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working on speed for miro 2.1

May 4th, 2009 by Nicholas Reville

Miro 2.1 will feature a much faster database architecture that speeds up Miro launch time, time to switch between different screens in the application, and even decreases the time it takes to quit. Snappy!

Here’s some early performance measurements compared to the current version. What you see on your machine will vary based on your operating system and how many videos and feeds you have in Miro, but it looks like things are about twice as fast in a lot of cases. Hard core Miro users with thousands of items could see speedups of 4 times or more. Here’s some techy details from bdk, who has been spearheading the changes.

26 Responses to “working on speed for miro 2.1”

  1. Jonas says:

    nice to see your working on speeding up miro

    yet another thing i've waited on

    hope the release is near

  2. strictd says:

    I'm definitely happy to hear this news as well.
    I have one question…

    In Miro 2.0, I've noticed that downloading some torrent and watching youtube videos at the same time is almost impossible. Will this speed up help this problem?

    • strictd says:

      just so it's clear I meant, watching youtube in firefox, and having miro open downloading some torrents.

      • Dave says:

        I think that might be related to bandwidth rather than processor utilization. There are a couple things you can do. One is to enable QoS (Quality of Service) in your router if it has that feature.

        Another way is to put a limit on torrent bandwidth in Miro. Go to File -> Options -> Downloads and enable these two settings:

        [x] Limit upstream bandwidth to: [ 38 ] KB/s
        [x] Limit downstream bandwidth to: [ 115 ] KB/s

        The numbers are only suggestions and depend on the speed of your Internet connection as well as how quickly you want your torrent downloads to complete. The lower the numbers, the more bandwidth will be available for other programs like Firefox, but also the slower your torrents will download. I calculated these starting values based on a 384 Kb/s upstream and 1.5 Mb/s downstream DSL, reserving 20% upstream and 40% downstream for other programs:

        upstream limit = (upstream bandwidth in Kb/s / 8 b/B) * 80%
        = (384 / 8) * 0.8
        = 38 KB/s
        downstream limit = (downstream bandwidth in Kb/s / 8 b/B) * 60%
        = (1536 / 8) * 0.6
        = 115 KB/s

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  4. Kris says:

    The Most important Feature that miro lacks the Most is reasonable file name after download {it should be title name and not just videNoXXX.mp4 } and possibility to download whole users from youtube, and not only latest 20 files.
    Because of lack of these features I am not able to profit from Miro Software.

    I need reasonable file names because I do not delete files, because I have realy good knowledge in them, and can practice foregin languages with repeating usage.
    I need names in order to copy files on other devices, that I wish It should have usable file names.

  5. sahaskatta says:

    great work you guys! still haven't found a better video podcast tool to date!

  6. software says:

    i really liked this software it is making my life more easier than the microsoft movie maker ……

  7. czx says:

    I love Miro!

    Any chance of an iPhone/iPod Touch app to accompany it? :)

  8. Jeff Obadal says:

    I don't care about the performance….make it stable! I don't care what OS/computer I use. Miro consistently crashes on all of them. My grandma found this acceptable 10 years ago, but not today!

    • nicholasPCF says:

      jeff– have you reported your crashes? we've generally found miro 2.0 to be stable on most configurations, but we're always looking to fix any crashes that are out there.

  9. Kris says:

    I need reasonable File names.
    Is it Possible, to make some plugin for this purpose???

  10. dallas says:

    I'd like the bandwidth limitation to apply not just to bittorrent downloads but the whole application; I hardly ever use Bt as a download protocol, most of my sources are from television stations providing ample content.

  11. I like the miro platform it makes watching videos,torrents,downloads, so much more efficient. Miro tends to mess up sometimes but It works well most of the time.
    I also believe Miro should cross promote and offer other incentive programs to get the word out and to raise some extra capital for all of the fixes and bugs of Miro platform.

  12. Thanks for sharing this. Very useful info!

  13. Ryan says:

    Would be great to see support for Apple Remote (pause, rewind, fast-forward, skip and sleep would be great to have!)

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  16. DoFollow says:

    Great updates,i would love to see miro a little bit faster..

  17. stickers says:

    Really, i feel the update, very much faster than previous updates. Keep it up.

  18. That's FAB, now the updated version works even much faster.

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