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High Definitions Videos In Front Row

Hey

This is a rather cool tip for any one who uses Front Row and likes watching the movie trailers. If you have a high speed internet connection and a wide monitor (who doesn’t?) then you might want to change the default settings to make the trailers high definition. It is a simple terminal command.

Make sure you have used Front Row at least once, this makes sure all of the defaults are set. Close Front Row and open Terminal and type the following.

defaults write com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass http://www.apple.com/trailers/home/xml/current_720p.xml
killall FrontRow (may not be needed)

This will set it up so you can download HD trailers. It may not work for every movie and varies depending how Apple has it set up. Unfortunately for those who have really high definition screens I couldn’t find a 1080p version.

If you want to reset the settings back to standard def use the following.

defaults delete com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass

or

defaults write com.apple.frontrow TrailerBypass http://www.apple.com/trailers/home/xml/current_480p.xml

and then.

killall

Makes Front Row a bit more useful if you have it set up on a TV or just like good quality videos.

Via UsingMac

P.S: Sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of days, my final exams were on. Luckily they are know over. So lots more posts are coming.


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2 Responses to “High Definitions Videos In Front Row”

  1. 1

    It dosn’t work i Snow Leopard… :(

    Comment By iToft on September 10th, at 9:27 am

  2. 2

    Without installing anything!:
    Works with the newest version FrontRow =o

    Open Terminal en fill in the next command:
    defaults write com.apple.frontrow EnableHDMovieTrailers TRUE
    killall FrontRow

    Start Frontrow again, click “Movies > Theatrical Trailers” and than, the new option: “HD Trailers”.

    Enjoy! =D
    -Michel Merx.

    Tweak undo command:
    defaults write com.apple.frontrow EnableHDMovieTrailers FALSE

    Comment By Michel Merx on January 18th, at 11:48 am