May 212008

Miro 1.2 is a free opensource Video and InternetTV player which can play almost all known standard video formats and play online video contents. Some of the video formats include MPEG, Quicktime,AVI, H.264,Divx,Windows Media, Flash Video. Miro is great to watch online video contents like contents from Youtube.

Features include

Supports HD content and full screen viewing

Resume playing from where you last stopped watching a video

Almost all video formats on multiple operating system formats

Set preferences including continous play and keyboard shorcuts

Organize Videos by creating video playlists, thumbnail creations, channel and playlists folder

Move libraries from one location to another or search the system and create a miro library

Seemless downloading of video contents like BitTorrents and torrents, videos from URLs

Auto-Expire a video or save it permanently

Hard disk space aware and stops downloading videos when it reaches a limit

Pause and continue for video downloads

Subscribe to Video RSS

Auto download videos as soon as they are published on any subscribed feeds

Search channels liek Youtube, google video, bliptv, yahoo etc

Share videos like posting to social sites, email channels and videos, Import/export channels

To install Miro in openSUSE,

PackMan repositories have precompiled installation package for Miro.

Install in openSUSE 10.3 & 10.2

There is a “1 click install” available for openSUSE 10.3 & 10.2 at PackMan Repository.

Click the “1 click install” icon and start the downloaded file using Yast2 and follow onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Alternatively, import PackMan packages and run the installer as follows:
In openSUSE 11.0

saihari@Linux:~# zypper ar packman

In openSUSE 10.3

saihari@Linux:~# zypper ar packman

In openSUSE 10.2

saihari@Linux:~# zypper ar packman

Once added the PackMan repository install Miro as follows:

saihari@Linux:~# yast2 –install miro

This should install Miro on your computer.

You should now see the Miro shortcuts installed under Internet & Multimedia Start menus (KDE & GNOME)