Miro, the cross-platform app that makes watching online TV insanely easy, just got a big new upgrade to version 3. Not only is Miro snappier — especially when it comes to startup time — it’s also louder, with a higher maximum volume for those of us with crappy laptop speakers. Miro also now has subtitles, thanks to a Kickstarter-funded community initiative to get them working. You can now enjoy your favorite web series (and, ahem, TV show downloads of dubious legality) even if you can’t hear them.
On top of the upgrade to Miro itself, there’s also a new Video Converter app, aimed at letting you convert videos to an open format. By “open format,” Miro means Ogg Theora video, but you can also specify several other formats of your choice. Miro Video Converter can also optimize video for your favorite mobile device, whether it’s an Android phone, an iPhone, or a PSP. The interface is simple and easy to use, so it’s especially worth a look if you’re new to video conversion.
Originally posted 2010-04-11 11:11:31.