The most important innovations in VIMP 5.7

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8. February 2024

VIMP Release 5.7

Our new release VIMP 5.7 offers you a further option for embedding media and the expansion of the webcam recording feature as well as other useful optimizations. Read below to find out what has changed.

Media Javascript Embed

With the Javascript embed code, we now offer you an alternative option for embedding VIMP videos on external websites. By default, videos in VIMP have always been embedded as iframes on other websites.

The advantage of Javascript embeds lies in the seamless integration of the player into the embedding website. In contrast to the iframe embed, the player is located directly in the DOM of the website and can therefore be styled more individually, just like any other element of the website.

On the other hand, cookie-free embedding is possible with the Javascript embed. This means that your access permissions will continue to apply even after the upcoming deactivation of third-party cookie support by browser manufacturers.

Further information on Javascript embedding can be found in our FAQ.

Javascript Embedcode

Webcam Stream Recording

With VIMP version 5.7, we have completely revised webcam recording. The main new feature is that the stream is now transmitted directly to the server during recording, which means that even very long recordings are now possible (previously the maximum recording length depended on the main memory of the client computer).

The new “Webcam Stream Recording” component is activated by default after updating to the new version and offers you and your editorial team an even better VIMP experience.

The previous webcam recording component will remain in VIMP for a limited time, but is now disabled by default (“Webcam Recording” setting item) and will be completely removed in one of the future VIMP releases.

Recursive deletion of categories

Categories can now be deleted recursively, including their subcategories. A second option is available for this in the options menu of the corresponding category. With this new action, you can, for example, remove intermediate levels of categories without also deleting the underlying subcategories.

Further innovations and important notes

In addition to the features presented here, VIMP 5.7 of course offers you a range of other improvements in various areas, such as the option to create client-specific menu items or other housekeeping functions that both improve the performance of your video platform and make your work with VIMP easier through automation.

You can find the complete list of all changes in our VIMP 5.7 changelog.

All technical innovations of VIMP 5.7 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:

Webserver

PHP

MySQL/MariaDB

Transcoding
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.

Hardware

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:

Webserver

  • Apache2
    • Version 2.4 empfohlen
  • oder NGINX

PHP

  • 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/MariaDB

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

Transcoding
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

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

Hardware

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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