Miro Video Player | Features

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Miro in Full Screen Mode

Watch FullscreenSince 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 Forget about the format wars. 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 ShortcutsKeyboard shortcuts for all the key playback commands makes it easy to configure a remote control.


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 Running out of space? 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 CreationMiro will create a thumbnail for any video that doesn't have one.


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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 ManagementSimply 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-ExpireAfter 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 / ResumeEasily 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

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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.


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.

Global CommunityVolunteers from around the world help test, translate, and code Miro. Only about 30% of our downloads come from the United States, where we're based.

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.


Sites Section A new sites section lets Miro work seamlessly with the web.

Watch Streaming Shows
You can now add shows from sites like Hulu to your Miro sidebar, in the new 'Sites' section. This lets you have all your shows-- streaming or download-- in one place. We've add a new section in the Miro Guide, listing the most popular streaming shows on the web.

Download Directly Into Miro
You can also add other types of sites to your sidebar like LegalTorrents.com or Archive.org. Browse the website as usual and whenever you click on a .torrent or an .mp4 file (or any other video file that Miro supports), the video will download automatically in Miro. It makes browsing, downloading, and watching video seamless.

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 Maybe the best thing about the Miro Guide is that it doesn't lock you in. Anyone can create an alternative guide of videos and feeds and you can add that guide to your Miro.


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, del.icio.us, and Video Bomb.

Import / Export Your Feeds Got great collection of Feeds? Export your feeds as an OPML file and your friends can import it into their Miro or any other feed reader.

...and we're already building the next version. Read the Miro Blog to see where we're headed.

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