Convert Your DVDs to DivX – MPEG – VCD and XVCD

 

* FFMPEGX (0.0.9y)- PowerPC Friendly – 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard.  Nice and easy to use converter.  Download Here . Convert you DVDs to DivX, MPEG, VCD and XVCD.

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Powerful Disc Burning

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

Name: FREE DISCO
Code: DSCO-111-113-199-99

License available at the web-site.

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Frisbee Software for PowerPC

Frisbee Software is a fresh and small software house specialized in the development of free Mac software.

* Frisbee Software – http://frisbeesoftware.weebly.com/applications.html

The list of softwares goes on and system requirements are: Any G3 / G4 / G5. 10.4 / 10.5.

* DiscEject 1.8 (It helps to eject almost all the stuck css/dvds.)

* Purge 1.0 (RAM optimizer, it helps freeing RAM)

* PaperScreen 1.0 (It changes your desktop wallpaper into a background screensaver.) Very Cool.

* Tempus 1.0 (It allows you to view how much time is started on opened your computer).

Boot Your Mac From Another Mac With DVD Driver Via Firewire Cable

Install Leopard or Tiger Via Target Disk Mode.

Believe or not, many people are still buying PowerPC computers, some of them know what they are getting into, but some of them have no clue at all!  They just see that it’s a very cheap Mac and think they’re lucky to find it.

In fact there are some points you should consider before buying a used Mac computer and they’re not limited to just checking the cosmetic aspects or hardware specs.  Ask for the original packing and documents, because it will make the difference if one day you decide to sell it, or in the event that they become collectors items, you’ll increase their value!  Another item you should ask about are the original DVD’s or CD’s, some people just forget to ask about the installation disk and it’s very important to have it in case one day you need to reinstall your machine, as I recently had to.

So let’s say you got an old PowerPC Mac and you want to reinstall the OS X or upgrade to Leopard but your machine has CD drivers only and your Leopard disk is DVD (as I mentioned before some of the G3/G4 Macs won’t boot from USB).  This post shows you how to boot it from USB, but it’s not 100% guaranteed that it will work in all scenarios.   https://macpowerpc.com/2012/09/12/boot-your-powerpc-from-a-usb-for-mac-powerpc/   So you still have a shot at this, what you have to do is:

1 – Mac with no DVD driver

2 – Mac with a DVD driver

3 – Firewire cable (compatible with both machines)

4 – Install DVD disks.

First, insert your install DVD disk in your Mac with DVD drivers and reboot this Mac holding “ t “ for Firewire target mode. >  Next, connect this Mac to the Mac with no DVD driver and reboot it holding down “ alt “.

It might take a second for it to boot, but at this point something should be appearing on screen and you select the DVD as boot source.   Finally, click on the arrow button and the installation will start.

I got a few e-mails advising that some PowerPC users were having a hard time because some machines do not come with DVD drivers and it’s hard to find aTiger OS X CD.  Also, if you are looking to upgrade to Leopard, it would be even harder because I think Leopard is available on DVD only.  I hope you guys like this handy tip and leave some comments if it worked out for you, as it did me!

P.S.: Do not forget to back up all your data before trying anything!!!

CD / DVD Tools For Mac PowerPC

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

– http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/

* 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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CD / DVD Burn For Mac PowerPC

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:

* LiquidCD – http://www.maconnect.ch/

* Burn – http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

* SimplyBurns – http://simplyburns.berlios.de/

*Roxio Toast Titanium 11 – http://www.roxio.com/

*Roxio Toast Titanium 10 – http://kb.roxio.com/search.aspx?URL=/content/000074TT (works with PowerPC 10.4 or later)

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