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Automatically playing DVD's with front row?


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I'd like front row to launch whenever I insert a DVD movie, however under the CD's and DVD's preferences, I can't point to 'front row' under what action I'd like to take when inserting a DVD.

Anyone know how to have it so front row launches after inserting a DVD instead of apple + esc?

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Do you have the little remote control that came with your Mac? Just use that to launch FrontRow
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I do, but I'm a man of convenience

...or lazy, haven't decided which.
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Front Row doesn't technically play the DVDs, it's still DVD player down there doing the work. Same with iTunes and music CDs.
Front Row just gives a different GUI to view them through.
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Or you could get create and write a little applescript to launch frontrow for you...

It probably wouldn't have to be that complicated either... then just choose the 'applescript' option to be used when you insert a DVD.

Luckily for you, I went out and googled it... of course somebody has done this first

tell application "System Events"
tell application "Front Row" to activate
key code 53 using {command down}
delay 0.5
key code 53
end tell


More info in this thread:

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/vie...f768ebe5349f6d
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Excellent! Thanks very much Aptmunich! :girl:
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