Ive tried 640x480 and 800x600 resolutions before starting ATV, and neither works. I also tried creating a new user account as someone else had mentioned, which also doesnt work. Im using the s video out of the mac mini, could this be causing the problem?
I had the same problem, but if all you're interested in doing is getting into iTunes to input the ATV 5-digit key to allow streaming or syncing, you can start at 640x480, move iTunes off to the lower right so you can see it when you start Front Row and the resolution changes to 1280x800 automatically. Then I was able to get to the point where I was choosing a new iTunes library, command-Tab over to iTunes, input the numbers, and then command-Tab back to Front Row. Once I had done this and the streaming was functioning properly, I just exited out of Front Row (assume you have added the Exit.frappliance), reset the screen resolution to my normal (1440x900 for the MBP), and continued on. There was no reason to use the command-Tab function anymore as far as I was concerned. I got what I wanted... internal streaming.
Hello, i did all these on my mac mini, and:
1) i can not activate backrow with my remote. i have to run the backrow.app. is this normal?
2) using the remote drives my system too. eg when i want to move up on the menu, it will also increase system volume, etc.
I was able to get aTV working well on my MB, but I would like to have it on my hacky. I did the guide just like I did on my MB, but every time I try and launch aTV (Front Row), the screen turns black like the app is going to launch, then quickly throws me back to my regular desktop in a different resolution than what I started with. Anyone encountered this problem?
I have an AMD box w/ SSe3 and an ATi card with QE/CI. Thanks is advance for any help.
thanks, I'll try that. do I only have to input the code once to get internal streaming, even after exiting and restarting backrow? would be a pain if i had to do that every time....
Originally Posted by tomhalv
no luck...atv will still fill the screen entirely and i cant see itunes, even ig i click and hold on itunes, it wont show in front, i can drag it and it will move, but not in front of atv. the only thing i want to do is input the code so i can stream internally...
You only have to input the code one time... I only have mine setup for streaming since i don't want to duplicate all of the music by syncing. You mentioned before you were using S-video out of the MacMini... maybe this is the problem if you can't get enough screen resolution to see the iTunes window behind the Front Row screen. BTW, the Front Row screen always stays on top but I'm able to command-Tab over to the iTunes window on the right side and then input the code with the keyboard. Do you have another monitor with better resolution to use?
nope, just my laptop and then the tv. I suppose ill try to figure something out, thanks.
Ok, so I made a little head-way. After reinstalling from scratch, I am able to see the into aTV movie, but then the app crashes. It looks like I'm not the only one with this problem; I've tried installing the IR emulator which is posted in this forum, but nothing has worked so far. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
EDIT: Nevermind, I got it working. Thanks anyway.
Just wondering if anyone else has the same issue...
I was able to get aTV working, and I can control it with the IRKeyboardEmu.kext, but the app doesn't always launch. Sometimes I have to launch it 5 or 6 times before it actually starts working. Most of the time, I will just get the intro movie, then the app crashes and I have to relaunch. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance for any advice...
Also, I've applied the Media folder hack, but I've noticed my HD changes from disk0s1 to disk1s1 from time to time, anyone know what the deal is with that? Again, thanks in advance...