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Review: Miro Video Converter for Mac makes converting video easy

Miro Video Converter for Mac's clean interface makes it easy to convert any video file into other formats for use on a broad range of media devices. It's a basic freeware option that works well for a variety of formats and devices.

After installation Miro Video Converter for Mac opens to a clean interface with intuitive controls. The main menu features basic options to open video files and includes a useful Help file. Users may import video files by opening them through the main menu or by dragging and dropping them into the interface. The program's main … Read more

Sony debuts stylish Xperia Miro and Xperia Tipo

Sony today announced a pair of colorful, entry-level Android handsets that are expected to ship in the third quarter of the year.

Called the Xperia Miro and Xperia Tipo, the two devices should make for a decent first smartphone experience. Both run Ice Cream Sandwich, feature 800MHz processors, and come with Sony's custom software enhancements.… Read more

How to easily transfer videos to the Kindle Fire with Miro

The Kindle Fire is a great tablet for watching videos. Streaming videos from Amazon look and sound great, but what if you want to put your own videos on the Kindle Fire?

One of the simplest ways we've found to get your own, DRM-free videos onto the Kindle Fire is by using Miro. Here's how:

Step 1: Download and install Miro. Make sure to install file support for the types of video files you want to be able to transfer to your Kindle Fire.

Step 2: Add your video to Miro by going to File > Open and … Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video and audio management desires, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 4 introduces strong support for importing iTunes libraries and Android device syncing, in effect attempting to become iTunes for Android. Somewhat remarkably, it does a good job at this challenging task.

The concept behind Miro is brilliant, yet simple: create a jukebox video and audio player that can subscribe to and download podcasts while managing your locally saved media. On the face of it, this might sound like … Read more

Miro 4 hopes to fill Android's iTunes void

The open-source audio and video jukebox Miro debuts a new version today that wants to be iTunes for Android. Miro 4 for Windows (download), Mac (download), and Linux (download), adds simple and effective desktop-to-Android synchronization to the program, which also offers media file conversion, torrent management, podcast catching, and media discovery. The Android syncing features focus on music and videos and includes built-in app browsing and management via in-program access to the Google Android Marketplace and the Amazon.com Android Marketplace.

"We set the bar very high. We want to be the open iTunes," said Nicholas Reville, co-founder … Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 3.0 offers more speed and stability improvements, along with a few feature tweaks.

The concept is brilliant, yet simple: create a jukebox video and audio player that can subscribe to and download podcasts while managing your locally saved media. On the face of it, this might sound like iTunes, but the sharing component is an essential aspect of the program. Miro has always been geared toward video, and it shows … Read more

Miro 3.0 debuts with video converter

Open-source music and video jukebox Miro gets a serious signal boost in its recently released third version. It's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux; the update debuts an overall zippier program, along with automatic subtitle support, a higher maximum volume, and better file info support.

Quickly messing around in the new Miro, and having used it since it's days as the Democracy Player, it's impressive how far the program has come. As audio and video content continues to come from increasingly diverse sources, Miro provides an excellent clearinghouse from which to manage and play back content from … Read more

Miro gets faster database, audio podcasts

Open-source and cross-platform media jukebox Miro upgrades to version 2.5, and the improvements bring drastic changes to performance and useful tweaks to the interface. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Miro 2.5 introduces a database overhaul so intensive that users with large collections of video and music might face a delay of more than 10 minutes when they first launch the new version. However, Miro states that the delay should be a one-time event.

Once you've installed the update and launched it once, subsequent restarts should find program launch speeds of two to four times faster than … Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 2.0 continues to impress.

The concept is brilliant, yet simple: Create a video player that can subscribe to and download video podcasts while managing the videos you've saved on your hard drive. On the face of it, this might sound like iTunes, but the sharing component is an essential aspect of the program. Miro has always been geared toward video and it shows in the program's design. When … Read more

An equal-opportunity player

Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, open-source and cross-platform Miro deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it. The latest major point to version 2.0 continues to impress.

The concept is brilliant, yet simple: Create a video player that can subscribe to and download video podcasts while managing the videos you've saved on your hard drive. On the face of it, this might sound like iTunes, but the sharing component is an essential aspect of the program. Miro has always been geared toward video and it shows in the program's design. When … Read more