11.10 – How to Update MLT


I've been experiencing multiple Openshot crashes in every instance. More than 10, on average per hour of usage. I've googled it and I've seen something about updating "MLT". What is that? And how can I update MLT?

Best Answer

MLT is the graphics framework that the current (v1.4) and previous versions of Openshot depend upon for much of its graphical editing capabilities.

Looking at the Openshot forums, they recommend the following PPA if you wish to upgrade the MLT version:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Likewise, you could/should also consider the latest recommended Openshot version (at the time of writing this - v1.4.2) if its not already installed.

Again, the Openshot maintainers have a PPA for this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Do remember the following important information about PPAs.