Movies on external HD, can I play in Front Row?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EmptyG, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. EmptyG macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    Hello again! :)

    Just got my new MBP today and really dig it. However, I am running into some n00b problems with it.

    I have an external drive (formatted in NTFS). I have a ton of movies on it that I'd like to play via Front Row. I can't create an alias for some reason (new to aliases too) ;)

    Am I going to have to reformat the drive or can this work somehow?

  2. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    NTFS and MacOS X do not play together.

    You'll need to reformat. ;)

    To use in front row, I'd just create an alias in the Movies folder to the folder on the drive. it'll work fine. ;)
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you can read ntfs just not write to it so i would think he could play movies on the drive

    as far as front row, unless its in itunes it wont work i think.
  4. EmptyG thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    So you were right, NTFS was the issue. I could read but not write.

    What I did was backup the drive to another backup (sheeesh) :) and then format in HFS.

    I did find a program called MacDrive 6 that allows me to use the drive in Windows too, then natively in MacOSX. :)

    Thanks for the advice!

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