Some of you may already know that I pretty much don’t watch standard TV any more. Yes, I have Dish, but I think I’ve watched a “station” three times in the past six months. Between BitTorrent, Hulu, Netflix, and some other sites, I watch almost everything via the laptop hooked up to my HDTV. It took a while to get everything running as smoothly as I’d like and eventually I settled on Miro as the one interface to all my media. Well, almost all of it. Sometimes I’d have to go out to my browser to get something to work.
Well, as of yesterday, that might almost be over. Miro 2.0 has been released and, as the creators say about the program it’s “really really awesome”! Why? Let me count the ways:
- It’s open source
- Integrated BitTorrent client
- Integrated support for audio and video podcasts
- Supports 1080p resolution
- Plays virtually any video file format without the installation of additional codecs
- Integrates other video sites such as Hulu and YouTube without the need to use a separate browser
Need I say more?
(Ok, there is one problem but it’s not Miro’s. Netflix streaming won’t work because it only works in IE and Miro isn’t IE. Neflix FAIL.)