Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for January, 2010

Miro Community 0.9 Released

Monday, January 25th, 2010
www.skiddplayer.com, powered by Miro Community

www.skiddplayer.com, powered by Miro Community

We’re delighted to announce a new version of Miro Community (0.9), which brings a host of new features and themes to the table. The software is incredibly powerful for bringing together video from all over the web into a cohesive website that can have a look and feel that suits a community or organization.

Miro Community is currently powering over 250 video sites and continues to grow—the software is free and open source and we offer hosted versions here.

A few highlights:

Enhanced Performance - Miro Community now checks for new videos from your sources more often, and we’ve made a variety of changes to make the sites run more smoothly.

New blog-like theme (“blue theme”) offers editors the ability to do blog-like commentary for video items and highlights user activity such as recent comments.

Categories hover menu in navigation bar – You no longer need to be in Category theme to have the categories accessible on the front page.

Increased Chrome Support - Site thumbnails now look crisp and clean in Chrome as well as other browsers.

Custom Themes for Premium Users – Premium users can now upload their own Django templates to the site, allowing them more flexibility in site design.

reCAPTCHA and default comment moderationreCAPTCHA is now included on all video pages, making it much more difficult for spammers to leave comments.

Reorganized Administrative Area: We’ve pared down the administrative area to make it easier to navigate.

These are just a few of the many improvements.

To try out Miro Community, go to http://www.mirocommunity.org/signup/ and create a site today.

Womoz Video Site Showcases Women in Open Source

Monday, January 11th, 2010

New community Womoz (Women & Mozilla) solicits videos about women and FLOSS for their Miro Community powered video site. Check it out and submit some videos!

womoz logo

From the Womoz blog:

The Women & Mozilla Video Website is live and you can help it grow!

We’ve recently added a video website to our WoMoz project tools. This Website has been created mainly in order to:

  • give everyone access to online video tutorials about Free Software and Mozilla
  • publish interviews of women contributors and portray their outstanding work inside FLOSS communities
  • display video content about the women in computer science / FLOSS subject
  • publish existing conferences done by women in FLOSS and IT

You can all help by uploading video content onto this new site!

If you feel like a video makes sense in regard to the list above, please feel free to submit it directly from the site’s main Home page. (no account necessary to upload videos, just click the “Submit A Video” button and a site administrator will approve them).

Miro / PCF is hiring a designer

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Participatory Culture Foundation is looking for a designer. A top-notch portfolio is essential, we need somebody who knows HTML/CSS, and some javascript knowledge is a plus.

This is for a new PCF project that will let communities of users subtitle any video on the web. You’ll be responsible for web design and branding, and probably a lot of fun user interface design as well. Send samples to nicholas (a) pculture.org.

Looking for something?