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    January 17, 2008
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Providing one-stop shopping for all your video needs, open-source Miro 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 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 you launch the app, a left sidebar hosts a folder tree for managing your videos. The central pane does double duty for viewing videos 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.

Miro version 1.0 includes a startup guide, permalinks, search-result memory, and a much more stable platform.

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

    May 19, 2014   |   By wakanyan

    Version: Miro 6.0


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


    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,


    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!


    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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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.1

    Version 1.1 features dramatic improvements to the Bit Torrent Manager and a combined search function.

    Publisher Participatory Culture
    Publisher web site http://participatoryculture.org
    Release Date January 17, 2008
    Date Added January 17, 2008
    Version 1.1
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Media Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 275.39KB
    File Name Miro_setup.exe
    Total Downloads 346,625
    Downloads Last Week 160
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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