In case you have a media file but no annotation file (
*.trs), click on
> . Next, a
dialog window (see Figure 1.2) will be displayed, e.g.:
Do the following:
Click on thepull down box (on the top left of the window) and browse to the directory that contains the media files.
If you want to use media files of another type (e.g. QuickTime
*.mov) then select in
the dropdown menu. If a media type is
supported depends on your software configuration.
Double-click on a displayed media file (e.g. pear.wav)
*.wav, etc.) to select it. It now appears in the rightmost
box. Alternatively, you can click on the media file name and click on the
If you want to use a predefined set of tiers (a template), select the Template
radio button and choose the template (i.e.
*.etf) to be
Beside media files on disk you can also add a remote file over e.g. the HTTP(S), RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol ) or any other protocol a media player framework might support. Click onand enter or paste the full URL of the remote media. Click on .
Clickto open the new annotation document; otherwise click to exit the dialog window without creating a new file.
An ELAN window containing the new document appears.
Alternatively, you can also start a new project by simply opening ELAN. Instead of choosing> , just browse to the files you wish to work with from within your explorer (e.g. the Finder in OSX, or Windows explorer), select them all and then drag n' drop them onto the ELAN main window. A new transcription will be opened containing the selected media-files.