TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: HOW-TO: Turn Your Mac Mini Into a Media Center

HOW-TO: Turn Your Mac Mini Into a Media Center

Monty Solomon (
Thu, 27 Jan 2005 19:30:55 -0500

Posted Jan 25, 2005, 1:24 PM ET by Barb Dybwad

Yep, everyone's talking about using the Mac mini as a home media
center, and there's a reason why: its diminutive form factor makes it
a good candidate to fit unobtrusively into an existing audio/video or
home theater setup. It looks more like a consumer electronics device
than a computer, so it won't look out of place in your living room. We
think of it as the central brain of our system; the glue that holds
all the devices together. It can serve the role of scheduler,
controller, audio/video recorder, audio/video playback, audio/video
download, and it even makes a decent audio/video production unit, as
well. You might not win the next Sundance with your iMovie, but you
sure can impress everyone at the next family reunion.

So for this week's How-To we'll cover the various aspects you'll need
to think about when planning your Mac mini media center system, plus
show you how to control your Mac mini headlessly from any computer in
your house -- there's no need to BYODKM; just BYOB, pop in a DVD and
enjoy your HDTV, OK?

Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: Telecom dailyLead from USTA: "SBC Reportedly in Talks to Acquire AT&T"
Go to Previous message: Monty Solomon: "Firms Formulate Guidelines For Employee Cellphone Use"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page