finishes nothing else will play. Alternatively, once you've started playing a song, click on the Up Next control at right of the time line area. Click Clear Songs to clear anything that has been automatically added to the list.

     

     

     

    Again, you could make a feature request to support a single track playback mode. My suspicion is that you won't be the first to request that (indeed I might even have suggested it once).

     

    tt2

  • Datalyss Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    You wrote:  "Again, you could make a feature request to support a single track playback mode. My suspicion is that you won't be the first to request that (indeed I might even have suggested it once)."

     

    That's actually a good idea.  Thanks.

     

    I tried every available view option for my Movies library...none did what I want.

     

    As for the tab bars, I'm not suggesting they be removed, but an option to hide them would be nice.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,820 points)

    I tried every available view option for my Movies library...none did what I want.

     

    I'd have to know exactly what order you are trying to achieve, but I strongly suspect that judicious use of sort values can make it happen. See my experience with audiobooks for example.

     

    tt2

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,075 points)

    A couple comments...

    Even tho I've set my view in the "Movies" to sort by title then year, it's not doing it.  For example my Jeff Dunham movies are listed out order.  It should be:

    Arguing With Myself

    Spark Of Insanity

    Very Special Christmas

    Controlled Chaos

     

    ..but they're currently listed in the following order:

    Arguing With Myself; 2006

    Controlled Chaos; 2011

    Spark Of Insanity 2007

    Very Special Christmas; 2008

    They are listed in the correct order (the 2nd batch) by title then year.

    If titles are the same, it will then sort these same titles by year.

    If all titles are different then the date is irrelevant.

    Anyway, the point is there should be an option to sort by Title, then Year.

    Only relevant if movies have the exact same title.

    and how many movies with the exact same title are there? (all together let alone in your library)

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,820 points)

    In the case of this group of videos it would seem they would be better served by being treated as TV Shows, rather than Movies, which could then be clustered together and ordered via episode ID.

     

    tt2

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,075 points)

    turingtest2 wrote:

     

    In the case of this group of videos it would seem they would be better served by being treated as a TV Show which can then be ordered via episode ID.

    That's actually how I do some of my home videos (as TV Shows).

  • Datalyss Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Chris CA wrote "They are listed in the correct order (the 2nd batch) by title then year."

     

    I'm not understanding you.  How is (for example)

     

    • [Jeff Dunham movie] - 2011
    • [Jeff Dunham movie] - 2008

     

    the correct order.

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    Controlled Chaos should come AFTER A Christmas Special.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,820 points)

    Since the movies are in the cloud as opposed to downloaded to your computer you are relying on the store's version of the metadata. Presumably they have used the naming scheme Jeff Dunham: <Title> which keeps the Jeff Dunham videos together and in alphabetical order by title, not year. In the store the Christmas special is titled Jeff Dunham: Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special which probably explains its current position in your image. Would need to see all the titles to be sure. Interestingly those show up as TV Shows in the UK store, not Movies.

     

    If you changed the order to By Year then By Title and typed Jeff Dunham into the search box (with Seach Entire Library turned off) to filter out everything else, then you might see the order that you want, but that's not going to be generally very useful. Download the items, make them TV Shows and adjust the tags for the best results.

     

    tt2

  • Datalyss Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I'm downloading Controlled Chaos and A Christmas Special now.  It'll take about 6 hours.

     

    I've also Unchecked "Show items in the cloud."

     

    I'll letcha know if there's a difference.

  • Datalyss Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Well, I guess I can't letcha know after all becuz they didn't download for some reason.   Lemme try again...standby.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,075 points)

    (didn't see tt2 had already caught this)

    Datalyss wrote:

    Controlled Chaos should come AFTER A Christmas Special.

    As noted, the  title is "Very Special Christmas Special".

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