New user hoping someone can help. Just purchased the WDTV and a 2TB Passport to attach to it. Only problem thus far is:
I’ve made Season 1 and Season 2 folders for TV shows - I’ll call them my “top level” folders. Within each TV show season “top level” folder are individual folders - one folder for each episode of that season. Then I do a folder sort alphabetically. There’s no problem sorting the top level folders - they are all in alphabetical order, but the episode folders within the “top level” folders are not in order.
Just as an example, let’s say I have Seasons 1 and 2 of The Andy Griffith Show and The Munsters.
I have “top level” folders:
The Andy Griffith Show Season 1
The Andy Griffith Show Season 2
The Munsters Season 1
The Munsters Season 2
The above are in alphabetical order after the sort.
However, click on The Andy Griffith Show Season 1 folder to see all the episode folders for Season 1. I originally had them named as follows:
S1E1 Barney’s First Day
S2E2 Barney’s Last Day
Out of order
S01E01 Barney’s First Day
S01E01 Barney’s Last Day
Still out of order
Modified again to:
01 Barney’s First Day
02 Barney’s Last Day
Still out of order
OK, so I’m thinking, it says sort ALPHAbetically - maybe it won’t handle numbers. So I modified it to:
A01 Barney’s First Day
B02 Barney’s Last Day
etc., thinking it will “catch” the letter and put the episodes in alphabetical order.
Still out of order.
Seems to be sporadic - I might see Episodes 1,2,3,4 in the correct order, then it will jump to 8, then to 10, etc.
Surely somebody out there has TV show episodes that are displayed in order. I just can’t figure it out.
For what it’s worth, I have no metadata - don’t need it - don’t want it. Deleted all the Services shortcuts - don’t need them either. All I have is the music, photos, and videos shortcuts. I may put some music and photos on it later if I can get this problem solved. I downloaded the latest firmware 1.02.17 I think it was, then disconnected it from the home network - don’t need to be connected to the internet. I’ve also reset the device, rescanned several times - didn’t make a difference. All I want is to see and play the episodes stored on the attached local hard drive in order.
I thought I’d try you guys before boxing it up and returning to the store.
Thanks for any help you can offer this old man.