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Miro: free, opensource video platform

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 am, November 21st, 2007 - 4 comments
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Miro – a free, opensource video platform has recently been released. It’s a piece of software that allows you to download, manage, and watch video content and it runs on Microsoft Window, Mac OS X and Linux.

Their pitch is “Miro: turn your computer into an internet TV… watch free internet video channels and play any video file”.

You’ll need a broadband connection to get the full benefit of the ‘channels’ but I’ve been using it for a week or so now, and I’m very impressed. It’s good because it’s opensource software but it’s also good because it’s software that works.

Miro is a video tool that rolls a whole host of functions into one, including:

  • An RSS aggregator so you can “subscribe” to internet video channels
  • A BitTorrent client to help “spread the load” when downloading large files and
  • A video player that supports high definition content

Miro also includes tagging, sharing, import/export and search features.

If you want a tool that gets the job done, and want to support the opensource software movement: Go get Miro.

4 comments on “Miro: free, opensource video platform”

  1. r0b 1

    Damn! That is nice. Thanks!

  2. all_your_base 2

    No worries. Now if I could just find a decent uncapped broadband plan that wouldn’t break the bank…

  3. Nih 3

    I’ve been searching my ass off and Slingshot looks like the best if you don’t need a landline to go with it. One of my buddies there says they’ve positioned themselves as a leecher ISP as it is.

  4. ahod 4

    AWESOME! This thing is great… now if I could only remember how to get to those sites that had video’s I wanted… Ah well – I’ve gone this long without them, I suppose I don’t need them.

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