The most important innovations in VIMP 5.8

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14. June 2024
VIMP Release 5.7

Our new release VIMP 5.8 offers you a revised user menu and the new start page manager as well as other useful optimisations. Read below to find out what has changed.

VIMP Start Page Manager

With the new VIMP Start Page Manager, you can now create and manage customised media boxes for the start page of your platform.

The following boxes are available for selection:

  • All media
  • Recommended media
  • Continue watching media
  • My client’s media
  • Media of other clients
  • Individual categories

The boxes can be displayed and arranged as desired.

New user menu

The user menu in the front end has been made clearer and more compact. You will now find all options, including the logout button, in a single-column flyout menu that appears when hovering over the avatar in the top right-hand area of the portal.

The display and the number of menu items vary depending on the authorisations of the respective user and the components that you have activated for your user in VIMP.

The most important innovations in VIMP 5.8

Optimisations in webcam and screen recording

After we had already adapted the webcam recording with VIMP 5.7, we have now completely revised the screen recording with the new version. 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 “Streamed Screen Recording” component is activated by default after the update to VIMP 5.8 and offers you and your editorial team an even better VIMP experience

The previous screen recording component will remain in VIMP for a limited time, but is now disabled by default (“Screen Recording” setting item) and will be completely removed in a future VIMP release.

We have also standardised the upload process of the recorded streams (webcam and screen), which means that the finished stream is now finally transferred to the normal upload form, where the usual metadata for the video can be entered.

Login with e-mail address

As an alternative to logging in with the user name, VIMP now also supports logging in with the e-mail address. The prerequisite for this is that the e-mail address only exists once in the database, i.e. that there are no users with this e-mail address who have been marked as deleted.

Please note that logging in with the e-mail address is not possible for authentication via SAML.

Deactivation of categories

VIMP 5.8 gives you the option of completely deactivating categories in your portal. Previously, it was mandatory in VIMP to assign media to at least one category. From now on, you can completely dispense with categories if this type of media structuring is not required. The corresponding option can be found in the configuration under the component settings.

Google Privacy Sandbox Integration

Videos are now embedded with VIMP according to the requirements of the Google Privacy Sandbox. These requirements relate to changes to third-party cookies that are relevant for embedding videos on other websites.

Further innovations and important notes

In addition to the features presented here, VIMP 5.8 of course offers you a range of other improvements in various areas, such as a structural revision of the configuration area and the option to now also display subtitles in livestreams.

You can find the complete list of all changes in our VIMP 5.8 changelog.

All technical innovations of VIMP 5.8 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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