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Miro is a free/open source video player that automates subscribing to feeds of videos that are fetched down using Bittorrent and then played in a flexible player that supports practically every format. Miro works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Miro 3.0 was released recently and it launches 150% times faster than previous versions, also torrents download quicker than ever thanks to under-the-hood retooling. It also comes new features such as: subtitles, play files with an external player and a lot more.

Install Miro 3.0.x in Ubuntu

The latest Miro version is 3.0.1 and was released yesterday. Before upgrading to Miro 3.0.1, a quick note from WebUpd8 reader Bruce Ingalls:

I personally had to delete my list of feeds from Miro v2.5.3 with "rm -fr ~/.miro". You've been warned!

Miro 3.0.1 was released yesterday and is already availble in the Ubuntu Lucid official repositories so to install it, all you have to do is paste this in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install miro

Ubuntu Karmic and Jaunty users will be very glad to know there is finally a PPA repository available for Miro 3.0.x. To add this PPA, use the following commands:

- Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases

- Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty:
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2D75E850

Then, for both Karmic and Jaunty, install Miro 3.0.x using the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install miro

For Windows, Mac OS X and other Linux distributions, see the Miro download page.

Thanks to Bruce Ingalls for the tip!