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Old Mar 20, 2008, 03:22 AM   #1
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Best way to group movies in iTunes

So I have all the Bond films ripped from my DVDs (Eventually) and I was wondering whats the best way of grouping them all together in iTunes, I've tried setting them as a compilation, but thats not working.

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Old Mar 20, 2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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There are a couple of different methods you can try. You can try changing the titles to something like: James Bond 01: Dr. No., and so on. or you can try creating a specialized genre such as Action/Spy/Bond. and then just sort the films this way. This will only work in list view though, the first method should work in any view.
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why not make an album?
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Old Mar 20, 2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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So I have all the Bond films ripped from my DVDs (Eventually) and I was wondering whats the best way of grouping them all together in iTunes, I've tried setting them as a compilation, but thats not working.

Any ideas?
A few ideas. If you want to just name them what they are (Dr. No, GoldenEye, Moonraker, etc.), best idea is to create a standard playlist and drag them all there...OR you could create one, put the Artist (or another field) as "James Bond" and then do a smart playlist.

You could also name them "James Bond - Dr. No," "James Bond - From Russia with Love," etc. Then they will list together in your Movies list. If you want them in order, you can either do the standard playlist thing and order them yourself, put the year in and sort the playlist via that, or call them "James Bond 1 - Dr. No," etc.

I just have all of my movies named what they are and have a few movie playlists for series (Bond, Indy Jones, Back to the Future, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings).

Tomorrow, kids, we can spend 2 hours on how to organize 500GB of TV shows.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 03:15 AM   #5
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You could always use the "Sorting" tab. That way, you could name your movie whatever you want and label them in the order you would like in the "Sort Name" box. After that, even if you sort by name in the main iTunes window they will still show in the correct order (ie. it will override the alphanumerical for those particular items).
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I ended up making an album, so putting in 1, 2, 3, etc of 21.
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You could always use the "Sorting" tab. That way, you could name your movie whatever you want and label them in the order you would like in the "Sort Name" box. After that, even if you sort by name in the main iTunes window they will still show in the correct order (ie. it will override the alphanumerical for those particular items).
Perfect, Thank You

I needed it for my Rambo movies in the Action category, and when I get around to my Bonds and Palmers in Spy, it will be used there.
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Thanks to this forum, I learnt about iFLicks yesterday. Ive downloaded their free 15 day trial app and i can now drag my ripped DVD's into iFlicks and it creates artwork for the DVD cover image.

Ive started to put my rips into iTunes and it looks a lot more professional with the new artwork than before. They now look like ive bought them from iTunes Store. They also appear this way on my iPhone5. iFlicks is a great app.




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I am using the sorting field which is awesome but when I have 10 or more then it doesn't put them after 9 how can I fix this?

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I am using the sorting field which is awesome but when I have 10 or more then it doesn't put them after 9 how can I fix this?

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You'd probably have to start with 01 instead of 1.
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You'd probably have to start with 01 instead of 1.
That's what I'd go with - it's a straight-up alphabetic sort, and that's what I use to group all of my "series" movies. I haven't tried the method of using the album field - are there any advantages to using that rather than just the sorting field?
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