Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for July, 2007

Tranlsating Miro

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Only about a third of Miro downloads come from people in the United States (where we’re based) and only half of the visitors to getmiro.com have their language preference set to English. Being a truly global project is very important for our mission and it’s also important to all of us that work here. In fact, we’re a global team ourselves – Luc lives in France and Janet in Croatia.

With the name change to Miro and updates to the menu items, parts of the software that used to be translated were reset to English. We’ve now synced all the new text to our launchpad translation page and we’d love to have more folks jump in and translate. Translate Miro here (register here).

We always sync our translations before putting out a new version, so anything that gets translated in the next couple weeks will make it into Miro Public Preview 2.

Since getmiro.com is all new, we’re starting from scratch with website translations and we’re trying to get that new text up on launchpad soon. In the past we’ve only translated the front page, but we’re going to be steadily expanding translatability across more and more of the site.

Bug Fix Update

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

We have released a bug fix update to Miro: version This release fixes upgrade problems that some users had experienced– if you were waiting to upgrade, wait no more.

The release also fixes a couple Windows bugs (when maximizing on Vista and with multiple monitors on XP) and it fixes a startup problem when your language is set to German.

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Launch Update

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Wow. The launch has been going really well it seems. We’ve had more than 40,000 downloads in the past 48 hours and still seem to be going strong. And the blog coverage has been wonderful. Here’s a few of the biggest referrers we’ve seen so far:

Last 100Monkey Bites (a Wired Blog)Digg.comSlashdotBoingBoingThe InquirerRead/Write WebArs Technica20minutenheise onlinePunto-InformaticoStumble Upon

And so many more! Thanks everyone!

What’s New in Miro Public Preview 1

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

This launch brings lots of new stuff.

We have a new name (Miro) and a new logo designed by Jon Hicks (who did the Firefox logo). Our new website has been updated throughout with better, more focused, and more up to date info. Our forums are totally new and way better. The channel guide has move to miroguide.com and has a whole new look (it’s still designed to be used primarily inside the app).

And most importantly, this version of Miro is much improved.

New features in Public Preview 1 (0.9.8)

  • Keyboard shortcuts on all platforms. This should allow remote controls to be configured to control Miro.
  • Improved system tray functionality on Windows, including a context menu.
  • Added a new ‘report a bug’ menu item.
  • Adds Veoh.com as a search engine.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed behavior when maximizing on Windows (won’t cover up the taskbar).
  • Smarter importing and folder watching to avoid adding audio files.
  • Removed Yahoo as a search engine, since most results did not link to enclosures.
  • Fixed a memory leak.
  • Fixed several unicode errors.
  • Fixed miscounting of new and unwatched items in folders.
  • Minor UI fixes, including name changes to sidebar items and new Miro Guide logo.
  • Many other small fixes.

All in all, this is the most stable and polished version yet.

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