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I am trying to experiment the mms:// protocol on linux. Not necessarily I need to stream any media but I like to see the request query logs, headers, etc from a client.

Basically, I have an html tag in test webpage like this: <asx version="3.0"> <entry> <ref href="mms://my_ubuntu_server:port/test.wmv"/> </entry> </asx>

Is it possible to implement such a protocol in linux environment?

Thank you, Niz

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Not sure about an mms://, but here is on streaming media server option under Linux:

MediaTomb MediaTomb is an open source (GPL) UPnP MediaServer with a nice web user interface, it allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices. http://mediatomb.cc/

I think you can also pay for Twonky which runs on Linux and MythTV has the ability to stream content as well, but that may be more than what you are looking for.

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I don't think you will have much success, instead consider VLC

VLC media player

snippet:

Features
Simple, Powerful and Fast

Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player

Completely Free, 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking

Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...

Media Converter and Streamer 

You need to check that a universe mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
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