Howto install Miro in Ubuntu Jaunty/Intrepid/Hardy

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Miro (previously known as Democracy Player and DTV[1]) is an Internet television application developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation. It is supported on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Using GUI

Opem Synaptic package manager from Open System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. You will be asked for your user password upon opening Synaptic.

Once Synaptic opens go to the Settings -> Repositories menu, then click on the Third-Party Software tab in the window that pops up. Click the Add button and copy/paste the one of the following line then click the Add Source button

For Jaunty (9.04) Users

deb jaunty/

For Intrepid (8.10) Users

deb intrepid/

For Hardy (8.04) users

deb hardy/

Hit the Reload button, search for "Miro" and mark the packages for installation and click Apply.

Using Command line

Open terminal Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

Open /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add one of the following line

For Jaunty Users

deb jaunty/

For Intrepid Users

deb intrepid/

For Hardy users

deb hardy/

Save and exit the file

Update the sorcelist package using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install miro

sudo apt-get install miro

Remove miro using the following command

sudo apt-get remove --purge miro

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5 Responses

  1. Dan Donaldson says:

    I installed it in intrepid and it runs, except if I try to go to HULU, it tells me that I need a later version of flash. I have the requisite version installed and it works fine in the browser, but not in MIRO. Any idea how to get miro to recognize the flash version I have installed?

  2. Dan Dare says:

    Thanks for alerting me to this great application, I have been watching TED lectures all morning. I’ve found the same problem with flash as Dan Donaldson, any suggestions anyone?

  3. Joshua says:

    This package is simply available within the ubuntu repositories no ? What is the problem with this default-package, other then the fact it might not be entirely up-to-date (but will be in 2 months) ?

  4. deja says:

    You could make things easier on people if you instructed them on the command line to use:

    sudo su
    echo “deb jaunty/” >> /etc/apt/sources.list

    Just quicker than having to open gedit. Just a suggestion. Other than that, keep up the good work. Love your articles.

  5. Ben says:

    I second what Joshua said, i’ve been using miro from the repositories for months and haven’t seen any issues with it. Why not just use that one?

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