I am thrilled to announce the release of Miro 2.0! This is a huge update of Miro, the Miro Guide, and the GetMiro website.
Miro 2 has an all-new interface and lots of new features– but for me it’s less of a collection of new stuff and more of a rethinking of the whole Miro experience. I’m really proud of what we’ve built and I think it will definitely advance our mission to spread open video to more people.
In a nutshell, here’s what’s new:
- A beautiful, all-new widget based interface (see it in action here)
- Browse while you watch– pop out any video to an external window (our number one requested feature)
- Miro is now faster, more responsive, and uses less memory
- You can add streaming sites like Hulu to your sidebar (note: streaming with Flash only works in Windows and OSX)
- You can add download sites like Archive.org or legaltorrents.com to your sidebar and download to Miro with a single click
- Improved playlists
- New compact, sortable list view
- Better audio support
…and a few days ago we launched the all-new Miro Guide that looks beautiful and works with Miro 2.0 (for example, the Guide is now starting to list some streaming sites).
But remember, we are not a company!
Miro is created by a non-profit organization and volunteers around the world. To realize our vision of a more open and democratic internet video world, you need to get involved.
How can you help the most?
- Tell your friends! Since we can’t afford to buy our way into their hearts, we need you to tell them about Miro, why open media is important, and help them get started.
- Translate! Only about 40% of Miro users are in English speaking countries. We need your help to translate Miro, our website, and the Miro Guide. Details are on our new Volunteer Page.
- Test and code! Got chops? Join in.
- Help new users– you can answer questions and join the community conversation here: Miro discussion forums.