I want Apple TV to display song by Track Number not by Song Name

Ken334

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Dec 12, 2009
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Says it in the title, it seems that Apple TV orders the songs by Song Name and not Track Number. Can anyone help pls ?

Thanks
 

Cliff3

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My songs do appear in track number order when I browse by album or navigate to an album by browsing artists. The track number value is not displayed on the screen.

If your songs are being sorted alphabetically, then I would guess that song title (or possibly even the file name, depending on how you are managing your song metadata and/or files) is used as a secondary sort field if the track number has not been populated. I don't feel like blowing away any of my tag data to test this hypothesis. Track number is one of the meta tags stored in the individual song file along with other song information like song name, artist, etc. Have you populated the track number field for all your songs?

I am attaching an example of an iTunes info screen from one of my songs (select a song, press cmd+i).
 

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mhdena

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Sep 16, 2009
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Why?

Who else identifies a song by track number?:confused:


Silly me all this time I've been remembering songs by (you guessed it) song name:eek:
 

mattwolfmatt

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Jun 7, 2008
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Why?

Who else identifies a song by track number?:confused:


Silly me all this time I've been remembering songs by (you guessed it) song name:eek:
The OP said he wants it to ORDER by track number. Clearly it was putting it in alphabetical order.

If you're listening to the soundtrack from a musical, it would be nice to hear them in order. Or your favorite CD that you know what song comes after each song, I'd want to hear that in order, too.
 

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