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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Front Row Running on Mac mini Reply with quote

Front Row Running on Mac mini
Monday October 24, 2005

TUAW is reporting that Zeno, a writer for Macplus has managed to get Front Row running on his Mac mini. He's even recorded a video as proof of Front Row running on his Mac mini.

Zeno told TUAW - "Front Row transition effects run smooooth on the Mac mini (keep in mind there's no G5 in the mini and it only has 32MB of vram). First time you launch it, you'll be blown away, that's for sure. - Front Row can be controlled from the keyboard (4 arrow keys, space bar and escape) - As you can see in the video, I managed to remote-control Front Row from my SonyEricsson K700 via Bluetooth: using one of the built-in Bluetooth HID profile (no Salling Clicker needed, even if, of course, you could do that with Salling Clicker too) - Because of those 'tweaks' (ok, call them 'hacks') Front Row on the Mac mini is not working 100% properly (Videos and Photos were ok, but had some problems with DVD and Music)"

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap! Shocked I guess Front Row runs on the mini! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Ugh, you know if FR gets on the mini I will have no use for my old PC As a PVR/Multimedia platform Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:04 am    Post subject: just got it Reply with quote

i just got it running on my powermac 1.25ghz. it runs smooth and all of the features work nicely. I will be getting a mini this week so I will be installing it on there then.

this is very sweet!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point without a remote?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have the Apple Remote & the Dock. I wonder if it will work?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"What's the point without a remote?"

Think BT keyboard and move on.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
What's the point without a remote?


Sitting back on the couch with a BT keyboard is better than using a remote. Plus, you can use the keyboard for email, browsing, and other stuff.

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I now have the Apple Remote & the Dock. I wonder if it will work?


I doubt it will work straight out of the box without some sort of hack or driver.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
What's the point without a remote?


Because they can?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:05 pm    Post subject: keyspan Reply with quote

I have tried using the keyspan express remote with it but I think that I am going to have to play with the mapping on it a little more.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't even sure how it worked last night. I thought you had to use the mouse or something. It sounds like the keyboard gives you most of the controls. I hope Apple decides to include Front Row with iLife 06. I still want that little remote and for it to be stable.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: keyspan Reply with quote

cubed wrote:
I have tried using the keyspan express remote with it but I think that I am going to have to play with the mapping on it a little more.


Were you able to the Express to control anything?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to much effort i can't get it to control anything but I am not sure if the mappings were set up right for it. there a lot of the advanced map settings that i don't fully understand so I am going to play with a little more.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm installing it now on my mini. Did you guys have to add a new BezelServices.Framework folder into your /system/library/PrivateFramework Folder?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I did. the install went really smooth and the transistions run really smooth. good luck! I am still trying to figure out the keyspan remote key mapping though.
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