Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for March, 2007

Minor Update – Democracy Player

Monday, March 19th, 2007

We put up a bug fix release over the weekend, Democracy Player for Mac and Windows. This fixes the problem with searching Google video (Google had changed their format and now we’re in sync) and it updates some of the language files (more translations).

Get it here: Democracy Player

I don’t think we’ll turn on the auto-update notification for this, since it’s a minor fix. We’re working on a much better updating system right now, so this notify / don’t notify quandary shouldn’t happen again.

Japanese Blog about Democracy Player

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I just came across this “guide for Japanese Democracy Player users”: dtvjp.biz weblog.

Pretty sweet– show anyone you know in Japan! And our Japanese language support has been getting better too.

Mac Users: Can’t launch Democracy Player? Try this testing version.

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

We’ve switched the type of database that we use in Democracy Player to avoid a bug in the previous database that prevents the mac version from launching for a small number of users.

If you are a mac user and can’t get the app to launch, try using today’s testing build: March 15 OSX Testing Version.

If the mac version is working for you, we don’t recommend that you use this testing version. It is very likely that it contains new bugs and could cause problems. We only suggest it for people that can’t get the previous version to work at all.

So if you’re one of those folks that can’t use the app on OSX, let me know if this does or doesn’t work. We especially want to hear from any folks that still can’t launch Democracy Player even with this new version.

Help for Vista users with the ‘audio only, no video’ problem

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Thanks to one of our users who posted this in the troubleshooting forum and the ticket. If you are using Vista and are having the problem where you don’t have any video on playback, there is a simple, effective workaround.

  • Right-click on the Democracy launch icon
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Compatibility tab
  • Select Windows XP SP2
  • Save, close and launch Democracy

As Democracy Player launches, you will see a message stating that Aeroglass has been disabled, but you will have both video and audio.

[Note: If you are experiencing any other issues with Democracy Player, the best place to look for answers or get some help is via the Democracy forum or the bug tracker system.]

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