Mac mini PPC and Broadcom Crystal HD

dylanlewis2000

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2009
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Hey all

There is a lot of discussion on the Internet about putting one of these crystal HD cards in to intel mac mins, so i was wondering, if i bought one, would I be able to put it in my PPC version to play HD files?
 

Imixmuan

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Dec 18, 2010
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Don't think so, but....

...Coreplayer. Coreplayer. Coreplayer. Did I say....Coreplayer? It will play HD (720p) on your Mac Mini.
 

mulholland13

macrumors newbie
Nov 29, 2008
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I am pretty sure the G4 Mac Minis don't have a slot for a mini-PCIE card. To the best of my knowledge the only PPC macs that could conceivably use a Crystal HD card are the dual core G5s (and only then by using an adapter).
 

dylanlewis2000

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2009
39
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...Coreplayer. Coreplayer. Coreplayer. Did I say....Coreplayer? It will play HD (720p) on your Mac Mini.
My Google skills fail me, where can i find this core player? Is there a trail so i can see how well it works. I dont mind paying for it if it does the job.
 

Imixmuan

macrumors 6502
Dec 18, 2010
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look in the FAQ at the top of this page by Skinnezho. There is a link there. It's software, optimized for the G4. My ibook 1.25ghz (may she rest in peace) had no problem with 720p files. Couldn't do anything else, processor was pegged at 90%, but it played. Smooth.
 

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