Video Software Players Miro for Windows

Miro for Windows 6.0 for Windows

by Nick Nassar

Avg. Rating 3.8 (304 votes)

File Details

File Size 44.8 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 31,999
Publisher Nick Nassar
Homepage Miro
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Miro lets you watch Internet videos like you watch TV. Download and watch all the best internet TV shows and videos in one powerful application. New channels arrive daily in the built-in Channel Guide. Stop squinting at tedious web videos-- sit back and watch big, high resolution videos one after another. It's so easy to use that you'll be watching interesting videos in moments.

Latest Reviews

wahlburg

wahlburg reviewed v6.0 on May 5, 2013

Find yourself a nice collection of video sources, get Miro's capable download manager to auto-download them (file links, RSS feeds, torrents - whatever!), watch them straight from within the app, and tell me how you lived without this incredible peice of software.

Version 6.0 cuts down on CPU Usage (it's zero when no downloads are taking place), and my cheap-o dual-core Atom (2GB RAM) has no issues running this in the background. The interface is better than before (if a tad clunky) but functionality-wise, this is just plain unbeatable. And it's both free and open-source, to boot!

For podcasts alone, I've paid for apps that do a worse job!

I'm donating.

zxlotusxz

zxlotusxz reviewed v5.0.4 on Oct 9, 2012

I tried it out and I simply don't see the point in it?

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v5.0.2 on Jul 29, 2012

I don't like to be harsh, but this is a piece-o-crap.

tuncerd

tuncerd reviewed v5.0 on May 3, 2012

Cons:
Sound volume is low. It should be boosted as in VLC or KMP.
The interface is amateurish.
The software is laggy and a CPU hog.
Adding podcast/feeds is not simple enough.

Pros:
Cross platform
All-in-one podcatcher.
Miro has potential to be a must-have multimedia app.

keir

keir reviewed v4.0 on May 28, 2011

Terrible memory usage in 4.0 and 4.0.1 when it's not doing anything.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.0 Beta 1 on May 3, 2011

looks good
I did not see any Zugo Toolbar
use custom install
do not agree to anything

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed v4.0 Beta 1 on May 2, 2011

A bit of a heads up, during installation you have the option to install a search home page, kind of a weird way of wording it but what it actually is, is the Zugo Toolbar. Miro does tell you how to uninstall this sucker even offer an uninstall program to help but you'll find both methods will fail. Zugo is notorious for doing anything they can to keep from being removed from a computer once installed, for that reason in my eyes it's malware.

I rate it a one because I don't dare run anything with the Zugo Toolbar no matter if I have a choice to install it or not.

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v3.5.0 on Oct 24, 2010

I rate this a 3 because of the way it's organized.
Would I use it, no. Not after trying it for an hour.
Not enough content.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v3.0.1 on Apr 14, 2010

I've never been quite fond of podcasts and so on, but that was until Miro. I have to admit that this application is incentive to a cool approach and handling of video (and audio) on the Web. Totally intuitive, elegant, fast. I've discovered channels of all sorts, this is a real passport to pleasure.

Jammerdelray

Jammerdelray reviewed v3.0.1 on Apr 13, 2010

Love it! They fixed the crash lingering since Vista and it runs very smooth and snappy now. My choice for watching Diggnation, Tekzilla and other shows.

No cons.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (304 votes)
Your Rating
wahlburg

wahlburg reviewed v6.0 on May 5, 2013

Find yourself a nice collection of video sources, get Miro's capable download manager to auto-download them (file links, RSS feeds, torrents - whatever!), watch them straight from within the app, and tell me how you lived without this incredible peice of software.

Version 6.0 cuts down on CPU Usage (it's zero when no downloads are taking place), and my cheap-o dual-core Atom (2GB RAM) has no issues running this in the background. The interface is better than before (if a tad clunky) but functionality-wise, this is just plain unbeatable. And it's both free and open-source, to boot!

For podcasts alone, I've paid for apps that do a worse job!

I'm donating.

zxlotusxz

zxlotusxz reviewed v5.0.4 on Oct 9, 2012

I tried it out and I simply don't see the point in it?

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v5.0.2 on Jul 29, 2012

I don't like to be harsh, but this is a piece-o-crap.

tuncerd

tuncerd reviewed v5.0 on May 3, 2012

Cons:
Sound volume is low. It should be boosted as in VLC or KMP.
The interface is amateurish.
The software is laggy and a CPU hog.
Adding podcast/feeds is not simple enough.

Pros:
Cross platform
All-in-one podcatcher.
Miro has potential to be a must-have multimedia app.

keir

keir reviewed v4.0 on May 28, 2011

Terrible memory usage in 4.0 and 4.0.1 when it's not doing anything.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v4.0 Beta 1 on May 3, 2011

looks good
I did not see any Zugo Toolbar
use custom install
do not agree to anything

kbsoftware

kbsoftware reviewed v4.0 Beta 1 on May 2, 2011

A bit of a heads up, during installation you have the option to install a search home page, kind of a weird way of wording it but what it actually is, is the Zugo Toolbar. Miro does tell you how to uninstall this sucker even offer an uninstall program to help but you'll find both methods will fail. Zugo is notorious for doing anything they can to keep from being removed from a computer once installed, for that reason in my eyes it's malware.

I rate it a one because I don't dare run anything with the Zugo Toolbar no matter if I have a choice to install it or not.

DoHickey

DoHickey reviewed v3.5.0 on Oct 24, 2010

I rate this a 3 because of the way it's organized.
Would I use it, no. Not after trying it for an hour.
Not enough content.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v3.0.1 on Apr 14, 2010

I've never been quite fond of podcasts and so on, but that was until Miro. I have to admit that this application is incentive to a cool approach and handling of video (and audio) on the Web. Totally intuitive, elegant, fast. I've discovered channels of all sorts, this is a real passport to pleasure.

Jammerdelray

Jammerdelray reviewed v3.0.1 on Apr 13, 2010

Love it! They fixed the crash lingering since Vista and it runs very smooth and snappy now. My choice for watching Diggnation, Tekzilla and other shows.

No cons.

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.0.1 on Apr 13, 2010

nothing more the external links pure garbage, if you like this you will Like Real Player and Aol web browser

Prospero424

Prospero424 reviewed v3.0 on Mar 26, 2010

New version is nice and clean, and seems to load up a lot faster. I had stopped using this for a while because I just began to use the Boxee alpha for video podcast catching/viewing, but the new Boxee beta doesn't yet support adding feeds (they're working on it), so I came back to Miro, which I've always liked anyway.

@SBMongoos:

See my tips in the "Discussions" link for this app above and reply there if you still can't get it to work. I'll try to help you out.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v2.5 on Jul 27, 2009

Very nice. Easy to follow some very interesting video feeds.

For ease of use, it's hard to beat

SBMongoos

SBMongoos reviewed v2.0.5 on Jul 7, 2009

Would really like to use it but I cannot get any video. Sound, but that's it. Running XP SP3. Do have KLite installed. Been searching at their site but have not found an answer and this exact question is still open waiting for an answer at the Participatory Culture Foundation. Anyone have any ideas? Would really like to test this out.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v2.0.5 on Jun 29, 2009

"This port mapping problem is almost certainly a product of that particular reviewer's network configuration and/or hardware since, as far as I'm aware, Miro uses the highly-regarded libtorrent to do torrent port mapping. I don't even see a single person complaining of this problem on Miro's interactive troubleshooting page. And this is NOT a tech support page."

Yeah, right. I have a Linksys WRTSL54GS running the very highly-esteemed Tomato firmware. I have used many applications that use UPnP, and I have NEVER had this problem before.

And BTW, I wasn't seeking "tech support". That should be obvious.

You probably don't see anyone else complaining about this because they don't bother to check. How many people check their router's actual UPnP mapping status? I do because I have been a software engineer and professional software tester*, and I know what crapware signs to look for. It wasn't hard with Miro.

* I'm not trying to impress anyone; just stating the facts.

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