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  • 4.0 stars

    "Worth having on your computer-"

    May 31, 2012  |   By andreaborman

    Pros

    Miro is an open source all in one media player. It plays any video file or audio file and it can download videos from the web. Miro works the same way as real player but it is better than real player in that you don't get the bloatware and unwanted adverts you get in Real player.Also Miro is quite fast and very stable and has never crashed on me.I used to use Real player which worked but I did not like it. But now I use Miro instead. Miro is very light and ideal for netbooks and it downloads videos a lot quicker than Real Player ever did. Miro also has a built in web browser based on Firefox to browse video sites and download videos. But unlike Real player it does not take over your web browser and is not intrusive like real player is.One of the few media players that can download and play videos.

    Cons

    None really except there are no visualisations in audo files like in VLC player which would be nice. And you cannot add plug ins to Miro but maybe there is a reason for this. As it is meant to be a lighter player.

    Summary

    Miro will play any video and audio file and will download videos from the web and play them in Miro media player. And I do believe it can convert videos to WMV or other formats but I have not tried this yet.Also Miro works it downloads the whole video and as well as a video downloader it is a good video and audio player. So if you are looking for an alternative to real Player Miro is the one for you. I myself will never go back to Real Player now that I found Miro.So switch to Miro if you have not already done so. Andrea Borman.

    Updated on May 31, 2012

    Miro is a good alternative to Real Player. Miro is fast and more stable. And it works on Windows XP,windows Vista,windows 7 and Windows 8. So it is for all versions of Windows.Very handy to have on your computer. Andrea Borman.

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