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Miro 5: The beautiful, open-source music and video player that lets you break free

Posted In Video tools - By Techtiplib on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 With No Comments »

The first 5 things you should do with Miro:

1. Pull all your music and videos together in one place

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Since Miro can play almost any audio and video format, you’ll see all of your stuff in one place. Just ‘Watch’ your media folders and your music and video will show up in Miro (without moving or duplicating the files)– and when anything is added to these folders it will also appear (don’t worry, Miro won’t duplicate or move the files). It’s super easy to switch from iTunes

– Select the Sidebar menu and add your current music, video, and download folders as “Watched Folders”.

2. Add your favorite Video & Music websites

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Add your favorite music, video, or download sites to your Miro sidebar, so that you can stream or download files right into your library.

– Select the Sidebar menu, choose ‘Add Source’ and enter the website URL.

3. Share across your computers

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If more than one Miro is running on your local network, you can share your Music and Videos. Stream or transfer files from upstairs to downstairs, effortlessly.

–  Select the Connect tab in your sidebar, enable sharing.

–  Open Miro on any other computer on your network to stream or copy these files.

4. Sync to your phone or tablet

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Sick of using a music player that doesn’t sync to your phone? Miro can sync to lots of devices, including any Android phone or tablet. Miro will even convert video files to the right format to play on your phone.

–  Connect your phone or tablet to your computer with the USB cable.

–  Select your phone in the Connect section of the sidebar

– Drag individual files to your phone or use the automatic syncing options.

5. Buy a song or an app

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Miro has Amazon’s MP3 and Android stores built-in as well as Google’s Android store. Buy an MP3 and have it download right into your Miro library, then sync it to your phone. Or buy a mobile app and Amazon or Google will sync them to your phone automatically.

– Choose Amazon MP3 Store in the ‘Stores’ section of your sidebar.

– Buy an MP3 and it will download right into your Miro library (ready for syncing to your phone).

– …or buy a mobile app and Amazon or Google will sync them to your phone automatically.

Download Miro 5 free here!

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