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Miro, estamos mirando

  1. 1. Miro I watch... you listen. 1
  2. 2. Miro is... • a media player • an RSS aggregator • a Bittorrent client • a hub of over 6,000 shows • a content distribution platform • The Future of Television 2
  3. 3. Media Player • Windows - VLC • Mac - Enhanced Quicktime • Linux - GStreamer • Can play virtually any file. • Can also watch Internet video (YouTube, Hulu, etc) 3
  4. 4. RSS Aggregator/Bittorrent • Subscribe to podcasts • RSS intergrates with Bittorrent • Can automatically download content from RSS feeds. Both podcasts and torrents. • With Bittorrent, can subscribe to shows (available within minutes/hours after broadcast) 4
  5. 5. Over 6,000 Shows • Network, cable, and user-created shows • Works with Hulu • Watch YouTube in HD • Handle media in a way that your browser cannot • Everything from Comedy to Cooking (by genre, not alphabet) 5
  6. 6. Content Distribution • Publish your material • Find an audience • Build a following • ????? • Profit 6
  7. 7. The Future of Television Production • Free (as in speech), often free (as in beer) • Democratic • Ease of broadcast • Level playing field for content producers • No regulatory committee 7
  8. 8. The Future of Television Distribution • Near-ubiquitous access • Content producers can distribute and set price (or for free) • Popular shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives and 24 are increasingly easy to find for free on peer-to-peer networks, often within minutes of airing in the US. -BBC • Slowly but surely, content that’s broadcast over cable networks and through satellite providers is being distributed through the public Internet. - CNET 8
  9. 9. Reviews • Five Stars “An equal-opportunity player” - CNET Editors Choice, April ’09 • Four Stars “Organises multiple streams of online video into channels, plays back anything” - MacWorld • “Firefox of media apps ... that gives Apple’s iTunes a genuine run for its money” - last100 9

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