mainmimms mms stream downloader - Summary

Membership Info
Group Admins:
4 active members

Group identification
Id: 5809
System Name: mimms
Name: mimms mms stream downloader
Group Type: non-GNU software and documentation

Search in this Group


This group is not part of the GNU Project.

mimms is an mms (e.g. mms://) stream downloader

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.

Originally, mimms was forked directly from the last known version of mmsclient, which was for years unmaintained. mimms was started with the following goals:

  * Keep a working copy of "mmsclient" (now "mimms") well maintained
  * Fix lots of the bugs that were in mmsclient
  * Extend the functionality of the program in useful ways

Since the 2.x series, mimms shares no code with mmsclient, and actually does all of it's MMS operations using libmms, a library based off of the xine-improved mmsclient code, which is designed to allow multiple implementations of MMS clients without requiring a fragmented code base. The mimms 3.x series is implemented entirely in python, and is freed from the details of the MMS protocol and architecture dependence, and can focus on usability.

mimms has only the following major dependencies:

  * python (>= 2.5) - <>
  * libmms (>= 0.4) - <>

Source code is hosted in Bazaar at <>.

Registration Date: Tue 23 Dec 2003 05:29:24 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


Latest News rss feed
mimms 3.2.1 released
     posted by wjl, Mon 12 May 2008 12:55:07 AM UTC

mimms 3.2.1 released 2008-05-11

  * Correctly use filename argument; it was ignored because of a bug.

Code now hosted in Bazaar
     posted by wjl, Mon 12 May 2008 12:21:52 AM UTC

CVS is now completely obsoleted; all mimms source code is now hosted in Bazaar <>.

mimms 3.2 released
     posted by wjl, Wed 16 Apr 2008 05:24:17 AM UTC

mimms 3.2 released 2008-04-15

  * Use SI units in progress bar, and native sizes in buffers.

  * Removed; instead, Stream can just be iterated.

mimms 3.1 released
     posted by wjl, Sun 06 Apr 2008 05:57:12 PM UTC

mimms 3.1 released 2008-04-06

  * All implementation is refactored into libmimms. This makes it easier to
    use mimms from other python programs.

  * Compared to 3.0, this version is documented and commented much better.

  * User interface (progress reporting, error messages, etc) improvements.

Back to the top

Powered by Savane 3.13-4b48.
Corresponding source code