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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row Apps
To enable high-definition trailers in Front Row, type the following command in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass \
http://www.apple.com/trailers/home/xml/current_720p.xml \
&& killall "Front Row"
To reset to default settings, type the following command:
defaults delete com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass && killall "Front Row"
Obviously, this requires a broadband Internet access if you don't want to wait for several minutes before the high-definition trailers start playing. If you want even more control over the trailers in Front Row (French, German, Italian, Belgian, Québecois, Danish and Japanese trailers; sorting by release date or by title), you may want to try Front Row Trailers, which is basically a GUI to this hint.

[robg adds: I tried this on my MacBook Pro, but to be honest, I'm not sure I noticed any difference. If someone can try this, and find a trailer where there's a visible difference, post in the comments. I tried a few trailers from Apple's HD Only Movie Trailers page, but they all seemed to look the same to me, regardless of the above setting.]
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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: Ronoc on Oct 23, '07 07:59:59AM

Also looked pretty much the same to me.

For this command to work, you need to have started Front Row since your computer has last been restarted. If you don't have a remote just press cmd + esc to invoke Front Row.



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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: transeau on Oct 23, '07 08:17:03AM

tried it on 10.4 and 10.5 on my MP and MBP, no change at all.



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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: 3mors on Oct 23, '07 08:21:39AM
There's a good application, a freeware pref pane, to modify front row trailers source.
You can select HD trailers and also foreign languages trailers.
Check it out:

Front Row Trailers 2.1
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32704

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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: 3mors on Oct 23, '07 08:23:42AM

Oops, sorry.
I didn't see it is already mentioned in the article.

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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: bkwest918 on Oct 23, '07 08:35:08AM

You're going to need a high res macbook pro 17 inch to really see the difference. Since its the only display in a laptop capable of displaying 1920x1080 HD content. Some of the lower displays can do 720p without a problem.

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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: ecbtln on Oct 23, '07 12:09:33PM

I definitely noticed a big difference on my 24 inch imac.



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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: tuneman03 on Oct 24, '07 05:09:51PM

A noticeable difference between the two settings on a 23" Cinema Display. It also shows a smaller subset of movie trailers, since you're getting a different RSS feed (one that, I would expect, only contains 720p trailers).



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10.4: Watch high-definition trailers in Front Row
Authored by: Wai on Jan 13, '08 06:39:13AM

I've installed the front row trailer and I have found that it is not pointing to the 1290 x 1080 version in the web ( actually it is only point to 720)

How can I uninstall the "front row trailer" from my Mac?



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