The mmcli utility forwards commands to multimedia components so that you can test their APIs. These commands can be listed in files or entered in an interactive session.

You must start mmcli with a command line that lists any desired logging options as well as the files containing the media commands that you want to execute (we call these files test scripts). The tool configures itself based on these options and executes the test scripts. It then starts an interaction session, which lets you enter media commands and see their results. If you don't name any test scripts when starting mmcli, it just starts the interactive session and waits for commands.

With mmcli, you can test the APIs of these components:
Note: To use the mm-renderer API, you must be running the mm-renderer server process. For instructions on doing so, see the Multimedia Renderer Developer's Guide.