Developer toolkit for adding annotation to streaming video presentations.
The compiled Video Annotator libraries are available in two formats:
Video Annotator is provided under the Educational Community License, Version 2.0.
You may link to the current version of Video Annotator using the following URL:
We recommend that you download and host Video Annotator for your own use. This ensures that the version of Video Annotator you use only changes when you download a new version.
The minified versions are generally the best versions to use on production deployments.
In order to build Video Annotator, you need to have GNU make 3.81 or later, CoffeeScript 1.1.1 or later, Node.js 0.5 or later, and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but they have not been tested.
Mac OS users should install Xcode, either from the Mac OS install DVD or from the Apple Mac OS App Store. Node.js can be installed by one of the UNIX package managers available for the Mac OS.
Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install make, git, and node.
First, clone a copy of the Video Annotator git repo by running
git clone git://github.com/umd_mith/OACVideoAnnotator.git.
Then, to get a complete, minified, jslinted version of Video Annotator, simple
cd to the
OACVideoAnnotator directory and type
make. If you don’t have Node installed and/or want to make a basic, uncompressed, unlinted version of Video Annotator, use
make videoanno instead of
The built version of Video Annotator will be in the
To remove all built files, run
Once you have built Video Annotator, you can browse to the
test/ subdirectory and view the
index.html file. This file loads the minified version of Video Annotator by default.