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Vizio Co-Star Plus Super Miro (Miro Is Your Tivo For Internet Video)

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    Official Request To "GTV-Issues" For Flash 11 - (Please Vote)
    Hi all. I made an official request for Flash 11 on GTV devices - at the "GTV Issues" web page for GTV code developers. Please go to that page (see link below) and click to "star" that feature request. The stars are in the column on the left side. Just click on the star. The request for Flash 11 is item #87. This is something that will improve GTV for everybody. Thank you:

    A CATFISHRIVERS PROJECT ...!

    Issues - googletv-issues - Google TV Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting




    "MIRO IS YOUR TIVO FOR INTERNET VIDEO"


    MIRO IS A MUST HAVE IF YOU ARE A "VIZIO CO-STAR OWNER", WORKS WITH JUST ABOUT ALL STREAMING (DLNA) MEDIA PLAYERS (Just Find The Path To You Tv/Video Folders) TIVO BOXES VIA "STREAM BABY STREAM", AND Tivo Desktop/Tivo Desktop Plus ...


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    "MIRO IS YOUR TIVO FOR INTERNET VIDEO"





    If you have the Vizio Co-Star/Tivo duo combo set up and you really want to enhance your multimedia set up then add "Miro" (Miro Is A Internet TV/Video Downloader, Sweet Too) to your set up, via your PC/Laptop on the same network with your Co-Star or Tvio boxes ...

    *Even if you don't have the Co-Star/Tivo set up, you can still add "Miro" to your current
    Multimedia system set up (SEE ABOVE BOTTOM PHOTO) ...

    Works with just about all (DLNA) media players (Just Find The Path To Your TV/Videos Folders) like Plex, Serviio, aVi, vMiu GTVBox and PlayPoint .....ect, "Stream Baby Stream", and Tivo Desktop/Tivi Desktop Plus ...


    You can get the "Miro" download PC/Mac here
    Miro Video Player | Download ..... Miro will auto download your RSS TV shows/Podcast and place them in a folders, plus sub folders .... You can get just about all the TV RSS feeds here showRSS + your favorite tv shows , just sign up, that's it .....




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    In the above photo you see how the Miro folder is being accessed via the Tivo Premiere via the software "Stream Baby Stream" .... Again, you can access the Miro folder with just about all (DLNA) media Players that can be use on the Vizio Co-Star by just finding the path to the Miro folder, enjoy ....




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    "MIRO IS YOUR TIVO FOR INTERNET VIDEO"

    Thanks A Ton And A Truck Load To
    Gina Trapani, the editor of Lifehacker


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    In the dog days of summer when there's absolutely nothing new on television (except the Olympics), it's time to start watching the web-and you need the right tool to do just that. The free, cross-platform internet video player
    Miro can automatically download online video series via RSS feed or BitTorrent, play almost any format you throw at it, and keep track of what you've watched and what's new and queued up for you ....

    More and more independent producers are putting out fabulous video content on the web, but keeping up with it by visiting your favorite video hosting web site or in your regular
    feed reader can be almost impossible-but setting up Miro is like getting TiVo for web video. Let's take a look at how to subscribe to free internet television with Miro ....

    Miro's TiVo-Like Features In short, Miro is a video "podcatcher"-software that uses video feeds to automatically download new episodes for you and keep track of what you've watched and not watched. Kind of like an inbox for your video subscriptions,here's what Miro looks like with a few subscriptions set up ....



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    (Note: This screenshot is from a Mac, but Miro works on Windows and Linux as well.) There you can see my subscription to the great Google Talks YouTube feed, and Miro separates what's available on the feed, what clips it's already downloaded to my hard drive, what's unwatched, and what it's in the process of downloading in an easy to use interface. On the left hand column, you can see my current subscriptions, and how many unwatched items each has in the green circle ....

    Since I often can't take time out of a workday to watch longer video clips, I like to run Miro on a computer connected to my actual television, so I can relax on the couch and watch my subscriptions full-screen during TV time. Here's a rundown of the killer features that make Miro ideal for keeping up with online video:

    • Automatic downloads and unwatched counts keep you on top of your subscriptions. Like TiVo's Season Pass, Miro works in the background, silently queuing up video you've subscribed and storing it for as long as you specify ...
    • Like your email inbox or RSS reader, it displays how many unwatched items you have next to each subscription in the left column ....
    • Auto-expire times delete the old stuff you're never going to see. Like TiVo, you can tell Miro to automatically expire and delete video that's older than a certain number days, or to stop downloading after it's queued up a certain number of
    • unwatched episodes ....
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    • Video search, folders, and playlists let you find and organize as you see fit. Create playlists of clips, and drag and drop subscriptions and playlists into folders and subfolders in the left column to keep your video organized and easy to access. Here you can see that I put all the parts of The Machine that Changed The World (a documentary on the history of computing Miro downloaded via BitTorrent from here), in its own playlist .....
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    • Resume where you stopped playing. Like TiVo, Miro remembers where in your clip you hit the "Stop" button, and can resume playing an item right where you left off ....
    Most important of all, Miro seems to be able to play any video file format you throw at it. You can also go full-screen on playback by hitting the Ctrl+F key combination (or choosing Full Screen from the Playback menu) ....

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    Adding Channels to Miro If you're new to watching online video series, some of Miro's terminology can be confusing at first. Inside Miro, a "channel" is actually a feed of clips. So if you're at a YouTube page like the
    Talks@Google page, to subscribe to that channel in Miro you need to copy the video RSS feed to your clipboard ...

    In Firefox you can use the blue RSS icon on the far right of the address bar; in this case that URL is
    http://www.youtube.com/ut_rss?type=u...=AtGoogleTalks. Once you've copied that link to your clipboard, in Miro from the Channels menu, choose Add Channel. Miro will automatically enter what's on your clipboardinto the URL entry box, so you can hit Enter or OK to subscribe ......


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    By default, YouTube user subscriptions appear in your subscription list named "YouTube :: Videos by So-and-So." To give it a more recognizable name, right click on the sub in the left column and choose Rename Channel, and enter a better name (for easier spotting and sorting). You can also create a dynamic, keyword-based search channel with Miro. Say you want to see all the videos on YouTube that involve the word Lifehacker. From the Channels menu, choose "New Search Channel" and enter your keyword
    and source (either an engine, playlist, or URL.)


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    Use the Playlist menu to create manual playlists that you can drag and drop individual video clips into. Then you can also use the Channels and Playlist menus to create folders in your subscription list; then, drag and drop videos and subscriptions into those folders to organize them further ...

    Watch a Web Series Continuously One of Miro's handier features is its ability to do continuous, consecutive playback on a group of videos. For example, when you want to watch a web series like
    The Guild-each episode of which is just a few minutes-you can sort the subscription from episode 1 through 10, then start playing the first one, and sit back and relax. Once Miro's finished playing back one episode, it can automatically move onto the next till you've watched the entire playlist or subscription ....


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    Recommended Channels While Miro comes with a nice selection of starter channels, here are a few tangentially related to nerds and lifehackers around the internet I really like:

    Check out what video feeds your fellow readers suggested in our recent Ask the Readers post about the best video feeds out there. Of course, subscribing to video podcasts is just one way Miro can download content from the web. Back when Miro was named Democracy Player, Adam detailed how to use its built-in BitTorrent client to download your favorite TV episode torrents from the web .....

    Two last items of note before getting started with Miro: First, while Miro is relatively stable, on a slower machine it can hog up resources when it's catching up on your subscriptions. On my old PowerBook media center Mac, once in awhile I have to restart Miro to get other things done on the machine ...

    Second, while
    iTunes does have the ability to subscribe to video podcasts, Miro is a much better tool for the job. Check out this comparison of iTunes' video podcatching capabilities versus iTunes ......




    Official Request To "GTV-Issues" For Flash 11 - (Please Vote)
    Hi all. I made an official request for Flash 11 on GTV devices - at the "GTV Issues" web page for GTV code developers. Please go to that page (see link below) and click to "star" that feature request. The stars are in the column on the left side. Just click on the star. The request for Flash 11 is item #87. This is something that will improve GTV for everybody. Thank you: A CATFISHRIVERS PROJECT ...!

    Issues - googletv-issues - Google TV Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting

     
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    "MIRO IS YOUR TIVO FOR INTERNET VIDEO"

    The above in the top photo is what Miro Looks like in real time operation, all you have to do is set up your preferences in the Settings area .... Find your video on the Internet by using the built IN search engine or by putting in a RSS url ....

    You can also use the on board video web sites, Miro is truly sweet, "MIRO IS YOUR TIVO FOR INTERNET VIDEO", again a must have if you are a Vizio Co-Star owner .....
     
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    Official Request To "GTV-Issues" For Flash 11 - (Please Vote)
    Hi all. I made an official request for Flash 11 on GTV devices - at the "GTV Issues" web page for GTV code developers. Please go to that page (see link below) and click to "star" that feature request. The stars are in the column on the left side. Just click on the star. The request for Flash 11 is item #87. This is something that will improve GTV for everybody. Thank you:


    A CATFISHRIVERS PROJECT ...!

    Issues - googletv-issues - Google TV Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting
     
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    You might want to note that I didn't see #84 until I selected "All issues" instead of "Open Issues" and the issue is already marked as "Not feasable". Also there is another "New" request #87 "Please update flash". It would be best to vote on #87 as its marked as "New" and its the one people will see as being open as well, otherwise voting on an issue they have already decided as not feasable may not get anywhere.

    As for Miro, it sounds really interesting, but i've never understood or ever used RSS and so it may have a little learning curve for someone like me.
     
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    First, just read everything here and if you need further help, then I will help you, by the way, Happy New Year ...(l0l)
     
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    In the above photo you see how the Miro folder is being accessed via the Tivo Premiere via the software "Stream Baby Stream" .... Again, you can access the Miro folder with just about all (DLNA) media Players that can be use on the Vizio Co-Star by just finding the path to the Miro folder, enjoy ....
     
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    I have two Tivo Premieres boxes with 500 GB hard drives on each Tivo box ... My point is I have barely used any of the memory on my Tivo boxes, because just about all of my TV shows are downloaded from the Internet via Miro in pure (HD) ... This is the advantage of having Miro on your system set up via your PC on the same home network as your PC/Mac/Laptop and Vizio Co-Star ... Think about the advantage, if you have a large external hard drive in your system set up ...!
     
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    What Makes Miro So Amazing?




    Device Makers, Music Stores, Cloud Services why you need Miro and how to partner with us
    [h=4]Works with your current music library[/h] It's very easy to switch from iTunes to Miro -- without any copying. Just point Miro to your music and video folders and those files will appear. If you don't like Miro (impossible!), nothing's changed .....
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    [h=4]Buy Music and Apps inside Miro[/h] The Amazon MP3 store is built-in to Miro. Buy, download, and listen, seamlessly. Buy Android apps from the Amazon or Google app stores and they will sync to your device .....
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    [h=4]Download and play almost any video[/h] Do you still use separate programs to download, play music, play videos, and sync to your phone? Miro plays almost any video or music format and downloads from YouTube, podcasts, Amazon, and bittorrent .....
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    [h=4]Convert any video[/h] You can convert almost any video with Miro into mp4/h264, with presets for almost any device you can think of (including iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android phones, and more) .....
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    [h=4]Share Your Media on your Network[/h] When two Miro's are on the same wifi network, they can stream and transfer music and videos to each other. It's the easiest way to watch a video or play music upstairs if the file is downstairs .....
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    [h=4]Open-source - don't lock yourself in![/h] Unlike some other media players (cough, cough), Miro is not trying to run your life! Not only is Miro 100% free and open-source, it's made by a non-profit organization. You don't need to be locked down by one corporation to have a great media experience .....


    Ultra-fast torrent downloading

    Miro has some of the fastest bittorrent downloading in the world, built in. Try us head-to-head with any bittorrent application ....!
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    [h=4]But it's not about the features![/h] Miro has a lot of features, but that's not what matters-- it's the experience. Miro is a simple, beautiful, unified way to download, organize, and watch videos and listen to music. And it's totally free ....



     

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