Shawn Blanc on Setting Up a Basic Mac Media Server

I’ve had several people write me asking how I use my Mac mini as a home server. Some have even requested we do a Mac Power Users episode on the topic. Honestly, I’ve never thought what I was doing what that unique or “meaty” enough to warrant a whole show. Maybe I’ll get around to writing up some of the Apps I use and how I use them one of these days.

For now, Shawn Blanc has written a post about his Mac mini setup and he and I use our minis in very similar ways. My mini is connected to my television set and in addition to some of Shawn’s uses, I also use my mini for watching online video content through Web sites like Hulu and others.

I’m officially adding a task to my To Do list to write up my Mac mini setup, but for now enjoy Shawn’s