Just a fun PPC Mac App for Cameron and the Group...

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Adam Albrec

03 May, 2015 06:39 PM

Hey Guys: Feel free to delete this after you all get done with it, but just finished my FINAL version of the PPC Media Center app is now done. While Cameron has loathed its use of Terminal windows, they have been neatened-up quite a bit, and the functionality is better than ever - the group at youtube-dl has told me this should be compatible with python 2.7.8 (and thus PPC/10.4) for at least 5 more years!!!

Lots of improvements:

• 1-button MP3-conversion (full, 320 kb/s),
• hot-key launch and url paste with all systems (via Spark in PPC and Service in Intel),
• supports multiple downloads, conversions and even QuickTime playback simultaneously,
• auto-updating of python backend (checks the first-time the app is used each day),
• supports multi-segmented video in QuickTime (for sites like Comedy Central),
• realtime video-quality setting for PPC Macs (<=to pixel height),
• installs other needed components if not found on user's system (bundled with Perian, Python and ffmpeg - used with permission) and
• now fully-universal (runs OSX 10.4/PPC - 10.10/Intel).

The Universal version can be found here (OSX 10.4/PPC - 10.8/Intel): https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4y04v8c4qoa3o1/PPC%20Media%20Center%20-%205.0%20%28Universal%29.zip?dl=0

For those interested/unfortunate-souls, a Mavericks/Yosemite (OSX 10.9/10.10) version is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bgzokatluzhju8l/PPC%20Media%20Center%20-%205.0y%20%28Mavericks%3AYosemite%29.zip?dl=0 (breaks compatibility with multi-segment playback and the Terminal windows - so no progress indications beyond QuickLook icon-change, but is still pretty functional)

  1. 1 Posted by GregK on 13 Jun, 2015 05:58 PM

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    404 - link moved or deleted (The UB)

  2. 2 Posted by Adam Albrec on 13 Jun, 2015 08:38 PM

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    Sorry Greg, that was several weeks ago, so now it is here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/ppc-media-center-watch-modern-internet-video-ppc-macs-running-104105

    Also if someone wants the Mavericks/Yosemite version, just let me know. No longer posting it because of the new GateKeeper ('corrupted-file' extortion from Apple to pay for Dev Licensing).

    Lastly, a side effect is this fun little app. With the lack of a VLC-type program for OS9, you all might have fun with this: macintoshgarden.org/apps/qt-theatré-multi-video-quicktime-playback-in-os9

    Adam :0)

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