Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for February, 2010

Miro 3.0-rc3: testing and translations needed!

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Now finished with the last few bugs and some dialog changes, we need your help for some final build testing and translations.

Miro 3.0-rc3 is available from the nightly builds page for:

Please take the time to download, and let us know how it goes.   Here’s a description of some of the new features in 3.0, and the draft release notes.

If you use Miro in a language other than English, we could definitely use your expertise in finalizing the translations.  Go directly to our launchpad project, or from the Miro Help dialog select Translate.

Thank you.

Miro 3.0 RC2 Available (check out the new features)

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Miro 3.0 Release Candidate 2 is now available on the nightly builds page for previewing and testing. You can download for either

There are some great new features coming in this release and a huge amount of fixed bugs.

We are asking everyone to please download this build and let us know how it works for you.

New features that are available Miro 3.0 include: displaying subtitles, editing cataloged items, and playing files in an external player.  Here is a post about how to use these new features in Miro 3.0.

We have also made performance improvements for UI navigation, saved searches, first time startup and watched folders.

Please take the time to download and test this build.  You can let us know what you find by either:

Duke University Launches Duke on Demand, a Miro Community Driven Site

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Today, Duke University launched Duke on Demand, a video site powered by Miro Community (see the Duke press release).


Duke on Demand is a single, fully branded, website of Duke-related video. The site is intended for students, alumni, self-motivated learners, perspective students, as well as the general public. The site is great for viewers, who get most of the publicly available Duke University video under one roof; as well as for the school, which curates the site in-house and dictates exactly how it looks, functions, and is organized.

Duke has been producing more and more video over the years and was getting spread thin across non-Duke platforms including: YouTube, iTunes U, Big Think, uStream, and more. The new On Demand site is home to thousands of publicly viewable Duke videos and will be growing daily.

Viewers on the site are able to submit videos they would like to see added to the library. Additionally, the site is connected to Duke’s calendar of live video events, which has information and links that lead to live video streams of office hours, lectures, and other educational events being broadcast in real time.

Miro Community, the free and open source software powering the new site, is bar-none the most user-friendly way to automatically aggregate video from multiple sources into a single website. Miro Community has powerful tools for automatically bringing in videos based on tags, search results, or even user accounts from video sharing sites, such as YouTube or blip.tv. Additionally, the site can import any embeddable video, or videos encapsulated in RSS feeds, from anywhere on the web. The software is available for anyone to install on their own server; alternatively, we offer hosted sites that can be created almost instantly. For more information, visit http://mirocommunity.org

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