Early 06 Macbook Pro (CoreDuo) as Plex Front End???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macasaurus, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Macasaurus macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I have a mac mini server running the plex server app and doing the decoding on the fly. What I am wondering is I have the opportunity to buy an early 06 macbook pro 15" 1.83 Core Duo w/ 2 gigs of ram.

    I would just like to use it as a front end plex client, don't need it to decode just need it to run the app because I don't like the constrained configuration on my jailbroken AppleTV 2. Would rather have the full functionality and flexibility of running it on a computer.

    The macbook will be connected via DVI to HDMI and audio out to my LCD TV.

    Any thoughts???


    Cheers
     
  2. Macasaurus thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    Expect hiccups and VERY hot temperature on that mac...

    I finally had it and started using XBMC. The PowerBook G4 acts a SMB server (doesn't use any CPU at all for that) and all is great! Any specific reason you need to use PLEX?
     

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