NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) today launches Miro 4, the next iteration of its open-source desktop media player that will allow users to manage music including iTunes® libraries, videos, playlists and apps in one place and to sync these digital libraries with Android™ devices. The only media player that offers both an elegant, user-friendly interface and the freedom and flexibility of open source, Miro 4 is completely free and now available to download for PC, Mac and Linux systems at www.getmiro.com.
Miro 4 is open browser, open network and will allow users to access, share and control their digital media while being free of proprietary constraints. Android users will enjoy a fast, seamless, easy and consistent syncing experience that is tied to the best desktop media player available.
“Android phones are surpassing iPhone’s market share, but most people still use iTunes on their desktop. The desktop player has been a missing component for managing media on Android devices,” said Dave Glassco, President of PCF. “This points to the problem Miro 4 is addressing – the open ecosystem needs a great desktop music and video experience.”
Additional features of Miro 4 include:
- Quickly and easily syncs with existing media libraries, like iTunes, upon installation and recognizes updates in these libraries.
- Comes equipped with Miro’s award-winning video converter to ensure users have the ability to download and play almost any video or music format.
- Streams and downloads files to and from other Miro-equipped desktops on the same Wi-Fi network, allowing users to manage libraries on multiple machines.
- Allows users to purchase music, video and apps from virtually any online video and music store.
- Streams and/or downloads from any website that offers audio, video or torrents.
“Miro 4 is another great product from the PCF,” said John Lilly, PCF board member and former CEO of Mozilla. “It builds on top of the foundation they’ve built over the years but now is incredibly useful for organizing and syncing music with your Android devices. This was the missing link before Miro 4 and comes with all the open source, open community awesome you can’t get from the big guys.”
The non-profit PCF community created Miro 4, and with its launch will build upon its established two million subscribers while increasing revenue opportunities. The PCF is deeply committed to open source and the mission to develop open and decentralized media tools. Major supporters include the Mozilla Foundation and Open Society Institute and a large volunteer base.
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Miro is a feature rich, free and open-source desktop media player that allows users to manage music, videos, playlists and apps in one place, and easily sync to their mobile devices. The only media player to offer an elegant, user-friendly interface with the freedom and flexibility of open source, Miro is used by millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. Miro is an open-source project developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a non-profit 501c3 organization.
About the Participatory Culture Foundation
Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting a democratic media by creating open and decentralized video tools and services. PCF works to eliminate gatekeepers and empower communities around the world.