Telemeta 1.4 is out!


  • 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 …

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Telemeta 1.3 has been released !


  • 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


sudo pip install --upgrade telemeta

or download (MD5: 1ff126714ca9f38201b77efa06040671)

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

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Telemeta 1.2 is out!


  • 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


sudo pip install --upgrade telemeta

or download (MD5: 43cd98b492d39772a73164986ac0eefd)

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Sponsors and partners

  • CNRS : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (French Natianal Research and Scientific Center)
  • MCC : Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (the french Ministry of the Culture and Communication)
  • ANR : Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French Research Agency)
  • UPMC : University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6, Sorbonne Universités, France)
  • CREM : Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie (Ethnomusicology Research Center, Paris, France)
  • LAM : Equipe Lutherie, Acoustique et Musique de l'IJLRDA (Paris, France)
  • IJLRDA : Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert (Paris, France)
  • Parisson : Open development agency for audio science and arts (Paris, France)
  • MNHN : Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Biology, Paris, France)
  • U-Paris10 : University Paris 10 Ouest Nanterre (Nanterre, France)
  • MdH : Musée de l'Homme (Paris, France)
  • IRIT : Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse …
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Telemeta project now uses Git for development

Ten months ago, I started to look at other version control systems because I was fed up with the Subversion centralized model. It tested Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, etc.. Bazaar was the good choice because it allowed the dev teams to make branches easily in a decentralized environment, to push commits to the old subversion repository, to keep an easy syntax, etc...

Now there are few reasons to switch back to Git:

we want to checkout and test branches faster without managing dozens of repositories, we do not want to upload 500 ko of data for a 1 line commit, we want to push the generic Telemeta to GitHub. Sorry Bzr folks, I like your stuff, but Git is more appropriate now for this project.

Developers, please ​`update …

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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 …
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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
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