New Media Player Centralizes Web Viewing

Miro 'solves a problem you didn't know you had'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2007 2:10 PM CST
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(Newser) – A media player publicly released today organizes Internet video programs and translates their feeds, centralizing your online viewing experience. Miro handily “solves a problem you didn’t know you had,” says Fortune’s Josh Quittner. Not only can you subscribe to channels or programs from any video portal—YouTube,, Revver—but Miro can cope with HD feeds and join difficult BitTorrent streams.

Quittner raves about the free open-source program, calling the app’s ability to customize web watching “the future of television.” One Mozilla exec affiliated with the program’s designers brags that Miro “breaks out of the little video box we’re all used to.” It also breaks social Internet barriers, allowing for catch-all rating and recommending.