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For those using a G4 as a Media Server

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Jerryleejr Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Aug 6, 2009 4:25 PM
I have finally got my G4 Dual 533 set up and running great in the Living room on my Network. My issue is that outside of Itunes and Hulu Desktop what other options are available to easily watch my media with little Keyboard and Mouse use? Unfortunately Plex, and Boxee can not be installed on a non-Intel Mac. I dont mind using Front row but I would like to really just have one interface to watch everything instead of having to switch depending on what I am watching. Thanks in advance.

JJ
MacBook Pro 2.33, Power Mac G4 Dual 533, PowerBook G4 867, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 5:55 AM (in response to Jerryleejr)
    Hi-
    what other options are available to easily watch my media with little Keyboard and Mouse use?

    Using a Keyspan RF remote is one touch to Front Row, and full control from there.
    It also works for volume and browsing in iTunes and DVD player.
    I really like mine with my QS 2002 media center.

    This remote gives you even more freedom.
    I dont mind using Front row but I would like to really just have one interface to watch everything instead of having to switch depending on what I am watching.

    I don't quite understand this statement.
    Maybe it has to do with your file storage, but any media item from your Home folder (Movies, Photos, Music) will be available in Front Row.

    Alternative software would be MediaCentral or CenterStage
    G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2GHz 7447A, 2GB, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, 9800 Pro/ATI Silencer, Mac OS X (10.5.5), DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, 520W PSU, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Classic
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Aug 7, 2009 3:02 PM (in response to Jerryleejr)
    Now I understand what you're after.
    Maybe this:
    http://xbmc.org/
    G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2GHz 7447A, 2GB, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, 9800 Pro/ATI Silencer, Mac OS X (10.5.5), DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, 520W PSU, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Classic
  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Aug 8, 2009 8:03 AM (in response to Jerryleejr)
    Hi-

    Media Sources:
    http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=Typesof_MediaSources

    Adding Media Sources:
    http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=AddingMediaSources

    Here is for Hulu Windows:
    http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=54667

    XMBC Hulu plug in:
    http://lifehacker.com/5157524/bring-hulu-back-to-boxee-and-xbmc
    a mac.. which should be able to run webkit with the flash plugin.. at that point.. all that needs to be done is to translate remote actions into keyboard/mouse events that are performed at the right coordinates on the browser window.
    G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2GHz 7447A, 2GB, Raptor/SE16/Firmtek, 9800 Pro/ATI Silencer, Mac OS X (10.5.5), DVR-116, 23"ACD, Ratoc USB2.0, QCam Ultra, 520W PSU, iPhone 3Gs, iPod Classic

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