Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    Unhappy front row problem
    i'm freaking out =(

    i've never had any problems with my frontrow until today

    when i browse through the .avi files in the movies folder, frontrow just shuts down and it goes back to my desktop.

    help, freaking out, my macbook's barely 1 month old...

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2005
    Posts
    841
    You don't by any chance have the 3vix codec installed have you?

    It seems to be a common problem that front row crashes with this for some reason?

    If not, then have you installed anything new recently?

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Jun 23, 2007
    Posts
    82
    Uninstall whatever Divx support you're using. Try Perian instead http://perian.org/
    Sometimes frontrow does crash, although shouldn't be that often. However, at least it will only return to the desktop. I have a winMCE machine, if Media Center crashes, it gives me blue screen...

  4. #4

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    Quote Originally Posted by pika2000 View Post
    Uninstall whatever Divx support you're using. Try Perian instead http://perian.org/
    Sometimes frontrow does crash, although shouldn't be that often. However, at least it will only return to the desktop. I have a winMCE machine, if Media Center crashes, it gives me blue screen...
    i did that, i had perian only at one time. but it wasn't able to play some anime avi files i've downloaded (^___^), it played sound but no video.

    that's what happens to me, it returns to the desktop, every single time i browse over an avi file, this avi file is a short home video my parents emailed me. I've deleted it now =( so far no crashing back the desktop yet. by the way i was able to play that avi with no problems when i double click it through finder.

    i'm still deciding if I want to re-install OS like what the "Big Problems" Thread has suggested. According to the guy, that fixed everything. But does that mean I'll have to re-install if it does happen again? and everytime after that? kinda inconvinient and I would really like my mac to "just work" =)

  5. #5

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    Quote Originally Posted by iRock View Post
    You don't by any chance have the 3vix codec installed have you?

    It seems to be a common problem that front row crashes with this for some reason?

    If not, then have you installed anything new recently?
    no, i haven't come across the 3vix codec.

    well, i have a few sharewares i'm trying like yummysoup and circus ponies notebook... I don't exactly remember when it started to happen, i don't often play movies with front row so i can't say it happened at this certain time right after i installed this or that.

    these were the stuff in my library\quicktime at the time i noticed front row crashing back to desktop:



    AC3MovieImport.component
    AviImporter-r7 (Intel).component
    DivX 6 Decoder.component
    Divx Decoder.component
    Divx Encoder.component
    Perian.component
    XviD_Codex-t58 (Intel).component

  6. #6

    bmcgonag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    361
    Specs:
    15" MBP 2.0 GHz, Core Duo, 2 GB Ram
    First give it a shutdown and reboot...like comletely shut it down...then reboot. Un-install perian, re-install perian, and make sure to track any new codecs you put in, and how the affect your operations.

    I have had the same issue with certain avi files. Most work fine, but once in a while a person uses some different process to encode, or odd encoder settings, and frontrow doesn't like it.

    You might try VLC and MPlayer for avi files. Almost all of them have worked in these, and they are free.

    Brian

  7. #7

    qwinkan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2007
    Location
    Dubai, UAE
    Posts
    136
    Specs:
    MacBook,white 2.16ghz C2D/2GB RAM/120GB, iPOD 60GB
    thanks bmcgonag,

    i'm gonna reinstall OS this weekend and start over, then i'll install perian first and see how it goes from there

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. front row problem
    By ideliver in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-17-2009, 03:21 PM
  2. Front Row problem
    By rianm7 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 04:52 PM
  3. Front Row Problem
    By sidewinder in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2008, 10:11 PM
  4. problem with front row
    By itayleib in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-14-2007, 07:10 PM
  5. Front row problem
    By kilo15 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-07-2007, 12:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •