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With the death of Front Row, I need an alternative 10' interface to iTunes. My IR Remote will let me pause/play the current media, and of course the volume. But I can't seem to navigate the library with nothing but the IR remote.

I know I can use the Remote software on an Touch / iPad, but it 10x the price of an IR remote, you're kidding right?

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Not an answer, but you could install XBMC. –  mspasov Jul 23 '11 at 20:12
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You could try an app like Plex. It has a music component and is designed to be operated by a remote.

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Perhaps I'm mistaken, but Plex looks like an ITunes alternative, which is not what I'm looking for. I have all my media already tucked away in the iTunes Library, which FrontRow was aware of. –  Ralph Shillington Jul 23 '11 at 17:51
    
@Ralph It can connect to your iTunes library and play stuff from there –  Kyle Cronin Jul 23 '11 at 18:03
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I just want to tell you that you don't have to miss Front row at least for now, because as far as I know you still can run Front row with Lion by copying these files from your Snow Leopard to Lion

/System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPhotoAccess.framework
/System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.RemoteUI.plist
/Applications/Front Row.app

Please refer the following links for more info.

http://www.mac-hatter.com/blog/frontrowenablerforlion

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/07/21/how-to-install-front-row-on-lion/

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Apparently not after updating to iTunes 10.4, but thanks. –  Ralph Shillington Jul 23 '11 at 20:02
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