Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Front Row on Macmini - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Front Row on Macmini bka77 Posted: October 25, 2005 6:34AM in Mac Software edited January 2014 Hi,check this out, Front Row on a Macmini And here is an report with more links. «123»Comments Reply 1 of 42 jll Posts: 2,709member October 25, 2005 7:30AM I have it running on my Power Mac - pretty smooth.It needs more features though. Reply 2 of 42 bka77 Posts: 331member October 25, 2005 7:42AM 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 jll Posts: 2,709member October 25, 2005 8:05AM I don't have a DVD here at work, so no I haven't tried. Everything else works fine though. Reply 4 of 42 naturalelement Posts: 23member October 25, 2005 1:43PM 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 buckeye Posts: 358member October 25, 2005 3:17PM 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 ipodandimac Posts: 3,273member October 25, 2005 6:22PM i have the keyspan express remote that i'll program tonight for use with front row Reply 7 of 42 bulky cranium Posts: 141member October 25, 2005 6:24PM Cool,But how did you all get a copy of it? Can you buy it anywhere? Reply 8 of 42 gene clean Posts: 3,481member October 25, 2005 6:31PM You can most certainly buy it on bittorrent sites. Reply 9 of 42 webmail Posts: 639member October 25, 2005 7:37PM 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 eekles77 Posts: 58member October 25, 2005 7:41PM 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 admactanium Posts: 812member October 25, 2005 8:34PM jeez. this is very cool. it seems to be okay with showing .wmv files in my movie folder too. Reply 12 of 42 g-dog Posts: 171member October 25, 2005 8:39PM [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_greer Posts: 4,594member October 25, 2005 9:21PM 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 reid Posts: 190member October 25, 2005 10:11PM 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 jll Posts: 2,709member October 26, 2005 2:21AM 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 clean Posts: 3,481member October 26, 2005 2:39AM 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 kyle325ci Posts: 6member October 27, 2005 10:24AM 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_greer Posts: 4,594member October 27, 2005 11:39AM 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 kyle325ci Posts: 6member October 27, 2005 2:52PM Looks like Ive got some research to do. I can use BT my cellphone to control front row? Reply 20 of 42 bka77 Posts: 331member November 1, 2005 5:04AM Hi,all the people which downloaded Font Row to "test" it on their iBook, PB, PM, old iMac should read this onTUAW «123» Sign In or Register to comment.