Showing posts with label Get Miro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Get Miro. Show all posts

Friday, May 4, 2012

Try Miro - A Free, Open-Source Video & Music Player

You're probably familiar with iTunes and Google Music, but have you tried Miro? Miro is an open source media player available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. With Miro installed on your computer you can search for, watch, listen to, and download media. You can search multiple video sources including YouTube and Hulu within the Miro player. When you find a video that you like, you can download it and store it in the Miro player (to clarify; downloading of YouTube videos is not allowed).

If you choose to allow it, Miro can search your computer for existing media files to add to your Miro player. The Miro player can also be synced with your Android device. The latest version of Miro has the capability to stream between devices over a local network. The video below offers an overview of Miro.


Applications for Education
Miro provides a great way to download videos to use offline. If you work in a school that blocks most video sites, Miro is a good application to have installed on your laptop. Download the videos you want to show to students at home and then play them back at school regardless of Internet availability. The mainstream media channels on Miro provide thousands of videos relevant to all content areas. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Miro Video Converter & Miro 3.5

Miro, the open source video player, recently released version 3.5 and the new Miro Video Converter. Miro 3.5 includes a media converter that allows you to convert videos into the best formats for display on iPhones and Android devices. Miro 3.5 also updated subtitle display to give you options for the best display for you. If you don't want to download Miro 3.5 you can choose to download just the Miro Video Converter to convert files to formats for iPhone and Android display.

If you're unfamiliar with Miro, watch the video below for a brief introduction and overview.



Applications for Education
Miro is a great way to download videos to use offline. If you work in a school that blocks most video sites, Miro is a good application to have installed on your laptop. You can download videos within your Miro player in a place where you can get on the Internet and then play them back at any time regardless of Internet availability. The mainstream media channels on Miro provide thousands of videos relevant to all content areas. 

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Miro - Open Source Video and Audio Player

Webware ran an article last night about some recent enhancements to the open source video and audio player Miro. I've written about Miro a few times in the past because I think that it is an excellent alternative to iTunes and Windows Media Player (note, I said it's an alternative not that it is necessarily better). The recent enhancements to Miro are mostly aesthetic changes to the user interface and some database changes that you can read about here.

Miro is a video player that host thousands of video channels aggregated from major media outlets like the AP, CBS, PBS. Miro also aggregates content from user generated video websites like YouTube and Vimeo. The best feature of Miro is that every video you play can be downloaded directly to your computer for use at a later date. The advantage of a downloaded video is that you avoid skipping or stuttering videos resulting from slow Internet connections.

To learn more about Miro, watch this short video overview.


Applications for Educators
Miro is a great way to download videos to use offline. If you work in a school that blocks most video sites, Miro is a good application to have installed on your laptop. You can download videos within your Miro player in a place where you can get on the Internet and then play them back at any time regardless of Internet availability. The mainstream media channels on Miro provide thousands of videos relevant to all content areas.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Miro 2.0 - More HD Video and Download Options

The open source video player Miro impressed me the first time I saw it and it continues to be one of my favorite ways to download and store videos on my computer. Today, Miro released a bunch of updates and improvements including new HD channels and the ability to add more streaming websites, like Hulu, into your Miro player sidebar. The best improvement is the added ability to browse for videos while watching a video.

To learn more about Miro watch this short overview or visit Get Miro.


Applications for Education
Miro is a great way to download videos to use offline. If you work in a school that blocks most video sites, Miro is a good application to have installed on your laptop. You can download videos within your Miro player in a place where you can get on the Internet and then play them back at any time regardless of Internet availability.