Front Row plugin broken on snow leopard?

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Front Row plugin broken on snow leopard?

Postby kevindosi » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:34 pm

I just installed snow leopard and noticed that my dvdpedia library didn't show up in front row anymore. Weird. So, I reinstalled the plugin. Now, front row doesn't start up at all! Does anyone know how to fix this? I'd like to at least be able to get front row working again, if not have the dvdpedia plugin work. I'd really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Front Row plugin broken on snow leopard?

Postby Nora » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:43 am

Unfortunately we can't tell you much about that problem. The plug-in was written by Mathieu over at para9. Do write to them to find out if they're working on an update for Snow Leopard.
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Re: Front Row plugin broken on snow leopard?

Postby Guizmo » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:11 pm

Hi Kevin,

I've just been victim of the same problem. You should be able to reinstall Front Row by using Pacifist 2.6.2 to browse the Snow Leopard DVD and extract the Front Row package installer.

I am attempting this right now, will let you know the result.

EDIT: By the way, on Para9 website, we can read that they're planning to update the plugin once the AppleTV 2.4 is released, I beleive that Para9 will include in the same build the update for Front Row 2.2 that ships with Snow Leopard.

2nd edit: Ok, I was succeful reviving Front Row by reinstalling it. Replacing the .app under the Applications folder isn't enough, you have to reinstall all the files in the Library folder.

First, open Activity Monitor under Applications/Utilities to force to quit Front Row, because it process is actually running even if nothing showed up on the screen when you clicked the icon.

So under Pacifist 2.6.2, you'll have to go under OSInstall.mpkg -> EssentialSystemSoftware -> EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup -> Essentials.pkg .

Once Essentials.pkg is selected, click the Install button on the menu and install using administrators rights. When asked to replace or update the file, select Replace and check the Apply to all box.

Now let's wait for an update of the plugin, hopefully when AppleTV 2.4 arrives. (AppleTV should be announced September 9th at Apple iPod event.)
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Re: Front Row plugin broken on snow leopard?

Postby Nora » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:29 am

Para9 has just released an update their Front Row Plug-in, now with Snow Leopard and Apple TV 2.4 support. You can download the update from our Extras page or the Para9.com website.
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