Melted is a video playout server for television broadcasting. It is based on the
MVCP TCP protocol.
Basically, it is an industrial-grade media player for broadcast/linear
television channels. It was the original use case and application for
the MLT framework. Most Melted servers utilize SDI outputs, but they can
theoretically utilize any output including HDMI and network streams.
Melted is currently only available in
source code form, but
there is a build script to make it easier.
- Melted comes with a command line client named mcvp-client. It operates in one of three modes:
- interactive text menu and console
- send MVCP commands and exit - very useful for scripts especially ones triggered by cron or
- append MLT XML to a playout unit’s playlist and exit
- Shotcut is the premier, cross-platform
GUI client for Melted that is actively being developed.
- Rugen is an old GTK+
GUI client that was not cross-platform, did not actually play any video
itself, and has thus been abandoned.