Changing Front row optioons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by farqueue, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Hello is there a way to change front row options? eg like where can i find the folders to put movie files in them???

    how to chane the option for movie trailers to watch/download a smaller one that watch a huge one because my cnnection aint tat fast..

    and why putting like 5gbs of movies lags front row when it opens :confused:

    how can i copy a WHOLE DVD onto front row and watch it there???
  2. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    I dont think so, I wonder if HexEditing it would help
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
  4. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    At least none thats available to us, is there an apple.frontrow.plist? Or something along those lines?
  5. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Actually, there are plenty of options, at least with Strings! Type this into Terminal

    Edit the strings to what you want

    I have edited and all but I cant find my remote :\

    Oh and backup your Localizable.strings just in case!
  6. Peace macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Front Row shows "movies" that are in your movies folder.
    If you want a movie to be seen in Front Row put it in your movies folder.

    Movie trailers are on Apple's website and are only one size normally.

    A 5 GIG movie will take some time to "buffer" because it's .well..5 Gigs :) and also it depends on the type of file.

    you cant simply "copy" a DVD to your HD and watch it because it has seperate video and sound TS files for reference.

    Just stick the DVD in and watch it with Front Row.
  7. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Well, you can always rip it with e.g. Handbrake and place the resulting mp4/mov file in ~/Movies/ and Front Row will play those very well... ;)
  9. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Remote missing? command-esc launches Front Row from the keyboard, use the arrows to navigate and enter/escape to go back and forth.
  10. Virtualball macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Thanks, thats actually pretty awsome! I just wrote a short Applescript to make it work, but I didnt know about that. The people at the Apple Store, when I bought my MacBook, said you can only access it thru the remote.

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