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Miro 2.0 Press Release

PRESS CONTACTS

Nicholas Reville, Co-Founder, Executive Director
npr@pculture.org
508-963-7832

Dean Jansen, Outreach Director
dean@pculture.org
857-928-4867

Miro 2.0 Launches: New Version of Popular Open-Source HD Video Player

WORCESTER, MA- An all-new version of Miro, the popular free and open source HD video player launched today. Miro 2.0 is the biggest update in the project's history and makes the already popular player even stronger.

Miro, which like Firefox is open-source software built by a non-profit organization, was downloaded more than 4 million times last year and is translated into more than 40 languages by volunteers around the world.

Miro 2.0 introduces several key new features:

  • All-new gorgeous interface, including new list view option
  • Browse while viewing: users can play videos in a separate window
  • Users can add streaming shows like those on Hulu to their sidebar, making Miro a comprehensive video player for both podcast and streaming video
  • Faster performance, lower memory use, and faster torrent downloads
  • User can add sites like Archive.org or Legaltorrents.com to the Miro sidebar and download with a single click
  • New support for audio podcasts as well as video

But this version of Miro is less a collection of features and more a rethinking of how people can use video online. "Miro 2.0 is specifically designed for the emergence of HD video online- the video quality goes way beyond what is possible on even the best streaming websites," said Nicholas Reville, Executive Director and Co-Founder.

The built-in Miro Guide content directory was updated a few days ago in anticipation of the release of Miro 2.0. "The Miro Guide now has 6,000 free video podcasts, many of which are in HD," said Dean Jansen, Outreach Director. "We're building the best combination of player and directory anywhere, and it's all completely open."

Miro can be downloaded at: http://www.getmiro.com

A full list of Miro features can be seen here: http://www.getmiro.com/download/features

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Miro is developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a non-profit organization, and by volunteers around the world. PCF was founded in 2005 and has a mission to create a more open and decentralized online video space. Miro is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world- only 24% of users are based in the United States.

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