Miro – In Case You Didn’t Know

One approach to web video is to create player applications that worked outside of your browser to either stream or download video content for viewing.  One of the most-publicized of these is Joost (though it is not looking like it’s going to live up to expectations), which uses streaming to deliver video.

Another application, the open-source and free Miro player takes a slightly different approach, allowing users to subscribe to videos which are downloaded and stored in the background for viewing anytime.

Mashable has a quick story on Miro’s offering a pre-packaged content bundles:

“We previously brought you word of Miro’s partnerships with various content producers in building video channels. Revision3 and TED are couple of brand names that have joined with Miro to deliver clips and shows to new viewers. Now Miro has put together a duo of collections: one having to do with the culinary arts and another targeted at those looking to consume Christian-toned material. Both are available at Miro’s website now.”

If you haven’t experienced Miro yet it is worth a download.

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