mmsrip man page

mmsrip — MMS Ripper

Synopsis

mmsrip [-q] [-t] [-k] [-dDELAY] [-gFILE] <[-oFILE] stream url> ...

Description

mmsrip is a client for the proprietary protocol MMS://.

It saves to a file the content being streamed.

Options

-a, --about
Show some information about mmsrip.
-dDELAY, --delay=DELAY
Save the stream during DELAY seconds and exit.
-gFILE, --debugFILE
Output debug info to specified file.
-h, --help
Show the help message.
-k, --trick
Attempt to trick recalcitrant servers by sending alternative local info (mmsrip will act as an old version of MediaPlayer).
-oFILE, --output=FILE
Output stream to specified file. This option should be repeated before every stream urls.
-q, --quiet
Enable quiet mode. Use twice in order to remove error messages as well.
-t, --test
Enable test mode. mmsrip will only check the stream availability.
-v, --version
Show version number.

Error Codes

0
No error occured.
1
mmsrip was unable to rip the stream (maybe the URL is incorrect).
2

The stream was not ripped for unknown reasons. Please retry several times before giving up, you can write a script that loops until the rip succeeds:

until mmsrip mms://server.com/stream.asf; do sleep 1; done

Author

Nicolas BENOIT <nbenoit@tuxfamily.org>

Acknowledgements

This program is highly based on the work of SDP Multimedia (http://get.to/sdp) and Major MMS (http://www.geocities.com/majormms). They deserve all the credits for it.

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