Macbook Front Row

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Phish311, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Phish311 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    So i have a couple questions regarding front row on the new macbooks. Both issues i am having were non-issues on a friends macbook that he got when they first came out

    1) I have an airport setup for itunes but when i use front row, the music only comes out of my computer speakers and not my external speakers. Is there a way to fix this

    2) When i exit front row, the music stops. When i tried my friends (again, the older macbook), this was not happening.

    Appreciate any advice. Thanks
  2. Vader macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2004
    Saint Charles, MO
    He likely has Tiger, you have Leopard. Apple updated Frontrow in Leopard to be just like the app run on the :apple:TV. So now Frontrow is a standalone app. Before, in Tiger, Frontrow opened the app and used that to do anything, like to play music it opened iTunes. Many people are upset and think the new Frontrow is a downgrade. People have extracted the old frontrow and used that, but I don't think anyone got it working perfectly.
  3. StealthRider macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2002
    Yokosuka, Japan
    It's related to the changes that Apple has made regarding how media is played in Front Row. In Tiger, Front Row was basically a pretty front-end for iTunes, so FR could use iTunes frameworks for playing through AP Express speakers (and, iTunes remained open, but hidden, when FR was closed - so media continued to play). Now, through, FR 2.0 has its own frameworks for media which do not include AP Express capabilities, and which stop running when FR is closed.

    Basically, there's nothing you can do except wait for Apple to (hopefully) fix it in a 10.5.x release.
  4. Telefonkiosk macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    I read somewhere how to install the old frontrow from tiger in leopard.
    Don't remember specific, but it was something about downloading an old version of frontrow from versiontracker, and replace the leopard frontrow the one downloaded from VT.

    Search for it:p
  5. macgal123 macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    macbook front row problem

    hey guys can someone help me with this front row has been working perfectly until last night when i opened it and it only lets me play a couple songs and the rest it says that front row can not play them when i click on them. The is really weird...does anyone have any suggestions????? HELP!!!!

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