advene(1) Annotate Digital Videos, Exchange on the NEt




The cross-platform advene application allows users to easily create comments and analyses of video comments, through the definition of time-aligned annotations and their mobilisation into automatically-generated or user-written comment views (HTML documents). Annotations can also be used to modify the rendition of the audiovisual document, thus providing virtual montage, captioning, navigation... capabilities. Users can exchange their comments/analyses in the form of Advene packages, independently from the video itself.

Use the --help option to get a list of command line options.

User documentation is available from the website


advene is an ancient english word, meaning "to be added to something or become a part of it, though not essential" (Webster 1913). Good match for an annotation application.


This manual page was written by Olivier Aubert <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).