Supports nearly all audio and video formats and codecs that FFmpeg does for both input and encoding - many with frame-accurate seeking
Supports image sequences in any format that GDK and QImage supports including SVG and others with alpha channels
Comprehensive and optimized suite of video and audio effects including image scaling, alpha-compositing, deinterlacing, masking, motion-tracking, audio mixing, audio gain, and wipe transitions - in addition to services provided through the above libraries
A selection of output targets/profiles including HD
An XML authoring schema designed to leverage the full capabilities of the system
YAML-based metadata and schema for documentation of modules, their services, and parameters
HD SDI with embedded audio and HDMI input and output is available for Linux using Blackmagick Design cards and the MLT open source "decklink" module. Also, SDI output supports keying (alpha composite MLT output over live SDI input).
HD SDI output with embedded audio is available for Linux using DVEO VidPort cards and MLT fully open source "sdi" module.
SD PAL SDI output with embedded audio is available for Linux using DVEO SDI Master hardware and MLT module now freely available with the MLT source code.
Licensed under the GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1 (configurable at build time, not all modules available under LGPL)
Comprehensive client/server protocol and API for playout scheduling
MVCP, based upon work in dv1394d and designed based upon SGI MVCP
A playout server with a well defined protocol
Sample applications that demonstrate the client/server API
A command line video editor and media player
See the Kdenlive and Flowblade non-linear video editors for a good demonstration of the capabilities of MLT!