The new and improved version of Miro 4 has been available to us for a couple of weeks now and it is time to see what is new in it and what has been improved from previous versions. Miro has a long history and as such it is quite a unique player which offers many interesting features.
The new and improved layout reminds me of iTunes. The left menu is separated into five main parts – Audio and Video library on your computer, Connect for your external devices, Sources for websites and web search, Stores for Amazon and Android and Podcasts for your favorite audio and video podcasts.
Miro as audio and video player
It is very cool to have the possibility to use your audio and video files with just a click. Miro is nicely organized which in combination with the clean design lets you really enjoy all your multimedia content. On the other hand I don’t understand why in this 21st century there is a player like Miro without an equalizer. I couldn’t find it after many attempts and now it seems to me like it doesn’t exist at all. I might have missed it as it is just surprising to me to see that the equalizer is non-existent.
Miro – iTunes for Android?
Like I mentioned before, Miro 4 is geared towards Android devices which is great and guess what? it works great too. It provides great support for you iPods, iPhones and iPads too. Miro is certainly no substitute for iTunes but handles itself really well. You can sync, add, remove or play your videos and songs directly from your device.
Sources and Stores
In order to make a real multimedia center which integrates a lot of interesting features Miro has incorporated a web browser and Amazon and Android web store in itself. Using a browser you can add your favorite websites while you are buying a new Application or a new song in the Stores tab. Very cool and very useful features nicely incorporated into Miro.
Audio and video Podcast center
I always loved this particular feature in Miro! I am a big fan of numerous video podcasts on Blender, GIMP and a few games reviews and Miro really helps me to keep it organized and tight. If you are a fan of podcasts then you just need to find what you like and add it in your list and Miro will do the rest of magic for you. Simple as 1, 2, 3…!!!
Video and audio converter
This is a separate feature and it is particularly oriented towards well known multimedia formats. You just need to select the audio or video you like, click on Convert tab in the menu and from the list pick the format appropriate for you device. MIro supports many brands of devices like HTC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Samsung models, PSP and also standard formats.
Miro 4.0.1 new features summary:
- New user interface
- Improved torrent download
- Stream and share music and video on your local network
- Syncs to Android phones and tablets
- Convert almost any video format