Download Miro – Open Source Music and Video Player

Miro LogoMiro is a free and open-source music and video player for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux. The program supports most known video files and offers sound and video, some in HD quality.  You can subscribe to channels of internet video, download videos, and watch them full-screen, one after the other, all in one application. A built-in channel guide brings you new content every day.

With Miro you can:

  • Pull all your music and videos together in one place: Since Miro can play almost any audio and video format, you’ll see all of your stuff in one place. Just ‘Watch’ your media folders and your music and video will show up in Miro (without moving or duplicating the files)– and when anything is added to these folders it will also appear (don’t worry, Miro won’t duplicate or move the files). It’s super easy to switch from iTunes.
  • Add your favorite Video & Music websites: Add your favorite music, video, or download sites to your Miro sidebar, so that you can stream or download files right into your library.
  • Share across your computers: If more than one Miro is running on your local network, you can share your Music and Videos. Stream or transfer files from upstairs to downstairs, effortlessly.
  • Sync to your phone or tablet: Miro can sync to lots of devices, including any Android phone or tablet. Miro will even convert video files to the right format to play on your phone.
  • Buy a song or an app: Miro has Amazon’s MP3 and Android stores built-in as well as Google’s Android store. Buy an MP3 and have it download right into your Miro library, then sync it to your phone. Or buy a mobile app and Amazon or Google will sync them to your phone automatically.

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  • Watching:
    • Watch Fullscreen: Since Miro works so well for HD content, you’ll find lots of video that looks beautiful in fullscreen on even the largest displays.
    • Resume from Where You Stopped: Miro will remember where you stopped watching a video and will start at that point when you play it again.
    • Play Almost Anything: Miro can play MPEG, Quicktime, AVI, H.\264, Divx, Windows Media, Flash Video, and almost every other major video format.
    • One After Another: Set your Miro preferences to either play videos one after another (in the order they appear) or to play a video then stop. If you have Miro set to play videos one after another, you can always right-click on an individual video and have it play then stop.
    • Keyboard Shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts for all the key playback commands makes it easy to configure a remote control.
  • Organizing:
    • All-New Interface: A beautiful, completely redesigned interface makes using Miro easier than ever.
    • Video Playlists: Bring together your favorite videos into a playlist. You can drag them one by one or select a few and right-click to add to a playlist or odd create a new playlist that they will be added to.
    • Move Your Library: Miro can move your video collection to any location on your system, such as an external hard drive.
    • Channel and Playlist Folders: Group your Feeds by topic by creating folders. Do the same for playlists.
    • Bring Your Videos Together: When you install Miro, you can search you computer to find all your video files and list them in your Miro Library.
    • Thumbnail Creation: Miro will create a thumbnail for any video that doesn’t have one.
  • Downloading:
    • Seamless BitTorrent: Miro can download individual BitTorrent files and torrents that are in feeds. When a video torrent is downloaded it will be in your channel and library ready to watch, just like any other video download.
    • Play in Separate Window: Miro now lets you watch any video in a separate window, so you can browse and download while you watch. You can play videos in a separate window individually or set a preference to always play videos in a separate window.
    • Simple Disk Management: Simply tell Miro to reserve a certain amount of space on your hard drive and it will stop downloading new videos when it reaches that limit.
    • Auto-Expire: After you watch a video on a channel, it will stick around for a few days and then delete itself. You can choose to keep it permanently if you like and you can set the channel to save every video permanently, but most of the time we think you’ll want to keep fresh stuff coming in and old stuff going out.
    • Pause / Resume: Easily pause and resume any individual download, all downloads in one channel, or all Miro downloads.
    • Individual Video Downloads: A menu item lets you paste in individual video URLs to start downloads. Miro automaticaly grabs your last copied URL.
  • Subscribing to Feeds:
    • Video RSS: Video RSS feeds are at the core of our vision for internet TV. They provide a simple system that any publisher can use to distribute their content. Viewers can bring feeds from anywhere together into one place. Miro is compatible with more feeds than any other video app.
    • Audio Support: Miro now works with audio podcasts as well as video and there’s a new section in the sidebar to organize your audio feeds.
    • Auto-Download: Set any channel to download new videos as soon as they are published. You can also tell Feeds to stop downloading new stuff if unwatched videos are piling up.
    • 1-Click Subscribe Buttons: If someone comes to your website to see a video, take the chance to turn them into a subscriber. 1-click subscribe buttons let users go from web to Miro with a single click.
    • Rename Feeds: Right-click on any channel to rename it.
  • Openness:
    • Mac, Windows, Linux: Miro works beautifully on all three major operating systems. We make this effort because a new model for internet television has to be accessible to everyone.[advt]
    • Global Community: Volunteers from around the world help test, translate, and code Miro.
    • Translations: Miro is translated by volunteers into more than 40 languages and the Miro Guide lists Feeds from around the world in dozens of languages.
    • Open Source: Miro is free, open-source software (licensed under the GPL). Anyone is free to change the source code, contribute bug fixes and features, and make new versions.
    • Open Standards: As important as open source code, Miro’s embrace of open standards helps encourage innovation and competition. Unlike proprietary video delivery systems, Miro works like the internet itself, utilizing open standards like RSS, HTTP, HTML/CSS, and BitTorrent.
  • Searching:
    • Search Millions of Videos: Miro can search and download from the biggest video sites including YouTube, Yahoo!, Google Video, Blip, and more.
    • Create Search Feeds: Save any search to get new videos as they are published. Miro now downloads HD video from YouTube whenever it’s available.
    • Search Within a Channel: Save any search within a video feed as it’s own channel. Want to auto-download BoingBoing TV but only when they mention ‘steampunks’? Miro makes it easy.
  • The Miro Guide:
    • Best of Its Kind: The built-in and web accessible Miro Guide is a full-featured web service that is simply the most intuitive, most elegant, and most useful catalog of video RSS feeds anywhere.
    • An Open Directory: Anyone can submit an RSS feed to the Miro Guide.
    • Rate Feeds: Like Netflix or Amazon, you can rate any channel in the Guide and get suggestions about Feeds you might like.
    • Alternate Channel Guides: Miro Guide doesn’t lock you in. Anyone can create an alternative guide of videos and feeds and you can add that guide to your Miro.
  • Sharing:
  • Email Feeds and Videos: Every channel and video has an email button to quickly send a link to a friend.
  • Post to Social Sites: Each video has links to post to Digg, Reddit,, and Video Bomb.
  • Import / Export Your Feeds: Export your feeds as an OPML file and your friends can import it into their Miro or any other feed reader.

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