syncing playlists

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ipoddin, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    ipoddin

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    When syncing movies, I set it to sync certain playlists. Two that I've created for Feature Films and Personal movies.

    On :apple:TV, All I get is a complete list of movies on both playlists, I can't select the playlists. In music, I get all my playlists I can choose from, so why not in movies? What's the point of letting you sync movie playlists if it doesn't show you those playlists on the TV? Or am I missing something?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    The unhappy truth is that playlists are not supported in movies.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ipoddin

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    Grr, this makes no sense. Gotta wonder how they QA the user interface sometimes...did no one while testing go, "you know, we allow syncing of music playlists and they show up in :apple:TV, since we allow syncing of movie playlists, they should also transfer over to :apple:TV to be consistent"
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, well, there's more to it than meets the eye, and this has been an on-going issue since they launched the original v. 1.0.

    Playlists imply repeat, shuffle, etc. They can also refer to items in your library, synced or not.

    I think Apple is less motivated to "finishing" a product than they are to "marketing and proving there's a market." Witness the iPhone -- still awaiting copy/paste, etc. I think that once the :apple:TV "takes off" and becomes as popular as, say, the Zune... er... iPod, they'll start filling in the gaps.

    We've had people with legitimate business needs, most recently one with an exercise class, who use :apple:TVs instead of DVDs, request repeating playlists but, alas.
     

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