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

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 11:06:45 EST 2009


I may have to check this out then.

Ever since I installed MythTV, we just schedule shows to watch, we almost
never use Live TV.  If I can just download them during the night, I'd
happily dump satellite TV.  Any Canadian news program feeds?

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Brian Nickle <brian at nickle.ca> wrote:

> 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miro_%28software%29>
>>>> , 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
>>>
>>> Technology consultant
>>> Software, Hardware and Practices
>>> _________________
>>> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
>>> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>    __________________________________________________________________
>>> Make your browsing faster, safer, and easier with the new Internet
>>> Explorer® 8. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at
>>> http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org mailing list
>>> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org at kwlug.org
>>> http://astoria.ccjclearline.com/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>>
>>
>> |  CCj/ClearLine - Unix/NT Administration and TCP/IP Network Services
>> |  118 Louisa Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5M3, 519-489-0478
>> \________________________________________________________
>>  Cedric Puddy, IS Director            cedric at thinkers.org
>>    PGP Key Available at:              http://www.thinkers.org/cedric
>>
>>
>> |  CCj/ClearLine - Unix/NT Administration and TCP/IP Network Services
>> |  118 Louisa Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5M3, 519-489-0478
>> \________________________________________________________
>>   Cedric Puddy, IS Director            cedric at thinkers.org
>>     PGP Key Available at:              http://www.thinkers.org/cedric
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org mailing list
>> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org at kwlug.org
>> http://astoria.ccjclearline.com/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org mailing list
> kwlug-disc_kwlug.org at kwlug.org
> http://astoria.ccjclearline.com/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://astoria.ccjclearline.com/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20091112/62112d5b/attachment.html>


More information about the kwlug-disc_kwlug.org mailing list