Thursday, 13 September 2007

Miro - the best internet video and TV player?

My video player of choice, Miro, continues to bound ahead technologically speaking. Some recent upgrades have taken place as it heads to version 1.0. At the moment it is an excellent means of suscribing to channels from a wide variety of providers, including the growing number of HD (high definition) programmes out there.

Best of all, though, is that it is run by a non-profit organisation and is open source. Previously, this same group provided 'Broadcast Machine' an impressive tool for uploading, cataloguing and serving video content, but that is now being frozen with a decision to start building a replacement system from scratch that incorporates new technological advances and is more robust and resilient. Miro, itself, though is worth a try and it happily trundles away in the background scurrying around for updates on my favourite subscritions (mainly documentaries and news).

1 comment:

Dean said...

Iain,

Thanks for the awesome review!

A while back, I read an interesting post by an educator who is actually using Miro in the classroom: http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/643

Just figured there might be some useful info there :)