Questions about Quicktime and Front Row

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DarkRyan323i, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. DarkRyan323i macrumors member

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    I did some searching but couldn't find the answers I'm looking for.

    First, I want to convert some .avi movies to .mp4 to add to my iTunes library. When you convert them with Quicktime Pro, do they lose a lot of quality? Is there a better way to get these movies into iTunes w/o losing quality?

    Second, is there a way to get Front Row to display album artwork? All my music in iTunes has album art but hardly any of it shows it Front Row when scrolling though music.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. gustavopi macrumors member

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    Problem is: Quicktime

    You may try another video converter. There is a lot of them, you may search at Apple pages. There is also the DivX converter that is simple and make the job right.

    Quicktime 7 is the worst version of the player ever. The difference betwen 6 and 7 is huge. I never see a smoothly reproduction of any movie at any Mac or PC. Converting avi to mp4 should be a piece of cake because it almost the same file!

    Front Row is cool, but got it's limits. I'm looking for this integration too.
     
  3. DarkRyan323i thread starter macrumors member

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    I have DivX to watch the avi movies so I guess I have that converter. Problem is I'm at work now so I will have to try that out. I think it's only a trial though. Can it convert to .mp4 as well? Or can you import .divx files into iTunes?

    On Front Row, I've been reading around and one possible solution is to edit the album titles of your music so it relinks to the album art. Someone mentioned that the newest version of Front Row pulls album art differently than in the past. I guess we can also try removing all album artwork and then find missing album art and see if the links are recreated.
     
  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    You can use VLC for Mac to convert from .avi to .mp4. Also, if you are just wanting to watch your movies in Front row rather than actually in iTunes, you can create a sym-link (shortcut) to the location of your movies and put it the Movies folder under your user account. Front row should then allow you to navigate to them.

    Best,

    Brian


     
  5. DarkRyan323i thread starter macrumors member

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    FYI...

    If anyone has this problem with Front Row, just highlight all of your music in iTunes and clear all album art. Then just click on get album art and it will recreate all the links. All my album art now shows up in Front Row. I think this may only be an issue for people who have transfered over their libraries from Windows computers.
     

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