G5 Tower + DLNA?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bryantsiphone, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have my old power mac G5 tower which is currently just being used to run all my external HDD, and i wanted to use it as a media server for my ps3,
    i tried ps3 media server but fails due to no java, and i want something that can handel mkv files, any ideas?
    and its a Dual 2.0 Processor 4.5 Gb of Ram
    Thanks,
    Bryant
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2

    Why? Why? and Why?
    Just use the PS3 for your media server its faster wider range of support etc.

    Check out this link:
    http://www.applesource.com.au/how-t...-PS3-from-a-Mac/0,2000451082,339287550,00.htm

    Why does everyone think its cool to have a server?

    Cheers
     
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    itickings

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    You sound a bit confused. First you want the PS3 to be the server, then you supply a link that deals with making a Mac a media server, then you claim that there is no point in having a server... :confused:

    If you want to view media (that is stored on a Mac) on a PS3, the Mac is the media server, not the PS3. And that sounds exactly like what the OP wanted.
     
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    Nameci

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    "Why does everyone thinks it is cool to have a server?"

    Well maybe, they want to use and consume their media in a lot of devices without having to store it on that device.

    We don't need a mac pro to have a media server am i right. Since I think the OP has an old G5 lying around would not it the most logical think to do?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not trying to make a server,
    The G5 houses 2 250GB Drives,
    With 3 External HDD hooked up to it,
    i just didnt want my new imac running 24-7 if the G5 is still alive,
    I just want to stream media from my G5 to my ps3.
    Thanks.
     

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