Miro: Internet TV 3.0 (Free HD video player)
One of the biggest problems that I had before was looking for a Video player to the ones that my players can’t play. I have found the VLC player before which pretty much did a lot of playing of video formats for me, and by using Vuze I was able to browse thru HD videos where I could download and watch using their player. Then Miro comes along, an open source High Definition Video Player and Bittorrent client. It streams videos from a lot of sources such as YouTube (HD), bittorrent files, and other HD streaming websites.
What’s great about it is that it’s free open source player, which plays all video file types. With links to other websites, such as YouTube, it gives users more contents to watch and enjoy the full HD effect. User interface is similar to Vuze but is a more simplistic look and easy to understand browsing experience. This is I guess their way of overthrowing traditional TV’s and getting people to switch online. Being able to follow your favorite series, download it, and watch it at your convenience in an HD format is really a great way to get people switching.
The company highlights being a non-profit organization. And with lots of backers, such as the Knight Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, etc. , I believe this will make a big difference in the internet world and thru the offline world as well.
Overall, It’s great to see free open sourced softwares coming into the market, it gives us an alternative to premium products and services. However, as recession is biting hard, we just hope that the funds are enough for them to go thru it.