This document provides an introduction to the SGI OpenML Media Library Software Development Kit (ML). ML provides a cross-platform library for controlling digital media hardware. It supports audio and video I/O devices and transcoders.
For more information about ML, see OpenML Media Library Software Development Kit Programmer's Guide and the mlquery((1ml)) man page.
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