Miro turns 1.0

If you haven’t yet, you should probably head on over to the Miro website and start up the download while you read this.

Miro is a Free Open-Source Internet TV and Video Player.
Thats alot to fit into a single application. And they do it well.

Their biggest “selling point” is that they claim to be better than Joost.

They even go to the pains of listing why.

But what can you do with Miro? What is Miro all about…

I’ve been messing around with Miro for about a week now, and so far I’m impressed.

The Channel Guide has a selection of loads of different “channels” for you to view.
Basically, a Channel is an RSS feed. And each program in a channel is an article.

Its a very clever way of distributing content, and its also very easy to make your own channel.

Thats very different from the way Joost are doing things.

There are loads of HD channels as well, which is Joost’s major shortcoming.

Now if only I had more disk space…

TV

I haven’t sat down and watched TV for a good few years now.

I’m not saying I haven’t watched anything on the TV, I’m just saying that I haven’t anticipated, and watched a scheduled program in years.
I don’t even know what the usual TV line-up looks like anymore.
I do know that I’ll find something worth watching on the 7-odd different Discovery channels we have, but thats just there to numb my mind after a long day.

Last week, for the first time in I dont know how long, I found a TV show that was worth watching (on the internet, via the BBC website).
I actually sat down at the TV, found the channel, and watched a documentary.
I watched it as it aired, which felt unusual.
I wasn’t able to pause it, or rewind. And it had adverts.
And then I did it again yesterday.

All the good TV series’ are coming to an end now anyway, so chances are, I might just do it again next week.