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Old May 11, 2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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Front Row 1.2.2 Now Available

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Now in Software Update:
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Front Row 1.2.2 delivers a variety of fixes for better reliability and compatibility when playing music, photos, and videos on your Macintosh.

Bugs fixed in 1.2.2 include:
- Addresses bugs that prevented song shuffling within playlists
- Front row no longer says the server was not found when its waiting for a large movie trailer or long shared video to load
- Corrects bugs that prevented authorized Audible Audiobooks from playing
- Fixes a variety of DVD compatibility issues
- Purchased movies located in the Movies folder are now correctly recognized
- Includes a variety of fixes for VoiceOver accessibility
- Fixes a bug that prevented Front Row from reconnecting to shared video libraries after wake from sleep
A direct download of the update is also available.
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Now where's the update that lets you record & pause live TV?
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Does Front Row have visualisations for music?
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:26 PM   #4
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Now all I need is a Mac with front row. Donations anyone?
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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"Purchased movies" - do they mean video content in general or is this a sign?
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:31 PM   #6
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Now all I need is a Mac with front row. Donations anyone?
I'll buy you a Mac Mini, if you buy me a Macbook in a (few) week(s)


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"Purchased movies" - do they mean video content in general or is this a sign?
Probably just clips and TV shows, but the choice of words probably hints at something in the near future (this year)
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:33 PM   #7
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This update is not in Software-update and the link does not work ???
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:35 PM   #8
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This update is not in Software-update and the link does not work ???
The link works fine and the update will only work with computers originally installed with FrontRow.
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:37 PM   #9
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Now where's the update that lets you record & pause live TV?
I believe we'll see that in Front Row 1.2.2.1

Nice to see Apple mkaing imporovements to FR, but yeah, the update that will be of most interest to me is the one that complements a Mac media center.
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:41 PM   #10
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Is fast forward / rewind speed of mpeg4/h264 content fixed? It was completely unusable before.
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:45 PM   #11
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wow, those look like some serious bugs. Glad to hear they're fixed, but rather fundamental to everyday use to have been around this long already.

Does this work the same on PPC mac's with front row as with intel?
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:46 PM   #12
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glad to see that apple is updating FR, but it kind of sucks that they forced the FR enabler to be stopped... oh well
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Old May 11, 2006, 04:53 PM   #13
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Fixes/Enhancements:

(1) Movie trailers now has a loading system for not so fast broadband (so when you pick a trailer, it says loading with the spining load-star, like when you start your Mac) Nice feature ;-)

(2) In Music > Shuffle songs: there's the shuffle logo! (it sparks)



Problems though, when coming out of certain sections, you appear back at the desktop. A bit annoying, I was hoping they'd have ironed out that bug. It doesn't happen everytime, but it does happen.
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Hmmm... haven't there been times when Apple gets a bunch of software updates out the door shortly in advance of new Macs?


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Does Front Row have visualisations for music?
That would be great! iTunes visualizers are all stored as plug-ins anyway. Should be easy to add a vis on/off toggle during music playback. And a great use of a big TV screen too
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Old May 11, 2006, 05:02 PM   #15
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Hmmm... haven't there been times when Apple gets a bunch of software updates out the door shortly in advance of new Macs?
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Hmmm... haven't there been times when Apple gets a bunch of software updates out the door shortly in advance of new Macs?
I hope so!
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Good to see the server not responding message gone.

I don't have a FR compatible Mac as of yet, but it's sheer good looks are a selling point with the wife...
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Old May 11, 2006, 05:12 PM   #18
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Front Row is definitely faster at loading the component apps. I used to have to wait 10 seconds when selecting Music before, now it's pretty much instant. It's also much smoother at navigating the menus, even the Movie Trailers.
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In the name of all that is holy, is there accellerated fast-forward yet???

I really wish the Apple Remotes had clickwheels and the accompanying accelleration-scrolling. Getting through an h.264 video is currently a horrifying experience.
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In the name of all that is holy, is there accellerated fast-forward yet???

I really wish the Apple Remotes had clickwheels and the accompanying accelleration-scrolling. Getting through an h.264 video is currently a horrifying experience.
no but it is better slightly - they need 2x 4x 8x and chapter tools that's simple to add to MOV's
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That would be great! iTunes visualizers are all stored as plug-ins anyway. Should be easy to add a vis on/off toggle during music playback. And a great use of a big TV screen too
I see it doesn't. Are there any official reasons why? Even Winblows Media Center has one in its ugly-as-hell interface. (though you can't truly compare WMC and Front Row, WMC has TV and more functions, and 8 times as much buttons)
Maybe you don't have to switch, it just kicks in after a certain amount of time, and disappears when you press a button
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Old May 11, 2006, 05:53 PM   #22
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glad to see that apple is updating FR, but it kind of sucks that they forced the FR enabler to be stopped... oh well
FR enabler is back, link removed.

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Good to see the server not responding message gone.
Absolutely, thank God for that! After all God created the apple.
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Old May 11, 2006, 05:57 PM   #24
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Hmmm... haven't there been times when Apple gets a bunch of software updates out the door shortly in advance of new Macs?
Yup. 10.2.7/10.2.8 for the G5 in particular to bring it in sync. Then 10.4.4 was it came out as an update to sync up the intel and PPC macs after the intel release.

Perhaps frontrow got improved during the MacBook Dev, and this is just rolling out the fixes and stuff to all.
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Great, installation on my mini was fast and easy.

Nice to see the movie trailer service working again.
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