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    Default Discuss: FrontRow for iPhone and iPod Touch

    First: I'm not a programmer. Just a dude who's interested in a little civil discourse regarding the following:

    Getting FrontRow (or something similar) running on the iPhone.

    It seems to me that there should be a way to do this, but I'd like to hear from the folks who are more in-the-know than I am with regard to the code. When you've got an iPhone plugged into a Component or Composite video cable, and you choose to play a video, you're asked if you want to display the output on your TV. What I want to know is, is it possible to hijack the interface at that point and run FrontRow through the video output? I mean, a) it's OS X; b) the dock extends the device with an iR receiver; and c) there's gotta be a way to make this thing behave like an tv.

    The user-experience when viewing movies and TV shows through the new cable-and-dock setup really does lack something to be desired. The picture quality can be absolutely stunning with the Component video out cable, but without an on-screen menu system, it's a serious pain in the nuts every time you want to switch to a different video/episode/movie.

    I understand it's only an 8gb device...and FrontRow is likely to take a good bit of space (and development time to even get it to half-work), but man oh man, wouldn't it be awesome to turn this thing into a little tv-alternative with just a cable and a dock? I hope against hope that Apple will do this in the future, but I'm not holding my breath. Any chance we can strike something up?

    Please, discuss.



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    Aaaaaand any takers? Nobody has thoughts on the matter?

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    Welll lets not use program knowhow how bout just think... well iphone=300mhz proccesor the apple tv i think around 1.7. now thats about seven times the iphone, why would apple give it that if it didnt need it. Also it has 256mb of ram and i think the iphone has about a qourter of that so either any implimentation of Frontrow would be real simple or pretty much just suck. How would you control it anyway????

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    Last I checked (and correct me if I'm wrong here), but the iPhone has a 667 MHz processor, and the tv uses a 1GHz processor that's down-clocked for a 350 MHz bus. As for amount of operating RAM, I couldn't find specs. I seem to remember it being way higher than anyone anticipated. And since storage is flash memory, it's already got speed advantages over tv. And, as I said, you'd control it via remote and dock. The OS has built-in OpenGL rendering and probably CoreAnimation, so fancy animated menu systems should work just fine...what exactly would run slow, the video? It kinda already does that beautifully.

    Tellin' me to think. Sheesh.

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    Ok well you clock it higher then it will use more power and be buggy or overheat and the ram its 256 im pretty sure on at least the old model. Creating a simple interface would not be to tedious, but how would you control it. and you have to get the pin connector to output.


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    I honestly think it would be awesome if someone could write a pseudo-driver for screen mirroring on the iPhone. I don't understand why Apple doesn't just implement it that way. At this point, it is not really a possibility for the same reason why we cannot expand the Bluetooth profiles: we can't yet execute our own kexts (Kernel EXTensions, or the mac equiv. of drivers). AFAIK, that is something we can't really hack, either Apple lets us in, or we're out. It would take some kind of hijacking of the movie player app and a stream of screenshots, I guess, this coming from someone who hasn't a clue about programming on the iPhone, or anywhere else, for that matter :p.

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    You know what right or wrong sorry for being such a jerk lets just wait for sdk and see k?

 

 

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