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Miro (formerly named Democracy Player or DTV) is an Internet television application developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux and supports most known video file formats. It offers both audio and video, some in HD quality.

What is new in Miro 6.0

# New features
-- all) Audio CD metadata fetching
# Bug fixes
-- (Linux) flash doesn't work on linux
-- (all) Unittests should check logging output
-- (Linux) Miro Doesn't play newly added items if they don't match the search
-- (OS X) drop support for OSX on PPC
-- (all) audio skips when changing tab
-- (all) MP3 conversion quality is very low
-- (all) import_itunes_path should handle ValueError exception
-- (all) extracted thumbnails don't always show for podcast items
-- (all) Give the frontend its own database.
-- (all) Figure out device database upgrades for versions past 5.0
-- (all) don't pre-create displays during delayed display switching
-- (all) Add thread check in Widget.__init__
-- (all) Switch to Write-Ahead Log (WAL) mode for sqlite.
-- (all) remove Hybrid from the Preferences -- Podcasts Default view setting.
-- (all) in update_status NameError: global name ‘new_title' is not defined
-- (all) in _item_info_for AttributeError: ‘unicode' object has no attribute ‘get'
-- (all) in _actual_url_callback TypeError: _run_downloader() got an unexpected keyword argument ‘contentType'
-- (all) in handle_temporary_error TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: ‘NoneType' and ‘int'
-- (all) Fix retry_time column handling
-- (all) info from entry_description not migrated from 4.0.6 to 5.0
-- (OS X) Miro is creates and opens unwanted files on external media
-- (all) title may not displayed when using download url
-- (OS X) Bad LC_CTYPE crashes Miro
-- (OS X) os x 6.0 nightly builds are 75 MB
-- (OS X) stuck with one item left -- codegen.darwin / ffmpeg keep running
-- (all) AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘download_info'
-- (all) self.titlebar.update_resume_button(last_played.name, AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘name'
-- (all) Database Upgrades can fail with WAL Mode
-- (all) AttributeError: ‘GTKCustomCellRenderer' object has no attribute ‘path'
-- (all) _make_base_query ValueError: Can't handle tab (u'others', u'others')
-- (all) ditch ffmpeg2theora for miro
-- (Windows) AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘get_property'
-- (all) ‘name': volume.get_drive().get_name(), AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘get_name'
-- (all) WindowsError: [Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified
-- (all) Handle errors in device sqlite databases
-- (all) always_show setting doesn't take effect
-- (all) Miro doesn't save device preferences when it's closed
-- (all) Device Database Bugs
-- (all) Can't eject device first time connected if device has media files with no id3 data
-- (OS X) Add build signing to the build scripts
-- (all) remove ffmpeg2theora from helperscripts
-- (Linux) Don't install enmfp-codegen binaries for other architectures
-- (all) ConnectionLimitError when changing tabs
-- (all) KeyError in ItemChanges
-- (all) MiroUnicodeError in check_b
-- (all) playlists completely empty
-- (all) AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘up_rate'
-- (OS X) playback fails for videos: AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘name'
-- (all) in copy_item_url AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘file_url'
-- (all) add archive.org to the default sources list
-- (all) paused downloads don't show as paused and total download speed wrong
-- (OS X) Fix 10.8 deprecation messages
-- (all) Add Podcast cause Miro to crash
-- (all) Crash playing while in small width mode
-- (all) Deleting a device item should delete screenshot files
-- (OS X) When connecting a device. ProgrammingError: You must not use 8-bit bytestrings
-- (OS X) crash updating device db
-- (OS X) Key error attaching device: in update_obj KeyError: ‘Updating non-existent row (id: 409)'
-- (all) downloading item status display when connection lost
-- (all) Download does not start with arguments in file URL
-- (Linux) Miro 6.0-git (19d2dd7a) -- Menu item "Check version"
-- (Linux) Miro 6.0-git (19d2dd7a) -- Filter downloaded
-- (Linux) Handle SQLite database errors in the new data code.
-- (OS X) get this trying to share on osx -> osx
-- (OS X) Sharing: miro/data/connectionpool.pyo", line 100, in get_connection ConnectionLimitError
-- (Windows) Latest Miro build for windows does not work.
-- (all) AttributeError: ‘ItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘video_path'
-- (all) in add_download_info, in write UnicodeEncodeError: ‘ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf6′ in position 24: ordinal not in range(128)
-- (all) miro fails to start git 851b8eb5
-- (all) error: _try_save_temp_to_disk failed
-- (all) Sharing Playlists section showing podcasts content
-- (all) Can't change cover art for items
-- (all) Finish new sort code
-- (OS X) clicking quit on db error dialog doesn't quit Miro
-- (Linux) searching in feeds or tabs shows no results
-- (OS X) in select_has_playables disk I/O error
-- (Linux) assertion `GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (socket)' failed gtk.main() Segmentation fault
-- (OS X) Broken thumbs for podcasts
-- (all) hybrid view album sort is grouping empty data together
-- (all) only delete option for watched folder items
-- (all) Error with unicode when connecting device
-- (all) first-time install startup error: ‘module' object has no attribute ‘icon_cache_updater'
-- (all) in handle_set_item_resume_time File "miro/itemsource.pyo", line 291, in get_handler AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘source_type'
-- (all) _item_from_podcast AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘startswith'
-- (all) Key error: _calc_group_info File "miro/data/itemtrack.pyo", line 627, in get_row
-- (all) Failed external download are not remaining in the download tab with error displayed
-- (all) crash in _do_iteration()
-- (all) in item_continuous_playback_mode AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘remote'
-- (Linux) (Miro-git 386771e1) -- menu item "edit item details"
-- (Linux) (Miro-git 386771e1) -- context menu does not show "pause dl"
-- (all) item.py setup_new add_file, item already added error.
-- (all) AttributeError: ‘DeviceItemInfo' object has no attribute ‘video_path'
-- (all) list view missing copy to miro button for devices
-- (all) crash on client when deleting items from share server
-- (all) podcast search not searching full description text
-- (Windows) Windows playback fails
-- (all) saved search podcasts do not search full description text
-- (all) clicking play button for item in the sidebar of the miro guide tab on_play_clicked AttributeError: ‘module' object has no attribute ‘PlayMovie'
-- (all) errors trying to preform actions on device
-- (all) error starting playback.
-- (all) queued downloads are not showing as queued in the dl tab
-- (all) update libtorrent version to 0.16.8
-- (all) unittest failure: ERROR: test_error_fetching_list (miro.test.databaseerrortest.TestItemTrackErrors)
-- (all) stacktrace searching engines -- too quickly.
-- (all) remove metavid from search engine list
-- (all) Individual downloads are not displayed in the Library.
-- (all) item.pyo", line 524, in expiration_date TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: ‘datetime.datetime' and ‘unicode'
-- (all) searching for hyphenated term
-- (all) core dump: miro_fixed_list_store_row_of_iter: assertion failed
-- (all) download display name doesn't update for magnet torrent downloads
-- (all) downloaded yt video title display doesn't reflect scraped title
-- (all) core dumps when I switch away from playing video in source
-- (all) ConnectionLimitError crashes.
-- (all) Change the data format of the feed.expireTime column.
-- (all) Another ItemTracker crash
-- (all) app.icon_cache_updater.shutdown() AttributeError: ‘module' object has no attribute ‘icon_cache_updater'
-- (Linux) invalid literal for int() with base 10 when updating db
-- (OS X) sidebar didn't collapse when closing sections
-- (all) KeyError:
-- (Windows) AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘bulk_add'
-- (Windows) File "miro\devices.pyc", line 1307, in __getitem__ KeyError: u'sync'
-- (Linux) utils.py", line 224, in filename_to_unicode return filename.decode(locale.getpreferredencoding()) AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘decode'
-- (Windows) line 683, in on_item_changes RuntimeError: Set changed size during iteration
-- (Windows) in set_run_at_startup WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied
-- (Windows) Windows access error on shutdown, terminating subprocess
-- (Windows) watch history extension breaks playback
-- (all) watched folder video audio filters show no results
-- (all) podcast items don't adhere to ‘show' setting
-- (Linux) GTK Timeout: in lookup_class raise KeyError(key)
-- (all) crash clicking on the download tab
-- (all) clicking on podcasts tab: NameError: global name ‘api' is not defined
-- (all) in client_update_error_callback AttributeError: ‘NoneType' object has no attribute ‘is_closed'
-- (all) Crash when switching to a device tab that we can't eject
-- (all) Youtorrent site is unavailable -- we should remove it
-- (all) Google searches are returning no results
-- (Linux) devicetracker.py", line 187, in _volume_removed KeyError: ‘/dev/sr0′

Install miro 6.0 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install miro

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