Guitars, Paramedics, Linux, and Me

December 19, 2006

Fedora Core 6: Ripping mms:// Streams

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 11:05 pm
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I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with various music/video streams on the internet lately. Mainly to watch music videos. Since I travel so much and wifi hotspots are sometimes unreliable or unavailable. Having the ability to “rip” a video stream and save the file to my hard drive for offline viewing is really handy. One particular site I like to check out for music videos uses a MMS server to deliver streams.

If you have the address to the video (mms://x.x.x.x.x.) then you already have the hard part done. If you don’t you will need to dig through the HTML of the website streaming the media to locate it. If it is an http:// address use wget on that address and the mms:// info will be in the file you saved with wget.

To rip the stream for offline use later on simply use the mmsrip program. It’s available in rpm for Fedora Core 6 from Freshrpms.

Usage is simple enough:

mmsrip mms://link.to.mms.file.you.trying.to.rip

Once it’s completed you can view your saved stream in mplayer.

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