This link is very interesting for all iPod users. How to sync iPods without deleting music : http://techchannel.radioshack.com/sync-ipod-deleting-music-1664.html
In a past post I listed VLC with a bunch of other audio players but I mentioned that it was a great movie player as well. At that time I was using VLC as a good resource for my music media. Recently I noticed that it got an update and this post here is to make sure that you will update this very PowerPC friendly application. Can you believe that they’re still looking out for us after all these years? This is Awesome so let’s show some PowerPC love to VLC when you play your music or videos.
VLC 2.0.8 (Free) – PowerPC 10.5 - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
Source FairerPlatform - http://fairerplatform.com/2013/06/vlc-for-mac-2-0-7-audio-codec-fixes-powerpc-love-more/
PandoraMan 1.1.1 – (Free) PowerPC 10.5 – Leopard.
Here is a cool application to have on your PowerPC! PandoraMan is a small application to run the Pandora mini player using WebKit. Now you can quit Camino, Safari, etc without killing your music stream.
PandoraMan 1.1.1 - http://intrarts.com/software.html
Thanks to IntrArts Creative Media.
Sometimes I get very excited to share things that we found on the internet with my readers. Today’s featured app is called Twunes, which was supposed to be for Intel only. Needless to say, I like a challenge and one more I got the horrible message explaining to me that the application does not support my OS X. So anyways, turns out that as long you have 10.5.8 you are good to tweet your favorite music using PowerPC. Enjoy guys!
* Twunes 2.2.1 – 10.5 Leopard/PowerPC – It was kind of hard to find this version so I uploaded it for you guys to download right here: http://cl.ly/0t0A1u3b190O
This application was discontinued in march/2012 for Intel.
There is definitely a missing feature for PowerPC users! I’ve recently discovered an application that will help us to catch up with one of the iCloud features. You will now be able to access and listen to music and videos from your iTunes library (or any folder over the internet on any device with network access from anywhere in the world!!)
Tiger users show me your claws… because this application will be very handy and from now on must be installed in ALL PowerPCs. It’s not free, but you can install the demo version and make sure if will be suitable for your needs. MyTunesRSS is a kickass product that is yet another way for us to keep our outdated processors current and alive!
MyTunesRSS 4.3.3 (Demo – $20.00) – PowerPC – Tiger 10.4 / Leopard 10.5 – http://www.codewave.de/
If you want more info about all the features check out: http://www.codewave.de/
I’m browsing with Aurora + TenFouFox and both worked very well.
Alright, now that we’ve got iTunes updated (for Leopard only) we can enjoy this wonderful player just a little bit more. I like iTunes and I use it all the time to manage and organize my music. I learned how to work with it and how to get more from the smart library, which is simple. Some users say that it uses a lot of memory but this is the price you have to pay…so let’s have some patience when everything slows down a bit. I also would recommend to get this app/plugin called Get Lyrical, it’s free and it works perfectly. A caution: to get more from this program you’ll first need to organize all your Artists, Albums and Names of music really well! After that, it will start looking for lyrics to your music!
The downside of this program is that sometimes it’s not 100% accurate. Occasionally, it gets wrong lyrics but the errors are very minimum and you can always fix it very easily. Never was it so easy to add lyrics to your iTunes library!
Get Lyrical 3.7 – (Free) – Leopard - http://shullian.com/get_lyrical.php
Now let’s attach an application that I checked today but for some reason it did not work on my Mac. I understand that the minimum requirements for this app is PPC/Intel 10.6 and I was wondering why it asks for PPC 10.6 if 10.6 it’s not compatible with PowerPC in the first place. So I installed an application called Cefipx and I did not have any issues with the installation. My Mac recognized the app but when I launched the application it gave me the message“application not responding” and after that I had to “force to quit”. So anyways, I decided to attach this name in this post because maybe someone would like to take a closer look at this app. As far as I know, it helps to sync any device with your iTunes, share or transfer files like music, video, etc.
*Cefipx – http://www.imactools.com/cefipx/
After we talked about players for mac powerpc users, I thought it should be interesting to add one more post to show you a few softwares that will help you in case you want to encode/convert music to any other format. So I started looking and I found great options for our PowerPC machines running 10.4 or later. Also I included in this post, a great and very useful plugin to QuickTime. With this plugin you are able to play almost all movie formats.
* All2MP3 – It’s a simple software that helps you to easily covert all different formats of audio to MP3 as the name of this application says. It’s a basic Mac thing, drag and drop… http://www.tresrrr.com/Personal/ENGLISH.html
* Switch – It’s another simple software that helps you to convert audio files and many different formats, not limited only to MP3. It’s a very powerful app and it’s going to help for those who use 2 or more OS because is easy to convert between mac and windows. It supports audio file formats wav, mp3, wma, mp2, m4a, ogg, avi, mid, flac, mov, amr, aac, mpga, dct, au, aif/aiff, raw, dvf, vox, cda, gsm, dss, sri, shn, dss, msv, wmv, etc. http://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html
* X Lossless Decoder – It’s a great app that allows you to decode or convert lossless apple audio. It supports many audio formats including Ogg, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio, Wavpack, TTA, Apple Lossless, TAK, Shorten, Wav, AIFF. Download and keep these options and you never will have problems with you audio files. http://tmkk.pv.land.to/xld/index_e.html
*Perian – (Absolutely necessary) Last but not least comes an amazing plugin that helps QuickTime to be able to read all the formats that were previously impossible to read. AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats, MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio, AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3, subtitle support for SSA and SRT. http://perian.org/
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Thank you André for sharing this app with us.
*Xact - I took a look online and it seems this app Xact 2.14 is Intel only, but an old version like 2.13 or older 1.63 works in a PowerPC. At this moment I can not test, but if you can please feel free to share with us the results.
1.63 – (10.2/10.3/10.4) http://download.cnet.com/DC30-Xact-Driver/3000-2108_4-39818.html
2.13 – (10.5) http://xact.mac.findmysoft.com/