Sort order of TV Shows is off in Apple TV menu

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by colinmack, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. colinmack macrumors regular

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    Anyone else with issue, or have a solution?

    After upgrading to iTunes 8, the sort order within iTunes was off (seasons would be out of order, etc.), but after setting the "Sort Show" field that cleared up.

    However, I just noticed that the order within the Apple TV menu is off, with no obvious reason - almost looks like a mostly alphabetical listing, with a few extra shows out of order in the middle. The various shows have the Sort Name set, there are no "The/A" words in front that could be interpreted/sorted differently, and they don't seem to be sorted by how recent the shows are.

    I'm stumped.
     
  2. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    Run the episodes through MetaX, check the TV Show section and make sure the episode ID and the episode fields are the same.
     
  3. colinmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll give that a try (will try anything at this point) - but to clarify, my issue is not the sort order of the episodes within a show, it's the order of the show names themselves...for example:

    Bones
    NCIS
    The Tudors
    Corner Gas
    Without a Trace

    Thanks...
     
  4. fivepoint macrumors 65816

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    "Oh. Well, then I have no idea!" ;)
    Sorry.
     
  5. colinmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Has nobody else run into a sorting problem where the list of TV show names (not episodes) are out of order in the Apple TV menu?
     
  6. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed this today. For some reason "Dexter" jumped way down and is now next to "That '70s Show". It wasn't like that before. I recently added one new episode of Dexter and I guess that's what reordered it, but I don't know how.
     
  7. colinmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    At least it's not me...I feel somewhat relieved.

    If you wouldn't mind, could you let me know if you stumble across a solution?
     

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