Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Scott
    Guest
    Angry Front Row Problems
    Hi All

    Ive just got my Shiney new imac 17" Core 2 Duo, and all is working fine, apart from Front Row and iTunes. I have mapped a network drive, that has my entire music collection, none of this has been bought from iTunes, all ripped from my music CDs.

    I have added about 10gb into iTunes, and as long as the mapped drive is mapped, it plays no problems. So, i thought id test out the Apple Remote and Front Row, here lies the problem.

    If ive already played the song in iTunes as normal, it will play without problems in Front Row/iTunes, however, if i havent it tells me my computer isnt authorized to play this song, and i must go and click the song in iTunes, and enter the apple store ID i used to buy it...

    If i go back, and just play the song as normal, then go back into Front Row and play it works fine.

    Why is this, i dont want to have to play over 2000 songs once, to get this to work?

  2. #2
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    Have you performed a Software Update recently as iTunes version is now at 7.0.1 also the OS has been updated to 10.4.8.

  3. #3
    Scott
    Guest
    Hi

    Yeah, i updated to 7.0.1 iTunes on Thursday, then yesterday i got the 10.4.8 update from apple.

    Scott

  4. #4
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    It may be a permissions thing....go to disc utility in Applications>Utilities and do a repair on your drives and see if that helps....

  5. #5
    Scott
    Guest
    Hey

    Tried that, and their were a couple of problems. So i told it to fix it, which it did. Im still getting this problem with it though. Song still unable to play :/

    Scott

  6. #6
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    Hey

    Tried that, and their were a couple of problems. So i told it to fix it, which it did. Im still getting this problem with it though. Song still unable to play :/

    Scott
    So where exactly are the songs, the mapped drive....are they on another computer?

  7. #7
    Scott
    Guest
    Yeah, they are stored on my Windows PC, ive just created a share and then mapped it.

  8. #8
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    Yeah, they are stored on my Windows PC, ive just created a share and then mapped it.
    Ok, so when you say you created a share then mapped it do you mean the songs are all in a share folder or are you sharing from iTunes library on PC to iTunes on Mac?

  9. #9
    Scott
    Guest
    All my music is on a Windows PC. In a folder called "My Music" i have shared that folder on my windows PC, and i have then connected to that so it appears on my Mac desktop.

    I have then added the music from that into iTunes.

  10. #10
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    The answer may be to download iTunes for your PC and then create a library of your songs on the PC and enable sharing between your iTunes Libraries of the Mac and PC.

    I have the same setup as you but this is how I do it. I just checked the procedure as I hadn't used it in a while and am currently listening to my PC's iTunes library via iTunes on my iMac G5

    I'm hoping that by sharing this way, FrontRow will finally behave itself!

  11. #11
    Scott
    Guest
    Nice one, that sorted it ty

    All working fine now!

  12. #12
    Front Row Problems

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    Nice one, that sorted it ty

    All working fine now!
    I'm glad it worked out ;-)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Front Row problems
    By Cenobite in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-27-2009, 04:06 AM
  2. Front Row Problems....anyone Else?
    By TURK in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2008, 08:51 PM
  3. Front Row DVD Problems
    By Fromasta Flex in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-04-2007, 11:39 PM
  4. Front row and pictures problems?
    By ferritt in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-2007, 01:48 PM
  5. Installing Front Row.. having problems..
    By iCassie in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-15-2006, 12:49 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
  •