I could never understand why apple chose to remove Front Row from it’s OS when Lion was released. Don’t get me wrong – I never really used it, but it seems all OS’s now come with their own built in media viewer. Front Row has always been capable of holding it’s own with it’s slick, intuitive interface.
If you would rather live with, then without front row on your Lion install thanks to Ralph Perdomo over at Mad Hatter Consultanting you can get it back by downloading and installing the Front Row Enabler package.
The package reintroduces the missing files required for Front Row to function:
/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
All of the files have been taken from a Snow Leopard image, and should work flawlessly with your Lion install. If however you are after something a little more ‘advanced’ why not check out Plex?