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^^ CoolMacLover
May 23, 2012, 06:03 AM
http://images.apple.com/appletv/what-is/images/appletv_ui_screen.jpg
Soooo pretteh...
To then go to Computers, and have a fugly design. (If you like it so be it)

How hard would it be for the Movies (from Computers) to look like this? With the top having search, watched/not watched and link to the store.
http://images.apple.com/appletv/whats-on/images/itunes_movies_screen2.jpg

This. This is just... And the way it does the TV shows. Each season after the next rather than put together (I guess for an cover image sake it would need another one)
http://images.apple.com/appletv/whats-on/images/photostream_screen1.jpg

Anyone else agree?



andymodem
May 23, 2012, 07:10 AM
I agree, I would much rather the Movies section under Computers show a grid of movie posters to browse through and then select one to view more info/watch.

roidy
May 23, 2012, 07:26 AM
This is the very reason I don't use my ATV2 and refuse to buy an ATV3. I'm more than happy with the menu system on my ATV1. I have a large library of media I own and I want it on the main menu, not shoved into an obscure computers menu, with a crappy structure that won't even group TV season together.

HobeSoundDarryl
May 23, 2012, 08:13 AM
I think Apple got it pretty much right with the final incarnation of the :apple:TV1 UI. It mixed our personal content in with the major headings (menu, TV shows, etc) rather than put it all in "computers." I wish Apple would revisit that very nice layout and go back toward it.

I also wish TV shows with individual (unique) poster art would be resurrected (now it just picks one poster to use for all TV shows with the same show name). And I wish the coders would resurrect "show" tag folders (meaning you could type "Star Wars" in the "show" tag for each of the 6 movies and they would all be organized under a single line item in the movie list (as a folder). You then click into the folder to choose from the 6 movies. Now every single movie is it's own line so all of the serialized movies (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, James Bond, Indiana Jones, etc) are no longer stored in folders.

:apple:TV1 had some great (better IMO) UI advantages. I wish they would be resurrected.

heisenberg123
May 23, 2012, 08:21 AM
agreed or atleast have different views in the options like, List, Grid, cover flow, like you have in iTunes

^^ CoolMacLover
May 25, 2012, 04:19 AM
agreed or atleast have different views in the options like, List, Grid, cover flow, like you have in iTunes

Yeah.


A random thought...
What if Apple puts iTunes and Front Row together?

radiogoober
May 25, 2012, 07:24 AM
I agree with most of the sentiment here. Apple has made such a mess with all of their digital library/AppleTV/home sharing stuff. They have such *potential*. But every aspect of it needs a lot of work, but honestly the work doesn't seem so bad.

AppleTV: Fix the menus, as described in this thread. The home-sharing sucks, and interfaces like Plex, etc, give much better interfaces. As mentioned, just let us "scroll left or right" to see grid views, etc. And why the hell can't we have Apps yet? The *home* screen menu, while not beautiful, is laid out in a way that would be fine for apps. Each app gets a little tv screen icon. Cool, just run with it and let TBS, ABC, NBC, TNT, HBO, CineMax, etc, put their damn apps there!

iPad/iPhone: Oh my god, fix home sharing. It's absolutely broken. There are 5,000 threads on the internet of people trying everything possible to get their TV shows to list properly, and all the molestation of the different metadata fields they have to do, and there is no single solution. And Movies are broken too. How can that be difficult? Just IGNORE all the Artist fields from music, and ONLY use the TV show fields. If it's a TV show, why are you even acknowledging the artist fields? SIGH. I can't believe this is so broken! It's simply unuseable.

-- :)

/rant

By the way, file bug reports for these things: https://bugreport.apple.com

heisenberg123
May 25, 2012, 09:15 AM
I agree with most of the sentiment here. Apple has made such a mess with all of their digital library/AppleTV/home sharing stuff. They have such *potential*. But every aspect of it needs a lot of work, but honestly the work doesn't seem so bad.

AppleTV: Fix the menus, as described in this thread. The home-sharing sucks, and interfaces like Plex, etc, give much better interfaces. As mentioned, just let us "scroll left or right" to see grid views, etc. And why the hell can't we have Apps yet? The *home* screen menu, while not beautiful, is laid out in a way that would be fine for apps. Each app gets a little tv screen icon. Cool, just run with it and let TBS, ABC, NBC, TNT, HBO, CineMax, etc, put their damn apps there!

iPad/iPhone: Oh my god, fix home sharing. It's absolutely broken. There are 5,000 threads on the internet of people trying everything possible to get their TV shows to list properly, and all the molestation of the different metadata fields they have to do, and there is no single solution. And Movies are broken too. How can that be difficult? Just IGNORE all the Artist fields from music, and ONLY use the TV show fields. If it's a TV show, why are you even acknowledging the artist fields? SIGH. I can't believe this is so broken! It's simply unuseable.

-- :)

/rant

By the way, file bug reports for these things: https://bugreport.apple.com

even iTunes has some strange sorting defaults when i list my movies and sort by genre(within the genre its sorts by Actors Name, instead of movie title)

radiogoober
May 25, 2012, 03:14 PM
even iTunes has some strange sorting defaults when i list my movies and sort by genre(within the genre its sorts by Actors Name, instead of movie title)

Definitely strange!

^^ CoolMacLover
May 25, 2012, 07:29 PM
even iTunes has some strange sorting defaults when i list my movies and sort by genre(within the genre its sorts by Actors Name, instead of movie title)

Thats bit odd when I do it it just puts the genre in alphabetical order

heisenberg123
May 25, 2012, 07:47 PM
Thats bit odd when I do it it just puts the genre in alphabetical order

this is what happens for me

340779

^^ CoolMacLover
May 25, 2012, 07:59 PM
this is what happens for me

340777

Nice playlist and two Genres :P

That is strange, does it still do it when you have the Artist column removed?

radiogoober
May 25, 2012, 08:27 PM
this is what happens for me

340777

Only a true collector splits their porn up into modern and classic ;)

heisenberg123
May 25, 2012, 08:39 PM
Nice playlist and two Genres :P

That is strange, does it still do it when you have the Artist column removed?

haha

ya i test that and it does

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Only a true collector splits their porn up into modern and classic ;)

:D

what can i say i like to be organized

Death-T
May 27, 2012, 12:26 AM
Something more like the console interface for Netflix would be nice too.