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Miro 3.5

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

Miro 3.5 was released yesterday with an option to easily convert media to various video/audio formats for your media devices, better HTTP downloading performance using libcurl, option to specify the font style and encoding for the subtitles and bug fixes which include faster torrent restarting, proxy/http authentication and more.

Install Miro 3.5 in Ubuntu

To add the Miro PPA and install Miro 3.5 in Ubuntu (Karmic, Lucid and Maverick), use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install miro

How to enable conversion for most formats in Miro 3.5

Miro convert

Using the default Ubuntu packages (ffmpeg), Miro 3.5 can't convert to most of the media so it will fail when trying to convert a video for your iPhone, Droid, G2 and so on (when trying to convert to these formats, you'll get an error related to libfaac). That's because the ffmpeg package in the official Ubuntu repositories has not been build with libfaac support.

To fix this (I know, I hate that everything needs fixing too, but this one is just an extra installation):

2. Install libavcodec-extra-52:
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-52

Now the new video conversion feature in Miro 3.5 should work with any format (well, except for PSP, I didn't have any luck with that):

Miro convert

Download Miro 3.5 for Windows, Mac OSX and source files.