This blog post is to announce mmshget, a command-line Python script to download streaming videos of the mmsh:// (MMS-over-HTTP) protocol, in .wmv (or .asf) format. mmshget can also be used as an easy-to-understand, simple, client-side, partial reference implementation of the mmsh:// protocol.
mmshget is inspired by and similar to mimms, but it is smaller, easier to understand and has less features. mimms supports both seekable and live streams (mmshget supports seeakable streams only), and mimms additionally supports non-HTTP versions of the MMS protocol (mmshget supports only mmsh://, the HTTP version). mimms depends on the C library libmms, mmshget is implemented in pure Python (needs Python 2.4 later only).