Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for October, 2009

Miro 2.5.3 Released

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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Miro 2.5.3 was released yesterday.  It contains some bug fixes that are relevant to all users. There are also updates to vlc and libtorrent.

We strongly recommend that all users update now.

Video WTF: a new question and answer site for video creators

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Video WTF

Today we are launching Video WTF, a new collaborative community site for video creators to ask questions and offer answers for anything related to video production— cameras, editing, publishing, and more.  We think this will be an extremely useful site for the video community at large.  We think WTF really sums up how we feel when we’re stuck on with a camera or editing problem. The site is based on the StackOverflow service, so we think it’ll work well.

We could really use your help getting this new community off the ground!

Here are three things you can do to help:

  1. Tell your friends— mention the site on twitter, blog it, and forward this message to anyone you know who is a video creator or video expert.
  2. Ask questions!  Have a question about video production?  Stuck on something?  Looking for the right tool?  Ask a question.
  3. Offer an answer— take a look at the questions that have already been posted and jump in with an answer.  Here are the questions that have already been asked.

Subtitles Success!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

We recently asked you to help us fund a programming project to bring basic subtitle support to Miro… and you did! The next major release of Miro will include basic subtitle support for videos.

Thanks so much to those who helped spread the word and donated!

While this basic feature will be awesome, we had additional motives in gauging the community’s interest in subtitle support (and I’m really excited that folks came through). This successful litmus test helps us move forward on our larger subtitling project for standardized subtitle search and delivery. We’ve been talking with friends at Mozilla recently, who are also very interested in this vision of distributed and collaborative subtitles.

Turning distributed subtitling into a ubiquitous standard could be our most ambitious project to-date… stay tuned and thanks again for showing us how much you care!

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