Miro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    346,625
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 30, 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

    4.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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5 stars

"Watch TV, Podcast, and convert youtube video"

October 06, 2007  |  By Peacenick

 |  Version: Miro 0.9.8.1

Pros

Well designed, user freindly.Basically can watch TV Podcast and all Broadcasting on the net for free and easily.

Cons

Free? Amazing.

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5 stars

"Beats juiced, nimiq, tvtonic, prime time podcast, synclosure, bitscast, doppler."

September 10, 2007  |  By Ryuho

 |  Version: Miro 0.9.8.1

Pros

man I've been searching for a good video podcast receiver for a long time, maybe a year or so... and I have finally found it. This has solid channel add capability with download settings for each subscription for how long to keep the file, when to download, and when to check for updates. I like the fact that it integrates video player into the program to make people's life easier, bittorrent support is a big plus also. Best of all.. free, cross platform, with ACTIVE developers unlike the other programs.

Cons

This is a bit slow compared to simple programs like bitcast or juiced. Some basic functions are missing like bandwidth control, scheduler for bandwidth, and refresh all channel button.. but they are coming along.. great hopes for this program.

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5 stars

"It plays it all."

August 22, 2007  |  By CamsComputers

 |  Version: Miro 0.9.8.1

Pros

I reeeeealy like this software. Yes, it is missing a few features right now, but with everything it offers for free, it doesn't get much better. I was able to finally ditch the Quacktime player, and its strange desire to boot with my computer. It plays just about any file I want. On top of that, it searches YouTube. For a player that is still in BETA, this things awesome. If you don't like it, well, it just means you either want to pay for something or you like having multiple players.

Cons

OK, sometimes it has a few problems trying to skip through video. Other than that, I get to watch the Ask A Ninja podcast without leaving my player :)

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2 stars

"Just uninstalled it."

August 22, 2007  |  By wireguy

 |  Version: Miro 0.9.8.1

Pros

Liked you can get all of your pod in one place.

Cons

Seemed to be taking to long to open window to view selections.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.8.1
Version 0.9.8.1 changes the name to Miro from Democracy Player, adds shortcuts to all platforms, improves the Windows system-tray functionality, adds Veoh.com as a search engine, and fixes several bugs.
General
Publisher Participatory Culture
Publisher web site http://participatoryculture.org
Release Date July 30, 2007
Date Added July 30, 2007
Version 0.9.8.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows
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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