The most important innovations in VIMP 5.0

27. October 2021
Die wichtigsten Neuerungen in VIMP 5.0

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

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The most important innovations in VIMP 5.0

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.

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.

The most important innovations in VIMP 5.0

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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The VIMP installation service includes:

To access your server from the outside, we need the following:

We recommend Linux as operating system. An installation under UNIX, BSD or Windows is also possible, but is not officially supported by us.

Minimum server requirements for installing VIMP:




Please install the transcoding tools exactly as described in the documentation. Installing the standard packages is not sufficient due to patent regulations.

CSS modifications
To concatenate modified CSS files, npm must be installed.


As a minimum requirement we recommend:

For productive use we recommend:

We recommend using a RAID controller for additional data security.

VIMP Installationsservice

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Der VIMP Installationsservice beinhaltet:

  • Vorbereitung Ihres Servers
  • Installation der erworbenen VIMP Software
  • Installation der Transcoding Tools

Um von außen auf Ihren Server zugreifen zu können, benötigen wir folgendes:

  • SSH-Zugriff auf Ihren Server (idealerweise als root)
  • Vorinstalliertes Hosting (Apache + MySQL/MariaDB)

Wir empfehlen Linux als Betriebssystem. Eine Installation unter UNIX, BSD oder Windows ist ebenfalls möglich, wird von uns aber nicht offiziell unterstützt.

Minimale Servervoraussetzungen für die Installation von VIMP:


  • Apache2
    • Version 2.4 empfohlen
  • oder NGINX


  • Version 7.1 – 8.0
  • GD-Bibliothek, openssl, cURL, MySQL, mbstring, PDO, pdo_mysql und XSL-Erweiterungen müssen installiert sein
  • PHP CLI (Command Line Interface) muss installiert sein
  • SourceGuardian Extension (außer für ViMP Ultimate Extended)


  • MySQL: Version 5.7 – 8.0
  • MariaDB: Mindestens Version 10.2
  • InnoDB muss installiert sein

Die Transcoding-Tools bitte genau wie in der Dokumentation beschrieben installieren. Die Installation der Standardpakete ist aufgrund patentrechtlicher Bestimmungen nicht ausreichend.

  • FFmpeg
  • FFProbe
  • exiftool (>10.8)
  • time

Um modifizierte CSS-Dateien zu verketten, muss npm installiert sein.


Als Mindestanforderung empfehlen wir:

  • Quad-Core-Prozessor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 500 GB Festplattenspeicher (die benötigte Größe hängt im Wesentlichen von der Medienzahl ab)

Für den produktiven Einsatz empfehlen wir:

  • Hexa-Core-Prozessor oder besser (mehr Kerne ermöglichen insbesondere eine schnellere Transcodierung der Medien)
  • 32 GB RAM oder mehr
  • 2000 GB Festplattenspeicher oder mehr (die benötigte Größe hängt im Wesentlichen von der Medienzahl ab)

Wir empfehlen die Verwendung eines RAID-Controllers für zusätzliche Datensicherheit.

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