AirServer PowerPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Periodically I will do some trolling of the internets for PowerPC stuff.

    I did that today and I came across Airserver.

    Airserver allows streaming of content from your iDevice to your Mac/PC. In my case, my Quicksilver.

    The last version available for PowerPC is 3.1.2.

    A couple of caveats. It was not until later versions that Airserver was able to send video so 3.1.2 is limited to audio only. But it does work. I was able to stream Google Music to my QS speakers.

    Also, only version 6 and above will work with devices running iOS 9.

    The next hunt though was a version that still worked on Snow Leopard and allowed for video as well.

    After some trial and error which locked my MBP up about four times I found the last version for Snow Leopard to be 5.3.2. The Internet Wayback Machine helped immensely here as those versions have been archived there.

    So, finally, I was able to mirror my iPad Air 2 (iOS 8.1) to my MBP. Note that the documentation for Airserver 6 and above states that you need 10.8/10.9 to mirror content. Not true. 5.3.2 handles it just fine on a SL Mac.

    Just passing this along in case anyone is interested.
     
  2. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget to mention airfoil as well :) I have these apps in the same state as now core player if you know what I mean... I mention this only in case you can't buy them anymore.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    I have nearly every older version of this software archived. But I think you can still download most of the last supported versions from their site. I know 2.2.1 was the last version that supported Tiger.
     
  4. PPCMac macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if you may be able to help me with regards to that. I will also check to see if it can be downloaded or not, but would appreciate any help. Just got my 3rd Powermac G5 (Quad now) but I lack a lot of the software I would need and a lot of it can't be found online any more.
     
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  6. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Soma FM....my default internet radio station :)
     
  8. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    SomaFM and Drone Zone has been my go to since 2001. They actually got started a year earlier, but I didn't find out about them until internet radio with iTunes, RealPlayer and Live365 became big. They pioneered the legal battle that won internet radio the right to stay on the air and continue broadcasting.

    That was the OS9 era and I've always streamed Drone Zone through iTunes since then. Once I found out in late 2012 that SomaFM had an iOS app I went that route. One of the first apps I actually bought in the App store.

    SomaFM is just cool!
     
  9. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020

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    That's around when I picked up on it, probably on WinAmp or Music Match Jukebox - Win 95 on a 133Mhz Pentium :)
     

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