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New Front Row and Airtunes

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  • thajeztah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 2:54 PM (in response to Bob Lasky1)
    Woa, that -is- a bummer!

    Although I am delighted that Front Row now is a more grown-up application (no longer a simple front-end to iTunes/iPhoto), I am very disappointed that there's no 'audio options' inside the settings.

    I am Front-Row to control my mac from the couch and bought my AirPort Express especially for this, to play my music collection over my HiFi. I think this should be solved (shouldn't be too much of a problem?)

    now going to http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


    Besides this problem and some iTunes Artwork Screensaver 'glitches', so far I am very happy with Leopard!
    iMac Core Duo 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5), Second monitor attached to DVI, AirTunes over AirPort Express
  • funk daddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 5:14 PM (in response to drj2112)
    I also find this very disappointing. Why would such functionality between Front Row and Airtunes be abandoned in Leopard? Surely this can be resolved with a future software update- I'm generally unimpressed with 10.5.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), Core Duo 2 2 gig RAM
  • thajeztah Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 1:03 AM (in response to funk daddy)
    I'm not unimpressed with Leopard, in fact, many features in Leopard really impress me (improved performance, near-instant spotlight, very fast application startup times, better Safari, QuickView etc etc)

    I do have the impression that most people (including myself) tend to judge the Operating System only by the 'Extras' that are delivered with it (which is 'justified' as they -are- part of the package and form the most 'apparent' changes).

    The most important parts of the OS are 'under the hood' and are at the core of the OS. Apple has (again) put many improvements in this and the fact that most people don't even 'notice' these changes might be considered a compliment to Apple.

    The 'bugs' I've noticed so far are minor, maybe inconvenient, but nothing that can't be fixed in a future update.
    iMac Core Duo 2.0Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5), Second monitor attached to DVI, AirTunes over AirPort Express
  • Dunstan Cooke Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 7:16 AM (in response to drj2112)
    Here's another unsatisfied customer. A big part of looking forward to upgrading from my G4 iBook when Leopard came out was that I would finally be able to consolidate all my iTunes music, link via Airtunes to my hifi using Front Row, and have the remote control.

    This needs to be fixed!
    Intel iMac 2.4 GHz 24", Mac OS X (10.5)
  • schmig Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2007 11:21 AM (in response to drj2112)
    Man oh man, ;(
    In the past I would update/upgrade all the time, but it just scares that crap out of me now.
    What feature will Apple take away without disclosing...?

    Is it just me, or do updates/upgrades scare other people . iTunes, Iphone, QuickTimePro, iPhoto and now Leopard (front row). It seems like I've been burned a lot recently.
    Apple are you listening? This policy *****! I love macs/apple, but I just don't trust updates/upgrades anymore.

    Is there a place where Apple posts features lost with upgrades?

    Sorry, had blue screen of **** on leopard install(install and Archive issue) and now I go to play music and nothing. Hmm? Oh. yeah. ya can't do that anymore.... ;( My Digital Lifestyle has been downgraded.

    Sorry for the rank. Hey Apple, please fix this.

    -s
    iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Stripealipe Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2007 3:45 PM (in response to thajeztah)
    Bah! This really is rather poor Apple...

    You ask us to buy Airtunes citing its ability to stream wirelessly. You tell us how great Front Row is and how it turns your Mac into the media hub of your home. And then it just disappoints on ridiculous oversights like this. No wireless streaming?! Come on!

    Front Row is such a simple concept. I just don't understand why it doesn't deliver when it so should.

    Who on earth beta'd Front Row and let it go out like this?!!
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Ian Cashman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 4:51 PM (in response to drj2112)
    this really does suck. why the **** have we moved backwards?

    front row worked perfectly well as far as i was concerned (apart from a couple of artist menu complaints).

    how hard is it to get this simple front end correct? i like the new stuff in leopard but this has really downgraded my setup now.

    SORT IT OUT APPLE!!!
    MacBook 2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5), Logic 7.2.2 / Reaktor 5 / Battery 3
  • JMRPH Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2007 6:10 PM (in response to Ian Cashman)
    Hopefully Apple will fix this SOON!! Front Row and Airtunes was one of the key features that made all my friends still using PC's envious!! Guess i'm now on par with their Vista Media Center...
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,735 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 6:30 PM (in response to JMRPH)
    Relax, Apple is certain to address this. For what it's worth, anyone (including Windows users) could use iTunes with an AirPort Express and AirTunes. It wasn't restricted to Mac OS X users.

    -Doug
    2GHz Intel iMac 1GB RAM, 500GB HD Super Drive / 2GHz BlackBook 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5), AirPort Express / EyeTV Hybrid / 40GB iPod photo 8GB iPod nano (3G)
  • pickleboiler Calculating status...
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    Oct 30, 2007 8:57 PM (in response to drj2112)
    Very, very disappointing.
    Mac OS X (10.5)
  • pickleboiler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 30, 2007 9:04 PM (in response to drj2112)
    You can just maximize the cover flow to full screen for basically the same functionality.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • softmusic Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2007 12:10 AM (in response to pickleboiler)
    Well, if you have ten albums in your collection, maybe you can use the remote with Cover Flow to browse.
    But when you have more than 500 albums, it's just impossible to select quickly an album with the remote.
    20" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz - 2GB Ram - 256MB VRam, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • leojsoap@gmail.com Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2007 8:36 AM (in response to drj2112)
    This seems to be a problem for several people, why not revert to the Front Row that Tiger used? I still like the UI much more than the current version, and it allows you to use airtunes still.

    Front Row 1.3.1 http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/frontrow131.html

    The installer wouldn't let me continue even after I had deleted Leopard's Front Row, (be sure to archive it somewhere first) so I used 'Pacifist' to bypass the install requirements, things are working pretty well now.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Jason Hodge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 6, 2007 3:52 AM (in response to leojsoap@gmail.com)
    Looks like an update is needed - maybe in the 'Settings' area of the Front Row app.
    PowerBook G4 15 1.67Mhz, MacMini 2.0 Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • jeff10011 Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2007 2:53 PM (in response to drj2112)
    Make sure to complain to the feedback section:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
    Mac Book pro, Mac OS X (10.5)

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