Mac Mini G4 PPC as a Media Center? Powerful enough?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by FLAVAH, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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! :D
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    aiyy, looks like ill try and put this on the market to get some money to upgrade!
     

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