XNBJ PowerPC

XNJB is a Cocoa graphical user interface for Mac OS X for the Creative Nomad range of portable MP3 players and newer MTP players. It uses libnjb and libmtp for low-level device communication. See the device list to see if your device is supported. 

* XNJB (1.5.10) is free software – Download Here.  PowerPC Friendly and runs on 10.3 Panther / 10.4 Tiger / 10.5 Leopard.

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Simple MP3 Players – We All Need It.

This is a catch up from a few posts ago – Simple MP3 Player.  After I shared the link on Facebook I got a few recommendations of Simple MP3 Players and here are the links:

* MacAmp Lite X – http://macamplite.com/

* Mint Audio 1.5 – http://www.tucows.com/preview/203998/Mint-Audio

* Audion (+ other apps) – http://download.panic.com/

Thanks for all the recommendations guys.

Simple MP3 Players

I have been looking for an application like this one that I’m about to share for a long time now.  It’s very straight forward so do not expect anything other than its ability to play music.  In this instance, the one benefit is that it plays music with style.

* Retro Player 1.7 –  (Free) – PowerPC friendly 10.3 or later.  It’s a simple music player that looks like a retro LP player, complete with on/off button and speed adjustor(33/45).  You also can “fast forward” into a specific part of the album by moving the arm and placing at your desired location.  You can also choose the amount of record noise you want to hear, and the program will insert the “snaps and pops” that you’d expect from an LP.

I have my conventional Vinyl Player and I’m always on the look out for adding classic Vinyls to my collection… but this app is awesome.  I’m always playing random MP3s with it.  The only thing I wish there was a way to open more than a just a single album. http://www.studio-kura.com/  Download here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16405/retroplayer

Talking about Players, it’s your lucky day… I have one more.

* Cabrio 1.1 (Free) – PowerPC friendly 8.1 or later.  Yes you guys read that right Mac OS 8.1!?  This is a simple and cool MP3 player that is always good to have to play something that is not in your iTunes or library files. http://cabrio-os.en.softonic.com/mac

 

VLC a PowerPC Friend

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/

DivX 6 Converter/Encode for Mac PowerPC

Right now for Intel Mac can download DivX8 but PowerPC Macs can still install DivX6.  It’s good software to have installed because it plays all DivX videos and MKV formats.  You can convert files ending in one of the following extensions: .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .avi and divx, by just dragging and dropping!    One nice feature of DivX is the conversion profile.  The profiles are predefined templates where you choose the dimensions you want, select the video bitrate and other conversion settings that are appropriate for various playback devices.  There are 5 standard profiles, handheld, portable, home theater, high def and custom.

* DivX 6 (Demo) – Leopard 10.5 and (maybe Tiger 10.4) PowerPC – http://cl.ly/2v2W0m1a1j3n0W081027

Convert / Encode / Plugin For Mac PowerPc

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/

Player For Mac PowerPC (movie version)

Alright! Yesterday I mentioned some software that help you to play music on your mac, some of them play movies aswell.  VLC it’s a full function app and if you have already installed it,  you know what I’m talking about.  But if you like to have options, I recommend that you follow a few apps that will help you to watch your favourite movie / tv shows. You won’t have problems with codecs anymore.

* Movist – Media player with high quality and simple user interface. It’s light app to run.  Probably “today” this is the best choice to play your movies  http://code.google.com/p/movist/

* MPlayer OSX Extended – It’s a powerful software to play your movies, for sure you will be impressed with the quality of this player.  http://www.mplayerosx.ch/

* XBMC – It’s not a popular player, but it does have support for PowerPC and this is a great opportunity to keep this app in your PowerPC computer.  http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/osx/ppc/

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Audio Player For Mac PowerPC

When we talk about players for Mac the first one that comes to mind is definitely iTunes.  iTunes is a great app but sometimes you don’t want to sync your music and are only looking for a fast and easy listen.  iTunes 10.2.2 still runs on PowerPC 10.5 or later, if you do have a PowerPC 10.4 you can use iTunes 9.2.1. For those that are still running PowerPC G3 can use 8.2.1. I have to confess that I decide to downgrade my iTunes to 8.2.1 because I had a few issues with 9.2.1 the (determining gapless playback information) was driving me crazy.

* VLC – I know many people use the VLC for movies only, but this is a powerful app, perfect to play your audio (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …). If you are minimalist with your computer, you are not going to need any other app other than this one.  http://www.videolan.org/

* Cog – Simple but plays all the popular formats of audio (Ogg Vorbis, Flac, Musepack, Mp3, Shorten, Wavpack, AAC, and Monkeys Audio). Perfect for PowerPC 10.4.  It’s a light app to have installed in your computer just in case you need it.  As your default audio software, it will meet all your basic requirements, and looks good too!  http://cogx.org/

* Vox – It’s a small yet simple app that also plays everything that you are going to need, including FLAC, MP3, AAC, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, OGG Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, IT, MOD, XM, Games Music and many others.  I recommend that all PowerPC users download this app, as it’s always good to have it.  http://www.voxapp.uni.cc/  Download available here: Vox 0.2.7.1 – http://cl.ly/151K2l2P1F2i

* Audion X – It’s not a popular player, but works really good with PowerPC 10.4.  It’s Easy to use and has some of advanced features ready to be discovered! It plays Audio CDs, MP3s, and streaming network audio.  Even hang with your iPod, light, simple, and powerful.  http://www.panic.com/audion/

* Taply – It’s is a simple soundfile player.  http://www.bluem.net/en/mac/taply/versions/

*SoundApp Reborn – Another simple player. http://thirdcog.eu/apps/soundapp

* Play – is an application for playing and managing audio files. Play supports FLAC, OGG VORBIS, MUSEPACK, WAVPACK MONEKEY’S AUDIO, AAC APPLE LOSSLESS, MP3 and various other audio file formats.  http://sbooth.org/Play/

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