mmsrip - Man Page

MMS Ripper


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


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

It saves to a file the content being streamed.


-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


No error occured.


mmsrip was unable to rip the stream (maybe the URL is incorrect).


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://; do sleep 1; done


Nicolas BENOIT <>


This program is highly based on the work of SDP Multimedia ( and Major MMS ( They deserve all the credits for it.