Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for October, 2007

Rate Channels in Miro Guide.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Check Out the Ratings

Now you can see which of the 2,500+ channels in the Miro Guide are Top Rated. We’ve also put ratings in the Popular channels section. Rating channels is dead simple, just make an account (it takes less than 30 seconds) and start rating.


Why Rate Channels?

Aside from helping other users, ratings will soon help you find better channels. We’re about to implement a system that will hand out personalized channel recommendations (à la Netflix). The more channels you rate, the more accurate your personal recommendations will get!


Note on Null Ratings: The ‘anti’ symbol on the left doesn’t negatively affect the channel’s ratings, it simply shows that you are indifferent or uninterested in a particular channel, and will help us make more accurate recommendations.

Note to Mac Users: The current version of Safari (which we use to render Miro Guide) doesn’t display the nice stars. If you update to Safari 3 beta, you will see the fully interactive stars (be aware that you cannot downgrade back to Safari 2.x after you upgrade).

New Time for Miro Volunteer Chat: Please Join Us

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

New Time: 4:30pm EST (20:30 GMT) every Tuesday

Anyone who is interested in joining the Miro community is encouraged to attend our weekly chat meeting. Details, transcripts and agendas are all on the Team Miro wiki.

Windows startup problem fixed!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

While we are on the topic of common problems, one of our ugliest tickets was resolved yesterday.

For users (most commonly using Swedish editions of Windows XP) who have had startup problems on Windows – we have a build posted to fixed that problem.

  • Please download this build: Miro .
  • Remove this directory: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Participatory Culture Foundation.
  • Install and everything should be fine.

We would like to thank the users in the irc channel who were of assistance in troubleshooting and testing the fix.

Crisis in Burma Channel

Friday, October 5th, 2007

The government crackdown and rising number of deaths that are occurring in Burma (also known as Myanmar) is. In the past two weeks, the Burmese monks and citizens have orchestrated protests to defy and eventually dissolve the military junta and government of Burma. The military has attacked these protesters with violence and strategic dismantling efforts, like sending retaliators into crowds of protesters.

When international outrage rose, the Burmese government shut down access to the internet to prevent information from escaping. Nevertheless, news, photos, and videos continue to trickle out.

Tiffiniy has created a video channel for videos about this crisis and is asking for submissions.

Watch the channel in Miro and get updates with this link: Subscribe to Crisis in Burma

Get the RSS Feed

Watch the channel on Video Bomb

If you know of a good video that isn’t yet in the channel, please send a link to tyc – at – pculture.org

To help, you can:

Participate in the Global Day of Action.

Support Burma human rights groups in your Country.

Support the Human Rights Action Center.

Support the US Campaign for Burma.

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