Devices

Kinds of devices:

  • Kindle Fire
  • Android phones (HTC Hero, HTC Desire, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, ...)
  • Android tablets (Galaxy Tab, Nook Color, Xoom ...)
  • thumbdrives
  • external hard drives
  • digital cameras (Flip, ...)

For more information, see the full list of supported devices.

Connecting a device

Your device needs to be mounted for Miro to access it. Your phone has a USB storage mode which can be enabled once it is connected to your computer via a USB cable. Flash drives and other external drives will generally be mounted automatically.

If your device isn’t mounted, Miro will not see any files and will ask you to mount it.

If you have connected a device and don’t see it in the sidebar:

  1. Click on the Connect tab in the sidebar
  2. In the main view, check the Show all attached devices and drives checkbox

Device Main Tab

The device main tab provides instructions for how to add files to your device manually as well as options to control disk use, configure automatic syncing and use the quick fill feature.

When playlists and podcasts are configured for a particular device, Miro can be setup to sync automatically each time the device is connected.

  • Sync Automatically when this device is connected: Start syncing available files to the device anytime the device is connected.
  • Don’t fill more than [] percent of this device when syncing: Control how much space items from Miro are allowed to use.
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  • Auto Fill: Adds additional items to your devices based on amounts configured with the slider bars.
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Device Settings

To edit your device settings, click on your device in the sidebar. In the Miro main view, click on the Settings button.

Under settings you can specify:

  • Name of Device: how it will appear in the Sidebar
  • Video Conversion: should default to your device-specific resolution.
  • Audio Conversion: Default to the format recognized by your device.
  • Video storage directory: Where Video files are stored on your device.
  • Audio storage directory: Where Audio files are stored on your device.
  • Always show this device: To always show a device when connected.
  • Always convert videos before copying: To force Miro to convert an item even if not required.
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For Audio and Video conversions, Miro defaults to the best setting for the detected device. There is also a Copy option available if you do not want or need to perform conversions with the syncing.

Syncing media to your device

Choosing file to sync

You can copy video and music files to your device either with a simple drag-and-drop or by configuring your settings to sync files from specific podcasts or playlists.

The output format of the the files is specified in the device’s Settings panel described above.

To sync files by drag-and-drop:

  1. Select the file or files you want to sync
  2. Drag the files to the device tab in the sidebar

To automatically detect podcast files for syncing:

  1. Click on the device in the sidebar
  2. Click on the Podcasts button in the Main View
  3. Check the Sync Podcasts checkbox
  4. Optionally choose to the box to sync only unplayed items
  5. Optionally choose to delete expired podcasts items from your device
  6. Click the box alongside each podcast you would like to sync or alternatively click the Select All button.
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Click Sync Now to start the sync process.

You can use the Cancel button to halt the syncing process.

To automatically detect playlist items for syncing:

  1. Click on the device in the sidebar
  2. Click on the Playlists button in the main view
  3. Check the Sync Playlists checkbox
  4. Optionally choose to the box to sync only unplayed items
  5. Click the box alongside each playlist you would like to sync or alternatively click the Select All button

As additional items are added to the playlist, they will be added to the list of items available for syncing.

Syncing the files

When Miro detects that files are available for syncing, the number of available files is displayed above the Sync Now button.

Click Sync Now to start the sync process.

You can use the Cancel button to halt the syncing process.

The progress bar along the bottom indicates the time required for the files to sync.

Syncing media from your device

You can copy video and music files from your device by clicking on the Copy to Miro button for the item.

You can convert items from your device, and the output file will be stored in your Miro library (great for video cameras).

Trouble-shooting

Miro won’t work with my iPhone/iPad/iPod

Miro doesn’t currently support Apple media devices. We hope to implement this in a future release.

Miro doesn’t support my device

If Miro doesn’t support your device, you can show all the devices Miro knows about by checking the Show all attached devices and drives in the Connect tab.

If Miro doesn’t support your device, please help us add it! Check out the “Adding Support” page for instructions on how to find the information and fill out our device support request form.

Miro doesn’t make playlists from my device

Device Video and Music tabs look like the Miro sidebar tabs, however, there are some limitations.

Device items can’t be dragged to a Miro playlist.