The makers of Miro, the open-source video player and television platform, have stepped up and challenged the big guys behind Joost. Citing Joost as the competition "with the most hype," Miro has posted a list of features and how they compare between the two platforms. The point of this chart is clearly to bring more viewers over to the charity-backed Miro"I think we'll have more users than they do by January," wrote Miro's Nicholas Reville on the company blogand the list paints the player in a very favorable light. But what are the differences between these two, and can they truly be compared? With Cory Doctorow over at BoingBoing touting the benefits of Miro, we thought it would be a good time to find out.
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