Quick Question About Movie Descriptions On ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by benh911f, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    I've watched a bunch of videos with people showing off there ATV, but I can still never seem to see the answer.
    When streaming your movies from iTunes, is the movie description included, or is it just the cover art? Also, if there is a description, is it the full description, or is it cut off like it is in Front Row?
  2. MicroApple macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    The description is shown below the cover art (it only appears if you stop scrolling through movies for around 5 seconds). And it gets cut off.
  3. benh911f thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Thanks for the response. Is there any work-around to get the full description? It's kind of BS that they'll let you see the full description for renting a movie, but not on ones you own that you're streaming from iTunes.
  4. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

    ^^ CoolMacLover

    Jun 26, 2009
    On A Apple
    Lol. The BS is you not waiting a few moments. :p The reason you have to wait is cause of all the space. They fit the cover art, list of movies, and other parts. There isn't any more space for the FULL description. The only way I can think of changing this is when jailbreaking they might come up with a way to make different "themes" for it?
  5. benh911f thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Haha, no I have no problem with waiting a few seconds, but if there's no room to fit the whole description, it could at least scroll up to see the whole thing or something to that effect.
  6. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Actually, the more extra metadata you put in the more description you lose...so if description is your primary want, empty other fields like year, actors etc. You still have a limited amount of space but this way you can squeeze as much description out as possible.

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