Democracy Player

Democracy Player

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 196 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.6
  • Total Downloads:
    346,625
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 05, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    275.39KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    160
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #42 in Media Players

Editors' Review

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Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, Democracy Player deserves much of the praise that's been heaped upon it.

The concept is brilliant, yet simple: create a video player that can subscribe to and download video podcasts while comprehensively managing your saved videos. On the face of it, this might sound like iTunes, but DP's sharing component is an essential aspect of the program. DP has always been geared toward video and it shows in the program's design. When you launch the app, a left sidebar hosts a folder tree for managing your videos. The central pane does double duty for viewing vids and searching for new ones. The bottom hosts a search box for parsing through Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and others, a video control panel, and a volume control.

Features include full torrent support, so you can download and view torrents in the same app; folder watching to manage only the hard drive folders you specify for new videos; resumable playback; channel surfing, which organizes video feeds by topic; video sharing and hosting; and assistance in creating videos.

Soon to be renamed Mira, the latest update to DP is essentially Release Candidate 1 and it performs and behaves as such, behaving pretty darn close to a fully functional player.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 196 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 40
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 47
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1 stars

"review of Democracy Player (Miro)"

May 13, 2012  |  By tammerlane

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

Works ok, if you don't have many files, and you don't work it very hard - crashes frequently.

Cons

Uninstall doesn't actually do anything - except delete the entry in add/remove. The program folder and dozens of registry entries remain. You got to reinstall the Operating System to get this POS off your computer.

Summary

I consider a program that uninstalls as poorly as this one MALWARE. If the writers can't be bothered to write correct uninstall procedures I have to wonder what safety protocols they ignored.

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5 stars

"Amazing Miro"

July 27, 2007  |  By hiqutipie

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

What is not to like. It Plays all types of videos, has a library to create playlists & manage them, connects to the server right from the player to search yahoo, dailmotion, google etc, downloads them, keeps or deletes. Simply put, its the future of all Players. & it is FREE.... I dumped Quicktime right away. What are you waiting for.... Get yours Now.... It is now called Miro....

Cons

You may have a blank screen on initial installation, it takes about 5 or 10 minutes to kick in with the library & channels....

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1 stars

"no good"

June 26, 2007  |  By abuelitojd

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

At first I thought it was ok.

Cons

But then I noticed in the links to the channels a link to an " adult site." Sorry, but I don't do porn nor knowingly associate with them that do.

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4 stars

"Good "

June 22, 2007  |  By wjmanita

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

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5 stars

"love it......."

June 20, 2007  |  By sam71072

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

when i tried it, i was able to download all the videos i was looking for ..........that's really cool.....

Cons

the output is in FLV format, I wish it would have been on MPEG format. also, i wish the videos saved can be played on democracy player even without the internet connection......

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2 stars

"Did not work..."

June 20, 2007  |  By BMENON

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

The program did not launch or open.So,no pros from me.

Cons

This has a very huge file.While downloading, it showed 22.35MB size,but on installation it swelled to 77.8 MB ! It did not open at all eventhough installed correctly.Twice reinstalled,but it did not open,may be it requires more than 512MB memory like the internetTV-Joost

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1 stars

"Bloated"

June 20, 2007  |  By oxnam

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

You can find other videos

Cons

It is bloated with features that are not needed. Very disappointed, but might try it later

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5 stars

"Too good and too much to be absorbed"

June 19, 2007  |  By pfrancis

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

Audio-visual at extreme crisp and crystal.

Cons

couldn't find any flawed things.

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5 stars

"test"

June 17, 2007  |  By slujitoru

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

audio-video

Cons

gud

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5 stars

"the best program ever"

June 15, 2007  |  By Daniel Naude

 |  Version: Democracy Player 0.9.6

Pros

it plays prison break

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.6
Version 0.9.6 adds a "folder watching" feature, the ability to resume playback, the ability to minimize to the system tray, and several other new features.
General
Publisher Participatory Culture
Publisher web site http://participatoryculture.org
Release Date June 05, 2007
Date Added June 05, 2007
Version 0.9.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 275.39KB
File Name Miro_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 346,625
Downloads Last Week 160
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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