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Re: Bug#221806: ITP: mmsclient -- mms streaming media download utility

On Thursday 20 November 2003 12:10 am, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 00:44, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
> > * Package name    : mmsclient
> >   Description     : mms streaming media download utility
> In this case it is OK to capitalise MMS, since it is an acronym (I
> assume).

> A little logic behind capitalisation rules: It should always be
> possible to place the short description in a sentence such as
> $PACKAGE is a[n] $DESCRIPTION without lowercasing the first letter.
> In cases where the $DESCRIPTION should lead a sentence, the first
> letter can be unconditionally uppercased without a problem.

Okay, thanks for the tip. I'll fix that in the package.

> > mmsclient is a simple client to download streaming audio and/or
> > video media from the internet using the MMS protocol. Downloaded
> > streams can then be replayed offline at your leisure, using any
> > compatible media player of your choice (not included).
> Do you have a definition of MMS? MultiMedia Stream?

Various sources list it as "Microsoft Media Server protocol" or 
"MultiMedia Stream protocol." From what I can glean, those are both 
interpolations from the protocol prefix "mms://"

The website http://get.to/sdp has some non-free "FreeWare" as well as 
some documents on the MMS protocol that they figured out themselves. 
The mmsclient upstream web page links here as a reference.

Wesley J. Landaker - wjl@icecavern.net
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