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How to install the transcoding tools? (ViMP 3.6.x+)

Editions: Community, Professional, Enterprise, Enterprise Ultimate, Corporate
Versions: 3.6.0+

As of ViMP 3.6.x we can use the static builds of FFmpeg (and FFprobe). Instead of installing we just have to download and extract an archive that includes a running FFmpeg and FFprobe with all requirements

Download and extract:

The Download-Links for FFmpeg static builds are provided at
The direct URL to the FFmpeg static builds is

cd /opt/
tar --xz -xvf  ffmpeg-git-64bit-static.tar.xz
mv ffmpeg-git-20170221-64bit-static/ ffmpeg

FFmpeg and FFprobe are already installed now.

Path to ffmpeg: /opt/ffmpeg/ffmpeg

Path to ffprobe: /opt/ffmpeg/ffprobe

Depending on whether the Debian or Redhat packet manager is used you can install "exiftool" ...

- with apt-get

apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl

- with yum

yum install perl-Image-ExifTool

Last update on 2017/02/21 by SUPPORT.

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