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Plex: Media Center and Media Server 0.8.5 (PowerPC)

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Plex for PowerPC has a media client (version and a media server (version 0.8.5). These are the last PowerPC versions and they only run on Leopard.

Plex is a DNLA media streaming server with matching media client that is able to host and play personal media collections (i.e., .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mp3, .mov) such as films, tv shows, audio files and images for devices over a network.

For the Plex Media Server to work (the Universal app) it needs to be extracted and moved from within the Plex 0.8.5 program itself (right click the "Plex" icon and select "Show Package Contents"; the application is located under the "Plex" folder within the "Resources" folder). Once located, it should be placed in the following directory on your boot drive:

~/Library/Application Support/Plex/PlexMediaServer

Note for 32-bit Intel Macs: The last version on Plex to run on older Intel Macs is version The link to the last 32-bit version of Plex is located at

Architecture: PPC

Client and Server: Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x)


cbone's picture
by cbone - 2018, November 5 - 3:36am

The PPC server is still a mystery to me, Genton. The PPC client works with older Plex servers for sure. The servers can run on Intel Macs, Windows as far back as XP (unsupported) and Linux. I haven't tried the iOS and Android Plex servers since those are not very powerful. Any other servers, i.e., NAS servers, etc., may work, again with older Plex servers.

Sorry I don't have a lot of info on Plex servers, but the forums should have plenty of server setup guides. The media library part entails having your media files named in a certain way and collected within folders to separate them by groups. You can create an account there to get the whole 411 and get Plex-specific help.

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by Genton - 2018, March 13 - 12:01am

Where can I find step by step set up instructions?

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by themacmeister - 2015, September 21 - 11:09am

Wow, awesome post! Never knew this was available!