Is Front Row Really Gone?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Resist, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I heard that Mac OS Lion doesn't have Front Row. This just figures after I finally started connecting my Macbook Pro to the TV. Front Row was an easy way to navigate to my content from the couch. Darn you Apple!
     
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  3. ConnorCG macrumors member

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    And of course there are always third party alternative, such as Plex or Boxee.
     
  4. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't have to make a fix or use a third party alternative. Front Row worked and people liked it.
     
  5. ConnorCG macrumors member

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    Oh I'm with you man, I was just giving some recommendations.
     
  6. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    i liked it in Tiger. the Leopard version looked dated and lost something. i stopped using it then
     
  7. njvan macrumors member

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    Everything I did in Front Row, I can do better with an AppleTV2. I really love that little thing! I recommend getting one of those.
     
  8. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wish I could get an AppleTV, but my dated HD TV doesn't have HDMI inputs.
     
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    Works like a charm, my wife loves the trailers on Front Row as well as watches movies and TV shows on it. Superb.
     
  10. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Okay so I decided to give Flex a try and while it looks nice, it's not seeing all my media and what it does see, the app changed the names. And the Plex icon in my applications folder has a circle with a line through it. I don't think it's working correctly.
     
  11. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a

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    Plex pulls in metadata to help organize your media.
     
  12. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well I'm not pleased. Front Row was much easier to use.
     
  13. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

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    Front Row 2.2.1 works just fine under Lion. Its integration with iTunes, however, is seamless only with iTunes 10.3.1 and lower. With iTunes 10.4 integration gets broken. Perhaps someone will figure out a way of making them work together again, or maybe Apple will release a revamped version of Front Row (possibly for SL only).
     
  14. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Plex is only seeing 1/10th of my music collection. What the heck?
     
  15. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    I, too, installed Plex after finding out Front Row was no more. I like the interface, but it crashed on me whenever I tried to play a video. I assume this is Lion related.
     

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