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Sunday Beauty #55

Another picture of interest for your Sunday…

“Hüter des Feldes” (which I think means “Guardian of the field”), by Rainer Lippert. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Today’s free download: Miro is a free HD video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts. (Converts and syncs to Android.) See, 9 Reasons why Miro is better than what you have now.

Today’s quote:When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Enjoy your day, everyone!

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August 14, 2011 - Posted by | Android, Digital Images | , , , ,


  1. Hey Paul… That looks like a giant chia pet!



    Comment by Ramblinrick | August 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. TechPaul,

    You really caught my attention with the blurb on Miro… Good as or better than VideoLan?



    Comment by Ramblinrick | August 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Rick,
      I am afraid I really cannot answer that question.. While I am a fan of VLC, I have to say that my use of it was back in the days of XP. Now I play any videos I may get in Windows Media Center. (WMC has improved. And Microsoft also has codec packs..)

      Miro is supposed to provide all the codecs, (like VLC) and also be designed to render HD video better, but it also provides content (IPTV) — though I cannot remember being too terribly impressed with the selection (I am not trying to watch the Paraguay soccer team.. or see the Ukrainian crop report) way back when I played with it.
      I think VLC might be better if you are doing any converting, and Miro might be better if you are just viewing…

      And, yes, chia pet does seem to fit this very strange looking tree… ha!


      Comment by techpaul | August 17, 2011 | Reply

      • TechPaul,

        Thanks on the reply… I am a big fan of VLC due it has never let me down. Miro seems to be more feature driven and may have to try it. I’ve heard of it; just never put it in my sandbox to play with it. Thanks for your input; very helpful.



        Comment by Ramblinrick | August 17, 2011 | Reply

        • And your question has triggered me to add Miro to my list of “when time allows” reviews. It has been too long since I last gave it a test drive. (At least a year [I think].. and you know how long a year is in tech time!)

          And Folks, when Rick says something good about a program, that says something. Rick’s What’s On My PC.. is one of my few remaining daily reads


          Comment by techpaul | August 17, 2011 | Reply

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