Since its introduction in OS X Tiger, I have been using Front Row (along with the Perian plugin) as a media center solutions for my Macs. Once I discovered that Front Row was removed from the betas in Lion I took this as an ominous sign that it would not be making the final cut. Mucking around however, I discovered that there are only a few core files necessary to get Front Row to work in Lion. Those files are:
And that's exactly what Front Row Enabler for Lion does. Its a package file that contains these files from a known good Snow Leopard image and installs it onto your Mac. So for those upset for the lack of Front Row support in Lion; Buck up! Our battle has been won!
With the recent update to iTunes 10.4, Apple has changed how the library is read/written (iTunesAccess.framework?). As such, your iTunes Library content will not play in Front Row. I am hoping Apple rectifies this issue
**UPDATE II** 07/30/2011
Fabz of eXpérience2geek points out that downgrading to iTunes version 10.3 re-enables 'Music' support for Front Row. Thanks for looking out! The article can be found here.
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