Install Miro latest version in Ubuntu in two easy steps.

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Miro previously called Democracy player is a cross platform internet television application developed by Participatory Culture Foundation. The latest release is Miro 2.5.3 and it comes packed with a lot of goodies. It's alternatives include Boxee and also XBMC which do really perform as good as Miro. You can install Miro directly from synaptic, but you won't get the latest version. Here is what you need to do.

Feature List

  • Miro 2.5.3 loads 2-4 times faster.
  • New and improved interface for audio playback.
  • Download from youtube button.
  • Intelligent handling of bit torrent files.
  • A number of improvements and bug fixes.
  • Complete list of changes with this all new Miro 2.5.3 here.
  • Now lets get started with installation of Miro 2.5.3 in Ubuntu.

Add New Miro Repo 

  • Now Goto System > Administration > Software Sources and select Third-Party Software tab and click ADD. And Simply Copy-Paste the following Repo depending on the version of Ubuntu you use.

For Ubuntu Jaunty

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu jaunty/

 For Ubuntu Intrepid

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu intrepid/

For Ubuntu Hardy

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu hardy/
  • Done

Install Miro 2.5.3 in Ubuntu 

  • Goto Applications > Accessories > Terminal and copy-paste each line as shown below. 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install miro
  •  Done. Now on you will be able to obtain the latest releases of Miro in your Ubuntu by simply typing sudo apt-get upgrade in terminal.

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