Displaying TV Series Name

Discussion in 'iPad' started by teeceegee, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. teeceegee macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2009

    Apologies if this is obvious but I can't work it out and my searches have been fruitless.

    I've ripped some TV shows (comedy series mostly), from my own DVDs, to put onto my iPad when travelling. All is fine except for one annoyance. When I open the Videos App and select TV Shows I get an image which corresponds to the show but nothing written underneath with the title of the series. I've fiddled about with all sorts of metadata in iTunes before syncing but just can't seem to work this one out.

    Can someone suggest what needs to be populated for this to display?

    Many thanks
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W

    You've tried chaging these on the respective files?

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  3. teeceegee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2009
    Yes thanks I have.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I just tried copying a TV episode I downloaded from iTunes onto the iPad, and no series title is displayed. I must conclude that the iPad video app doesn't display series titles. :confused:
  5. BrennerM macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    The series title is not displayed on the thumbnails page but if you click on the thumbnail, it goes to a season page where it shows the series name and season name, plus the list of the episodes.

    Make sure your artwork has the cover art so that the series is recognizable from the first screen. I actually alter the cover art to add a large number to indicate the season number for easier visibility.

    My bigger beef is that you can't click on an episode and view the description of the episode, unlike movies where you get a nice summary screen you can read before watching the movie.
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Have you tried MetaX? Its a program that lets you do more to the meta tags than iTunes. I've used it and it has made my importing experience a lot better.
  7. AR15MBP macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2009
    if you're talking about the video app in ipad, it will not show any metadata save for season if you have multiple seasons for a show. once you click on a tv show or movie, you will see the metadata displayed on its individual section. the picture icon is meant to represent the tv show or movie, so i made sure to have a movie poster for each movie, and a good icon for tv shows.
  8. teeceegee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2009
    Thanks for the replies folks. It does seem an odd thing to do on Apple's part.


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