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Coming Soon: Use Miro to Update Your Song Info and Album Art

April 14th, 2012 by janet

Automatic Song and Album Art lookup

New in the upcoming version 5.0, Miro can look up missing music information and album art. The song information is retreived from the Echonest database and the album art comes from 7Digital.

Setup after upgrading from earlier versions of Miro

If Miro is upgraded from a version earlier than Miro 5.0. The first time the Music tab is clicked, a dialog asks to use the song info look up.

New User Configuration

When installing Miro for the first time: an option to turn on look up is provided in the Music Settings screen of the first time start up dialog.

Turning on / off Lookup from the Preferences Panel

The Preferences Panel General tab controls turning metadata look up on and off for all audio files or for newly added music files.

To run look up for all audio files:
Click Run Online Lookup for All Current Music 

To remove look up data from the item metadata display
Click Remove All Lookup Data 

To look up information for all newly added items:
Check Automatically run online lookup for any new audio files that I add to Miro 

Toggling on and off from the File Menu

To toggle the use of Echonest data for one or a few items:

  1. Select the item or items
  2. Open the File menu
  3. Choose (Don’t) Use album art and song info from online lookup database (Echonest)

Toggling on and off from the Context Menu

To toggle the use of echonest data for one or a few items:

  1. Select the item or items
  2. Open the context menu
  3. Choose (Don’t) Use album art and song info from online lookup database (Echonest)

Coming Soon: Miro 5!

March 20th, 2012 by janet

Miro 5 Release Candidate builds are posted…

Download here:

…And we need your help!

Test this release. See the detailed instructions on the miro testing blog post.

To help translate, see the translation guide.

There are some awesome improvements in this release.

1. Song information and Album art lookup

Clean up your music collection by automatically looking up
the Artist, correct title, and album name and artwork among other thing.

2. Album View

A clean view to group together all your songs by Album and Artist.  Also a simplified way to view video items by kind (Movies, Clips, Podcasts…)

3. Faster Device Syncing and Conversions

We’ve added a Quick fill option to get your music onto your device fast!  Automatic syncing,  options to convert only when necessary, and updates to the ffmpeg binaries.

4. eMusic in the Stores section

Purchase music from eMusic and add it straight to your library.

5. Download HD videos from Vimeo feeds

When available, you can now download HD quality videos from Vimeo podcasts.

6. Massive updates to the Windows backend

From playback to gui display to libtorrent, everything is updated and upgraded.


How to Convert and Transfer Videos to Kindle Fire

December 23rd, 2011 by Nicholas Reville
With Miro 4.0.4, released today, you can automatically convert and copy videos and music to Kindle Fire. Here’s how:

1. Open Miro. (Download Miro here if you don’t have it.)

2. Connect your Kindle Fire with a USB cable to your computer and it will appear in the ‘Connect’ tab in Miro.

3. Drag any videos or music to the Kindle Fire in the Miro sidebar and they will automatically convert to the right size and format and sync.

That’s it!

Note that videos that aren’t purchased from Amazon will be viewable in the ‘Gallery’ app on your Kindle Fire, not in the ‘Video’ tab.

we also put together this simple site explaining how it works: Sync Video and Audio to Kindle Fire

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?

Yes, I can donate to Miro

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.

Donate Here

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

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