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3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 23 Apr 2019, 23:09
by mikehadfield
My ShieldTV just updated to 3.8.1 and notice that the episodes list in TV Shows is now defaulting to playlist rather than title. So this now means the order is all over the place. I can hit the arrow right and change the sort by option to either name or episode and then the order is fine. But this only changes it for the season I am in.

This has only started doing this in this latest update. It is not realistic to manually change this option for every season of every TV show in my library. So can you please undo whatever change has been made so that episodes are listed in the correct order.

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 04:17
by amet
Little bit more info would be helpful, debuglog so we can see the version and a type of library you are using

Plex/emby/ mrmc library?

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 09:34
by mikehadfield
OK, here is the debug log...

https://pastebin.com/TGWzzAhY

This is a plex library - TV Shows. I went into the TV Shows library, selected a TV show and then a season and the listing of the episodes (list view) was as follows:

1x10. A Whole New You
1x07. Full Moon
1x06. Heartbreaker
1x08. Karma

and so on. Not in proper episode number order. The sort by option in view options is set as playlist. Before this update it was also set as playlist and the order was correct. This has only started with the update being installed.

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 10:03
by amet
And only on episodes? Show and season is correct?

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 12:05
by mikehadfield
Season order is correct, but notice that the TV Series list has altered too. Shows starting with "The" used to ignore "the" and listed in alphabetical order based on the rest. So The Orville for example was listed under "O". But now all the shows starting with "the" are listing together under "T".

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 15:54
by amet
I’ll have a look, thanks!

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 29 Apr 2019, 22:16
by Buadhai
FWIW, I've noticed the same issue since the 3.8.1 update.

Since the update, when I look at a series for the first time, the sort order appears to be random and default to Playlist. Changing that to Episode corrects the sort order. If you change back to Playlist, the order stays correct.

It's a bit annoying. Yesterday I inadvertently watched ten or fifteen minutes of the last episode of "True Detective" because it was listed first. (I'm a bit old, so it took me some time to realize that something was amiss.)

Note that this is from a Plex server. When I look at the same series on Plex via the web interface or a Plex application, the order is correct.

It's not a huge deal unless you're as lame as I am and fail to notice that the sort order is wrong.

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 30 Apr 2019, 01:27
by Buadhai
One more thing….

Sorting no longer ignores articles (like "the") even though that option is still enabled.

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 14 May 2019, 23:35
by johnonline
This bug significantly impacts "non expert" users (wife, kids).

Hate to do it, but this has been around for 30 days, so we have to switch to another media player until it gets fixed.

As others have mentioned - it is very easy to watch the wrong episode and ruin a story line. A *HUGE* problem for a media centric application.

RE:
by mikehadfield » 23 Apr 2019, 16:09
My ShieldTV just updated to 3.8.1 and notice that the episodes list in TV Shows is now defaulting to playlist rather than title. So this now means the order is all over the place. I can hit the arrow right and change the sort by option to either name or episode and then the order is fine. But this only changes it for the season I am in.

This has only started doing this in this latest update. It is not realistic to manually change this option for every season of every TV show in my library. So can you please undo whatever change has been made so that episodes are listed in the correct order.

Re: 3.8.1 TV Show listing order wrong

Posted: 15 May 2019, 20:32
by amet
Should be fixed for next beta/TestFlight, we are working on few things and will inform everyone when those get released for beta testing.

Thanks for the reports