MLT Multimedia Framework

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Author, manage, and run multitrack audio/video compositions.

The engine of a non-linear video editor that can be used in all sorts of apps, not just desktop video editors.

MLT is an open source multimedia framework, designed and developed for television broadcasting. It provides a toolkit for broadcasters, video editors, media players, transcoders, web streamers and many more types of applications. The functionality of the system is provided via an assortment of ready to use tools, XML authoring components, and an extensible plug-in based API.

Download source code The easiest way to try out and learn MLT is by downloading Shotcut.

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New Audio Visualization Filters Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:27:00 +0000
MLT developer, Brian, developed 4 new filters, available now in git master. The fft filter uses the fast Fourier transform to produce data for other filters. The dance filter moves, scales, and rotates an image or video in reaction to the audio characteristics. The lightshow filter alters the color of the image based on the audio. Lastly, the audiowaveform filter draws a waveform over the image.

These were all sponsored by the "Learn Your Lyrics" YouTube channel. They generate the videos using MLT through shell scripts that generate long melt command lines. You can see the fft, dance, and audiowaveform filters in action in this video:

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Version 0.9.6 Released Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:18:00 +0000
A major regression slipped into the 0.9.4 release plus some other good fixes rolled in just afer that release prompting this new release. Please discontinue using version 0.9.4 and upgrade.

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version 0.9.4 released Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:17:00 +0000
This is a bugfix and minor enhancement release. Here are some of the notable changes and enhancements.

Framework

  • Added color_trc (transfer characteristic) property to mlt_consumer and mlt_frame.
  • Added Mlt::Profile::set_display_aspect(int, int).
  • Added mlt_pool_stat().
  • Added mlt_smpte_df and mlt_smpte_ndf to mlt_time_format for non-drop-frame timecode support.
  • Added Mlt::Tractor::Tractor(Mlt::Profile&).
  • Added mlt_frame_get_alpha().
  • Added default, copy, and assignment methods to Mlt::Frame.
  • Added Mlt::Filter::process(Mlt::Frame&).

Modules

  • Added support for color_trc property to avformat and opengl modules.
  • Performance improvements for composite and matte transitions.
  • Added fill, halign, and valign properties to affine transition and filter.
  • Added producer.* and consumer.* properties to consumer producer.
  • Fixes for libavformat and libavcodec v56.
  • Dropped support for FFmpeg < v1.0 and Libav < v9.
  • Added a lumakey filter.
  • Added a localtime property to dynamictext filter.
  • Added date/time format string support to dynamictext filter.
  • Added no_root property to xml consumer.
  • Added audio-only tone producer.
  • Added drop property to count producer.
  • Added caching to pango producer to improve performance.

Other

  • Added WMV and WMA avformat consumer presets.
  • Added a ProRes-Kostya avformat consumer preset.
  • Changed VP9 WebM preset to use Opus audio codec.
  • Added 4K UHD and 2.5K QHD profiles.
  • Added x265-medium and x265-medium-pass1 avformat consumer presets.
  • Added a unit test for Mlt::Frame.

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Meltytech Acquires Copyrights from Ushodaya Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:32:00 +0000
Ushodaya Enterprises Limited of India, the original sponsor of the MLT and Melted projects has assigned their copyrights to Daniel R. Dennedy, sole proprietor and CTO of Meltytech, LLC. What does that mean? Not much. There are no planned changes to project direction at this time, but it may provide some options in the future. It is just good to have the copyrights under control of active members of the project to make it possible to exercise future options. Many thanks to project co-founder, BGa, for facilitating this transaction.

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Synfig Studio uses MLT for cross-platform sound Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:43:00 +0000
Synfig Studio is a good, free, open source, cross-platform 2D animation program. They wanted to add audio support, but they needed more than just a hardware abstraction layer for audio output. They needed more than a multi-format/-codec library. They also wanted something that provides timing and mixing with a succinct API. They chose MLT.

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