MAVA Multimedia Suite

About the MAVA Multimedia Suite
System Requirements
Installing Java
MMP: MAVA Multimedia Player
MMEd: MAVA Multimedia Editor
Extensions for MMP and MMEd
Third party extensions for MMP and MMEd
License Agreement
MMP Demo Applet
More MMP Documents
Current Development

Last change: 24.10.2012 (jh)

The MAVA Multimedia Suite is a Java-based multimedia authoring system and therefore available on various platforms. Multimedia presentations created with the suite can be distributed as XML files that are played-out with a standalone player, Java applets, CD-ROMS, DVDs or by applications via a provided API.

The MAVA Multimedia Suite consists of two tools. The first tool is a multimedia player, called MMP (short for Mava Multimedia Player), that is used to play-out multimedia documents, that have been created using the second tool. This tool is called MMEd (Mava Multimedia Editor) and it is used to specify multimedia documents based on the MAVA approach.

To learn more about the MAVA Multimedia Suite please check out the about page. You can install an evaluation version of the MAVA Multimedia Suite for free from these web pages. Following the link "Documentation", you can find a tutorial and a manual that describes how to use both of the tools. Check out "First steps" to learn basic steps in multimedia authoring.

If you have questions, comments or need help using the suite please feel free to contact me (jh at j-hauser dot de).

Latest News

  • 24.10.2012: There haven't been any developments over the last years meaning version 1.3.2 is the final version of MAVA. Nevertheless I decided to launch a new project I'm very excited about. This project applies the principles defined by this project to the development of mobile applications for the Android platform. Once I have results I will publish them.
  • 08.05.2005: The version 1.3.2 of the Mava Multimedia Suite was released. It was also tested under Mac OS X and Java version 1.5.0. Further information about the changes can be obtained by following the link "Current Development".
  • 22.01.2005: The Mava Multimedia Suite was updated to version 1.3.1. The link "Current Development" points out changes.
  • 28.11.2004: The Mava Multimedia Suite was updated to version 1.3.0_02. The link "Current Development" points out changes.
  • 26.11.2004: The Mava Multimedia Suite is presented in Swing Sightings #21 from Sun.
  • 02.07.2004: The library of the University of Stuttgart provides some really great Mava documents on their web site. Check them out to see what can be done with the Mava Multimedia Suite.
  • 15.06.2004: Last week the Mava Multimedia Suite was mentioned on the Java Desktop web site from Sun.
  • 10.06.2004: Customization of the Mava Multimedia Suite is described in this article.
  • 04.06.2004: An article shows you how to integrate a Mava presentation in your Java application.
  • 09.05.2004: Learn more about how easy it is to generate an applet that plays a document created with the Mava Multimedia Suite.
  • 28.03.2004: The Mava Multimedia Suite was updated to version 1.3.0_01.
  • 13.03.2004: The homepage of the MAVA Multimedia Suite has been restructured.
  • 07.03.2004: The new version 1.3 of the MAVA Multimedia Suite has been released. It is a major step towards a professional multimedia authoring solution. The link "Current Development" points out the most important changes.