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comes as multimedia framework which can be used in source code, mainly developed for television broadcasting.
Note that the delivered package isn’t an application which can be used on its own, but rather a library of functions used to provide existing or new projects with multimedia capabilities. There are several things which need to be grabbed first in order to be able to install the set of components, such as Git, MinGW, and CMake.
It contains an array of toolkits, XML authoring components, as well as an extensible plugin based API. This comes in handy not only for television broadcasting, but also video editors, media players, transcoders, web streamers, and other types of multimedia-enabled applications.
Apart from the default set of functions, the library also has some dependencies, and additional content which can be used to the project’s advantage. While FFmpeg, SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer), dlfcn-win32, and libXML are mandatory, others are optional, but provide a wider array of tools to implement with the framework. Among others, supported dependencies include GTK+, libsamplerate, Frei0r, SoX, Qt, and SwfDec.