Automatically playing DVD's with front row?

Joined
Jan 23, 2007
Messages
31
Reaction score
1
Points
8
Location
Canada
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?

Thanks
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2005
Messages
4,702
Reaction score
404
Points
83
Do you have the little remote control that came with your Mac? Just use that to launch FrontRow
 

GWR


Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
75
Reaction score
2
Points
8
Location
Interior Alaska
Your Mac's Specs
iMac C2D - PB G4 - iBook G4 - iMac G3 DV SE
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.
 
Joined
Mar 9, 2004
Messages
9,065
Reaction score
331
Points
83
Location
Munich
Your Mac's Specs
Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
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/vi...&start=0&sid=3022c45ca0e6e80904f768ebe5349f6d
 

Shop Amazon


Shop for your Apple, Mac, iPhone and other computer products on Amazon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites.
Top