Planet Miro

July 21, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at July 21, 2016 11:14 AM


  • 2102 – Make Embed Responsive
  • 2602 – Add Egyptian Arabic language
  • enterprise-657 – Evaluation Teams
  • enterprise-664 – Collaboration pending evaluation should not have the option to bulk mark as complete

July 07, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at July 07, 2016 05:59 AM


  • 1740 – Editor hover menu is difficult to hover on
  • 2179 – After deleting subtitle cell, move focus to next cell
  • 2590 – Video index not updated when video is moved between teams
  • 2592 – Allow `create_login_token` in API user update
  • 2596 – 500 error when user activity page is viewed by a user who is not logged in
  • enterprise-640 – Notify when MAC task times out
  • enterprise-648 – API security fix
  • enterprise-650 – Restoring option to send collab back to queue
  • enterpruse-653 – Unicode error on sending back collab
  • Change to collaboration team workflow settings

June 16, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at June 16, 2016 10:39 AM


  • 2133 – Use symbolic names for activity API
  • 2239 – Use different URLs for activity types
  • 2556 – Permissions on user activity
  • 2568 – Don’t include obsolete activity types in the team selector
  • 2585 – Videos added don’t appear in the search index
  • enterprise-630 – Speed up new-style team video pages
  • enterprise-632 – Create collaboration API
  • enterprise-633 – Videos added via API public, despite team settings
  • enterprise-637 – Removing a video from a team errors out
  • enterprise-647 – Reword SP list

June 09, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at June 09, 2016 08:28 AM


  • 2523 – Re-implement youtube language code mapping
  • 2529 – Add Cook Islands Māori language
  • 2542 – Issues with trying to make a staff/non-superuser user
  • 2571 – Update info on Create page
  • 2572 – Add 3 new languages
  • enterprise-610 – Allow re-assigning collaborations in the admin form
  • enterprise-626 – API: fix for superuser permissions
  • enterprise-627 – Add a role for bulk-added team members

May 25, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at May 25, 2016 08:22 AM


  • 226 – Activity log for moderated videos is overloaded with meaningless ‘edited’ entries
  • 986 – Uploading a new draft wipes out speaker name
  • 2349 – Activity model index refactor
  • 2539 – Allow teams to filter activity by language
  • 2553 – Clarify and test task-related actions
  • 2559 – Unify team activity again
  • enterprise-628 – New teams UI: setting primary language when adding video(s) does not work

May 21, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at May 21, 2016 08:25 AM


  • 2540 – Warn/prevent users from submitting a translation without a title/description
  • enterprise-484 – Bulk add team members
  • enterprise-598 – Create billing records for imported subtitles
  • enterprise-614 – Add Video action for collab team errors out if the video is already on Amara

May 13, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at May 13, 2016 11:55 AM


  • 2090 – Update localization of Amara UI from Transifex
  • 2518 – Language bar caching issues
  • 2546 – Automatic import of videos from individual YouTube channels stops after a few videos
  • enterprise-602 – Billing Record admin page
  • enterprise-607 – Allow cross-team re-syncing subtitles to YouTube channel
  • enterprise-616 – Deal better with SP response when video is edited
  • enterprise-619 – New teams UI: dangling label on team workflow page
  • API change – added “created” parameter to Task resource

April 27, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 27, 2016 10:52 AM


  • 2511 – Move Videos page does not display video titles
  • 2520 – User-defined messages are not always correctly displayed in emails
  • 2531 – embedder code breaks if included more than once
  • enterprise-608 – Fix for bulk task approval action

April 21, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 21, 2016 07:02 AM


  • 2429 – Tasks: users must not be able to review their own subtitles
  • 2536 – Allow the extra parameters from the language API endpoint in the subtitles API endpoint
  • enterprise-513 – Security fix
  • enterprise-591 – Exception on importing some subtitles from SP
  • enterprise-595 – API fix, part II
  • enterprise-600 – Fix for billing credits issue

Our sincere thanks go to Mansoor Gilal who has reported a security issue fixed in the current build.

April 16, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 16, 2016 10:44 AM


  • enterprise-573 – Billing system improvements
  • enterprise-596 – Notifications by providers failed

April 15, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 15, 2016 01:51 AM


  • 2507 – Do not pre-populate email address when registering new users with FB/Twitter accounts
  • 2522 – video URL API fix
  • enterprise-579 – Sort provider requests to folders with Team ID
  • enterprise-595 – API permissions check fix

Our sincere thanks go to Margarita S who has reported a security issue fixed in the current build.

April 08, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 08, 2016 11:55 AM


  • 2497 – Add inline documentation to browsable API endpoints
  • 2498 – More links between API endpoints
  • 2509 – Enable adding metadata to Videos
  • enterprise-485 – Project management UI (v.2)
  • enterprise-553 – Security update
  • enterprise-556 – Add credit data to API endpoints
  • enterprise-557 – Allow updating the language blacklists via the API

Our sincere thanks go to Balvinder Singh who has reported the security issue fixed in the current build.

April 05, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at April 05, 2016 03:48 AM


  • 2445 – Ingesting videos quickly
  • 2471 – Amara Embeds Not HTTPS. Insecure Content Warnings.
  • enterprise-575 – Redirect unauthenticated users from staff-only pages to standard sign in page
  • enterprise-578 – Remove “Feature Video” link/button from SU Menu

March 11, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at March 11, 2016 10:19 AM


  • 2461 – Don’t show private teams on a user’s profile page
  • 2484 – Saving subtitles in Microsoft Edge errors out
  • 2492 – Add Lushotseed language
  • A fix for billing issues.

Thanks to Muhammad Zeeshan, Ketankumar B. Godhani (@KBGodhani) & Ali Wamim Khan, for their help in reporting a security issue, which was recently patched.

March 05, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at March 05, 2016 09:36 AM


  • 2436 – Error in notification about editor’s notes
  • 2448 – Allow getting latest private subtitles from the endpoint
  • Fix for authentication with openid accounts
  • Security fixes: Captcha for actions when users are not authenticated, captcha when user inputs a bad password, protection against XSS scripting attack with subtitle inputs

Our sincere thanks go out to Alyssa HerreraSai Charan Mukkamala, and Shahzaib Shani, who have found and reported the security issues that were fixed in this release.

February 17, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at February 17, 2016 05:28 AM


  • 823 – A number of TED users cannot sign in to Amara
  • 1057 – Modify signup procedure to avoid creating multiple SocialAuth accounts by the same user
  • 2419 – Use full usernames for editor notes
  • 2458 – Wrong time calculation for some videos
  • enterprise-511 – Improvements in user account policies
  • enterprise-542 – CSRF Vulnerability with auth delete page
  • enterprise-550 – Make users’ email addresses secure
  • enterprise-551 – Enable users with FB / Twitter accounts to set a valid email address
  • A number of infrastructure updates.

Our sincere thanks go out to Sheher Yaar and Pratik Satapathy who have reported security issues that were fixed in this release.

February 02, 2016

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at February 02, 2016 11:56 AM


2442 – Add Mauritian Creole language

December 24, 2015

by Amara - by maggieS_PCF at December 24, 2015 01:09 PM


838 – Combine VideoIndex and TeamVideoIndex into 1 search index
2386 – Do not send email notifications to owners of retired accounts
2440 – Allow “Origin Team Project” filter for collaborations
New improved billing tools
Fix for video collaborations list
Fix for resending pro-request notifications
Fix for editing languages that have no matching collaborations
Security fix (issue reported by Rui Silva)

August 12, 2013

by Miro Community Status - August 12, 2013 08:14 PM

Short downtime

We will experience a short downtime starting at 5:45pm EST.

July 29, 2013

by Miro Community Status - July 29, 2013 10:04 PM

Temporary downtime

Miro Community is currently down for a short time while we work to address some recent spotty outages.

May 21, 2013

by themirofolks - May 21, 2013 05:30 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: RT @AmaraSubs: Amara is hiring! We are looking for an outstanding developer based in the EU -

TheMiroFolks: RT @AmaraSubs: Amara is hiring! We are looking for an outstanding developer based in the EU -

April 16, 2013

by Miro News Blog - by janet at April 16, 2013 08:04 AM

Miro 6 Released

We are very proud to announce the release of Miro 6.0, which has some dramatic performance improvements.  You should update today!

The new Miro 6 is all about one thing: speed!  We’ve just released it and it contains big speed improvements for launching Miro, navigating, downloading, etc.

We have finally got flash support for our community of linux users, and have some other good tweaks and fixes as well.

See for yourself!  Download Miro 6 Now

March 27, 2013

by Miro News Blog - by janet at March 27, 2013 06:48 PM

Release Candidate builds for Miro 6

We have posted our first set of release candidate builds for Miro 6, our next release that’s all about faster performance.

We love to hear what you think in our support forums.

For translators: there were a few string changes for this release.  If you want to help update the Miro translations,  there is more information in the support forum section for translators.

As always – we appreciate your help and feedback.


March 26, 2013

by Miro Community Status - March 26, 2013 11:52 PM

1.10 changes to Theming

For those with custom themes - you can read up on how working with themes works here.

There is also some important information regarding upcoming changes to themes so that you can prepare ahead of time.

Miro Community 1.10

We’ve started migrating sites over to Miro Community 1.10. Each site may go down for up to 10 minutes as it’s migrated. MC 1.10 features improved thumbnail loading and a number of fixes to feed imports and video submissions. For max sites, there are also some changes to making and uploading custom themes - more info on that coming soon.

March 23, 2013

by Open Video Conference - by jacob at March 23, 2013 03:29 AM

Excellent Open Video event in London – April 18-20th, 2013

Heads up folks! Spread the word!


Open Video Sprint London #ovforum
April 18-20, 2013
MS Stubnitz
Course, xm:lab report, Blog post

The  workshop / course sprint facilitated by Mick Fuzz from FLOSS Manuals  is part of the international Open Video series launched with the Open  Video Forum in 2012. The current version of the course, created at a  Berlin sprint last year, is part of the School of Open,a collaboration  between Creative Commons and P2P University.

Our goal is to produce an introductory course for open video  in the areas of end-user technologies (viewing, encoding, editing,  subtitling etc) and developer tools (transcoding, web applications,  developing for mobile devices).
This  course will be published as an OER (open educational resource). It will  promoted specifically as part of the Mokolo project supporting film and  developer networks in Africa, for example the recent Open Video Sudan event.
As the course is openly licensed it will be available for widespread use.
Ms Stubnitz Culture Ark

Location: London MS Stubnitz ship
Date: 18-20th April 2013

We are looking for people swimming in the sea of free software / open  source tools, open video frameworks and creating innovative learning.  Desirable skills include one or more of the following:

* Knowledge of open video for end user technologies or software development
* Writing skills in the area of open educational resources
* Experience in delivering workshops
* Connections to relevant networks to disseminate our work

If you are getting this email then we think this sounds like you. Would  you be interested in attending? Please get back to us if you think you  may be able to attend and we will inform you about the process and  logistics of this course sprint.

What’s in it for You:

* We’ll cover accommodation, meals, and have a small budget to include  travel expenses (so lets us know if you need support asap, we’ll see  what we can do)
* We can offer small contributor stipends, depending on how long you can stay
* You get to be part of an ongoing effort to bring more people (especially from newer netcultures) into free software / open source debates around visual media via the creation of open educational resources (courses will be translated)
* You will leave with a set of resources to deliver workshops on open video and lots of new subject knowledge
* P2p education is perhaps the most significant change in the way (higher) education is organized – let’s make it work

Background Info:

A course sprint  is a way of rapidly creating and testing teaching resources. It is  based on the work of Adam Hyde on Book Sprints and is one of FLOSS  Manuals tools of rapid, collaborative content creation. Course sprints are a  space for participants to learn from each other, find synergies in our  knowledge, and in the process, create innovative online learning  resources.
We will use the Book Type software to immediately print materials from our online workspace at the end of the sprint.

MS Stubniz is a mobile location for performance, arts, music and other odd stuff.
This  is the last month that the ship is moored in London, why not take  advantage of this opportunity to check it out before the boat sails.

Associated Events:

Sat  20th of April see Exploding Cinema event also taking place on MS  Stubniz – “a spray of DIY film, projection mapping, installation,  performance and video echo location”. For more info and call for work : film, performance  and music”.

Remote Collaboration:

If  you are unable to attend but want to input to the process via remote  collaboration or keep up to date of the outcomes please do:
* subscribe to the low-traffic Mokolo video list
* follow the #ovforum hashtag and @xmlabs_news account

Partners include:

xm:lab (Jan Tretschok, Soenke Zehle)
FLOSS Manuals (Mick Fuzz)
Deckspace (James Stevens, Adnan Hadzi)

March 13, 2013

by Miro Community Status - March 13, 2013 04:16 PM

Service interruption 2013-03-13

Miro Community servers went down at approx. 11 AM EST. We are working to bring them back online.

Update: Minor interruptions from 12:20 EST. Back online as of 12:50 EST.

March 09, 2013

by Miro News Blog - by janet at March 09, 2013 11:32 AM

Wanted: BETA Testers for Miro-6.0

We have posted our first set of BETA builds for the upcoming Miro-6.0 release:

We would really appreciate it if you could download the builds and try them out.

The focus of this release has been on performance enhancements; making tab switching and start up times measurably faster.  We’ve improved playback when  switching through the tabs and have included a slew of other bug fixes.

Please takes a look and let us know what you find either in bugzilla or even better, go to support forums where you can compares notes with the other beta testers, and find additional information.

Thanks for your time.

February 07, 2013

by themirofolks - February 07, 2013 02:02 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: Make Use Of: Amara Launches Free Crowdsourced Platform For Translating YouTube Video

TheMiroFolks: Make Use Of: Amara Launches Free Crowdsourced Platform For Translating YouTube Video

February 06, 2013

by themirofolks - February 06, 2013 10:01 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: RT @AmaraSubs: The Next Web: Amara launches a free version of its crowdsourced subtitling platform for Yo

TheMiroFolks: RT @AmaraSubs: The Next Web: Amara launches a free version of its crowdsourced subtitling platform for Yo

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: GigaOm: Amara starts offering crowdsourced subtitles for all of your YouTube videos via @gigaom

TheMiroFolks: GigaOm: Amara starts offering crowdsourced subtitles for all of your YouTube videos via @gigaom

February 05, 2013

by themirofolks - February 05, 2013 06:33 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: RT @BoingBoing: Amara: crowdsource subtitles for your YouTube channel

TheMiroFolks: RT @BoingBoing: Amara: crowdsource subtitles for your YouTube channel

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: For first-time ever, you can crowdsource subtitles to your YouTube channel! Easiest way to get more view

TheMiroFolks: For first-time ever, you can crowdsource subtitles to your YouTube channel! Easiest way to get more view

January 16, 2013

by Miro Community Status - January 16, 2013 07:51 PM

Service interruption 1/16/2013

We had an intermittent service interruption today for some sites from about 1:14 to 1:24 EST. The problem has been resolved.

December 06, 2012

by themirofolks - December 06, 2012 09:43 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: RT @izaiasdotcom: Just found/tried the best HTML5 video converter ever

TheMiroFolks: RT @izaiasdotcom: Just found/tried the best HTML5 video converter ever

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: all new Miro Video Converter 3.0 supports batch conversion and has a beautiful new UI! free and open as

TheMiroFolks: all new Miro Video Converter 3.0 supports batch conversion and has a beautiful new UI! free and open as

December 05, 2012

by Miro Community Status - December 05, 2012 08:59 PM

Temporary disruption to service

There was a temporary service disruption for some sites from 11:40 and 12:40 PST today in the course of a database migration required to fix a bug in the Miro Community platform.

November 30, 2012

by Miro Community Status - November 30, 2012 06:42 PM

Temporary disruption to some image files

Some image files on active sites were mistakenly targeted in a purge of outdated s3 data. Work is currently underway to restore those files from backup.

November 15, 2012

by Miro Community Status - November 15, 2012 11:22 PM

1.9 migration starting

Basic sites will be migrated to 1.9 over the course of the next week. We’re expecting under 30 minutes of downtime for each site while it migrates.

Update: We’re expecting under 5 minutes of downtime for each site while it migrates.

November 08, 2012

by themirofolks - November 08, 2012 04:14 PM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: Our friends Chris Webber and Will Khan-Greene are fundraising for a new FOSS media publishing project, Me

TheMiroFolks: Our friends Chris Webber and Will Khan-Greene are fundraising for a new FOSS media publishing project, Me

November 07, 2012

by Miro Community Status - November 07, 2012 08:26 PM

Planned downtime 11/12/2012

We are expecting a few minutes of downtime Monday Nov 12 05:00 UTC, due to Amazon mandatory maintenance.

November 05, 2012

by Miro News Blog - by janet at November 05, 2012 10:33 PM

Released!!! An amazing update of the Miro Video Converter

New version

We at the Participatory Culture Foundation are so proud to announce a completely updated version of Miro Video Converter.  We have acted on your requests and the latest release adds some amazing new features such as:

  1. Batch Processing
  2. More devices and output formats
  3. Better control for output size and aspect ratio
  4. Output of progressive MP4 files for web playback
  5. Improved WebM output quality with SD and HD options
  6. Thumbnail generation
  7. Some additional output options for video developers

And it’s all wrapped up in an incredible new UI!

New look

Keeping with the original simplicity of Miro Video Converter that has made it popular with all of our users, the updated Miro Video Converter comes with a great new look.

Just drag and drop or browse to your list of video files.

Choose your output device or format.

Click the Convert button.

It’s that easy!

More details:

  1. You can add more files to the list while conversions are in-progress.
  2. You can  choose a different output selection once the initial list of video complete.
  3. You can convert several files at one time (based on the number of available processors).
  4. You can adjust the output size or aspect ratio after making a device or format selection.
  5. Miro Video Converter works on Windows 8.
  6. Source is available for linux users.
  7. Miro Video Converter is free and open source software licensed under version 3 of the GNU General Public License.

Download Miro Video Converter!


October 31, 2012

by Miro Community Status - October 31, 2012 03:44 AM

Hurricane Sandy

Because some MC servers are located in Virginia, there is a chance that they will be affected by Hurricane Sandy, which may impact service. So far this has not been the case, and since Virginia is on the outskirts of the hurricane, it will hopefully continue to be the case.

October 29, 2012

by Miro Community Status - October 29, 2012 12:04 AM

Expected outage 10/28/2012

We’re rebooting our databases, which will cause the service to go down temporarily, from approximately 8pm EST to 8:30pm EST.

October 18, 2012

by Miro Community Status - October 18, 2012 01:15 AM

Search is down

Following a reboot of our databases, the search functionality of is down. It should recover over the course of the next few hours. We will continue to monitor the situation.

1:42 PDT: Search shards are about 50% recovered. Sites may still experience missing videos as the remaining shards come online.

1:42 PDT 10/19/2012: Apparently this is a good time of day for updates. One of our search servers came back online with no issues; the other had to be restarted. Both are now fully online. Let us know if you’re still seeing unexpected behavior.

Planned 1.9 migration

Version 1.9 of the Miro Community platform was released at the beginning of September. New sites started being created with 1.9 immediately, but old sites continued to run version 1.8.

Now the time has come to move over to 1.9. This release fixes a number of bugs, but it does also introduce some significant changes. For example:

  • The “four themes” that are maintained by Miro Community developers are being removed in favor of one basic theme. The goal here is to have one excellent theme available to all users rather than having four themes with serious design flaws.
  • Video data must be edited through the admin, not from the video’s detail page. (We will be adding the inline editing functionality back in once we are able to incorporate it into the new design.)

Basic sites will be automatically migrated over the next few weeks; once all basic sites have been moved, we’ll start moving over paid sites. If you want your site (paid or not) to be moved earlier than that, send us an email at

As always, please report any issues you experience during the transition to

October 03, 2012

by themirofolks - October 03, 2012 02:18 AM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: RT @ppolitics: Excited to announce - @open_gov is going local with a grant from the @knightfdn & #tec

TheMiroFolks: RT @ppolitics: Excited to announce - @open_gov is going local with a grant from the @knightfdn & #

July 27, 2012

by Miro News Blog - by janet at July 27, 2012 09:20 PM

Watch the Olympics with Miro

Go Team!!  Miro 5.0.2 is released and contains a few important bug fixes.  And just in time too!

As someone who doesn’t own a TV, I was a bit dismayed once I started researching my options for watching the Olympics this year.  I had no problem driving to town to watch some key matches of the Euro 2012, but the Olympics are non-stop events that go on for weeks.

There are numerous posts detailing the requirements for the NBC Olympic coverage which are not super helpful if you don’t live in the USA.

However digging a bit further I found the Eurovisionsports stream and some podcasts to keep me up to date on all the action and commentary.

For your viewing pleasure – I put together an OPML file of some key websites for streaming, an events schedule and some podcasts so that you don’t miss any of the action or features.

To watch the Olympics with Miro:  Download Miro-5.0.2 and this OPML file.

Once Miro is running from the Sidebar menu, choose Import Podcasts (OPML),

Sidebar -> Import Podcasts (OPML)

browse to the downloaded OPML file.  The website and podcasts will be added to your sidebar.  Enjoy!

July 13, 2012

by Miro News Blog - by janet at July 13, 2012 09:11 AM

Help update the Miro translations

We are in the process of putting together a Miro 5.0.2 release that includes a few bug fixes; one of those requires updates to the translated strings.

Chimel, who works on the French localization has posted a nice summary of the changes.

Here is the getting started info for translators.  You can post questions, see announcements and discuss in our new Translators forum.

July 02, 2012

by Miro Community Status - July 02, 2012 10:52 PM

Steps to spread out Miro Community servers

Following this weekend’s outage, we’re taking steps to avoid a similar situation in the future - namely, we’re moving miro community’s servers into multiple amazon availability zones, so that the world will need more than one strong storm to take us down.

June 30, 2012

by Miro Community Status - June 30, 2012 07:47 PM

Miro community down

13:03 PDT: Miro community servers are down. We are looking into the issue and will post here when we have more details.

Update 13:30 PDT: The outage is caused by problems with the Amazon EC2 service we host our servers on. Static services are still available. The servers are expected to come back online once the EC2 outage ends.

Update 21:29 PDT: Servers are back up, but you may see some small configuration changes. If you see anything that seems wrong, please contact

by themirofolks - June 30, 2012 06:13 AM

themirofolks: TheMiroFolks: Help @AmaraSubs translate @Google's awesome Google Glass demo (real-time skydiving madness!!):

TheMiroFolks: Help @AmaraSubs translate @Google's awesome Google Glass demo (real-time skydiving madness!!):

June 19, 2012

by Open Video Conference - by unbreakable at June 19, 2012 03:55 PM

Sep 3-4 in Paris: Foundations of Open Media Software developer workshop

The Foundations of Open Media Software developer conference (“FOMS”) will take place in Paris on September 3-4, 2012.

This is the first time in its history that FOMS will take place in Europe, after 2 years in New York and 4 years in Australia/New Zealand.

FOMS has been a part of the Open Video Conference OVC in the past two years. It is an important meeting point for open media developers building out the web multimedia stack.

If not for FFMpeg, VLC, Xiph, Blender, GStreamer and similar projects, publishing audio and video would be much more expensive, restrictive, and difficult.  Developers of these and other open source projects are building the foundations for our essential communications infrastructure.

Over the last year, huge progress has been made in open source media software, codecs and open standards for media, in particular around
HTML5. FOMS provides a unique environment where web developers, browser vendors and open source media software developers meet and
discuss open media platforms.

This year, FOMS takes place in conjunction with the VideoLAN Developer Days to open access to an even broader range of open source
media developers.

The FOMS 2012 call for proposals is now open. If you would like to see a particular topic discussed at FOMS, you should prepare a submission. A submission contains a title for a discussion topic, and a brief session description.

Please submit your registration and potential session ideas here.

May 07, 2012

by Miro News Blog - by janet at May 07, 2012 05:41 AM

Miro 5! (plugins not required)

If you are already enjoying all the enhancements for device syncing and music support that we brought to you in Miro 4, then just wait until you get your music on Miro 5.

The latest release of Miro will allow you to clean up your music collection by changing titles like Track 01 to their real title with a single click! Unknown Artists are replaced with the actual name.  Browsing your collection is vibrant and organized in the new Album/Artist view.

If you are tired of listening to the same old tracks on your device, it’s time to freshen it all up with Miro 5.

We’ve added eMusic to the Stores section, so you can sample and buy, and keep it all organized in your Miro music library.

There are new options added to device syncing.   You can sync automatically when you connect your device.  Choose to have Miro fill a percentage of your available space with an assortment of music and podcasts based your preferences with the new Auto Fill option.

And don’t forget the conversions. We have updated to the latest and greatest from ffmpeg to convert any media file to apple, android, KindleFire and web-friendly formats.

If you love your internet video, on Miro, it has just gotten better.  We’ve added support for HD downloads from Vimeo. We’ve upgraded libtorrent.  On Windows, we have updated everything on the backend, bringing a cleaner UI, better browsing, and clearer, sharper playback.

Along with the new release, we’ve moved Miro’s Support and Forums to a new platform to help us help you, and to assist you in helping yourselves and others. Have a question, or maybe some answers? Join in to discuss Miro here.

Miro 5 is the media player you need to share with your friends.  If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?

Get Miro!

April 23, 2012

by Miro Community Status - April 23, 2012 07:00 PM

1.8.2 release pushed to production servers

Miro Community’s servers have been upgraded to use version 1.8.2 of the code, which:

  • Corrects a feed caching bug.
  • Fixes search feeds.
  • Syncs the front page and the popular videos page.
  • Speeds up feed imports.

… and more! This is the last micro release for 1.8; the next release, 1.9, is planned for mid-May. The main noticeable change here will be a new default theme. It’s still being developed, but we already love it and can’t wait to get it out to all of you!

April 20, 2012

by Miro Community Status - April 20, 2012 02:50 PM

Planned outage: 4/22/2012 0900 EDT

We’ll be doing some maintenance on the servers, as well as upgrading sites to the newly released Miro Community 1.8.2.  Expected downtime is approximately 2 hours.

April 18, 2012

by Open Video Conference - by jacob at April 18, 2012 11:39 PM

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April 14, 2012

by Miro News Blog - by janet at April 14, 2012 01:37 PM

Checkout Miro 5 Release Candidate 2

Miro 5 Release Candidate 2 builds are posted.  Try it out and clean up your music library!

Download here:

Thanks to all the users who downloaded release candidate 1 and provided feedback.  We’ve fixed up the bugs that you found and few more that we found, and we are ready for you to check out RC2.

One of the great new features coming in Miro 5 is the ability to look up song information and album art.  Here’s a blog post that explains how it all works.  We encourage everyone to try it out and let us know how it goes.

You can also help with testing and translations.

Thanks to everyone who’s helped us get this far!

Coming Soon: Use Miro to Update Your Song Info and Album Art

Automatic Song and Album Art lookup

New in the upcoming version 5.0, Miro can look up missing music information and album art. The song information is retreived from the Echonest database and the album art comes from 7Digital.

Setup after upgrading from earlier versions of Miro

If Miro is upgraded from a version earlier than Miro 5.0. The first time the Music tab is clicked, a dialog asks to use the song info look up.

New User Configuration

When installing Miro for the first time: an option to turn on look up is provided in the Music Settings screen of the first time start up dialog.

Turning on / off Lookup from the Preferences Panel

The Preferences Panel General tab controls turning metadata look up on and off for all audio files or for newly added music files.

To run look up for all audio files:
Click Run Online Lookup for All Current Music 

To remove look up data from the item metadata display
Click Remove All Lookup Data 

To look up information for all newly added items:
Check Automatically run online lookup for any new audio files that I add to Miro 

Toggling on and off from the File Menu

To toggle the use of Echonest data for one or a few items:

  1. Select the item or items
  2. Open the File menu
  3. Choose (Don’t) Use album art and song info from online lookup database (Echonest)

Toggling on and off from the Context Menu

To toggle the use of echonest data for one or a few items:

  1. Select the item or items
  2. Open the context menu
  3. Choose (Don’t) Use album art and song info from online lookup database (Echonest)

March 20, 2012

by Open Video Conference - by unbreakable at March 20, 2012 09:45 PM

Kaltura DevConnect — free admission for friends of OVC

Our friends at Kaltura are offering free admission to Kaltura’s DevConnect 2012 event. Read on for more…

With online video revolutionizing so many aspects of our lives, improving the ways we communicate, educate, collaborate and even buy and sell, this the right time to get up to speed with what’s possible using today’s technology and help shape the technology of tomorrow, making video higher quality, faster to stream and easier to create. Join us this year at DevConnect, a full-day conference taking place in NYC in April 2nd , bringing together web & mobile developers, video experts and content makers who care about the future of web video. This year, we have a great line-up of speakers featuring luminaries from Disney, Avid, Internet Broadcasting, Cognizant, Remote Learner, Paypal, eBay, Sencha and more.

Join us in these insightful sessions and many more sessions and hands-on workshops, shaping the future of online video – Check out the agenda at:

The first 25 readers to register get a FREE ticket!

And if you’re too late, we have a special $100 discount for OVA friends at: