mimms - Man Page

mms (e.g. mms://) stream downloader


mimms [options] <url> [filename]


mimms is a program designed to allow you to download streams using the MMS protocol and save them to your computer, as opposed to watching them live. Similar functionality is available in full media player suites such as Xine, MPlayer, and VLC, but mimms is quick and easy to use and, for the time being, remains a useful program.



show program's version number and exit

-h,  --help

show this help message and exit

-c,  --clobber

automatically overwrite an existing file

-r,  --resume

attempt to resume a partially downloaded stream


the desired bandwidth for stream selection in BANDWIDTH bytes/s

-t TIME, --time=TIME

stop downloading after TIME minutes

-v,  --verbose

print verbose debug messages to stderr

-q,  --quiet

don't print progress messages to stdout


mimms supports only URLs that are supported by libmms, e.g. mms://, mmsh://, mmst://. Previous versions tried to do fancy things with http:// URLs and .asx files, but this version does not (yet?) support that.


Wesley J. Landaker <wjl@icecavern.net>


2008-04-06 mms stream downloader