Miro 5.0.2 released (official PPA available)
Miro is an open-source full-fledged media manager, streamer and player, that offers an all-in-one interface from where the users can manage, play, convert both local and online content.
Miro allows one to easily manage music libraries, buy music and apps (directly from inside Miro), download and convert videos, share media, download torrents and more.
Miro has been updated to version 5.0.2, mainly as a bug fixes release, consolidating the fresh 5.x series.
Since the 4.0 version, Miro 5 introduces album view (with support to group music by album and artist), optimized faster device syncing and conversion process, ability to download HD from Vimeo (if the HD quality is available for the desired video), as well as various fixes and improvements.
eMusic has been added into
Stores category, thus allowing users to purchase (and add to one's music library) music from the mentioned store from Miro.
A definitely interesting and useful feature is the new support to update song informations and album arts from the widely known Echonest database and 7Digital (used for album arts).
The mentioned feature has been intelligently implemented, meaning, the users upgrading from Miro 4 to 5, will be greeted by a dialog, where by clicking
Cleanup Song and Album Art, Miro will use the mentioned online services to properly fetch songs' details.
Contrary, on-demand, the Echonest-based action is to be accessed under
Miro-->File-->Use album art and song info from online lookup database (Echonest)
How do we install Miro 5.0.2?
Add the following official PPA (Oneiric, Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install miro
"As someone who doesn’t own a TV, I was a bit dismayed once I started researching my options for watching the Olympics this year, "there are numerous posts detailing the requirements for the NBC Olympic coverage which are not super helpful if you don’t live in the USA".
Consequently, a Miro developer has put together a handy OPML file (containing relevant websites fro streaming, podcasts and event scheduler), that can be easily used by simply downloading the file and opening it via
Miro-->Sidebar (a menu option, not Miro's "physical" sidebar)-->Import Podcasts (OPML), action that adds the mentioned Olympics-specific bits under