|Oct 25, 2008, 06:42 AM||#1|
Mac Mini G4 PPC as a Media Center? Powerful enough?
Hey whats up everyone, at first I was looking to buy an ATV for my needs of watching all my downloaded shows. Then I thought about using my mac mini that I barely use instead. However the specs arent that powerful (1.42 PPC G4, 1GB Memory). Ive been searching around for using the Mini as a media center, but most of the threads I found are about how to create the center, and mostly everyone is using Intel Minis that Ive found. So I have a couple of unanswered questions:
How will it be able to handle running 720p?
What do you think the max it is capable of doing?
Or do you guys think I should try and sell this one and just upgrade to an Intel Mini?
Any other advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
|Oct 25, 2008, 09:52 AM||#2|
It will probably be able to do low bit rate standard def, but for high def you need a dual core (i.e., intel-based mini). A G4 would also have trouble with most h.264 encoded files.
2012 Mac Mini; i5 Quad Core ITX Hackintosh with Blu-ray playback HTPC; 1 TB eSATA Apple TV; 3.8 gHz i7 Quad Core Hackintosh, 2GB HD5870; MacBook Pro i7; MacBook Air; iPhone 4s; 1st Mac=Centris 610
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