Current version (3.5)
The latest version of Advene is only available as source and Linux (Ubuntu/Debian/Redhat) packages. Though the application works on other platforms, there is no installer yet for Windows or MacOS. Please contact us if you want to help in building installers, or sponsoring this work.
Download the packaged version for Linux, then see the tutorial package and the advene public wiki for instructions and documentation. Feel free to help maintaining these information through the wiki. You can report issues in the bug tracker.
We are working on making Advene available again in Debian/Ubuntu distributions.
The most recent version of Advene can run on Windows, but has not yet been packaged. You can use the older 1.0.3 version. Download the windows 1.0.3 installer and execute it. Note that you do not need administrator rights to install Advene on your computer. It can be installed anywhere as a simple user.
Mac OS X
The new Advene is not available yet for MacOS X. It can be run from sources. Contact us if you want to help building or sponsoring a MacOS X installer.
You can use the older 1.0.1 version. Download the 1.0.1 dmg image.
Previous version (1.0)
An older version of Advene, 1.0, is still available, for Windows and MacOSX users. Although of course there are no new features and codecs were not updated (which means that there can be issues with some video formats), it still functions correctly, and the data format is compatible between both versions.
The development version of Advene is available on Github. From the project page you can access various tools (development tree, bug tracker, etc.).
Advene now uses the gstreamer multimedia framework as player and overall video manipulation software. We developed rsvgoverlay, a SVG rendering element, which is now included in gst-plugins-bad.
We previously used the VLC player in the context of the Advene project. For this, we needed to control the player from our Python application. We chose to implement a control API based on an existing standard, the OMG Audio/Video Stream 1.0 specification. We first implemented it as a CORBA control module for vlc, but we have since developped native python bindings for VLC.
Additionally, a SVG rendering module as well as a snapshot module have been implemented.
All these contributions are now integrated in the standard VLC.