CNET Editors' review
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.
From Participatory Culture:
Democracy Player is a free and open source internet TV/video podcast application, with a beautiful, easy to use interface. You can subscribe to any internet TV channel, including video podcasts, video RSS feeds, bittorrent feeds, and video blogs. A built-in Channel Guide lists hundreds of channels of all types, all free to subscribe to. Browse videos, download, and watch fullscreen-- all in the same application.
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.
What's new in this version: 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.
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All versions:4.3 stars
out of 24 votes
Current version:5.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"amazing "poor man's tivo" software"
Version: Miro 0.9.8.1
easy to use. slick looking UI. automatically download your shows. a good place to get a tv rss is tvrss.net . the best poor mans tivo i've found
software is a little bloated comparied to my usual torrent handler uTorrent
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