README.txt

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mms2r

  http://mms2r.rubyforge.org/
  by Mike Mondragon
  http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?group_id=3065
  http://github.com/monde/mms2r
  http://peepcode.com/products/mms2r-pdf

DESCRIPTION

MMS2R is a library that decodes the parts of an MMS message to disk while stripping out advertising injected by the mobile carriers. MMS messages are multipart email and the carriers often inject branding into these messages. Use MMS2R if you want to get at the real user generated content from a MMS without having to deal with the cruft from the carriers.

If MMS2R is not aware of a particular carrier no extra processing is done to the MMS other than decoding and consolidating its media.

MMS2R can be used to process any multipart email to conveniently access the parts the mail is comprised of.

Contact the author to add additional carriers to be processed by the library. Suggestions and patches appreciated and welcomed!

Corpus of carriers currently processed by MMS2R:

  • 1nbox/Idea: 1nbox.net
  • 3 Ireland: mms.3ireland.ie
  • Alltel: mms.alltel.com
  • AT&T/Cingular/Legacy: mms.att.net, txt.att.net, mmode.com, mms.mycingular.com, cingularme.com, mobile.mycingular.com pics.cingularme.com
  • Bell Canada: txt.bell.ca
  • Bell South / Suncom: bellsouth.net
  • Cricket Wireless: mms.mycricket.com
  • Dobson/Cellular One: mms.dobson.net
  • Helio: mms.myhelio.com
  • Hutchison 3G UK Ltd: mms.three.co.uk
  • INDOSAT M2: mobile.indosat.net.id
  • LUXGSM S.A.: mms.luxgsm.lu
  • Maroc Telecom / mms.mobileiam.ma
  • MTM South Africa: mms.mtn.co.za
  • NetCom (Norway): mms.netcom.no
  • Nextel: messaging.nextel.com
  • O2 Germany: mms.o2online.de
  • O2 UK: mediamessaging.o2.co.uk
  • Orange & Regional Oranges: orangemms.net, mmsemail.orange.pl, orange.fr
  • PLSPICTURES.COM mms hosting: waw.plspictures.com
  • PXT New Zealand: pxt.vodafone.net.nz
  • Rogers of Canada: rci.rogers.com
  • SaskTel: sms.sasktel.com
  • Sprint: pm.sprint.com, messaging.sprintpcs.com, sprintpcs.com
  • T-Mobile: tmomail.net, mmsreply.t-mobile.co.uk, tmo.blackberry.net
  • TELUS Corporation (Canada): mms.telusmobility.com, msg.telus.com
  • UAE MMS: mms.ae
  • Unicel: unicel.com, info2go.com (note: mobile number is tucked away in a text/plain part for unicel.com)
  • Verizon: vzwpix.com, vtext.com
  • Virgin Mobile: vmpix.com
  • Virgin Mobile of Canada: vmobile.ca
  • Vodacom: mms.vodacom4me.co.za

FEATURES

  • default_media and default_text methods return a File that can be used in attachment_fu
  • process supports blocks to for enumerating over the content of the MMS
  • process can be made lazy when :process => :lazy is passed to new
  • logging is enabled when :logger => your_logger is passed to new
  • an mms instance acts like a tmail object, any methods not defined on the instance are delegated to its underlying tmail object
  • device_type? returns a symbol representing a device or smartphone type Known smartphones thus far: iPhone, BlackBerry, T-Mobile Dash, Droid

BOOKS

MMS2R, Making email useful peepcode.com/products/mms2r-pdf

SYNOPSIS

  require 'rubygems'
  require 'mms2r'

  # required for the example
  require 'tmail'
  require 'fileutils'

  mail = MMS2R.parse mail
  # mail = MMS2R.parse File.read('some_saved_mail.file')

  puts "mail has default carrier subject" if mail.subject.empty?

  # access the sender's phone number
  puts "mail was from phone #{mail.number}"

  # most mail are either image or video, default_media will return the largest
  # (non-advertising) video or image found
  file = mail.default_media
  puts "mail had a media: #{file.inspect}" unless file.nil?

  # finds the largest (non-advertising) text found
  file = mail.default_text
  puts "mail had some text: #{file.inspect}" unless file.nil?

  # mail.media is a hash that is indexed by mime-type.
  # The mime-type key returns an array of filepaths
  # to media that were extract from the mail and
  # are of that type
  mail.media['image/jpeg'].each {|f| puts "#{f}"}
  mail.media['text/plain'].each {|f| puts "#{f}"}

  # print the text (assumes mail had text)
  text = IO.readlines(mail.media['text/plain'].first).join
  puts text

  # save the image (assumes mail had a jpeg)
  FileUtils.cp mail.media['image/jpeg'].first, '/some/where/useful', :verbose => true

  puts "does the mail have quicktime video? #{!mail.media['video/quicktime'].nil?}"

  puts "plus run anything that TMail provides, e.g. #{mail.to.inspect}"

  # check if the mail is from a mobile phone
  puts "mail is from a mobile phone #{mail.is_mobile?}"

  # determine the device type of the phone
  puts "mail is from a mobile phone of type #{mail.device_type?}"

  # inspect default media's exif data if exifr gem is installed and default
  # media is a jpeg or tiff
  puts "mail's default media's exif data is:"
  puts mms.exif.inspect

  # Block support, process and receive all media types of video.
  mail.process do |media_type, files|
    # assumes a Clip model that is an AttachmentFu
    Clip.create(:uploaded_data => files.first, :title => "From phone") if media_type =~ /video/
  end

  # Another AttachmentFu example, Picture model is an AttachmentFu
  picture = Picture.new
  picture.title = mail.subject
  picture.uploaded_data = mail.default_media
  picture.save!

  #remove all the media that was put to temporary disk
  mail.purge

REQUIREMENTS

  • TMail
  • Nokogiri (for mms from Sprint)
  • UUIDTools

OPTIONAL

  • exifr - install exifr for exif access on default jpeg or tiff media, and
            smart phone detection
    

INSTALL

  • sudo gem install mms2r

SOURCE

git clone git://github.com/monde/mms2r.git

AUTHORS

Copyright © 2007-2008 by Mike Mondragon (blog)

MMS2R’s Flickr page

CONTRIBUTORS

LICENSE

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2007, 2008 Mike Mondragon (mikemondragon@gmail.com). All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the ‘Software’), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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