How to organize Apple TV's TV Shows?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thiagos, May 24, 2008.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2007
    NYC (Manhattan)
    I have been trying to organize my TV shows on my Apple TV like the picture below but I can't seem to figure out how. I encode my own movies via handbrake. This screenshot I found from the TV series The Office, seems that it was purchased directly from iTunes. How can I organize my TV shows in this folder-like way, the same way that iTunes does? By clicking for example on Season 2, then you get a menu full of episodes?

  2. omni macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    The picture doesn't load up but what I think you are looking for is MetaX.

    After encoding the tv show's in handbrake or whatever you are using - from there load all the files in MetaX and apply everything: season, episode, artwork, actor's, description, director, etc.

    I recommend using, for the artwork as well. Decent movie artwork is easy enough to find with MetaX or the internets but tv show artwork is way harder to come by.
  3. wrongrobot macrumors newbie


    Nov 23, 2007
    San Francisco
    how does MetaX compare to Lostify, in terms of speed? I LOVE Lostify, but man, that engine's slow...
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Get the screen shot up again, because I'm confused by what you mean clicking on season 2 then get a menu full of episodes?

    Tagging is an extremely slow process - MetaX is sluggish too. The larger the file, the longer it'll take to tag.
  5. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Definitely a slow process but worth it. When you think that you're creating a digital archive of your movies and TV shows you're going to want to invest the time now. What I usually do is queue up MetaX with 7-8 movies (or an entire season of a TV show and just leave it to run when I'm going out or going to bed or something. Not because it takes a whole night, but just because then I'm not waiting for it to finish movie by movie. The queue really helps.

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