Using an iMac G3 as an iTunes 'server'

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by oli.watts, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. oli.watts macrumors member

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    Hello chums,

    I'm considering purchasing a G3 iMac to run as a machine to just share my iTunes library to my Apple TV.

    Wondered if anyone has tried this before, or if they were aware of any limitations I might run into? Will I be able to run 10.3 on it nicely for example?

    Cheers,

    Oli
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I've never used a G3 for this purpose and I'm guess you won't be able to run a new enough version of iTunes for it to work.

    I can say that a G4 works fine for this and is still currently supported by iTunes. I would guess it won't be much longer though.
     
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    This^or you could get a cheap first intel generation mini and do that, unless you for some reason don't like intel, itunes will be supported for a pretty long time on those machines.
     
  4. oli.watts thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers gang.

    Apple TV requires iTunes 10.2. Can you run that on Tiger?
     
  5. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    For itunes 10 you need 10.5 or leopard as a minimum.
     
  6. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I'd strongly recommend a Leopard capable machine like a newer eMac, upgraded G4 cube ect.
     

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