Miro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    346,625
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 17, 2008
  • 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, 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"really good for downloading clips."

March 18, 2008  |  By Katzkitson

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

Its really good for clips and music vids and great for downloading online tv make it a one stop program.

Cons

clips only play well after conersion to another format and I suppose it could download from more sites but thats just being picky.

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3 stars

"good but flawed"

February 19, 2008  |  By wunderkat

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

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2 stars

"Buggy, Bloated"

February 16, 2008  |  By stoneysilence

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

Lots of "channels" to surf.

Cons

The software took over 100meg of ram. Wouldn't properly quit, I had to force it to quit by ending the process in the Windows Task Manager. Uninstall didn't clean up everything. Idea was great, execution failed.

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4 stars

"Does what I wand and does it well"

February 11, 2008  |  By polarfrz

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

Easily organizes all my videos and downloads new one with easy.

Cons

A bit slow to operate some time.

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2 stars

"No."

February 05, 2008  |  By Tardis.Companion

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

Pretty interface.

Cons

I want to like Miro far better than I do; however, I just don't.

It's chunky and clunky. Downloads are slow. Noticeably sowed my computer; footprint is heavy. Tough to navigate from page to page while searching. The content isn't anything I can't get elsewhere.

I was disappointed but I'll keep an eye out as it morphs.

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1 stars

"Worthless"

January 24, 2008  |  By Vijawuli

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Cons

Doesn't play my videos (.mvb)

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1 stars

"A piece of junk. Found 633 videos and couldn't compile a one"

January 23, 2008  |  By AIRPLANEMAN

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

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5 stars

"Just what I needed... I do news video/sound bites in my presentations."

January 23, 2008  |  By brazzos52

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

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1 stars

"I prefer Joost !"

January 21, 2008  |  By cdemez

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

I prefer Joost !

Cons

The user interface, very basic soft.

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2 stars

"Error message"

January 20, 2008  |  By Nucleo72

 |  Version: Miro 1.1

Pros

It's a great idea to make a video center wich can collect a lot of video clips and TV channels from the Internet right to your "desktop".

Cons

I always get an error message: Miro_MovieData.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1

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

General
Publisher Participatory Culture
Publisher web site http://participatoryculture.org
Release Date January 17, 2008
Date Added January 17, 2008
Version 1.1
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 346,625
Downloads Last Week 160
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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