Apple releases Front Row 1.2.2

Apple today released Front Row 1.2.2 which provides a variety of fixes for better reliability.

Bugs fixed in 1.2.2 include:

– Addresses bugs that prevented song shuffling within playlists
– Front row no longer says the server was not found when its waiting for a large movie trailer or long shared video to load
– Corrects bugs that prevented authorized Audible Audiobooks from playing
– Fixes a variety of DVD compatibility issues
– Purchased movies located in the Movies folder are now correctly recognized
– Includes a variety of fixes for VoiceOver accessibility
– Fixes a bug that prevented Front Row from reconnecting to shared video libraries after wake from sleep

More info and download link (4MB) here.

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  1. hey guys, ive got front row on my power mac g5 (originally using enabler), all you have to do is unzip the dmg, open the disk image, drag the pkg to ya desktop, ctrl-click and open package contents, open folder, open the frontrowupdate.dist in textEdit, scroll down a little bit untill you reach……if ( !isModel(“PowerMac12,1”) && !isModel and put in your mac code (cause it says powermac doesnt mean it is one!) its under system profiler, mine works fine. this will probably disappear shortly after posting ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I just got a 17″ MBP. After playing with Front Row, I decided that its pretty neat, but Apple is going about it all wrong. The whole idea of using iTunes to store videos is just stupid. Why should I have to import my videso from my Movies folder into iTunes in order for Front Row to play videos from a remote computer. Maybe whats needed is an application for movies and videos similar to iTunes. iTunes is becoming this giant monstrosity.

  3. jeff you dont have to have your movies in itunes, if they are in a different place or hard drive just alt/apple key and click drag to make an alias icon, then put that into itunes videos. – it creates a link to the real video file)

  4. Just upgraded to the new version on my iMac G5 2.1 – have just over 12,000 in iTunes (do they go “unused”? Don’t know, don’t care). Went from about 20 secs. lag to less than 3. Not “instantaneous” but very nice improvement.

  5. Another, easier option for Jeff (and anyone who wants to leave their movies in their Movies folder) – unclick “Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library” under the Advanced section of Preferences. They still show up in iTunes, and in FrontRow.

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