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  • swansong186 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to Shaolin Dave)

    Good call on the message. I've just sent a polite one.

     

    Can everyone do the same?

  • swansong186 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to UK-Max)

    If that's the way Apple want to do businss, then I'm leaving. I've already ditched my iPhone for Android, & tho' i sorta miss it, I'm just getting tired of being forced down the Apple highway.

     

    I don't want an Apple TV. I just wanna have one device running that can (simply) run my media. It worked yesterday BUT not today. That's not business, that's BS.

  • macoholic2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to louid)

    I'm still on snow Leopard - just hoping Apple will come to their senses.  Feedback sent to Apple!

     

    The best hack to get Frontrow working with Lion again appears to be Lowbatteries two posts:

     

         https://discussions.apple.com/message/16161559#16161559

     

    Has anyone tried this approach and the additional shortcut in his second post ?

     

    If so, and a success, it would be good to see a consolidated set of instructions which make it as easy as possible ..

  • sasha258 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to macoholic2011)

    When the initial down load of Lion OSX. I tried to research what could be the possible reasons Imac would loose it's functionality for it's remote using front row. Yes indeed it said low battery. So I went to my local store purchased a new battery for my remote. When I replaced it with a new battery from the package. I was dumbfounded to find out that the remote was still not working. Only to discover after the point that apparently it was taken away. I wished I known this before downloading Lion OSX. I just assumed that because this was a function that I already paid for, it wouldn't be taken away.

    I hope that that front row is brought back.

    Not impressed,

    Sasha

     

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  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Jan 17, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to Michael Paine)

    I have given up trying to access my iTunes music for now. I am running Front Row under Lion for other reasons:

     

    Movies and TV shows - within the <home>/Movie folder I have created aliases to the drives/folders that have my videos (normally this is done through iTunes). The FR menu sequence is: Movies - Movies Folder - <alias folder> - video. Note that DRM videos might not work (I don't have any to test)

     

    Movie Trailers work

     

    Photos works for access to the iPhoto library

     

    I have encountered  problems with starting Front Row under Lion. Sometimes the Apple Remote

    does not work. I find I need to open the CoreServices/Front Row.app and then the Applications/Front Row.app usually works. After this the Apple Remote can be used to open Front Row. Strange...

     

    Grrr... [a suggested sign-off for disgruntled Lion users]

  • robert440 Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to swansong186)

    I just did.  I hope someone is listening at Apple.

  • robert440 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to swansong186)

    I don't want to stream music wirelessly by way of Apple TV.  I used a direct connection from my MB Pro to my very decent HiFi system.  I loved the sound and the ease of use with FrontRow.  Wireless streaming is a bit iffy if my experience in the past and from what I read here is any indication.

  • Shaolin Dave Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to robert440)

    Apples working on the next OS, Mountain Lion.  Hopefully Front Row will come back as a feature.  If not, I might have to consider upgrading to Snow Leopard instead.

  • robert440 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to louid)

    I used to use my MB Pro connected directly to my HiFi using FrontRow. It was great. No wireless problems as some have had with Apple TV. Now its gone with my upgrade to Lion. Wish I had read some of the feed back before I upgraded (upgrade?)  Now I can't even get back to Snow Lion without jumping through hoops.

  • Apple4Ever556 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:10 PM (in response to Andy Vandenberghe)

    Thanks I Got Back Apple Front Row with your Help on Instructions to get it back on My 2009 24inch Apple iMac Computer & i am using Mac OS X Lion Version 10.7.3 & I Got Apple Front Row Back Now thanks i thought i would never be able to get it back? but i got it back. I Love OSXDaily to, i see there tips every day but must have missed this 1 back in the beginning but at least I Got Apple Front Row Back now.

  • Aescleal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to Edumara)

    RE: uninstalling iTunes and installing 10.3.1...

     

    Thanks for this info on page 7 I think it was Edumara!  I'm just finding it now.  I'm already at 10.5.something in iTunes.  But since I don't use iCloud at all and I do want Front Row, this is a great solution.  I've been frustrated with the alias solution because while it technically lets me see and play my movies/tv shows, it doesn't leave any visual cues for watched or not.  That bugs me.

    So if I downgrade iTunes my Front Row will fully work again?  THAT MAKES MY DAY.  I'm going to try this tonight!

    Thank you Edumara!

  • Edumara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to Aescleal)

    Actually, the script I created (along with the relevant instructions) lets you have BOTH iTunes 10.3.1 (the last one compatible with Front Row in Lion) AND iTunes 10.4.x or 10.5.x (I don't know about 10.6.x yet). The script merely lets you choose the iTunes compatibility you want or need at one given time. You can choose to have an iCloud-compatible iTunes (which precludes full Front Row compatibility) or a Front Row-compatible iTunes (which precludes iCloud compatibility). Just remember not to mess up the iTunes Library file names.

  • Apple4Ever556 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Edumara)

    I'm not able to see My Music & Movies & Music Video's & TV Shows in Front Row but i'm still able to Acess the other Features in Front Row is there a way where I Can get to See My iTunes music & iTunes Music video's & Music & TV Shows in Front Row?

  • Aescleal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:55 PM (in response to Edumara)

    Okay, 'tard question, but where can I find itunes.app for 10.3.1?  I found the package, but it won't install.  Turns out, I can't remove 10.5.  Lion says it's essential to the OS and it won't delete.  I tried with the instructions on page 5, and also just by dragging the app to the Trash.  It won't go.

     

    So, is it possible to run both versions?  I'm sure it can from reading this discussion, but I can't install from the pkg because it says 10.5 is already installed.  So maybe I can just run the app?  Heck, I'll rename it something else, who cares!

     

    Any thoughts on this?  Or some place I can download 10.3.1 iTunes.app?

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