Miro

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Miro

If you know where to get your video, you may like Miro

4

Our rating: 

4
License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Online TV Viewer

Pros & Cons:

Does live streams, but also does RSS.
Makes heavy use of your hard drive and Internet bandwidth because it wants to download everything to your hard drive, TIVO style.

Our Review:

Miro will not only do live streams but also RSS. It makes heavy use of your hard drive and Internet bandwidth because it wants to download everything to your hard drive, TIVO style. The program guide is preloaded, but there is very little network content. If you know where to get your video, you may like Miro. Advisory: Miro is bundled with OpenCandy. More information here.

Miro
Condition Yes/No/N/A Comment
Requires downloader no good
Bundle yes nitro PDF, not such a good idea to me
Installation process n/a easy and advanced = very good
Configuration n/a medium to advanced = good
Stability n/a good - did not crash
Extra software yes bonjour is required, not such a good idea to me
Overall n/a some tv streams - multimedia player combined with web browsing, tested the Ubuntu version too

Tested on a basic Acer laptop:

  • CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 N950
  • Memory - 4 GB RAM
  • O/S - Windows 7 Home plus Kubuntu 10.04 in a dual boot configuration.


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