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mimms - MMS (mms://) streaming media download utility

MiMMS, formerly called "mmsclient", is a simple client to download streaming audio and/or video media from the internet using the MMS protocol (i.e. from mms:// type URLs, generally found in asx files). Downloaded streams can then be replayed offline at your leisure, using any compatible media player of your choice.

Joshua R. points out this amazingly cool utility that demonstrates the futility of lock-in and the power of real choice:
MiMMS is effectively 'wget' or 'curl' for mms:// streams. A simple, no-nonsense command line utility for grabbing multimedia content provided by microsoft's special streaming protocol. Handy if your ASX player of choice does not support mms:// directly, as well as if you just want to keep a copy of the content after it plays.

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