Miro 0.9.9.9 Beta
Miro is a free HD video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts.
Miro has a simple, gorgeous interface designed for fullscreen HD video. Since Miro downloads most videos, you can take your shows with you, even on an airplane. Quite simply, Miro is a better way to watch all the video you care about.
Unlike your browser, Miro's built for HD. The built-in Miro Guide connects you to thousands of free High Definition video shows. Miro downloads video fast and stores it on your local computer for a level of quality that is often impossible on streaming video websites (even the ones that call themselves 'HD').
Can't open a video? Now you can, with Miro. Miro can play virtually any type of video file - Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more.
When it comes to video podcasts, Miro goes far beyond iTunes by letting you subscribe to BitTorrent RSS feeds, with one of the fastest torrent downloaders in the world. Miro makes BitTorrent RSS dead simple-- when a new episode is available, it will download automatically and be ready to watch.
What s New in Miro Public Preview 3
a. On Windows, Miro will now generate thumbnails for any file that you download or add to your library. It makes for a much nicer browsing experience. If a channel already provides a thumbnail for a video, Miro will show that instead.
b. Miro now shows the channel icon instead of the generic video icon each video in a channel. It s a simple change that makes a big difference.
c. If you search for a video in your Library or a channel and then start playing it, Miro will remember the search term when you stop playing the video. Fixes a small annoyance.
d. Miro now has the ability to add alternate channel guides and initiate individual video downloads with a 1-click button. We ll be putting up 1-click button makers for these features soon and we ll be integrating this functionality into the Miro Guide.
e. We ve spent some time improving the first-time user experience. When you run Miro for the first time, you ll see this page which has a quick video overview and you ll be able to subscribe to some batches of channels on specific themes, like Sports, News, Food, etc. We hope it will help new users get their bearings a little more easily.
f. At the request of video bloggers, we ve put a permalink below the video playback area. This makes it easy to go to that video post and leave a comment. Someday we d love to have integrated commenting.
g. Some install functionality that makes our Co-Branded Miro service possible.
h. Compatibility with OSX Leopard and Ubuntu Gutsy.
i. Lots of bug fixes and small tweaks.