Resolved Mac Mini G4 iTunes question (SOLVED!)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Diogones, May 18, 2011.

  1. Diogones, May 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011

    macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    I have an old G4 1.25GHz Mac Mini with Tiger installed on it, and I have a question about its compatibility with more recent Apple devices. I cannot sync my iPod or iPad with the Mini, because I need a newer version of iTunes installed. However, I cannot install a newer version on Tiger, so I suppose I would have to upgrade to Leopard, and then install or update iTunes 10 in order to get the devices to sync properly.

    My question: Instead of completely installing a new version of OS X, couldn't I simply find an alternative player that is compatible with the Mac and still supports Tiger, while allowing me to sync the latest version of my devices? I would use Mediamonkey or Winamp, but since those are Windows-only programs, and since I cannot install Windows on a G4 Mini, my options are somewhat limited. Does anyone here know of such a player/music organizer I could use, or am I doomed to Apple's forced obsolescence in order to keep my computer relevant with my gadgets?
  2. thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    I guess not.
  3. macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    itunes 9.2.1 is your last version that can be used with tiger...

    if you do go with leopard,max ram out at 1 gig...and install a newish harddrive (my old mini with a newer hd made all the diff when using leopard)

  4. thread starter macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Thanks a lot for your advice, Tom! I'll probably just go with the Leopard upgrade, because I don't think it would be cost efficient to sell my old Mini and upgrade to an Intel Mac. I'm on a tight budget, unfortunately.

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