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

Brian Nickle brian at nickle.ca
Thu Nov 12 10:47:48 EST 2009


I use miro all the time it is a great bittorrent client.  I
have subscribed to bittorrent searches via rss feeds of my favorite tv
shows.  About an hour after a tv show airs in the US it is downloading on my
machine.  I've been 2+ years without cable or satellite using this method.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Cedric Puddy <cedric at thinkers.org> wrote:

> 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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>>
>>
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