How was it built ?This static view is composed of standard XHTML. It has several links, some point to external web pages, some point to others internal static views of the hypervideo. Links indicated with ▶arrows▶ launch so-called dynamic views related to the playing of the video.

What is this view ?This static view is the home page of the Nosferatu hypervideo. It is intended to welcome you, ensure that you link the advene package to the relevant Nosferatu video, and be a starting point for exploring he Hypervideo.

Welcome to the Nosferatu hypervideo!

Package v11

This hypervideo

The hypervideo you are currently viewing is designed as a demonstration of current Advene hypervideo software capabilities (june 2008). It features an analysis of the famous Nosferatu movie. Here is the description of the film from the Internet Archive:

Originally released in 1922 as Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens, director F.W. Murnau's chilling and eerie adaption of Stoker's Dracula is a silent masterpiece of terror which to this day is the most striking and frightening portrayal of the legend.

The upper menu guides you through the four parts of this hypervideo. The parts "Discovery of the movie" and "Further analysis" are dedicated to the movie, while the "Technical details" is about the Advene package, and "Do it yourself" proposes to extend the hypervideo.

Before clicking on any item of the menu, you should carefully read the information below.

Settings things up

This hypervideo needs two files to work the way it is intended to:

If you haven't done it yet, download (using right click, Save as) the video file (lasts approximately 64 minutes, was encoded in MPEG4 and weights 219 MB). Other versions (lighter) can be found at the Nosferatu movie page on the Internet Archive. After downloading the video, you should link it to the advene package. To do so, use the advene main window "Select movie file..." button, select the appropriate video file, and save the package. You can click ▶here▶ to check if the movie is launched. If not, check that the path to the video file is set (Edit Package Properties).

Getting back here

You can experience this hypervideo both from the Advene application, or from your internet browser. If you close your browser by mistake, you can come back to this page:


Many advene views use image snapshots extracted from the video while it is playing (no image from the video is delivered with the package). If you see that image instead of a snapshot, it means the video has not been played at the timecode of the image that was needed. The image will be available once you have played the movie at the right timecode.

Note that the extraction of a snapshot (as well as the movie navigation) can lack precision due to the limitations of the player. Also note that when closing the Advene package, you will be proposed to save the snapshots so as to gain time for the next use.


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