Some TV shows missing in Front Row

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chazco, May 25, 2011.

  1. chazco macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010

    I'm having a problem where two of my TV shows don't show up correctly in Front Row. They show up in the "TV Shows" category in iTunes, but don't seem to appear anywhere in Front Row. The two episodes are "Futurama - Bender's Game" and "Futurama - Into The Wild Green Yonder". All other TV shows work correctly.

    I suspect the problem is due to incorrect tags since both episodes seem to have much less information specified than my other shows. Would anyone be able to post what should be specified under the "Info" and "Video" tab pages (i.e. what they are set to after these episodes are downloaded from the iTunes store)?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Check they are encoded the same as the others as well as the metadata. I found that having mp4s with and without h264 encoding played a big part in the shows now appearing in front row.

    The more you mix formats, h264 vs non h264, mp4, m4v, and mov, the less happy front row got. I ended up making sure everything had h264 and all was well from then on.
  3. chazco thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
    Thanks for the reply :)

    I've solved the problem now. After checking the encoding as suggested I tried removing them from iTunes and then re-importing them. It now works as expected.

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