Miro (formerly known as Democracy Player) is like an iTunes for Video. It lets you subscribe to channels (which are RSS feeds with video enclosures). But iTunes does video, and video podcasts, and does them reasonably well, especially if you install a few extra codecs in your Quicktime.

So why bother with Miro? Well, it’s interesting partly because of a few extra features – some nice searching capabilities, and integration with YouTube and Google Video, for example – but mostly because it’s Open Source. No DRM here, and it will run on Windows, Mac and Linux. It looks good, too… not an attribute one often associates with Open Source.

Could Miro be to iTunes what Firefox is to Internet Explorer? Worth watching…

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