Play iPod through Front Row or alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by liamwillib, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. liamwillib macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'm lucky enough to have finished my degree and gonna be working abroad while staying at my g/f's dad's holiday home for a few months. I am planning to hook my macbook up to their TV and stereo and use front row to play my tunes and movies etc. The plan was that when her dad comes out, he could connect his 5G iPod and he could access his music through front row.

    Tested it out before I left, had a quick google and its not going to work.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a workaround for front row that I haven't yet discovered or recommend an alternative through Plex etc....

  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    AFAIK, you can't use Front Row to control an iPod. There may be some docked systems that include a means to control it, but FR is designed for the Mac/AppleTV only.
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    JNB, I believe he was looking for alternatives to Front Row (hence the question about alternatives through Plex, etc).

    OP: Plex combined with iTunesFS and MacFuse might work quite nicely. Just install MacFuse and then launch iTunesFS: the iPod will mount on the desktop as a music filesystem. Launch Plex, and Add Source from the Music section, choosing the iPod (actually, I say this not knowing if Plex can do it easier, so you might try seeing if it will recognize the iPod without doing this), and it should add the music from there to it's library (but don't worry, it doesn't copy it anywhere). Then, as long as the iPod's plugged in, you can access it from the Music section in Plex.


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