Thursday, August 14, 2008

Miro: TiVo for the Web

Heard of Miro yet? It's a special video player that can be set to automagically record webisodes much like TiVo does it for TV.

Using the player you can:

It's an HD player that can also play virtually any video file, not just HD. It works with MPEG, Quicktime, AVI, H.264, Divx, Windows Media, Flash Video, and others. BTW, Miro says it gives you access to more HD than anyone.

Organize: Miro can organize your videos into folders, and finds and indexes any video currently stored on your PC. Miro can display videos full screen for a better viewing experience.

Download: Works with Bit Torrent, and automatically deletes videos you download after a few days to save disc space. You can also set it NOT to delete keepers. And yessiree, you can snag and download all your favorite YouTube flicks easy peasy.

Subscribe: One click to subscribe to video channels. It downloads the videos and keeps count of new stuff with counters.

Provides a multisite, multiplatform search feature that makes it easier to find what you want wherever it sits online.

Share: Lets you share links or downloaded videos with friends.

Miro works on PC or Mac, Windows and Linux. It's a pretty cool way to make the world of video more accessible and easy to watch on your terms. With over 2500 free channels built in, there's sure to be enough to keep your time well wasted for months and years to come. ;-)

This is a really fascinating development. I did not expect the need for an online video DVR for some time, but the emergence and early popularity of Miro shows that I am a little behind the times in recognizing the importance of online video in our daily lives. Since heavy online video users are watching hour upon hour of this stuff per month, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

By fostering an open video environment, Miro is truly helping to change the shape of "sight sound and motion" in our lives.

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