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Top YouTube channels now on Miro

August 6th, 2008 by admin

The jury’s still out on YouTube. A lot of things are imperfect: no simple means of downloading videos, the comments on videos are usually absolutely ridiculous, and the audio/video quality, in spite of recent improvements, is still not great. In some circles, they’re synonymous with internet video, making them the first—and sometimes last—destination for many video producers and viewers alike.

As a result of their massive size, there is a lot of tremendously popular content that is only available on YouTube; a strong network effect perpetuates a lock-in cycle between producers and viewers. Reducing that network effect, by combating centralization, is important for a healthy internet video environment. While regular YouTube embeds give the illusion of decentralization, they are still subject to being censored or removed at the source (YouTube). Miro channels (of YouTube content) on the other hand, can decentralize the video in a real way.

The majority of the most popular YouTube shows of all time haven’t been available in the Miro Guide—until now (we’ve added fourteen of them). Subscribe to all of them with this 1-click subscribe button:

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Not all of these are for everybody, but they’re certainly all popular. Subscribe and see what so many people are looking at on YouTube!

PS: We’ll be adding all our personal favorite YouTube shows to the Miro Guide next. Got any favorites? Please share them in the comments!

7 Responses to “Top YouTube channels now on Miro”

  1. Liz Gannes says:

    So how are you managing downloading and hosting the videos?

  2. Dean Jansen says:

    Hi Liz,

    We never host any of the videos in the Miro Guide, they’re always downloaded directly from the source. The actual downloads are initiated by the Miro client.

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