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Dan the man 02-18-2010 04:16 AM

FrontRow Sources
Hey guys/girls!

Bit of a newbie to OSX, switched about 6 months back and love the stability Mac gives.

Only had one real problem and thats with Frontrow.

I have a Mac Mini with an external HDD that holds my entire media collection making it available for my iMac and my Apple TV. Apple TV works perfectly however Frontrow isnt able to add the Mac Mini in the sources menu (it can only see the local drive).

I was told a way around this was to use a shortcut (Oh I'm sorry..Alias O:)) and place it into the iMacs local 'Movies' drive so Frontrow could then find it, but that kills the shortcut which can no longer see the original file.

Any help would be great!


steve16 02-18-2010 03:41 PM

Me to..
bump this as I would be interested in this also....

Thanks O:)

Dan the man 02-18-2010 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by steve16 (Post 1002929)
bump this as I would be interested in this also....

Thanks O:)

Well least I aint alone ;)

Slydude 02-18-2010 10:15 PM

This will work if the alias is pointing to the right thing. The alias has to be pointing to the hard drive or folder that contains the files that you want to play. I just tried it with an external drive connected to my Time Capsule and it works if the alias is dropped into the Movies folder in your account. Here's an example ATPM 15.05 - How To: Spending Time in the Front Row. Check out the section entitled "Videos Must Be in Certain Places".

Dan the man 02-22-2010 05:09 PM

Got the Alias working now, thanks for your help Slydude, very much appreciated.

Slydude 02-22-2010 09:38 PM

You're welcome. Glad you got that sorted out.

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