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Watch Videos and Internet TV in HD Full Screen with Miro HD Video Player

There’s been lots of talk in the Blogosphere lately, on getting rid of expensive Cable TV, where prices seem to be skyrocketing, and focusing instead on the multiple alternatives which the Internet now provides.

From a personal perspective, I’m a long way from getting rid of Cable TV. But that’s more an issue surrounding the medieval government broadcast regulations consumers are forced to deal with here in Canada, which allow Geo-blocking technologies that prevent Canadians from accessing television programming on U.S. websites, than any commitment I have to the boob tube, which I rarely watch.

I suspect in many other countries, consumers would be taking to the streets demanding access to the increasing number of broadcast options available online. The Canadian government needs to get its head around a concept called, “freedom of choice”. OK, I’ll stop ranting now!

For those of you who don’t face this restriction, Miro (last updated December 05, 2009), is a free (open source), internet TV platform and video player that can play virtually any video including, QuickTime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, and XVID. After iTunes, Miro is the second most popular video RSS player in the world.

The real strength of this application lies in the ability you now have, with Miro installed, to subscribe to any video RSS feed, pod cast, or Video Site/Blog such as YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Video, through channels.

When a channel is created in Miro, the program checks for updates periodically and will retrieve content for you through a HTTP download, or the included BitTorrent client.

You could, for example, subscribe to Comodo’s Internet video series, Really Simple Security, published on a dedicated YouTube channel, and with Miro’s automatic update function always be in the loop for new content.

Given that your computer screen is, in reality, a high-definition display, you can watch these videos in HD full screen. Pretty neat – especially if you have a wide screen LCD display.

To make it easier for you to find content for viewing, the included channel guide service is comprised of more than 1,800+ channels which are searchable by category, keyword, popularity, or language.

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Fast facts:

Built-in Channel Guide – explore hundreds of free Internet television channels.

Bit torrent download

Manageable Hard Drive folders

Resume playback

Channel surfing

Organizing video feeds by topic

Video sharing and hosting

Creating videos

This program continues to receive high praise from video geeks, and it’s worth adding to your entertainment applications.

Note: There is a learning curve associated with using Miro, but the developers video tutorial, takes the hassle out of it.

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System requirements: Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows XP (I’m not aware of any x64 support) – Mac, Linux.

Download at: Miro

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Filed under downloads, Freeware, High Definition Video Players, Interconnectivity, Internet TV, Media Player Replacement, Multimedia Tools, Software, Video, Windows 7, Windows Tips and Tools, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Get Miro High Definition Video Player and Internet TV Platform Free

miro-1-logo Miro is a free and open source internet TV platform and video player that can play virtually any video including, QuickTime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, and XVID.

The real strength of this application however, is the ability you now have, with Miro installed, to subscribe to any video RSS feed, pod cast, or Video Site/Blog such as YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Video, through channels.

When a channel is created in Miro, the program checks for updates periodically and will retrieve content for you through a HTTP download, or the included BitTorrent client.

Given that your computer screen is, in reality, a high-definition display, you can watch these videos in HD full screen. Pretty neat.

To make it easier for you to find content for viewing, the included channel guide service is comprised of more than 1,800 channels which are searchable by category, keyword, popularity, or language.

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Some of Miro’s great features include:

Built-in Channel Guide – explore hundreds of free Internet television channels.

Bit torrent download

Manageable Hard Drive folders

Resume playback

Channel surfing

Organizing video feeds by topic

Video sharing and hosting

Creating videos

This program continues to receive high praise from video geeks, and it’s worth adding to your entertainment applications.

System requirements: Mac, Windows, Linux

Download at: Miro

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Miro – Free High Definition Video Player

Miro is a free and open source internet TV platform and video player that can play virtually any video including, QuickTime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, and XVID.

The real strength of this application however, is the ability you now have, with Miro installed, to subscribe to any video RSS feed, podcast, or Video Site/Blog such as YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Video, through channels.

When a channel is created in Miro, the program checks for updates periodically and will retrieve content for you through a HTTP download, or the included BitTorrent client.

Given that your computer screen is, in reality, a high-definition display, you can watch these videos in HD full screen. Pretty neat.

To make it easier for you to find content for viewing, the included channel guide service is comprised of more than 1,800 channels which are searchable by category, keyword, popularity, or language.

Some of Miro’s great features include:

Built-in Channel Guide – explore hundreds of free Internet television channels.

Bit torrent download

Manageable Hard Drive folders

Resume playback

Channel surfing

Organizing video feeds by topic

Video sharing and hosting

Creating videos

This program continues to receive high praise from video geeks, and it’s worth adding to your entertainment applications.

Download at: Download.com

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Filed under Audio Applications, Freeware, Geek Software and Tools, High Definition Video Players, Interconnectivity, Media Player Replacement, Open Source, Software, Windows Tips and Tools

Download and Play Videos in High Definition with Open Source Miro Video Player

miro_ui.jpgMiro is a free and open source internet TV platform and video player that can play virtually any video including, Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, and XVID.

The real strength of this application however, is the ability you now have, with Miro installed, to subscribe to any video RSS feed, podcast, or Video Site/Blog such as YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Video, through channels. When a channel is created in Miro, the program checks for updates periodically and will retrieve content for you through a HTTP download, or the included BitTorrent client.

Given that your computer screen is, in reality, a high-definition display, you can watch these videos in HD full screen. Pretty neat.

To make it easier for you to find content for viewing, the included channel guide service is comprised of more than 1,800 channels which are searchable by category, keyword, popularity, or language.

Some of Miro’s great features include:

  • Built-in Channel Guide – explore hundreds of free Internet television channels.
  • Bit torrent download
  • Manageable Hard Drive folders
  • Resume playback
  • Channel surfing
  • Organizing video feeds by topic
  • Video sharing and hosting
  • Creating videos

 

This program continues to receive high praise from video geeks, and it’s worth adding to your entertainment applications.

Download at: Miro

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Filed under Freeware, High Definition Video Players, Media Player Replacement, Multimedia Tools, Open Source, Peer to Peer, Software, Windows Tips and Tools