jacg

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Jan 16, 2003
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I just noticed this in my Software Update box. Cool - it says I only need to log out!

Downloading now, wrecklessly, since this iMac is going back anyway.
 

Danksi

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Oct 3, 2005
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Nelson, BC. Canada
jacg said:
I just noticed this in my Software Update box. Cool - it says I only need to log out!

Downloading now, wrecklessly, since this iMac is going back anyway.

EDIT: DeTIals of update? (got to learn to spell correctly first time!)

Why is your iMac going back?
 
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jacg

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 16, 2003
959
71
UK
Well that was a waste of time...

Doesn't seem to fix the most obvious flaw - it still appears to hang when those software agreement boxes come up. Then it hangs becuase my new iMac is not authorised. Why not at least do something intelligent like go back to the application?

The menu button or escape does nothing - I have to press command-alt-escape. Now admitedly some people who have things to see or hear (because they used the Transfer function) will probably know about that key combination but otherwise it's going to be a pretty unfriendly introduction to Front Row.

I wonder what this update does do? Pause for first time seems the same (3 seconds) and for subsequent times (1.5 seconds).
 
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revjay

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Nov 25, 2004
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Beautiful Vancouver Island
swingerofbirch said:
does front row run slowly on the imac g5s? (i've never used it)
It is not so bad, on my machine, as long as the programs (iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie/DVD) are open before hitting the front row menu button on the remote...although, when I select music playlists that are kinda big, front row hangs up a bit (4-7 seconds).
My solution...shorter playlists and slideshows for Front Row.
My movies play great...that is, the movies I have edited and produced...I can't see myself paying for the little bit of video content that Apple provides through iTunes.
 
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crees!

macrumors 68000
Jun 14, 2003
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Check VersionTracker for the update. All the info you need is there. Check the one dude's post.
 
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nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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IF Apple put the time and money in to develop this software, then it's their right to choose WHEN and IF they wish to:

* Sell it

* Give it away

* Or include it in a bundle with other things (iLife 06, future Macs, or future standalone remote bundle)

Until then, it's only for people who bought it (iMac G5 owners) and anything else is piracy. Apple has the right to stop iMac owners from giving away unlicensed copies.

But do tell Apple you want it for other Macs:
http://apple.com/feedback
 
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cyclotron451

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2005
220
1
Europe
on my Mac Mini I had to open the packages manually and I found a "new" DVD Player.app v4.6.3 as the major component inside the front row 1.01 update
 
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Saturnine

macrumors 65816
Oct 23, 2005
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Manchester, UK
Well this doesn't fix Front Row's biggest flaw...

It still won't display albums inside folders in iPhoto when the folders are contracted. Just spins, and spins and spins...
 
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clcnyc

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Jan 6, 2004
256
157
NYC
Also didn't fix the movie trailer problem

Every time I click on a movie preview, I get the "Movie Server not available at this time", or something to that effect.
 
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revjay

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Nov 25, 2004
160
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Beautiful Vancouver Island
clcnyc said:
Every time I click on a movie preview, I get the "Movie Server not available at this time", or something to that effect.
You are likely seeing that message because your internet connection is not keeping up with Apple's streaming info...am I wrong on this one?
 
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D3LM3L

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Mar 31, 2005
122
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Detroit
Crap... I'm getting the no minimize button again on my PowerMac G5!! Is anyone else having this problem/has a solution? This never happened before the 1.0.1 update!
 
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clcnyc

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2004
256
157
NYC
no...

revjay said:
You are likely seeing that message because your internet connection is not keeping up with Apple's streaming info...am I wrong on this one?
Not likely, I'm on high speed cable.
 
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maverick808

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Jun 30, 2004
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Scotland
D3LM3L said:
Crap... I'm getting the no minimize button again on my PowerMac G5!! Is anyone else having this problem/has a solution? This never happened before the 1.0.1 update!

Have this periodic bug on my PowerBook, my Mac Mini, my iMac and my iBook since Tiger 10.4.0. Reported bug reports to Apple since 10.4.0.

My friends get it on various Macs ranging from old 800MHz PowerBooks to the latest PowerMacs.

I think we can safely assume it's a Tiger-wide issue and not specific to your machine or the Front Row update.

PS: I think it's OS X's most annoying and embarrassing bug... I mean... not being able to minimize windows!!! Get a grip Apple.
 
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spencecb

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Nov 20, 2003
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clcnyc said:
Not likely, I'm on high speed cable.


I'm on a high speed cable modem as well, but that doesn't make a difference. Cable modems are not perfect (they are a far cry from perfect, especially if you have service through Time Warner). I get that message every once in a while, too. It just means the server can't keep up.
 
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amateurmacfreak

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Sep 8, 2005
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spencecb said:
I'm on a high speed cable modem as well, but that doesn't make a difference. Cable modems are not perfect (they are a far cry from perfect, especially if you have service through Time Warner). I get that message every once in a while, too. It just means the server can't keep up.

yeah, i agree. i hear internet's generally faster in europe... wish i was there. :rolleyes:
 
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hcorf

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Oct 5, 2004
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who told you internet is faster in europe, all the big server are in the states. Sure, uk websites are faster here (i get a ping of 12-15 from some sites) but for most stuff i am assuming the journey accross the atlantic would give a little lag.
 
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phawksworth

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May 31, 2005
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amateurmacfreak said:
yeah, i agree. i hear internet's generally faster in europe... wish i was there. :rolleyes:

That's news to me. We have been playing catch-up here in the UK for a while. Broadband is only just reaching out to people who don't live in/near cities. Now that it is taking off, it is really taking off, but I don't think we beat the US for bandwidth.

Roll on free, open, wireless hotspots!
 
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MacsRgr8

macrumors 604
Sep 8, 2002
7,899
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The Netherlands
hcorf said:
who told you internet is faster in europe, all the big server are in the states. Sure, uk websites are faster here (i get a ping of 12-15 from some sites) but for most stuff i am assuming the journey accross the atlantic would give a little lag.

Time to get the concorde back... :p :D
 
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