Miro

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

Version:
0.9.8.1
File Size:
275.39KB
Date Added:
July 30, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
346,625
Downloads Last Week:
160
Product ranking:
#42 in Media Players
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 196 votes

    • 5 star: 53
    • 4 star: 40
    • 3 star: 22
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 47
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 5 votes

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

    "Actually zero star, A Piece of junk media player"

    May 19, 2014   |   By wakanyan

    Version: Miro 6.0

    Pros

    may be useful if your primary method of obtaining media files is downloading from the Internet.

    Cons

    1) It can't handle multi-disc CDs.

    If you have 3 CD sets that share the same album title (which is supposed to be), songs will be sorted and played,

    1-CD1
    1-CD2
    1-CD3
    2-CD1
    2-CD2
    2-CD3
    3-CD1
    3-CD2
    3-CD3
    ...

    It doesn't matter if tag has disk number or not, since miro doesn't read it so it always sort and play this way. Effectively, it ruins your music library if you have plenty multi-disc CD sets.

    2) Lacking organizing method.

    3) Lacking Tag awareness, edit ability

    4) Slow, slow, slow, and slow!

    Summary

    There is a reason why user rating is much lower than CNET review. They shouldn't have given good review just because it's a free software and have some cool futures (which other application can do more effectively). Miro is seriously lacking basic functionality, yet having tons of bloated, slow, not so intuitive features. Developers should focus on more basic functionality, then add cool stuff. At least, media player ability should be on par with iTunes, otherwise, it's useless to most people.

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