Any thoughts on Miro?
peterbuldge at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 22:50:59 UTC 2009
On Saturday 12 December 2009 06:43:10 am Randy wrote:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
> > I came across an application called Miro (Open-source, non-profit video
> > player and podcast client) advertised on the Firefox website and wanted
> > to know what you guys thought about it before I installed it.
> > http://www.getmiro.com/
> > Any thoughts - is it as good as it looks?
> > It's actually in the repos:
> > nigel at nigel:~$ apt-cache search miro
> > democracyplayer - GTK+ based RSS video aggregator (transitional package)
> > democracyplayer-data - GTK+ based RSS video aggregator data files
> > (transitional package) miro - GTK+ based RSS video aggregator
> > miro-data - GTK+ based RSS video aggregator data files
> > libmjpegtools-1.9 - MJPEG video capture/editting/playback MPEG encoding
> > libmjpegtools-dev - MJPEG video capture/editting/playback MPEG encoding
> > mjpegtools - MJPEG video capture/editting/playback MPEG encoding
> > nigel at nigel:~$
> > Nigel
> Miro is actually a fantastic idea, but in practice I found it to be an
> incredible resource hog (on a Windows machine, I haven't tried it with
> Kubuntu). You subscribe to free video channels much like subscribing to
> RSS feeds, but the simultaneous downloading of multiple video channels
> uses a lot of resources.
Considering the nature of what MIro does, I don't think it will ever be a
particularly light app. The resource usage has gotten a lot better since it
hit 1.0 though. Yeah, its an ugly gtk app but it does what it does pretty
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