Mac mini as mediacenter : put to sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by FilipH, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. FilipH macrumors regular

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    for those people who connect their HDTV to a mac mini : At the end of the evening, do you switch mini off or you let it go to sleep automatically??

    I'm using plex on it combined with plex app (and airmouse) on my iphone. Switching it off each evening is a bit of a hassle, and i was wondering if you can just let it go to sleep??
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Of course you can just let it go to sleep, I let Plex sleep the machine though.

    It is one click in Plex on Quit once you configured Quit to put the machine to sleep. I can't see why that is "a bit of a hassle". :confused:
     
  3. ApplEngineer macrumors regular

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    My response may not be too relevant, but I have a harmony remote that when I switched activities puts my mini to sleep. Btw the harmony remote is great and works with the mini well.

    A more technical way is that I believe plex has an API functionality that allows you to run a script. You could then run a script when the pled closes that puts your mini to sleep.
     
  4. slipper macrumors 68000

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    I use my Mac Mini/LG LED TV as my main computer and HTPC. I just leave the Mac Mini on and turn off the TV.
     
  5. FilipH thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't know this could be configured in plex. Thanks for the advice!

    Tried it, and it works. Damn, plex really is an amazing piece of software. After years of trying different configurations, the combo mac mini + plex + iphone plex app + external storage really is the best.
     

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