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

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

  1. Macasaurus macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2012
    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???

  2. Macasaurus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2012
  3. MrPilot macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2013
    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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