Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Watch the Olympics with Miro

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Go Team!!  Miro 5.0.2 is released and contains a few important bug fixes.  And just in time too!

As someone who doesn’t own a TV, I was a bit dismayed once I started researching my options for watching the Olympics this year.  I had no problem driving to town to watch some key matches of the Euro 2012, but the Olympics are non-stop events that go on for weeks.

There are numerous posts detailing the requirements for the NBC Olympic coverage which are not super helpful if you don’t live in the USA.

However digging a bit further I found the Eurovisionsports stream and some podcasts to keep me up to date on all the action and commentary.

For your viewing pleasure – I put together an OPML file of some key websites for streaming, an events schedule and some podcasts so that you don’t miss any of the action or features.

To watch the Olympics with Miro:  Download Miro-5.0.2 and this OPML file.

Once Miro is running from the Sidebar menu, choose Import Podcasts (OPML),

Sidebar -> Import Podcasts (OPML)

browse to the downloaded OPML file.  The website and podcasts will be added to your sidebar.  Enjoy!

Help update the Miro translations

Friday, July 13th, 2012

We are in the process of putting together a Miro 5.0.2 release that includes a few bug fixes; one of those requires updates to the translated strings.

Chimel, who works on the French localization has posted a nice summary of the changes.

Here is the getting started info for translators.  You can post questions, see announcements and discuss in our new Translators forum.

Miro 5! (plugins not required)

Monday, May 7th, 2012

If you are already enjoying all the enhancements for device syncing and music support that we brought to you in Miro 4, then just wait until you get your music on Miro 5.

The latest release of Miro will allow you to clean up your music collection by changing titles like Track 01 to their real title with a single click! Unknown Artists are replaced with the actual name.  Browsing your collection is vibrant and organized in the new Album/Artist view.

If you are tired of listening to the same old tracks on your device, it’s time to freshen it all up with Miro 5.

We’ve added eMusic to the Stores section, so you can sample and buy, and keep it all organized in your Miro music library.

There are new options added to device syncing.   You can sync automatically when you connect your device.  Choose to have Miro fill a percentage of your available space with an assortment of music and podcasts based your preferences with the new Auto Fill option.

And don’t forget the conversions. We have updated to the latest and greatest from ffmpeg to convert any media file to apple, android, KindleFire and web-friendly formats.

If you love your internet video, on Miro, it has just gotten better.  We’ve added support for HD downloads from Vimeo. We’ve upgraded libtorrent.  On Windows, we have updated everything on the backend, bringing a cleaner UI, better browsing, and clearer, sharper playback.

Along with the new release, we’ve moved Miro’s Support and Forums to a new platform to help us help you, and to assist you in helping yourselves and others. Have a question, or maybe some answers? Join in to discuss Miro here.

Miro 5 is the media player you need to share with your friends.  If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

Get Miro!

Checkout Miro 5 Release Candidate 2

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Miro 5 Release Candidate 2 builds are posted.  Try it out and clean up your music library!

Download here:

Thanks to all the users who downloaded release candidate 1 and provided feedback.  We’ve fixed up the bugs that you found and few more that we found, and we are ready for you to check out RC2.

One of the great new features coming in Miro 5 is the ability to look up song information and album art.  Here’s a blog post that explains how it all works.  We encourage everyone to try it out and let us know how it goes.

You can also help with testing and translations.

Thanks to everyone who’s helped us get this far!

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