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Muvino - An MPEG-7 Video Annotation Tool

Version 0.11


Muvino is a tool for creating MPEG-7 metadata of videos. It consists of an embedded video player based on the ViTooKi library and an XML tree view allowing to navigate and edit an MPEG-7 document. It was designed to facilitate the creation and annotation of MPEG-7 VideoSegment descriptions, by which a video can be divided temporally into a hierarchy of semantic sections, like the chapters and sections of a printed book.

VideoSegment descriptors are created by splitting the current segment into subsegments at the current media time point shown in the video player. Special slider widgets facilitate quick navigation within the VideoSegment tree. The annotation data belonging to a VideoSegment can be edited in a user-friendly dialog, there is no need to manipulate the XML tree directly.

Muvino supports the following MPEG-7 descriptors within a VideoSegment:


Muvino is part of the ViTooKi tool kit. So all system and installation requirements of ViTooKi apply. There is only one binary called muvino, which gets installed automatically when make install is invoked in the ViTooKi top-level source directory.

However, note that Muvino requires Qt 3.1 or newer, which is not freely available for the Windows platform. This is also the reason why Muvino has not yet been compiled and tested on Windows.


Unfortunately, a separate user documentation is not available. However, most of the GUI elements should have an intuitive meaning. If not, the tool-tips appearing when the mouse is moved over the GUI elements may help.

To display help for the command-line options invoke muvino -h.

Known Problems and Missing Features

Muvino is not yet ready for a file release. The following problems need to be fixed:


Mario Taschwer <>
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