Archive for October, 2007

How to fix slow Front Row

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Front Row can be slow as molasses sometimes, particularly when browsing the Movies folder. Sometimes it locks up for over a minute before it moves from one item to the next – presumably while it attempts to render a preview of the movie.

After nearly dying of boredom while waiting to watch a movie one time, I decided to rummage around on the Apple forums, and found the solution: The Perian codec I had installed (0.5) needed updating. I grabbed the latest 1.0 version, upgraded, and restarted the Mac. Problem solved. (It still takes a few seconds to enter the Movies folder, but not the 1-minute-plus that it previously took.)

So if you’re gnashing your teeth wondering why Front Row is taking ages to browse the Movies folder – check your codecs!