Miro Makes it Easy to Add Video to the Kindle Fire

Video doesn't get much attention on this blog, for obvious reasons, but that doesn't mean I'm not paying attention.

I've just heard about Miro, an open source media player, and it looks like this app could fill my needs for videos much like calibre does for ebooks.

Miro is a video player for Windows, Linux, and OSX. Like calibre, Miro will play multiple formats and it even supports conversion to and from a number of formats.

I heard about it on Twitter because of a new feature that Miro added last week. Not only can you use Miro to watch and manage your video collection, but you can now use it to transfer videos to the Kindle Fire. Given the conversion abilities, it also supports pretty much all Android devices, the iPad, and most other mobile devices.

Now, there are a number of proprietary alternatives to Miro. For example, I use Real Player to manage most of the videos I've downloaded. I don't much like the app, but until now I had not wanted to take the effort to convert from FLV. Miro can do that for me just fine.

But for the most part, I've never used a video library app before. I always just managed my collection by moving and opening the files manually. It's nice not to have to bother with that anymore. I'm also looking for ward to using Miro to transfer the files to the various Android tablets I get my hands on. I don't have a Kindle Fire anymore, but this app will work just as well with just about anything I come across.

via Miro

About Nate Hoffelder (11216 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Miro Makes it Easy to Add Video to the Kindle Fire

  1. I installed it and like it. However, I was expecting some sort of way to import metadata information from IMDB or elsewhere as you can with Calibre.

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