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Telemeta 1.4.6 is out!


  • Drastically improve collection zip packaqe streaming thanks to zipstream (check NEW dependencies)
  • Compatible with TimeSide >= 0.5.2
  • Add URL field to item so that a external sound can be indexed and streamed
  • Add TIMESIDE_AUTO_ZOOM in settings to auto toggle the player in zooming mode
  • Add TIMESIDE_DEFAULT_GRAPHER_ID in settings to select the default grapher in the player
  • Add minor migrations
  • Fix marker display bug

This is a transitional, minor release because 1.5 will be released soon.

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Telemeta 1.4.5 has been released!

After a long debugging and producing period, Telemeta reaches a nice stable version. Here are the news:

  • Collection and Item regex in settings allowed
  • Change resource list filtering rules
  • Add KdenLive session parsers and auto faders to auto tag audio or video timeline
  • Add ffmpeg based transcoding tools
  • Add enumerations replacing methods
  • Add chat rooms for enumerations
  • Cleanup some useless model properties
  • Many, many and many bugfixes
  • Last version compatible with TimeSide 0.4.x
  • Please check the new dependencies in
  • As always after upgrading: ./ migrate telemeta


Telemeta 1.4.4 is out !

Download: ​

MD5: 47b8d7a6fa8340388ff72be58aaff59c

News from 1.4.3:

  • no new fancy functions
  • full using of static files which are now in static/ (htdocs/ is now deprecated)
  • IMPORTANT : upgrade TimeSide to 0.4.1, add 'timeside' to INSTALLED_APPS and do: ./ collectstatic
  • add various buttons, various bugfixes
  • after upgrading, always do: ./ migrate

HOWTO upgrade?

Upgrade your package like this:

 sudo pip install --upgrade telemeta

Please first read README.rst and INSTALL.rst to get all informations about the news. Apply new rules, dependencies, modules and settings from your old version to the new one.

Enjoy ;)

Telemeta 1.4.3 has been released !


MD5: ceec77f9b5e637cf1e2cb9b9fad21183

News, from 1.4:

  • add solr-thumbnail for automatic thumbnail handling of all related media images (please install)
  • add static media handling for solr and all various telemeta public files
  • fix some wrong user properties
  • SECURITY: you need to move your TELEMETA_EXPORT_CACHE_DIR from TELEMETA_CACHE_DIR cache (see example/sandbox_sqlite/
  • EXPERIMENTAL: WebM and MP4 video handling for items, NO transcode but decode, add a nice video.js player
  • RECOMMEND: install django-extensions
  • 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
  • Fix a bug for related media title parsing

HOWTO upgrade?

Upgrade your package like this::

sudo pip install --upgrade telemeta

Please first read README.rst and INSTALL.rst to get all informations about the news. Apply new rules, dependencies, modules and settings from your old version to the new one.

For example, you now need sorl-thumbnail to get image thumbnails::

sudo pip install sorl-thumbnail

and add 'sorl.thumbnail' to your INSTALLED_APPS list in

When all new settings seem OK, use South for a clean data migration from previous model versions::

./ syncdb
./ migrate telemeta

email me or tweet to @telemeta if any problem!

Full changelog : see CHANGELOG


Telemeta 1.4 is out!


MD5: ec51039d0b749f8322309c64e9415090

News, from 1.3 to 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::

./ syncdb
./ migrate telemeta

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

Full changelog : see CHANGELOG


Telemeta 1.3 has been released !


MD5sum: 1ff126714ca9f38201b77efa06040671


  • add related media objects to collections and items (mime type detection, image preview, URL only capable, YouTube? URL detection and preview)
  • add "Sound" filters to collection lists and search results
  • add a scrollbar to marker lists
  • add dependencies to
  • various bugfixes
  • developers now use Git

You can upgrade from 1.2 safely. Tell me if anything goes wrong.


Telemeta 1.2 is out !

We are pleased to release Telemeta 1.2 :)


MD5sum: 43cd98b492d39772a73164986ac0eefd


  • fix OAI repository names, coverages and headers in according with TGE Adonis specs
  • replace home (index) playlist by 3 random nice embedded players (public items only)
  • add "Sound" filter to the item list for easier access to sound items
  • fix various bugs
  • fix the whole setup

You can upgrade from 1.0 safely.

Telemeta 1.0 is out !

After weeks of hard work, we are so pleased to release Telemeta 1.0 "Bell" which includes some significant improvements since 0.9.4 in overall performance, access right management and audio player functions.

New functions

  • Embedable resizable audio player with an iframe HTML object
  • Text popup windows following time markers during playing
  • 2 new user permissions to allow full download and audio play
  • Delete buttons on each collection and item page
  • Audio analyses are now recorded in the database
  • Transcoding of the whole files is now checked
  • New "Users" tab


  • Better and faster TimeSide player loading
  • Sorting of all enumerations and lists
  • Full english > french translation
  • Reorganize django views (faster page loading)
  • More revisions and details in the main RSS feed


  • Fix some field titles for the CREM
  • Fix public access rights
  • Many CSS fixes
  • Fix multiple playings when hiting play more than one time




We want to thank all the participants to this 5 year project from 2006 to now. Telemeta 1.0 is the result of a very hard and passionate work of many people. We hope this project will help communities to get their audio archives out of their desks and then allow many international research collaborations and better music harvesting.

The future

The Telemeta project of course continues. It will be optimized and improved to reach a generic version soon. If you want special developments or support / sponsor this project, please contact us through the mailing list or this email address : support@…

Enjoy the "Bell"

Telemeta 0.9.4 has been released !

It is one of the biggest release since 0.5.1 because it includes tons of bugfixes, a new theme and MANY new features which were targeted for 1.0.

  • New visual theme
  • Playing all kinds of audio files thanks to TimeSide (even video files !)
  • Editing items, collections and all lists
  • Managing temporal markers to get time description of the archives
  • Userspace playlist management
  • Admin User management and profiling
  • Password retrieval and management
  • CSV export of user playlists
  • RSS feeds for last changes
  • Full french and english localization (interface, forms)
  • Optimization of audio analysis
  • MANY bugfixes


More infos on /home !

Get it HERE !

Developers : the trunk branch is now relatively stable. You are welcome to participate to this unique open source audio web project !

Telemeta 0.5.1 has been released !

Get it here.

It is the last version before the inclusion of our new full TimeSide API and tools.

Many changes (154 commits !) in models, add a GEO Navigator, MANY bugfixes. See Changelog.

Telemeta 0.4.1 has been released !

It includes many bug fixes concerning metadata encoding and now drives an [ or_Metadata_Harvesting OAI-PMH] Data Provider allowing Telemeta's DublinCore metadata to be externally harvested.

Telemeta 0.4 has been released !

It includes some fundamental [ changes] as a completely new and dynamical player thanks to Timeside and Soundmanager2, new analysis plugins and templating methods. Enjoy ! ;)

Telemeta 0.3.3 has been released !

Telemeta is now compatible with Django 1.0 thanks to Olivier Guilyardi !

Get it here

Telemeta 0.3.2 has been released !

Get it here

Telemeta 0.3.1-1beta has been released !

Get it here

Telemeta 0.3.0 is out !

Download it here.

View the revisionlog since the old version 0.2.8.