The most important innovations in ViMP 5.0

2021-10-27

ViMP 5.0 is the new major ViMP update and includes many new features and improvements. Read below what has changed.

ViMP 5.0 Ocean Template

New template

With the OCEAN template ViMP offers an additional fully responsive and accessible template for your video platform. It impresses with its broad design and is compliant with the accessibility guidelines (BITV 2.0/WCAG).

Inplace update

From now on you can conveniently update ViMP to a new version without server access. All you need to do is upload the updater file and start the update.

Using the built-in backup and restore function, you can always switch back to an older version if needed.

ViMP 5.0 Dashboard Top 10

Top 10 in the Dashboard

In the backend, the dashboard has been extended with a Top 10 list of the most popular media, the most active viewers and the most diligent uploaders.

Performance improvements

Not only the support of PHP 8.0 as well as HTTP/2 gives ViMP 5.0 a performance boost (especially for high traffic installations), but also further code optimizations have improved the performance even more.

Improvements in albums, channels, groups and livestreams

Livestreams can now also be created from the frontend by authorized users. Media can optionally be uploaded directly to albums and private albums can be shared via a secret link. The roles of channel users can now also be assigned in the frontend. The order of group media can be changed as desired via drag'n'drop and when adding media to albums, channels and groups, all media can now be marked with one click.

Enhanced logging functionalities

Administrators can now view changes to media via the media changelog. This means that it is always possible to see who changed what and when. A download counter tells administrators how many times a medium has been downloaded, and a download log file also contains additional information about media downloads.

New API methods

A new method was added to the API and existing methods were extended.

Other new features and important notes

In addition to the new features mentioned above, this release contains a long list of other improvements and additions. These include e.g. additional audio tracks for audio descriptions, subtitles for audio files, personalized algorithm for media recommendations, use email address as username and many more.

The list of all changes can be found in our ViMP 5.0 Changelog.

In addition, ViMP 5.0 again contains technical innovations "under the hood", which we describe in detail in this article.

Read more about the complete list of new features in our release notes or contact us with any questions via our contact form or by phone at +49 (0) 89 1200 1020.

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