Saturday, October 3, 2009

How to view 720p HD trailers in Frontrow

I came to wonder recently why it is that the trailers you see in Frontrow are still in low quality (still good, but nothing close to HD). When you come to think of it, broadband speed have evolved over the year, and it is now common to what HD video on internet, and if you go on the Apple portal you can see the trailer in HD if you want to.

So the question is how to configure Frontrow to display those HD trailer. Well after some searching in the setting it appears there's no easy way to choose the quality of the trailer. After some rummaging around, here's the solution.

Open a terminal and type the following command

defaults write EnableHDMovieTrailers -boolean true && killall "Front Row"
Now reopen Frontrow, go to the Trailer menu. There’s now a HD Trailer at the top of the list.

Voila ;)