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Telemeta : a web Audio Content Management System

Telemeta 1.5 is out!

After months of hard work we are pleased to release a big update to Telemeta communities. It represents a huge milestone that makes Telemeta now compatible with more modern web technologies.


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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_ ...

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Telemeta at QMUL for the third Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research

We presented TimeSide, the open web audio processing framework.

Location: Queen Mary University of London (ArtsOne Lecture Theatre) Date: Tuesday 8th July 2014

Here are the slides:

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Telemeta at the 1st Symposium: "Ecology and acoustics"

Meet Guillaume Pellerin and Thomas Fillon at the first Symposium on “Ecology and acoustics: emergent properties from community to landscape” from june the 16th to 18th 2014 at MNHN, Paris, France

We will present Telemeta, an open and collaborativ ...

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Telemeta at the 4th international workshop of Folk Music Analysis 2014

Thomas Fillon will be at the 4th international workshop of Folk Music Analysis in Istanbul, Turkey, from june the 12th to 13th 2014, Turkey for the Telemeta project.

Title of the poster: "An open web audio platform for ethnomusicological sound arc ...

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Telemeta is a web audio archiving program 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 backup and publish documented sounds from collections of vinyls, magnetic tapes or audio CDs over a strong database, in accordance with open standards.

Here are the main features of Telemeta:

  • Secure archiving, editing and publishing of audio files over internet.
  • User friendly web frontend including workflows and high level search methods
  • Smart dynamical and skinnable audio player (thanks to TimeSide and !SoundManager2)
  • "On the fly" analyzing, transcoding and metadata embedding based on an easy plugin architecture
  • Temporal and collaborative indexation with fast user marker management
  • Multi-format support : FLAC, OGG, MP3, WAV and more
  • User management with individual profiles and rights
  • Playlist management for users with CSV data export
  • Geo-Navigator for audio geolocalization
  • DublinCore compatibility
  • OAI-PMH data provider
  • RSS feeds generator
  • XML serialized backup
  • Strong SQL or Oracle backend

The Telemeta data model is based on 'collections' and 'items'. A collection is described by its metadata and includes original audio items (sounds) and its own metadata. This existing model has been designed to fit the one of the French Centre of Etnomusicology (CREM) but could be easily adapted/overrided to suit other data structures.

Telemeta is sponsored by :

  • Parisson : 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 :


  • Telemeta 1.0 for CREM (LESC, University Paris 10 Nanterre)



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

  • login : demo
  • password : demo


Two possible methods:

  • Get the lastest package. Uncompress the downloaded archive, go into the created directory and install it from your favorite shell :
    sudo python install
  • Use python package tools :
    sudo pip install telemeta
    sudo easy_install telemeta

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


WARNING ! Telemeta now use Git.

  • Get the lastest development version to try the lastest useful features :
    git clone
  • To get the CREM's branch:
    git clone
    git checkout crem


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-xml, python-django (>= 1.0-1), python-mysqldb, mysql-server, python-numpy, python-ctypes (>= 1.0.1), python-setuptools (>= 0.6b3), python-support (>= 0.3), python-timeside


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.


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