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10.4: Play network-stored videos in Front Row Apps
It has been frustrating to me that Front Row only plays shared movies that are found in the iTunes library. I couldn't find anything that would work. After reading this hint, I thought I'd give it a try to see if it worked with networked volumes. Lo and behold, it does!

First, it's necessary to mount a share and navigate to the folder that you want to show up in Front Row. Then just make an alias of that folder, drag it into your local Movies folder, and open Front Row. The shared folder should show up in the Movies playlist. You'll need a zippy network for it to work, but it does work!
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10.4: Play network-stored videos in Front Row
Authored by: demmons65 on Nov 10, '06 09:08:36AM

This is undoubtedly mentioned elsewhere here on

You can take an alias (or shortcut, if you will) of a DVD disc of mpeg or avi files and place it in the Movies folder. FrontRow will automatically recognize which aliases point to mounted volumes and display only those in it's list of available movies.

What I've done, is to take and burn as many avi files as will fit onto a DVD, put the DVD into my mini, create the alias, and eject the DVD. Then when I want to watch something from that disc, I put it back into the DVD drive, let it mount, activate FrontRow and play.

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10.4: Play network-stored videos in Front Row
Authored by: Unsoluble on Nov 10, '06 07:15:52PM

I fail to understand how this hint is any different from the one that was actually linked <i>inside</i> the redundant hint? A volume is a volume is a volume; of course they show up in there, too. Besides, this was extensively covered in the previous hint's comments threads.

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