The most important innovations in VIMP 5.6


30. October 2023

VIMP Release 5.6

Our new release VIMP 5.6 offers you besides an overview of public playlist, the glossary function of our partner Amberscript and a revision of the configuration even more useful optimizations. Read below what has changed.

Playlist overview

With VIMP 5.6.0 we provide a new menu item with all public playlists, which allows users to share playlists even better. On this new overview page, all playlists with the status “public” are bundled. If there are no public playlists in your portal, the menu item will not be displayed. In addition, you can easily edit the “Playlists” menu item via the menu management in the administration interface.

Exciting features now enabled by default

Our VIMP video platform solution offers an impressive feature set that has grown for over a decade. Depending on your intended use and individual requirements, you can activate or deactivate the functions as you wish. This allows you to tailor the experience to your specific needs, providing your users with an optimal VIMP experience. In the course of our last releases, we have developed exciting features and presented them to you in our blog as well as newsletter, but we have not yet activated them by default.

With VIMP 5.6.0, we have now changed the default value of the following features from “Disabled” to “Enabled” in the configuration, making them active in your video CMS with the new update:

  • Personalized media recommendation: Media recommendations based on the viewed and liked media of the respective user.
  • Resume media playback: All previously started videos are saved with the last saved timestamp
  • Continue Watching Box: Display of all videos already started in a clear area on the home page as well as in the user profile

Important: Please check these settings after the update to make sure they are set according to your requirements. You can find the settings under Configuration -> Media -> Media Settings.

Amberscript glossaries

If you use the automatic transcription of our partner Amberscript in VIMP, you now get a useful additional feature. With the glossaries, you can create a dictionary of words per video, whose entries are used in the automatic transcription as well as subtitle creation, provided that sufficient similarity is detected during transcription. This is particularly useful, for example, for names, company names, or special terms that are often misinterpreted by the AI.

Rework of the configuration

We have fundamentally revised the configuration in the administration area: From now on, you can change your configuration values even easier as well as faster with just a few clicks. In addition, we have removed a number of obsolete configuration parameters, further improving clarity.

Optimizations in usability and performance

With VIMP 5.6 you get a number of improvements in various areas. Particularly noteworthy in our new release are the further usability and performance optimizations, such as the inclusion of new housekeeping tasks, which further improves the VIMP experience for all your administrators and users.

Further innovations and important notes

The complete list of changes can be found in our VIMP 5.6 changelog.

All technical innovations of VIMP 5.6 are explained 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.

VIMP Installation Service

Leave the complete installation process of your VIMP platform to us.


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

Überlassen Sie den kompletten Installationsprozess Ihrer VIMP-Plattform uns.


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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