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OS Download Format Description
Windows ELAN 6.8
Simple-ELAN 1.5
[.exe] [.zip] [.msi]
[.exe] [.zip]
Installer (.exe [a Setup wizard with options] and .msi [silent installation for all users]) and portable, unpack-and-run (.zip) versions all include a Java 22 runtime.
Requires: 64-bit, Windows 11, 10, 8, Vista, 7(? not tested anymore)
macOS ELAN 6.8
ELAN 6.8-M1
Simple-ELAN 1.5
Simple-ELAN 1.5-M1
[.zip] [.dmg]
[.zip] [.dmg]
[.zip] [.dmg]
[.zip] [.dmg]
.zip and .dmg files containing a .app which includes a Java 22 runtime.
The M1 version only works on Apple silicon Macs (including M2 etc.).
Requires: 64-bit, macOS High Sierra (10.13) or higher
Linux ELAN 6.8
Simple-ELAN 1.5
[.tar.gz] [.deb]
[.tar.gz] [.deb]
Archive files (.tar.gz) or Debian installers (.deb), all including a Java 22 runtime.
Requires: 64-bit, tested on Ubuntu 22.04
All Source code of ELAN 6.8 [.zip] Archive containing the source files and a Maven build script. Requires: Maven 3.3 or >, OpenJDK 21 or >
All Previous releases    
Alternative sites
USA download mirror Mirror site for ELAN downloads.
ELAN with CorpAfroAs extension Download site for ELAN 6.0 with CorpAfroAs extension.
Other source code and documentation
LEXAN API The LEXAN API source code (extension mechanism for NLP/text processing, version 0.8)
AV Recognizer API The Audio/Video Recognizer API and demo package (version 4.1)
Lexicon extension API (Preliminary) Lexicon extension "API" demo package