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open web audio CMS

Project description

For personal or collaborative media archiving projects, research laboratories and digital humanities.

Based on Django, Python, full DHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Introduction

Telemeta is a free and open source web audio archiving software which introduces useful and secure methods to backup, index, transcode, analyse and publish any digitalized audio file with its metadata. It is dedicated to professionnals who wants to easily organize, backup and publish documented sound collections of audio files, CDs, digitalized vinyls and magnetic tapes over a strong database, in accordance with open web standards.

Main features:

  • Secure archiving, editing and publishing of audio files over internet.
  • Pure HTML web user interface including dynamical forms and smart workflows
  • Smart dynamical and skinnable audio player (thanks to TimeSide and SoundManager2)
  • “On the fly” audio analyzing, transcoding and metadata embedding based on an easy plugin architecture
  • Social cumulative indexing with semantic ontologies and timecoded markers
  • Multi-format support : FLAC, OGG, MP3, WAV and more
  • User management with individual desk, lists, profiles and rights
  • Playlist management for all users with CSV data export
  • Geo-Navigator for audio geolocalization
  • High level search engine
  • DublinCore compatibility
  • OAI-PMH data provider
  • RSS feed generators
  • XML serialized backup
  • Strong SQL or Oracle backend
  • Multi-language support (now english and french)
  • Video support (EXPERIMENTAL, WebM only)

This web audio CMS is exclusively based on open source modules and can be run on any Unix or Linux system. It is mostly written in Python and JavaScript.

Installation, upgrade and usage

See INSTALL.rst and telemeta.org for more informations.

News

1.4.3

  • fix some wrong user properties
  • NEW dependency: add solr-thumbnail to django apps to get resource related media thumbnails
  • add static media handling for solr and various cache
  • SECURITY: you need to move your TELEMETA_EXPORT_CACHE_DIR from TELEMETA_CACHE_DIR cache. See example/sandbox_sqlite/settings.py
  • various bugfixes
  • transitional package to 1.5 (maybe 1.4.4 soon)

1.4.2

  • add user revisions to user profile
  • move all edit buttons to main edit pages
  • new Format object and various enumerations
  • add last revision to item detail
  • various bugfixes

1.4.1

Fix a bug for related media title parsing

1.4

For users:

  • add a Desk providing links to home and personal data
  • add Fonds, Corpus and their related media to the models and to the search engine
  • add some fancy drop down menus for main tabs
  • add video media handling (WebM formats only and with the last TimeSide master branch)
  • add playlist metadata editor
  • fix some sad bugs for YouTube related URLs and previews
  • cleanup admin page
  • add auto saving now for all searches !
  • add “My Searches” modules to user lists with search direct link
  • add RSS feeds for last changes of all users
  • better icon views
  • many bugfixes !

For developers and maintainers:

  • a new setting parameter: TELEMETA_DOWNLOAD_FORMATS = (‘wav’, ‘mp3’, ‘webm’) or whatever

  • before upgrading, you need to BACKUP and manually delete old wrong MediaCorpus and MediaCorpusRelated tables

  • we now use South for data model migration. Add ‘south’ to your apps and to do:

    ./manage.py syncdb
    ./manage.py migrate telemeta
    

See INSTALL.rst and email me if any pb! (you may, for example, not use 0002 migration)

Full changelog : see CHANGELOG

Development

To participate to the development of telemeta, you will need a login/password couple. You’re welcome to email us to join and commit your great ideas ;)

To get the lastest development version, you need subversion and run:

$ git clone http://vcs.parisson.com/git/telemeta.git

License

CeCILL v2 (see LICENSE)

Bugs and feedback

You are welcome to freely use this application in accordance with its licence. If you find some bugs, PLEASE leave a ticket on this page:

http://telemeta.org/newticket

You can also leave a ticket to request some new interesting features for the next versions. And even if Telemeta suits you, please give us some feedback !

Contact

Homepage: http://telemeta.org

E-mails:

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Sponsors

The Telemeta project is developed by Parisson. It is sponsored by :

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