Thursday, 30 July 2009

How-To: Install Miro 2.5.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Miro is a great application for watching videos and high-definition TV podcasts in Linux. The latest release is 2.5.1, a bug fix release for the 2.5 series, which has a faster start-up time, a new, revamped library interface, new keyboard shortcuts, a refined interface and lots of bug fixes. Miro is an awesome multimedia application, especially if you like watching videos at high quality.

Miro 2.5.1 in Ubuntu 9.04

By default, Ubuntu Jaunty comes with Miro 2.0, but the Miro project offers their own repositories for Ubuntu with the latest Miro packages, so you can easily fetch and install the latest release using the instructions below.

1. Edit the sources.list file
Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file using your favourite text editor (e.g. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list or gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following line:

deb jaunty/

2. Update the package lists
Type in a shell like GNOME Terminal:

sudo apt-get update

3. Remove your existing Miro
If you have an older version of Miro installed on your Ubuntu system, first remove it:

sudo apt-get remove --purge miro
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

4. Install Miro 2.5.1

sudo apt-get install miro

This should do it. Miro 2.5.1 should be now properly installed and you can run it by typing Alt+F2 and writing miro in the run box that appears.

Alternately, here are instruction to install it the graphical way (applies for Ubuntu with GNOME):

Open System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. You will be asked for your user password upon opening Synaptic.

Next, in Synaptic go to the Settings -> Repositories menu, then click on the Third-Party Software tab in the window that pops up. Click the Add button and copy/paste the line below (it's the same line you would have added in the /etc/apt/sources.list file by hand):

deb jaunty/

Click the Add Source button, close the window and then click the Reload button in the main Synaptic window.

Next, just search for Miro in the packages list in Synaptic, mark it for installation including its dependencies and you're ready to go.


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redDEAD said...

does it support Hulu streaming? Because the icon is right there and it doesn't work for me.

gamblis said...

Nice post, there is also a good tutorial on install Miro and other software in Linux at