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Miro, formerly named Democracy Player or DTV, is an audio, video player and Internet television application. It integrates an RSS news aggregator and podcatcher, a BitTorrent client (based on libtorrent), and xine media player (or GStreamer) under Linux.

Miro is free software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. While Ubuntu repositories still have Miro 4, the latest release has reached Miro 6 which brings flash support for Linux and big speed improvements for launching the app, navigating, downloading, etc.

Miro 6 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Miro 6 in Ubuntu 14.04:

I’ve made the packages for Miro 6 into my PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. To install it, follow the steps below:

UPDATE: Sorry that I have moved the packages from the ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps repository to ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/ppa as a workaround , because someone copied my content (without even a link back) and got indexed by google before this post. So my post becomes duplicate in Google’s search result!

I’ve emailed the guy who copied my content to ask a link back, but with no luck. I feel so sad because hours of my hard work has been stolen. Please help me if you know what should I do.

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/ppa

2. Because Ubuntu 14.04 started shipping the libav fork instead of FFmpeg, we also need the PPA for FFmpeg libraries.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable

3. Finally update packages lists and install Miro 6 as well as dependencies:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg miro

That’s it. Enjoy!

Miro
The latest Miro 6 is not available from the PPA repository for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Linux Mint 15 users. It can be fixed by installing from the old repository as well as the depencenies.
To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and follow the below steps:

1.) Miro 6 depends on libtorrent-rasterbar6 while the default is libtorrent-rasterbar7 in Ubuntu 13.04. So first download and install this package from the 12.10 Quantal’s repository:

Check 32-bit or 64-bit by Unity Dash -> search and open Details

1. For 32-bit, run this command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

2. For 64-bit, run command to download the package:

wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

3. For both 32 and 64-bit, install the package and fix any dependency problem with 2 commands:

sudo dpkg -i libtorrent-rasterbar6_0.16.3-0ubuntu1_*.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

2.) Now add the Miro PPA repository.

1. Run command in terminal to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pcf/miro-releases

2. Then go to Unity Dash -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, scroll down and highlight the line said “http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu raring main”. Then click on edit, change raring to precise after Destribution.

miro-repository

3.) Finally install Miro 6

Finally you can install Miro 6 by Synaptic Package Manager, or run this command in terminal:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install miro

Enjoy!

UPDATE: Ubuntu 14.04 users, please read this post to install Miro 6