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Miro, Miro on the wall // A new podcast client hits the internet airwaves

Published by Mr. C

'Tis the season for new podcast clients, it would seem. Earlier this week the Participatory Culture Foundation released version 1.0 of their free open-source desktop video application, more commonly referred to as Miro.

Miro screenshot

Miro has been designed with the primary goal of letting users control how they watch Internet television. Unsurprisingly this means the primary focus is video, although it will happily play audio should you want it to.

Unlike the Zune Marketplace we looked at yesterday, Miro isn't a replacement for iTunes. For one thing, it doesn't sync to any of your portable devices. What it is designed to do however, is offer the best all-in-one solution for watching Internet TV.

Alongside the facility to manage your video podcast subscriptions, is the ability to search multiple sources of online content (including the likes of YouTube, Dailymotion and many others). This means, not only can you find all of this years Sidepodcast TV shows easily, but you'll also be able to keep up with the latest episodes from the likes of Honda Racing TV.

We've been using this application throughout its gestation period (which feels like forever). It used to be slow and clunky, but the 1.0 release has brought with it speed and stability. It looks clean and runs on almost any platform you can think of.

Internet video is big news these days, especially in the world of Formula 1. If you're looking for a way to manage it all, you could do a lot worse than checking out Miro.