G5 Tower + DLNA?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bryantsiphone, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. bryantsiphone macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Central New York
    I have my old power mac G5 tower which is currently just being used to run all my external HDD, and i wanted to use it as a media server for my ps3,
    i tried ps3 media server but fails due to no java, and i want something that can handel mkv files, any ideas?
    and its a Dual 2.0 Processor 4.5 Gb of Ram
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010

    Why? Why? and Why?
    Just use the PS3 for your media server its faster wider range of support etc.

    Check out this link:

    Why does everyone think its cool to have a server?

  3. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    You sound a bit confused. First you want the PS3 to be the server, then you supply a link that deals with making a Mac a media server, then you claim that there is no point in having a server... :confused:

    If you want to view media (that is stored on a Mac) on a PS3, the Mac is the media server, not the PS3. And that sounds exactly like what the OP wanted.
  4. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    "Why does everyone thinks it is cool to have a server?"

    Well maybe, they want to use and consume their media in a lot of devices without having to store it on that device.

    We don't need a mac pro to have a media server am i right. Since I think the OP has an old G5 lying around would not it the most logical think to do?
  5. bryantsiphone thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2009
    Central New York
    I'm not trying to make a server,
    The G5 houses 2 250GB Drives,
    With 3 External HDD hooked up to it,
    i just didnt want my new imac running 24-7 if the G5 is still alive,
    I just want to stream media from my G5 to my ps3.

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