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post #1 of 4 Old 02-16-2007, 07:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I have an Intel Mac Mini I have connected to my Sammy 4095D. It looks great, but Front Row just isn't cutting it for me anymore.

I currently have no TV service, and get the majority of my media from the iTunes store. I do also have an extensive DVD library on my server as well as AVI files.

I am looking for a front end application to bring everything together. I thought MediaCentral might be the solution, but it cannot play TV shows downloaded from the iTunes store.

Any advice on what software packages I should try?
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I have an Intel Mac Mini I have connected to my Sammy 4095D. It looks great, but Front Row just isn't cutting it for me anymore.

I currently have no TV service, and get the majority of my media from the iTunes store. I do also have an extensive DVD library on my server as well as AVI files.

I am looking for a front end application to bring everything together. I thought MediaCentral might be the solution, but it cannot play TV shows downloaded from the iTunes store.

Any advice on what software packages I should try?

If one of your requirements is playing TV Shows with Fairplay DRM, then I think you are stuck with Front Row.
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One possibility is http://mysite.verizon.net/resohjb1/Projects.html, a free AppleScript to allow FrontRow to access video_ts folders. I think there used to be a thread here, but it looks like it may have been archived.

There are a number of threads here regarding various FrontRow replacements/enhancements, one or more of them may be helpful.

EDIT: Here's the AVS thread that I thought I remembered:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=714917
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I haven't used it, but isn't something like Remote Buddy a Front Row extender? It will allow you to use Front Row as before, but will do all sorts of additional things for you (such as play your DVD Library).
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