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How to install the transcoding tools on Debian 5 "Lenny"?

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For an update to ViMP 3.2.0+ you just have to install exiftool additionally. Mplayer/mencoder can be uninstalled:

For using open source transcoding with ViMP you have to install the neccessary transcoding tools (MPlayer, mencoder, flvtool2 etc.)

Edit sources for "apt"

Debian and Ubuntu use the packet-manager "apt" to install software. We first have to add the needed sources (repositories):
(we recommend using "joe" to edit the file)

touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
joe /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

We add the following lines to the file

# Debian Multimedia Repository 
deb lenny main
deb lenny main

Then we update the cache changes in our working directory:

apt-get update
cd /usr/src

Now we have to install the tools:

apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl ffmpeg

For an update to ViMP 3.2.0+ you have to install exiftool:

apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl

For ViMP <= 3.1.9 MPlayer/mencoder is needed:

apt-get install mplayer mencoder

That´s it. Now it´s time to install the hosting for ViMP.

Last update on 2015/08/21 by SUPPORT.

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