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MLT v0.3.0 released  
Wednesday, 06 August 2008

MLT logoI never wrote here yet about MLT. MLT is a project Charlie Yates and I started in November, 2003 as the basis of a video server for a television broadcaster. It quickly came into its own as a media processing and authoring framework library. It is now best known as the engine for the kdenlive non-linear video editor for Linux. Yeah, that's how powerful it is. It has a complete object model representation for a multitrack video project with filters and transitions and an API for manipulating and (de)serializing the model.

My activity level dropped off in late 2004, picked up only a little in 2005, and then subsided again. For the past 1.5 years I have had the pleasure of working with it again to support the kdenlive effort. This was a decision that coincided with the Kino 1.0 release, marking the end of its active development. Tonight, I am proud to release the 0.3.0 version as a checkpoint for a commercial project I recently completed, which I will write about soon. Here are the release notes.