Apr 27 2009
When Steve unveiled the Mac mini, most people thought they were looking at the most inexpensive Mac Apple had ever turned out. For those of us used to beating the most out of our machines the Mac mini represents a whole new application for the best OS.
This week I’m featuring freeware that will help you in your quest to turn your Mac mini into a home media server.
First, there’s plenty of freeware that will allow your mini to interface with your video recorder of choice.
DreamStream – For your Dreambox
DVArchive – For Replay TV
Remotely control iTunes via Rendezvous. Perfect for running a music server from another Mac on the network.
Use this Bluetooth app to turn your phone into a remote for your media mini.
These solutions are different, but both will play a series of QuickTime files in a playlist fashion. Perfect for queuing up video clips.
This Open Source media player will play just about anything, and is a must for your media server.
If you’ve read Apple’s documentation on the mini you should know that the mini will interface directly or via adapter with most new TV’s. Have fun!
Downloads provided by MacUpdate