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cenetti
Feb 19, 2008, 10:52 AM
its a pain in the azz!
try to find a movie in a list of 200+



:mad:



jeremy.king
Feb 19, 2008, 10:53 AM
I'd rather have taxonomy/hierarchical folders.

harcosparky
Feb 19, 2008, 01:28 PM
Would also be nice if we could log into our Photo Hosting sites and not only Flickr !!!!!

t0mat0
Feb 19, 2008, 01:43 PM
I would have thought the skim video tech from iPhoto would be more useful.

dubbed82
Feb 19, 2008, 01:55 PM
coverflow would also be confusing. what i want is a grid style like in the itunes movie store on apple tv

billabong
Feb 19, 2008, 09:31 PM
coverflow would also be confusing. what i want is a grid style like in the itunes movie store on apple tv

Yes I would like a grid broken down by genres, just like in the store.. That would be much easier for us with large libraries.

cenetti
Feb 19, 2008, 10:28 PM
ok, coverflow, grid...doesnt matter...I'll take anything at this point....

this long azz list is making my dizzy....:mad:

billabong
Feb 19, 2008, 10:40 PM
ok, coverflow, grid...doesnt matter...I'll take anything at this point....

this long azz list is making my dizzy....:mad:

It is very unlikely that we will get a fix for this though... But we can hope right?

Marvin1379
Feb 19, 2008, 11:13 PM
ok, coverflow, grid...doesnt matter...I'll take anything at this point....

this long azz list is making my dizzy....:mad:

Suggest this to Apple on apple.com and then support and aTV. that's what i did and hopefully they'll get the idea...

RumMunkey
Feb 20, 2008, 08:41 AM
what i want is a grid style like in the itunes movie store on apple tv

Close.

What Apple needs to do is AT LEAST make the "focus point" of the scrolling images in the middle (like it is in cover flow) and not over to the last title on the right.

When you scroll through, you can comfortably see each title as you go... until you get to the end of the screen. Then, you only get one new image per click and you're focusing at the very end of the line.

Instead, the highlight should be in the MIDDLE and right clicks move the next title INTO my centered highlight area, instead of moving me along to the end of the page.

Like cover flow, but without the fancy angles and tilts (though I agree full-on OS X style Cover Flow would be best).

Once that's fixed, apply it to "My Movies" and "My TV shows" as well.

It's like this:
http://img.skitch.com/20080220-71t1qbaxy2ubckg4cpbpua9e7.jpg

Where it SHOULD be like this*:
http://img.skitch.com/20080220-e6uyfd11hscbdwhf4xbxjuyek1.jpg

(*Unless of course you can give us actual Cover Flow... in which case I vote for that ;) -Hell, even the "Carousel" effect from the .mac web galleries would be impressive looking.)

mwp98223
Feb 20, 2008, 08:45 AM
Suggest this to Apple on apple.com and then support and aTV. that's what i did and hopefully they'll get the idea...

Please, let Apple know. I also sent in my comments yesterday. I have a growing collection of "home movies" I've been transferring to digital format so we can watch years of the kids growing up on our tv. There is a huge need for some method to organize this movies other then just one long list all mixed in with commercial DVDs that have been backed up to the drive.

It is a mess.

hualon
Feb 21, 2008, 11:16 AM
I agree. The interface for My Movies is lousy. SOMETHING needs to be done!

I FINALLY found a place to submit feedback on the :apple: site!

http://www.apple.com/feedback/appletv.html

Edit:

Here's what I sent to them if you want to echo my sentiment.

I want to thank you for the fantastic improvements that Take 2 has brought to the Apple TV. The interface modifications have made the product easier to use and more enjoyable.

There are a few areas that beg for improvement. The "My Movies" area, in particular, is in dire need of an interface enhancement. As soon as someone's library grows beyond a few movies the alphabetical list becomes far too cumbersome to navigate.

The interface that you have developed for rentals is beautiful! I won't pretend to know how complicated it would be to adapt that interface to the "My Movies" or "My TV Shows" sections of the Apple TV but that idea would be a fantastic starting off point.

With all sincerity,
Hualon