Right click on PMS in your applications folder and click on Show Package Contents ... then go into Contents/Resources/Java/osx, as you will notice when double clicking each of these binaries, you will observe in the Terminal window which will pop out that they complain about bad cpu type, which is understandable, because our developer friends of course did compile them for INTEL only !!! - not good, and as you can imagine I was NOT happy to see that, but thats beside the point, so I went on my several hour quest of installing Apple Developer Tools / XCode and chasing down the most recent source builds for the binaries (the ones u need to recompile and replace are ffmpeg, mencoder and mplayer).
So, now the steps:
http://stephenjungels.com/jungels.net/a ... howto.html
and follow the instructions for PowerPC to compile ffmpeg with lame and FAAC (must !!! althou it says optional, this allows transcoding of and into AAC) ... then proceed with configure - use this line - not necessarily the one in the instructions
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./configure --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaac --enable-shared --enable-nonfree
, make and sudo make install of ffmpeg
after you are done copy the binary ffmpeg which you will now find in the folder where u compiled ffmpeg into the Contents/Resources/Java/osx folder of your PMS package
one down ... one left ...
next and last step:
the mplayer and mencoder binaries compilation:
get source code at:
unpack, ./configure, make (takes a while), sudo make install and again ... copy the resulting binaries (mencoder amd mplayer) into the Contents/Resources/Java/osx directory of the PMS package in your application folder, so, by now you should have replaced all 3 intel binaries with perfectly working PPC binaries and now your transcode function will work perfectly
Please ask if you have any questions.
P.S. if u r not much the programmer and would like the binaries already compiled for PPC G5 download them from the post below, so don't rush to get yourself a intel mac - your G5 is still good to go it's a good machine