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Miro Needs Your Help. Really!

December 20th, 2011 by Nicholas Reville

We need your help to keep Miro alive. To those of you that have already donated this year– thank you so much. If you haven’t given yet, here’s why it’s urgent.

Over the past year, PCF, the non-profit that makes Miro, has had some big successes. We’ve won a Tech Award for advancing equality and an award from the FCC for innovation in accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing. Miro has taken huge strides forward, adding full music support, Android syncing, and much more– Miro is now used by millions of people every month!

We believe deeply in the power of open tools. But our very small budget depends on donations from users and we are facing serious shortfall going into 2012. Can you make a donation?

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After you give, you’ll see a list of new features that we are considering: please vote on what you’d most like to see in the next version of Miro.

We are already hard at work on a major update to Miro that will bring exciting new features and major performance improvements. Miro is built by one of the smallest software teams in the world for a project of this scale, just a few very underpaid developers. But even with our tiny (and incredibly talented team), it does take some money to build and offer Miro for free to everyone.

Our request this month is very real– we just can’t afford to keep making Miro without more user support. If you can make a donation of any size today, it will help ensure that Miro can live on into next year and beyond.

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Thank you for reading and, as always, for using Miro. And please, if you possibly can, make a donation today.

4 Responses to “Miro Needs Your Help. Really!”

  1. Ferdinand says:

    I see a lot of promise for Miro but it doesn’t excel in anything. It is not a great podcatcher. It is not a great audio player. It is not a great Video player. It is not a great browser.
    My biggest complaint is that it isn’t portable and incredibly difficult to move to a new computer. A portable apps version would be greatly appreciated. Integration with smartphones would also be a good way to increase popularity of Miro. Maybe make the app for pay?

  2. Cristian says:

    The fact that Miro is trying to do everything is probably what’s making it different from other software. And of course, this is a tremendous task, getting it right takes a lot of work… But donating and supporting this project means that some day, it will be the greatest player and the greatest organizer and the greatest media download client.

    I just discovered it and already love it. Does things that iTunes can’t (add, organize and play .avi and other video files; download torrents and play them immediately). I can see that the vision for this project is big, so why not invest a small amount, a fraction of what you would pay for commercial alternatives?

    I hope the project focuses on becoming the greatest media organizer, because there are so few of those. Features like cataloging, automatic cover art download, metadata are essential in my opinion, and no software does it good enough.

    Good luck with the project and hope you get more donations!

    • usr says:

      “[...]and no software does it good enough. ” Duh, iTunes? What`s about the podcast searching engine like in iTunes? Where the F**k should it be in an “good” Podcatcher? Exactly: in the f**king PODCATCHER! And WTF is with this site?


  3. Anonymous says:

    Either you display advertisement on miroguide.com or you ask for donations, but not both.

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