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Jeffry Mok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm just updated my mac to maverick, and how can i install front row ??

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,360 points)

    You don't. Front Row was withdrawn by Apple with the advent of Lion.

  • trevc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wouldn't of thought it would take a lot of effort for them to continue it though as it just federates iTunes/iPhoto like AppleTV does

     

    For me, Apple TV has replaced Front Row although I probably used it more when it was on my Mac.

     

    Sigh, those were the days.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,360 points)

    The reason is simple: Front Row is not compatible with OS 10.7 onwards and cannot be made so. Instead Apple now offer Apple TV.

  • nessviewer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    One reason might be that Apple is not supporting Front Row anymore because they want to sell Apple TV.

     

    Another reason is that Front Row was an 32 bit application and based on QuickTime.

     

    Apple replaced QuickTime with "AV Foundation" for 64 bit applications - and "AV Foundation" can only read / play MPEG4 and H264 movies. You can see this problem if you try to open movies like AVI or DivX (or MOVs which contain other video formats as MPEG4 and H264) with the "QuickTime Player" on Mavericks - it must convert the movie before displaying it.

     

    So even if Apple would think about a new 64 bit Front Row, then you would probably not be satisfied because it would be impossible to play many movies without conversion.

  • SpCadet23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there another App similar to Front Row that is compatable with OXS Maverick? And that will work with my little remote just the same.  I don't want to travel around with the Apple TV thing.

  • Zippy_ZA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Plex Home Theatre

  • nessviewer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, nessMediaCenter. Or - if you need more features like editing movies, arranging media in savable playlist etc: nessViewer.

     

    [Please note: we are the distributor of these applications.]

  • EllyAlly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried XBMC which seems to run with apple remote perfectly. So far I'm very happy with it

  • SpCadet23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you sooooo much EllyAlly!!!! I just installed the XBMC and I love it!  I tried Plex before and I wasn't too thrilled about it but I am really happy with your recommendation of XBMC; so thank you!!!!

  • MacTechProX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

       Yes, Front Row works great with Mavrick 10.9.2

     

    Copy these files from a snow-leopard installation (e.g. your backup) to the appropriate folders in Mavrick 10.9.2:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPhotoAccess.framework

     

    Confirm the copy process by typing in your password when required. You can then change the icon Apple Script  to Front Row's icon.

     

    Open Apple Script Editor and type in:

     

    #launch Front Row

    tell application "/System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app"

      launch

    end tell

    tell application "System Events"

      key code 53

    end tell

     

     



  • nessviewer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And this seems to be a never ending story. For some people it works, for some not... Already discussed in "hundreds" of forum discussions here.

     

    After you might get it working, the next step in other discussions is the compatibility to the iTunes library... and...

     

    It might - and this is what we just want to say - it might be an idea to accept that "Front Row" is dead.

     

    If you accept that and stop dreaming of "good old times": take a look at http://alternativeto.net/software/front-row/?platform=mac.

     

    As some people posted here (and in other discussions): there are alternatives.

  • MacTechProX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make an alias of your music and movies folder from itunes. Works 100%

       Yes, Front Row works great with Mavrick 10.9.2

  • MacTechProX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make an alias of your music and movies folder from itunes. Works 100%

       Yes, Front Row works great with Mavrick 10.9.2

     

    Open Apple Script Editor and type in:

     

     

    tell application "/System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app"

      launch

    end tell

    tell application "System Events"

      key code 53

    end tell

     

     

     

     

    Save script as application.

  • nessviewer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can you give us and other people a little help?

     

    If you say "Make an alias of your music and movies folder from itunes" - what does that mean?

    How can we make an alias of a "... music and movies folder from itunes"?

    May be a "step by step" hint would help.

     

    And how does this fix the problem with the iTunes library compatiblity?

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