When Sorting Music,Movies,TV Shows on iTunes using Yoshimitie

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  1. NickMoss86 macrumors newbie

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    I found out after a few long hours of frustration of why suddenly all my home movies disappeared from my apple tv when i added tv shows to the column.

    its started of as just being home videos aka (the movies i have downloaded) and music showing on my apple tv but when i then try to add a tv show (The Big Bang serie) and of corse i wanted them to be organised nicely in the tv show list, the home movies disappeared.

    and don't do the mistake as i did to try to add the home videos to the tv show list cause for some reason the crashes and you can't watch them no more i did something ells when you dubble finger tapp on the movie in the home video section on itunes click, get info, you can instead organise them as a Movie. one by one i did this to all my movies, it takes a few seconds and a rainbow wheel but it does come in the section my movies and now its shows up in apple tv and i can't understand why, why do i have do this, it works but why the hassle
     
  2. chuckbob23 macrumors newbie

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    iTunes 12 & Yosemite Lost my home video section on apple tv

    I have similar problem with hundreds of downloaded movies not showing up on my Apple TV now that I've installed Yosemite 10.10 Beta 3 and iTunes 12. There is no home videos catagory on home computer media server on Apple TV.
    Movies I purchased on iTunes and converted to MP4 format with iVI as well as TV shows still appear. All the home videos are working fine on iTunes 12. I can use airplay to my living room flat screen but that sucks.

    So, how do you change a home movie tag to a movie tag? Is that possible? Or is there a setting that can be changed to enable the home movie category on apple tv or somewhere in iTunes 12? I don't want to click away on each home movie file to make it a movie file if I can avoid it.

    Lazy by choice and proud of it!
     
  3. NickMoss86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think you can

    i noticed that if you don't have any home videos on i tunes the column disappears, but if you drag a movie file to itunes it should appear again. if it docent show up straight away just press any other column and it should appear. no to get them in the movie column just right click on the movie and click get info, in there you go to options and select witch column it should be at, there you select movies, this will take a minut and a spinning rainbow wheel until you can see ore use itunes
     
  4. chuckbob23 macrumors newbie

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    iTunes 12 & Yosemite Lost my home video section on apple tv

    I tried installing the PlexConnect server for atV and it works great. I download a lot of movies and many have to be converted to mp4 to work on iTunes. With Plex this is no longer a problem. The trailers channel on my apple tv 3 is now my Plex Media Server channel. Its awesome indeed.
    Please see this thread for details: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.phpt=1642275&highlight=home+movies+apple+tv
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    You can change the tag using a free program called Subler. It will also let you add meta-data to the movie file. Afterward, it looks like a movie purchased off iTunes. I use it a lot and it works fine in Yosemite.
     
  6. lylegrad macrumors newbie

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    Found some sweet apps

    in the Mac App store. Titled MetaMovie & MetaTv. They are by far the most superior apps in organizing Movies and Tv Shows with the correct meta data. Makes them look super clean in iTunes.
     

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