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Front Row Video/Audio Sync Problem

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CallMeBenGeorge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 27, 2012 6:53 PM

I'm still running Snow Leopard on an older iMac (just haven't bit the bullet yet on a new one), and lately I've had a problem with the video and audio in Front Row fallng out of sync.


What happens is that when I try to watch Movies & TV Shows in Front Row, the video and audio fall out of sync after approximately 10 minutes. It's like watching a poorly dubbed Martial Arts flick. If I hit the menu button on my remote to back out to the movie or episode list, then select the program I was watching and resume play, the video and audio are in sync again, but only for about 10 minutes, and then I have to back out and resume play again. As a result, I've been watching everything in iTunes, which is nowhere near as satisfying.


I can't be certain, but I'm pretty sure the problem started when I installed iTunes 11. I had hoped the recent iTunes 11 update would solve the problem, but it hasn't.


Anyone have any thoughts?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to CallMeBenGeorge)

    I have started to encounter this problem after "upgrading" to iTunes 11. It seems to be just movies that I have purchased and so appear in the iTunes list of movies. I have other movies in my <home>/movies folder that seem to be OK but will check this further now that you have also reported a problem.


    I have found that just hitting pause/play twice on the Apple remote restores the sync for another 10 minutes or so.


    If a fix cannot be found I might have to restore a system backup that had the previous version of iTunes!


    [Thank you for starting a new discussion on this topic]

  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to Michael Paine)
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    Aug 26, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to CallMeBenGeorge)

    Funny how your question didn't come up on my query until after I had submitted my own version of the question. But reading your question, as well as the replies to it, I see that iTunes may be the culprit after all. I did not realize Apple kind of turned their back on Front Row - at least on the Mac. And my iMac is the original Core Duo (first Intel Mac), and 32-bit, so I can see (if not fully grasp) why 64-bit code taking over more of the OS would eventually lead to my Front Row issues.


    I'd say, maybe Apple could transfer something like the Videos app in iOS to the Mac, but of course that would mean a System update, which I stalled out on with Snow Leopard v10.6.8

  • Michael Paine Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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    Jan 12, 2014 10:09 PM (in response to Michael Paine)


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