How to convert videos using Miro in Ubuntu

Miro is a free/open source video player that automates subscribing to feeds of videos that are fetched using Bittorrent and then played in a flexible player that supports practically every format. Miro works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Miro 3.5 was recently with an option to easily convert media to various video/audio formats for your media devices, better HTTP downloading performance using libcurl, option to specify the font style and encoding for the subtitles and bug fixes which include faster torrent restarting, proxy/http authentication and more. Miro can play virtually any type of video file – Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more.

Install Miro 3.5 in Ubuntu

To instal in Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 / 10.10, open the terminal and type

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

Using the default Ubuntu packages (ffmpeg), Miro 3.5 can’t convert to most of the media so it will fail when trying to convert a video. To correct this error you need to install libavcodec.

sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra-52

You can find Miro under Applications–>Sound & Video–>Miro Internet TV

To Covert Video files

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If find any problems using Miro let me know.

3 Replies to “How to convert videos using Miro in Ubuntu”

  1. Good post! i’m using Miro on Windows 7 and the steps are basically the same, but i have a problem here, how can i add subtitles (*.srt files) to a video using Miro. I put the .srt and the video in the same folder with the same name and it didn’t work.

    1. I haven’t tried adding subtitles yet. Although i’m not sure if it can be done. I’ll PM u if i find way to work it around. Or use total video converter it converts video perfectly along with subtitles.

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