Leopard Front Row

RichardJohn

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May 12, 2006
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Is there going to be a new version of Front Row in Leopard?

The one in Tiger is frankly rubbish compared to Windows Media Centre.
 

MBX

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i think the new frontrow (à la apple-tv) is ugly. the rectangular glow around the selection seems rushed and not nice design-wise.

frontrow in tiger imho is prettier and more sleek. and especially not as cluttered.
 
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BornAgainMac

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The Media Center version has some nice features that are better than Front Row. Front Row does not have the TV tuner and Tivo functionality. I also like how Internet TV content can be downloaded so it feels like you are using regular TV. It is one step past what Apple TV does with YouTube. Microsoft really should communicate what Media Center does better. It has features that never get discussed anywhere.

Media Center's huge disadvantage is that you can't have H.264 recorded TV shows and no iTunes support. It works best in a Microsoft only home with Zunes, Xbox 360, and Windows file formats.
 
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mashinhead

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i think the new frontrow (à la apple-tv) is ugly. the rectangular glow around the selection seems rushed and not nice design-wise.

frontrow in tiger imho is prettier and more sleek. and especially not as cluttered.
i don't like front row in tiger because navigation is a pain. First when you go back in a menu you don't start from where you left off. so you have to always repeatdly scroll through all your music to get to where you were before. A total waste of time. When you are looking in a playlist you can sort which category you are searching under to make it easier and faster to find what you want. It always comes up as songs, i can't browse with artist or album. And second to ease this pain, they don't let you choose things by letter, which i never understood. this is the same problem the ipod had until it took they just adjusted it. Don't they understand how much media people have?
 
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joebells

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I'm surprised no one has hacked frontrow to put a guide and such in it to record tv shows and play back live tv and tv shows. I know they've hacked the appletv to do it using mythtv but something that fit in nicer would be, well, nice
 
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