Need help with my PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Orange Furball, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    Hello. Tomorrow I will getting my PowerMac G5. I bought it because I needed a low cost computer good for storage and in a desktop form factor. Oh, and I needed os x.

    Now.. I cannot figure out how to have part of my computer be available as a server, if that is the correct term for what I need. Currently I use Google Play music manager on my MacBook so I can play all of my music without having any locally on my Android phone and tablet. The program is unfortunately not compatible with PPC. I need to be able to have a dedicated music folder on my Mac that I can access from another computer or my phone/tablet for streaming. Is it possible? Keeping the music on my phone and tablet is not an option. There is way to much.

    My less important issue is that I need to have part of my hard drive (maybe one folder?) That I can have be visible from my devices and that I can download files to my laptop or tablet while I'm on vacation. I have dropbox but I would rather not pay for the storage if I can simply have it free on my PowerMac.

    I hope I gave enough information. Thanks!
     
  2. Aameiel macrumors regular

    Aameiel

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    dropbox is a cross platform cloud app u can put all your mp's on it and access them from any machine that u have drop box installed on .. and dropbox works on PPC and also on android. hope this helps
     
  3. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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  4. rossmosis macrumors newbie

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    Unless I'm misinterpreting what you are saying, you can just go to music.google.com to play all the music you have uploaded to Google. I have the max (that was the max when I uploaded most of my music last fall, not sure if it has changed) 20,000 songs uploaded right now and it works flawlessly in TenFourFox. I'm only doing it until I buy a 2+TB hard drive for my G5 though.
     
  5. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    I want to store my music on my powermac so that won't work
     

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