Front Row on Macmini

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi,



check this out, Front Row on a Macmini



And here is an report with more links.
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  • Reply 1 of 42
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    I have it running on my Power Mac - pretty smooth.



    It needs more features though.
  • Reply 2 of 42
    bka77bka77 Posts: 331member
    Hi JLL,



    I haven't installed it on my PB.

    I heared that DVD playback isn't working, have you tried that?
  • Reply 3 of 42
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    I don't have a DVD here at work, so no I haven't tried. Everything else works fine though.
  • Reply 4 of 42
    I installed it on my 14" iBook G4 1.2 Ghz last night, havent played with it too much, but its pretty buggy. The Photos work fine, didnt try DVD, Movies seemed to be fine, I browsed and watched a movie trailer without a problem, Music only works once after a restart, then if I go to my desktop and back into Front Row it stops working, gives me an error. It's very cool none-the-less.
  • Reply 5 of 42
    buckeyebuckeye Posts: 358member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JLL

    I have it running on my Power Mac - pretty smooth.



    It needs more features though.




    Does it work well without the remote? Can you use the remote with an iSight camera as the infrared port?
  • Reply 6 of 42
    i have the keyspan express remote that i'll program tonight for use with front row
  • Reply 7 of 42
    Cool,



    But how did you all get a copy of it? Can you buy it anywhere?
  • Reply 8 of 42
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    You can most certainly buy it on bittorrent sites.
  • Reply 9 of 42
    webmailwebmail Posts: 639member
    It's cool, if you install a bunch of quicktime codecs you can watch pretty much any movie you put in your movies folder. Too bad their wasn't a media center that used mplayer, or vlc for it's video playback ;-)
  • Reply 10 of 42
    I've installed it on my iBook G4 12" and it works great! A little bit slow, but still works fine. Pictures, Music, and Videos all work fine and I havn't tried DVDs yet.
  • Reply 11 of 42
    jeez. this is very cool. it seems to be okay with showing .wmv files in my movie folder too.
  • Reply 12 of 42
    g-dogg-dog Posts: 171member
    [edited]



    If you're having problems with playing music and getting the "can't communicate" error make sure you startup iTunes before you startup Front Row.
  • Reply 13 of 42
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Gene Clean

    You can most certainly buy it on bittorrent sites.



    interesting choice of words -- buy? --



    Runs like a champ here. now I just need the BT phone
  • Reply 14 of 42
    reidreid Posts: 190member
    Well, having tried it myself now (without a remote), I can definitely say this is a cool thing. And I think it's a crime that Apple's limiting it to the iMac. They should just bundle it on a CD, along with a small IR/USB converter, in the box with that new Apple Remote. This is exactly what Mac mini HTPC modders have been begging for since day 1.
  • Reply 15 of 42
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by buckeye

    Does it work well without the remote?



    You just use the arrow keys, space bar and escape.





    Quote:

    Originally posted by buckeye

    Can you use the remote with an iSight camera as the infrared port?



    That would need some kind of drivers and it's not the way it works on the iMac.
  • Reply 16 of 42
    gene cleangene clean Posts: 3,481member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by a_greer

    interesting choice of words -- buy? --



    Runs like a champ here. now I just need the BT phone




    Sarcasm, is another interesting word.
  • Reply 17 of 42
    I want to set up a mini on my entertainment center and use Front Row. Is there a way to use a remote with the Mini?
  • Reply 18 of 42
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kyle325ci

    I want to set up a mini on my entertainment center and use Front Row. Is there a way to use a remote with the Mini?



    Bluetooth cell phone
  • Reply 19 of 42
    Looks like Ive got some research to do. I can use BT my cellphone to control front row?
  • Reply 20 of 42
    bka77bka77 Posts: 331member
    Hi,



    all the people which downloaded Font Row to "test" it on their iBook, PB, PM, old iMac should read this onTUAW
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