Front Row - Playlist problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NizryErrat, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. NizryErrat macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    Hi All

    After years of dedication to the evil PC empire, I recently came into the light and bought myself a brand new 24" iMac. I'm absolutely loving the thing so far, but one small thing has me puzzled.

    When I swapped to the Mac, I imported my iTunes collection from an external hard drive. No problems there, iTunes on the Mac picked them up, and everything is working fine.

    The problem comes when I use Front Row.

    Under the music options of Front Row, you have access to the playlists you have active in iTunes, including the "My Top Rated" playlist, which I've always found really handy as a shortcut to songs I'm likely to want to hear more often. However, when I access that playlist under Front Row, I find lots of tracks I've never rated. Most often these are additional tracks by rated artists. For instance, if I rate "Hotel California" by the Eagles as a 5 star, I'll also see the other tracks from that same CD in the list.

    In iTunes, the playlists work fine.

    Anyone know why Front Row is doing this, and how I stop it?

    Thanks :D
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    First of all, have you updated iTunes and Front Row to their respective latest versions? That might fix the issue you're having. iTunes is at 8.2 and Front Row updates you can get from Software Update.
  3. NizryErrat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    Front Row

    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes, iTunes is at 8.2 (downloaded that last night) and when I check for software updates, there aren't any for Front Row, so I assume it updated that when it did the big batch of updates not long after I first started using the machine. Still getting the problem though.

    Because I didn't copy over any of the other playlists I had on the PC version of iTunes, I'm not sure whether its an isolated problem with the Top Rated one. I guess I'll have to try setting up some more playlists and see what happens with those.

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