Frontrow alternative "Movist"

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ijohn.8.80, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. ijohn.8.80 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    For those that are missing Front Row, try Movist from the app store, it's about $5, and well worth it, I think. :)

    For me with heaps of instructional videos on digital SLR photography where there are lots of lessons in lots of folders, it automatically follows on to the next lesson (within a folder, that is).

    Its architecture is almost identical to the old Front Row too. So really easy to navigate. It doesn't do music or photo's though, which is the same as Front Row on Lion.
  2. modernmagic macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2003
    Does it plan video_ts folders like Front Row could?
  3. Verloc macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Plex is more of an alternative to Front Row ("ten foot interface").

    Movist is merely a player (agree it's a good one, though).
  4. modernmagic macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2003
    I looked on the App store but couldn't see if you can tell it where your files are located? Front Row listed everything in the Movies folder, included aliases.
  5. blatopilot macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
  6. modernmagic macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2003
    I have tried Plesk as an alternative to Front Row as of 10.8 but it is not as easy for the whole family to use. I have a 78 year old mother that babysit my 2 year old and if it is not easy then both of them will start crying...

    Front row was all controlled by up and down arrows and the spacebar to play/pause.

    Plesk is too geeky for anyone but me.

    I had Front Row running on 10.7 using this

    But it is not working on 10.8 :-(

    I just use iTunes and "Remote" on the iPhone to play movies on my HTMini but this is too much for my mom... anyways.

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