Current version (3.13)
The latest version of Advene is available as Linux (Ubuntu/Debian/Redhat) package, Windows installer, MacOS X installer and source form.
Download the packaged version for Linux, Windows or MacOS X, 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 bugs in the bug tracker and ask questions through the Advene forum.
If you are using Debian or Ubuntu, you can declare the private repository and its signing key, by executing the following commands (copy/paste in a terminal):
wget -O- https://advene.org/download/debian/binary/advene.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/advene.list
wget -O- https://advene.org/download/debian/advene-archive-keyring.gpg | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/advene-archive-keyring.gpg
Once the repository is configured, you can install and upgrade Advene as other software, either through your usual package manager or using:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install advene advene-full
advene-full is a pseudo-package that defines dependencies on optional components (extra codecs, etc) that are not strictly necessary for Advene, but recommended.
Manual setup: if for some reason you do not want/can configure the Advene repository, you can download the latest .deb file from the repository and install it with the command
sudo dpkg -i advene_3.xx.deb
We are working on making Advene available again in standard Debian/Ubuntu distributions.
The latest Advene version is now again available through a Windows installer, thanks to financial support from the junior research group “Audio-visual rhetorics of affect” situated at Freie Universität Berlin and the Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Digital Engineering, funded by the federal ministry of education and research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF).
Download the windows 3.13 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 latest Advene version is now again available through a MacOS X DMG image, thanks to financial support from the junior research group “Audio-visual rhetorics of affect” situated at Freie Universität Berlin and the Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Digital Engineering, funded by the federal ministry of education and research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF).
Download the MacOS X 3.13 DMG
image, open it and copy the Advene
app either into the
Applications folder or on your
desktop. Note that you do not need administrator
rights to install Advene on your computer. It can be installed
anywhere as a simple user.
You may get an error message indicating that the application cannot be opened because its developer cannot be certified. There is a workaround for this situation on the Apple website, available in English and in French.
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.