MacPorts

MacPorts is a friendly way to get open-source programs installed and accessible at the command line. There are nearly 8000 ported programs ready to be installed. Mimms is one such item that allows for downloading streaming video.

Installing on Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) is a breeze:
sudo port install mimms

Installing on Leopard (OSX 10.5) required a slight hack. After attempting:
sudo port install mimms

You’ll notice a not so friendly error message. Digging deeper into the log files reveals an undefined parameter ‘error: AI_NUMERICSERV not defined’. To properly install and compile, you need to edit source code; the mms.c file is located in the MacPorts install directory under macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_multimedia_libmss/work/libmms-0.6.2/src/mms.c

Adding the following code did the trick:
#ifndef AI_NUMERICSERV
#define AI_NUMERICSERV 0
#endif

Trying again should work:
sudo port install mimms

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