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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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PPC G5 Quad Newbie Media Help

I recently received a PPC G5 Quad and I love it, but it is my first mac. I want to use my G5 as a media server and general use computer. I have a Sony Network Media Player (smp-n100) that I want to use as my media player. I had my old windows xp computer set up for sharing of media, but have yet to figure out how to do the same on my g5. Also, what should I use for ripping my dvd collection for sharing to the same media player?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Hi,

For ripping DVDs and media I use MacTheRipper. You could also use Handbrake 0.95 which is the LAST version for PowerPC.

I am not too sure about the Sony Network Player, someone else might chime in on that for you.. But both MacTheRipper and Handbrake will do what you want in when ripping media.


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I recently received a PPC G5 Quad and I love it, but it is my first mac. I want to use my G5 as a media server and general use computer. I have a Sony Network Media Player (smp-n100) that I want to use as my media player. I had my old windows xp computer set up for sharing of media, but have yet to figure out how to do the same on my g5. Also, what should I use for ripping my dvd collection for sharing to the same media player?
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I recently received a PPC G5 Quad and I love it, but it is my first mac. I want to use my G5 as a media server and general use computer. I have a Sony Network Media Player (smp-n100) that I want to use as my media player. I had my old windows xp computer set up for sharing of media, but have yet to figure out how to do the same on my g5. Also, what should I use for ripping my dvd collection for sharing to the same media player?
You have quite the machine there! Obviously not as fast as a new computer, but super fast for its day. As for the SMP-N100. That will stream files from a UPNP media server. There are a bunch of these. XBMC might be able to do it. Unfortunately, last I heard, only the Plex client and not the Plex server can run on PowerPC Macs.

As for Handbrake 0.95, here is the site:
http://mark.nellemann.nu/2011/04/11/...r-osx-powerpc/
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, last I heard, only the Plex client and not the Plex server can run on PowerPC Macs.
Latest stable version of XBMC (Eden/v11) runs fine on PPC
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Latest stable version of XBMC (Eden/v11) runs fine on PPC
XBMC is not Plex. I stated that XBMC works in my post.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:19 AM   #6
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XBMC might be able to do it. Unfortunately, last I heard, only the Plex client and not the Plex server can run on PowerPC Macs.
Sorry read this as XBMC "might be able to do it" so thought you had some doubt.

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XBMC is not Plex. I stated that XBMC works in my post.
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Sorry read this as XBMC "might be able to do it" so thought you had some doubt.
I'm sorry I was so rude in my post- I was on a tablet and I tried to cut out all of the excess words.

The reason that I said "might" is because this page states that there might be some incompatibilities.
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I'm sorry I was so rude in my post- I was on a tablet and I tried to cut out all of the excess words.

The reason that I said "might" is because this page states that there might be some incompatibilities.
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This is why I like the PPC forum, everyone is so polite.

It's a shame Ive never used a PPC as a media server so can't really input any advice.
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