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so just because Miro does not support browser extensions or plugin system yet, there is no AdBlock for Miro. And we did not really needed it until recently, when some smart fellow decided to take advantage of all Miro users. Like "Seriously, those guys can't do anything, cause they can't change the homepage so we got a perfect Ads delivery platform. Let's place a huge banner about a quoter of the screen size so it annoys them every time they start Miro, and we will have a penny from that too. That's ok guys, /etc/hosts still does the job well, I just did not expect that I'll need to do this because of Miro. I hope it was worth it.
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Miro has an advantage of consolidated media discovery and management over using a combination of external programs (VLC, SickBeard, Google Listen, Songbird) to do the same tasks. PCF's recent decision to include advertising compromises the privacy, and worse, prostitutes the attention of, Miro's users. Adding advertisements to Miro without simultaneously making available ad block makes Miro no better than commercial television.

I understand developers must eat. I've no objection to your affiliate stores, nor to optional, even opt-out, advertising. What PCF has done, however, stinks of hypocrisy. If I have to take the trouble to block ads via system configuration, I might as well take the trouble to set up alternatives to Miro.