One thing that we “PowerPC” can do and the new generation can not is burning CD/DVD. So unless you want to spend $89 for an Apple USB SuperDrive you better keep your good old PowerPC somewhere in the house, and by the way if you don’t have any G4/G5 machine you can get one for way less than that. By the way did you guys notice the G3 machines are getting expensive at the market?
Like we are always searching for FREE material this couldn’t be different.
* Disco (FREE) – PowerPC Friendly – 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard. Easy to use in 3 steps: Drag, Drop and Disco. Very Powerful disc burning. DOWNLOAD HERE
Sometimes burning cds/dvds isn’t enough, sometimes we need to rip a dvd or just copy it to our hard drive for back up purposes, and we get into a situation where we don’t know which software does the job. Usually the one that looks the best isn’t free. Here are some reliable options that work perfect with powerpc computers.
* Mac the Ripper: is one of the best DVD ripper/extractor. It a great app and easy to use, you will be impressed with the potential of Mactheripper. – http://www.mactheripper.org/
* RipIt: It’s great shareware software, that works seamlessly and quickly. Users are given 2 choices: “rip or compress” and can easily back up all your dvd movies/shows/etc. All mac users (specifically mac powerpc users) should have installed this app in your machine. 10/10
* Fairmount: It’s an Open Source for decryption. It does not perform the actual decryption, it simply forwards the data to VLC Media Player, which is used for the decryption. Hence, VLC Media Player must be installed for Fairmount to work. – http://www.metakine.com/products/fairmount/
*Mac DvdRipperPro – It’s not free but is the easiest and the lightest dvd ripper for mac, just check or try for this powerful software. – http://macdvdripperpro.com/
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Thanks to developers for creating amazing application to burn cds/dvds for powerpc it’s a super easy task. I know the first name that comes to our mind when we talk about burning/ripping dvd is Roxio Toast (now in the 11 version of Titanium), I’m not going to lie, Toast is a great app to have in your Mac, too bad it’s for Intel users only, because the software is well worth the $99.99 fee. Anyways, there are great alternatives out there including: Burn. Burn is a simple but advanced burning software for Mac that doesn’t take much harddrive space. Another alternative is: SimplyBurns, which allows the user to burn CD/DVD media easily. LiquidCD is another simple media burning software which allows you to burn personal hybrid discs with it. In short there are great simple choices out there for you to try: