Telemeta : open web audio CMS

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 ...

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The DIADEMS project has started!

Telemeta is in the center of a new project DIADEMS sponsored by the french research agency ANR. It has started on january 2013 and will be effective during 3 years.

DIADEMS stands for: Description, Indexation, Accès aux Documents Ethnomusicologiqu ...

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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/ (ht ...

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Telemeta is a free and open source web audio content management system 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, archive and publish documented sound collections of audio files, CDs, digitalized vinyls and magnetic tapes over a strong database, in accordance with open web standards.

Here are the main features of Telemeta:

  • 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)

This software 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.

Telemeta is sponsored by :

  • Parisson : R&D for custom media solutions
  • CNRS : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (the french Natianal Research and Scientific Center)
  • CREM : Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicology (the french Ethnomusicology Research Center)
  • TGE ADONIS : Très Grand Equipement ADONIS of the CNRS

Telemeta is supported by :

  • LAM : Equipe Lutherie, Acoustique et Musique de l'Université Pierre et Marie Curie de Paris (Instrument design, Acoustic and Music team of the Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris)
  • MuCEM : Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
  • MMSH : Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme

The Telemeta project is managed by :

  • Guillaume Pellerin <yomguy (at)>
  • Joséphine Simonnot <josephine.simonnot (at)>.

The Telemeta application is or has been developed by :




Go to and use the following login to try Telemeta has an administrator :

  • login : demo
  • password : demo


Two possible methods:

  • The easiest one: use python package tools:
    sudo pip install telemeta
    sudo easy_install telemeta
  • Get the last archives here. Uncompress the downloaded archive, go into the created directory and install it from your favorite shell :
    sudo python install

For more informations about how to install it and how to start a new telemeta instance please read README and INSTALL.


Telemeta uses Git for branching, versioning and comitting.

  • Get the lastest development version to try the lastest useful features:
    git clone
  • You can also clone / follow / fork the project through GitHub:
    git clone
  • To get write access to our master repository (i.e. git+ssh://, please contact us by email.


See TelemetaLicense for details about the CeCILL v2 license (GPL like)

If you use Telemeta for production, please help us to improve and promote the application by donating something to the project.

Please click on the following button to be redirected to PayPal:


  • python (>= 2.4)
  • python-django
  • python-xml
  • python-numpy
  • python-scipy
  • python-imaging
  • python-ctypes
  • python-mutagen
  • python-mysqldb
  • python-timeside
  • python-gobject
  • python-gst0.10
  • python-setuptools
  • python-support
  • python-south
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
  • gobject-introspection
  • mysql-server or sqlite3 or oracle database


As part of the Telemeta project, the python module TimeSide (GPL v2) is developed to handle audio analysis, transcoding and visualization.

See for more infos.


In order to follow the Telemeta project development and the discussions of the community, you are welcome to join the mailing list by subscribing on this page :


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