[kwlug-disc] Anyone played with miro? Impressions?

Cedric Puddy cedric at thinkers.org
Wed Nov 11 23:44:10 EST 2009


I've used it as well -- pretty much exactly what he said.

Likewise, I don't use it any more, because it turns out that I don't  
care much about video, and the vast numbers of unwatched videos  
started to stress me more than please me :)  (It turns out that I  
spend about 15 minutes a month watching youtube-type content, so  
having something that tracks channels and locally caches and so on is  
pretty worthless for that sort of usage scenario).

On the other hand, for a couple of weeks I was using it all the time,  
and found it to be quite well designed, and a simple joy to use.   
Highly recommended if you are video clip hound.

	All the Best,

	-Cedric

On 2009-11-11, at 4:06 PM, Raul Suarez wrote:

> --- On Wed, 11/11/09, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
>> Anyone played with miro, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miro_(software), 
>>  http://www.getmiro.com/?
>>
>> Impressions, experiences?
>
> I've used it. If I don't use it more is because the day has just so  
> many hours.
>
> Impressions:
> - It works
> - It's easy to use
> - It is in the Ubuntu repositories
> - Does a decent disk storage management
> - I found a lot of very high quality content (for my taste)
> - If you have some favourite internet TV sites, this is a real time  
> saver as your programs will be there when you want to watch them  
> without having to go with the browser and download them when you  
> want to watch them.
> - I configured mythTv to look for videos in the folder where miro  
> downloads the files so I can watch them on my TV. (In the current  
> MythTv version I must manually refresh the list for them to appear  
> properly)
> - There are some scripts that automate the MythTv integration with  
> the upcoming version of MythTV. (It doesn't work with the current  
> stable version)
>
> All in all is one of those applications that you set and forget.
>
> The only difficult part is really, from all that content what do you  
> really want to download?
>
> All in all a happy client.
>
> Raul Suarez
>
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