Miro for Mac

Miro for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    68,434
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 17, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    46.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    33
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #18 in DVD Software

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.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Sort of Pointless."

December 03, 2011  |  By jatibi

 |  Version: Miro 4.0.3

Pros

Miro used to provide what wasn't available elsewhere, now it's redundant.

Cons

There are better options to this

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3 stars

"Been using Miro for years."

December 11, 2010  |  By clydeostephens

 |  Version: Miro 3.5.1

Pros

Flies under the peer/peer radar.

Cons

Too much automation

Summary

Works fine in the background fine.

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4 stars

"Nice program"

December 09, 2010  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Miro 3.5.1

Pros

Seems easy to use.

Cons

I have found none.

Summary

I would recommend this program to anyone looking for something similar.

Updated on Dec 23, 2010

This program seems to work well and I enjoy using it.

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5 stars

"Better and Better"

October 29, 2010  |  By RayCon

 |  Version: Miro 3.5

Pros

"One-stop shopping" with lots of content to download, improved speed, visually appealing.

Cons

File organization in need of an overhaul, as it can get quite confusing. No obvious, simple way to transfer files to iTunes.

Summary

Excellent app for "one-stop shopping" of video content, continually improved upon by the developer.

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4 stars

"this looks really cool"

July 27, 2010  |  By sicntired

 |  Version: Miro 3.0.3

Pros

It allows me access to us based vids without having to switch to the stupid and always lame Canadian version.

Cons

too soon to be throwing stones.

Summary

I have only just downloaded this app but am impressed with the speed and ease of use.

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5 stars

"Great program for the casual viewer"

December 12, 2009  |  By protagonistic

 |  Version: Miro 2.5.4

Pros

User friendly. Lets me watch old movies and TV programs. Downloads and stores YouTube videos locally. Open source.

Cons

It is very easy to end up with many gigabytes of stored video :-)

Summary

This is a very good program for the casual user of online video. And the price is right.

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4 stars

"exceeelent product and great search"

December 11, 2009  |  By kittens11o21

 |  Version: Miro 2.5.4

Pros

easy t find videos but would like to ssee open or closed captioning for the hea ring impaired.

Cons

no closed captioing.

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4 stars

"HULU WORKS NO MORE AFTER LAST TWO UPDATES"

July 31, 2009  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Miro 2.5.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Sadly something is amiss and one cannot view Hulu in Miro anymore. I can see it fine in my web browsers (Firefox and Safari) but Miro just sits there--doesn't begin to que/buffer or anything.

Hulu Desktop also works fine and I cannot believe I am now forced to recommend Hulu Desktop or web browsers over Miro.

Sorry guys. It was fun while it lasted but I guess it's goodbye for now. Guess I'll check back in a few months after Snow Leopard to see if all is well again.

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3 stars

"Anyone having problems with Hulu inside Miro?"

July 27, 2009  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Miro 2.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Since the last two updates (this and the previous), my Hulu seems to have stopped working in Miro. It never pulls in a video program. I know it works properly outside in both Firefox and the Hulu Desktop application, so something seems awry in Miro.

Anyone else having this problem?

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4 stars

"What happened to the ''new'' sidebar list unde..."

July 23, 2009  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: Miro 2.5

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm sure there are a lot of nice new things here but why did you have to remove the sidebar list under the Library where one could simply find and play newly downloaded stuff? What was nice about this was the simplicity. New stuff not played appeared here and within a few seconds of clicking ''play'' it would unlist, leaving only the ''new stuff'' that had not been played yet.

PLEASE bring this back. It was really nice.

Or--is this a new smartlist kind of thing I have to create myself?

Going to check your forums now to see...

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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 Video Software
Subcategory DVD Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X
Download Information
File Size 46.59MB
File Name Miro.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,434
Downloads Last Week 33
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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