[permaculture] Miro Video Player & Miro Video Converter - useful and recommended - free/open

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 27 02:56:25 EDT 2010

[Paul might be interested in this]
I just installed these two - easy. The video downloaded/player is 
amazing - try it and search for permaculture videos! Lots.

Miro | Video Player |
Free video and audio podcast player and torrent client.

Miro Video Converter - Free! Convert any video to MP4, OGG Theora, 
iPhone, Android, iPod, and more, based on FFMPEG.

Miro, the free video player, goes 3.0
Cory Doctorow at 11:30 AM March 26, 2010
"Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free/open video player that 
automates subscribing to feeds of videos that are fetched down using 
Bittorrent (meaning that the creators of videos don't have to have the 
money for bandwidth) and then played in a flexible player that supports 
practically every format. The effect is great: pick a channel of videos 
that you like, subscribe, and forget about it -- Miro downloads episodes 
as they're available and just plays 'em, no matter what file format 
they're in.

Nicholas Reville from Miro sez, "In our relentless quest to make great 
free and open-source software and help decentralize media, we have just 
released Miro 3.0, a major update that adds support for subtitles. We're 
also releasing a brand new application called Miro Video Converter, 
which is a really easy way to convert any video to MP4 or devices, but 
more importantly is the only easy way to convert a video to patent-free 
OGG Theora using the latest high-quality encoding (which really does 
rival the quality of h.264). We created this converter because our 
campaign to get Video on Wikipedia was only practical if people had an 
easy way to make Ogg Theora videos."

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