I now own a Mac Mini

I was given a Mac mini for a gift and I am thrilled. It is a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. It is currently hooked up to my 42-Inch 1080p LCD JVC television (JLC42BC3000 ). I am using a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Touchpad to use it.

It seems like a pretty great set up so far. How would you improve it? Give me ideas.


Local Media on Your Roku – OS X Only

You need to download two pieces of software. To make this work.

1. Put Roku into Developer mode

  1. Start from the Home menu and press. home, home, home, up, up, right, left, right, left, right

2. Install the latest version of Python for Mac.


3. Download the latest myMedia.


Extract it to a nice place.

4. Mine extracted to a folder called “netguy204-roku_media_server-a602ef2”. Whatever your build is, open the folder and look for a sub folder called “server”

5. Inside server there will be a a file called “springboard.py”. Ctrl+Click on it and click Open With -> Python Launcher.

6. This screen should pop-up.

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(these are all fake/examples I used for this tutorial)

music_dir = /Users/[your user name]/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music

video_dir = /Users/[your user name]/Movies

server_ip = the IP of the computer that has the media you want to share

roku_ip = The Roku Ip Address

(I ignored the next four entries)

7. Click Install Client

8. Click Launch Server. Once you do the screen will change to

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9. You may need to check “My Channels on Roku” and add the channel if it does not automatically show up.

Special thanks to the developers and all of the people who helped me figure this out. You guys are the best. More info can be found at this thread.