libmms 0.6

I have compiled this and it will be in the next Wary. But I am not sure why I am putting it in.

Upnorth reported about libmms:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=459703&#459703

...however, libmms seems to be only needed for SeaMonkey/Firefox. My tests below with Mplayer and mplayerplug-in in Wary 0.9 do not need libmms:

This site has embedded stream, and Mplayerplug-in works:
http://www.sonoma.edu/it/videoproduction/streamingtest.shtml

Then feeding the mms stream direct to mplayer also works:

# gmplayer mms://media.sonoma.edu/pinball.wmv

Here is another site with embedded mms stream, mplayerplug-in also works:
http://news.steelers.com/teamPass/support/stream/

The stream is:
mms://69.65.23.160/Roethlisberger_05HoustonPost_340.wmv
...which also works in gmplayer

However, putting "mms://media.sonoma.edu/pinball.wmv" into the URL bar of SeaMonkey I just get "mms is not a registered protocol". Yes, I did try the thing with "about:config".

So, I don't understand what libmms is doing. Does it have to be present when SeaMonkey is compiled? But no, I really don't see what libmms has got to do with SM -- it is only relevant for the external player, and mplayer already has mms support compiled in.

So, maybe I won't put the libmms package in...



Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 9:32


Comments:

Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 9:44 by BarryK
mms
Here is some earlier discussion on the topic:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01870



Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 11:36 by upnorth
mms
You are correct, it does indeed work with libmms removed.


Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 12:58 by rjbrewer
libmms
Whether or not it's included doesn't make any
difference to me, as I have the .pet now.

This is why I need it for the new browsers:

I like Delicast.com; about 2000 mms tv and 10000
mms radio streams.
To run the streams I need to enable protocol-handler
with about:config and install libmms.
Then I go to Squid tv and choose a channel.
It asks for a player; I use /usr/bin/gmplayer.
After it works in Squid tv, it also works at
Delicast.com.



Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 13:17 by rjbrewer
libmms

Using libmms adds mms and the chosen player to
edit > preferences > helper applications in the
Wary Seamonkey.

Squid
http://watch.squidtv.net/

Deli
http://delicast.com/tv


Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 14:52 by BarryK
mms in SM, no go
rjbrewer,
Could you please explain, step by step, how you get Wary SM to handle mms with gmplayer?

It should not have anything to do with presence or otherwise of libmms.

I have followed the instructions posted by you guys, cannot get SM to recognise mms, cannot get mms to appear in "Helper applications".



Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 15:34 by BarryK
mms in SM
See new post:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01880



Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 15:59 by rjbrewer
mms
With the 4.xx Puppies I just needed about:config
set up in Seamonkey or Firefox.

With the new Wary Seamonkey:

Install libmms .pet.
Open about:config
right click new string
type: network.protocol-handler.app.mms
next box
type: /usr/bin/gmplayer
right click boolean
type: network.protocol-handler.expose.mms
next box
false
close Seamonkey
Open browser and go to Squid tv
I click on France english watch
A box pops up asking for a player
I search for /usr/bin/gmplayer and open
It will then use mplayer for the channels
Then I go to Delicast and try an mms stream
(usually rtvpink or one of the Nasa channels
listed under Science)

I didn't need any of this to watch the links
you posted

I'll boot up a Wary on flash and make sure I
didn't skip anything and get back to you.


Posted on 22 Oct 2010, 16:13 by BarryK
Re SM in Wary
rjbrewer,
I think that you can skip all of this:

Install libmms .pet.
Open about:config
right click new string
type: network.protocol-handler.app.mms
next box
type: /usr/bin/gmplayer
right click boolean
type: network.protocol-handler.expose.mms
next box
false
close Seamonkey