looking for videos streaming.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by powermi, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. powermi macrumors regular

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    Hi folks. I have being using PowerPC computers for most of my tasks, keeping attached a powerful PC to my HDTV just for stream movies from my G4server, being an overkill (AMD FX6300, 8 GB RAM, GTX 560ti and SSD with WD velociraptor drives for storage) now i have realized that it would be better to be on my computers room for photo editing (lightroom or linux alternative). So i will need something to stream videos from the G4 server.
    i would want to expend money on a INTEL machine like a NUC or similar, cause i wouldn't make any sense the to have the G4 server wake 24/7 as file server and torrent client.
    any easy alternative for a powerpc user? thanks.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    So are you looking for a good machine to hook to the TV that can access the files on the G4 and stream them?
     
  3. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    with VLC you can stream video on a PowerPC Mac
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Not sure why you quoted me? I know that. I was trying assess OP's question and verify what exactly he or she wants.
     
  5. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    Didn't mean to quote you, sorry.
     
  6. powermi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, i am looking for some kind of machine to hook to the HDTV to stream videos, now i am using KODItv on the PC. As i said its an overkill.
     
  7. spf2, Mar 6, 2015
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    Kodi runs on a Raspberri Pi if you know Linux. If not , Android on a stick (Amazon Firestick, Gamestick, etc....) can use Kodi as well. Those are low powered devices that can access your G4 if you either use samba or dlna server. There are many low powered devices that serve your purpose like the Ouya. It requires some work and tweaking.
     
  8. powermi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, since i want it wired i think that the way to go is the raspberry. Hope ill be happy with raspberry 2. Other option was to buy a Gigabite Brix, but it would be an overkill.
     

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