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  1. #1

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    Aug 18, 2009
    Mac Mini Media Center
    I want to buy a mac mini for a mac mini media center but I dont know what kind of mac mini I atleast need. I know someone who sells a mac mini.
    Processor: G4 - 1420 MHz Memory: 1000 MB Harddisk: 80 GB.
    Would this work? Or do I need more ram, dual core processor or something else?

    (Btw Im upgrading the harddisk to 1TB & sorry about the bad english, im dutch)

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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    I wouldn't buy a G4 Mac Mini for a media center.

    Buy an Intel Mac Mini - preferably a current generation with a nvidia 9400m chipset for graphics.

    You can use Front Row, but I'd suggest something more flexible like using Plex which will play more media formats.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    Member Since
    Aug 18, 2009
    oke, thanks

  4. #4

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    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    I have a new Mini with Plex. Works great. In other words - I totally agree with Nethfel.

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    I agree with Nethfel. Mainly because HD content likely won't play, or play well, on the G4 version of the mini. I like the idea of being able to play full 1080p content without hiccups.
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