MLT library
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Sponsored by Ushodaya Enterprises Limited
Written by Charles Yates <>
and Dan Dennedy <>

MLT is a LGPL multimedia framework designed for television broadcasting,
and Miracle is a GPL multi-unit video playout server with realtime

This document provides a quick reference for the minimal configuration,
build and installation of MLT. See the docs directory for usage and
development details.


Configuration is triggered by running:


More information on usage is found by running:

./configure --help

NB: This script must be run to register new services after a CVS checkout
or subsequent update.


Once configured, it should be sufficient to run:


to compile the system.


To execute the mlt tools without installation, or to test a new version
on a system with an already installed mlt version, you should run:

. setenv

NB: This applies to your current shell only and it assumes a bash or
regular bourne shell is in use.


The install is triggered by running:

make install

More Information

For more detailed information, please refer to docs/install.txt.