PPC Music Server

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brycemason, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. brycemason
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    May 18, 2011
    Just wanted to share my PPC music server that I just wrapped up. I rebuilt a PB 12 1.5 with some new components intending to make it a good netbook and also double as a music server. I wanted to make it as quiet as possible so put a SSD in it and also used the G4 Fan Control program to adjust the threshold on the temperatures to keep it quiet during playback (just took a couple of degrees, which shouldn't pose a problem).

    It's worth mentioning that Leopard should be the preferred OS for music servers because the Audio Midi Setup Utility has an option to control the external DAC/amplifiers and upsample music files to 24/96 before they are sent. Tiger does not have this ability as far as I know.

    Anyway, I'm enjoying bringing in all my music and kicking back to listen in my armchair with this sweet little setup.

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    macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
    Cool!!!! i have the same PowerBook as you and was maybe thinking of something like what you did for mine. but i just took the easy way out and used my G3 (Upgraded to a G4 CPU) B&W tower as my iTunes Jukebox. But your PowerBook setup is alot cooler then my B&W setup;):):apple:
  3. zen.state
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    Mar 13, 2005
  4. AdrianK
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    Feb 19, 2011
    Very nice, though I'm slightly curious as to why up sampling to 24/96 is considered advantageous.

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