What’s new in Miro

What’s new in Miro 5

Released on May 1st, 2012.

New features:

  1. Song information and Album art lookup

    Clean up your music collection by automatically looking up the Artist, correct title, and album name and artwork among other thing.

  2. Hybrid Filter View

    A clean view to group togther all your songs by Album and Artist. Clean way to view video items by kind (Movies, Clips, Podcasts...)

  3. Quick fill option to get your music onto your device

  4. Purchase music from eMusic

    We’ve add eMusic to our list of store so you can grow you music collection.

See the release notes for Miro 5.0.

What’s new in Miro 4

Released on May 23rd, 2011.

New features:

  1. Better user interface

    We’ve gone through and cleaned up the interface making it easier to use, more intuitive, and prettier.

  2. Device syncing

    Sync media in Miro with your Android devices as well as any other device that shows up as an external drive.

  3. Sharing and streaming to other devices

    Miro can stream media to any DAAP client. Additionally, you can stream media from any DAAP client to Miro.

  4. Amazon store access

    Miro makes it easier to purchase music from the Amazon store and download it directly to Miro.

  5. Metadata extraction

    Miro can extract metadata from media files like genres, album titles, track numbers, artists, ...

  6. Performance enhancements

    We’ve implemented a variety of performance enhancements to make Miro smoother and faster to respond.

See the release notes for Miro 4.0.

What’s new in Miro 3.5

Released on October 21st, 2010.

New features:

  1. Conversions

    Miro allows you to easily convert media to other video/audio formats for your media devices.

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  2. Improved Library Management

    Improvements in tab display, item views, and queued download handling.

  3. Better HTTP downloading performance

    We switched to using libcurl for HTTP downloading which is less CPU-intensive and works faster.

  4. HTTP auth digest

    Miro now supports both HTTP auth basic and HTTP auth digest.

  5. Proxy authentication

    Proxy authentication now works.

  6. Subtitle preferences

    Specify font style (Windows) and encoding (Windows, GNU/Linux) to improve the display of subtitles.

Other changes:

  1. Lots of work on the user interface to make it better.

  2. Performance fixes for torrent restarting, proxy/http authentication, and database usage.

  3. Cancel queued auto-downloads.

  4. Remember tab views.

  5. Moved things around in the directory layout of the source tree:

    Old path

    New path

    platform/windows/

    windows/

    platform/gtkx11/

    linux/

    platform/osx/

    osx/

    portable/

    lib/

  6. (GNU/Linux) Movies directory defaults to ~/Videos/Miro per the Free Desktop specification.

  7. (OSX) Updated the OSX build environment to be based on Python 2.6.

  8. (OSX) Dropped support for OSX 10.4.

  9. (Windows) Updated the Windows build environment to be based on Python 2.6 and Visual Studio 2008.

  10. A lot of bug fixes.

See the release notes for Miro 3.5.

What’s new in Miro 3

Released on March 23rd, 2010.

New features:

  1. Subtitle support. Miro now supports subtitle tracks, subtitle sidecar files and selecting external subtitle files.

    _images/whatsnew_3_0_subtitles_support.png
  2. Play externally context-menu item. The context-menu allows you to easily play media items in an external player. The external player chosen will be whatever your operating system is set up to associate with that file type.

    _images/whatsnew_3_0_play_externally_menu.png
  3. Play externally preference. You can opt to play all files using the external player.

    _images/whatsnew_3_0_play_externally_preference.png
  4. Edit item dialog. Allows you to edit titles, descriptions and media types for media items in the library.

    _images/whatsnew_3_0_edit_item_dialog.png
  5. Volume goes to 11. We tweaked the volume control so the max volume is 200% on Windows and 300% on GNU/Linux and OSX.

Other changes:

  1. (GTKX11) Removed support for Xine renderer.
  2. (GTKX11) Support for media keys.
  3. Performance fixes for first time startup experience, deleting folders of feeds, creating and updating large feeds, and adding items to a watched folder.

See the release notes for Miro 3.0.

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