Technical innovations of VIMP 5.5
With VIMP 5.5 you get an extensive update that brings great new features as well as a significant performance improvement (see changelog). We describe the most important technical innovations here on this page.
Please note the system requirements. There have been changes to VIMP 5.4. Support for PHP 7.1 - 7.3 is no longer available with this release. Instead PHP 8.2 is supported as a new version. So VIMP 5.5 runs with PHP 7.4 - 8.2.
The SourceGuardian Loader must be installed at least in version 14.0 to install VIMP 5.5.
Video Editor V4
VIMP 5.5 includes a completely new Video Editor, which initially provides you with the following functions:
- Trim videos (beginning / end / at any point).
- Support for multiple tracks
- Merge multiple videos
- Mute audio
- Save / load projects
In order for users to be able to use Video Editor V4, your user roles must be granted the necessary permissions in the roles and permissions management.
We will continue to expand the range of functions successively. You can run Video Editor V3 and V4 in parallel, should you use functions of V3 that are not yet included in V4.
Analogous to the channel roles, VIMP 5.5 gives you the option to assign roles for group users as well. This allows you to assign members e.g. administration rights or further roles with graded permissions.
The available group roles are:
- Viewer: no editing rights
- Member: may add own media
- Moderator: may administrate media of other users
- Administrator: may additionally edit settings of the group
Users authorized to share media now receive a clear list of all media to be shared in the frontend. If media are available for release, a new icon appears in the header bar, which can be used to call up the list.
Configuration value changes
The WebM and WebP formats have been added to the allowed default formats for media uploads. If you do not want this, you can remove both of them in the configuration. The change takes effect only for installations where the shared file formats have not yet been edited.
Chapter markers are now activated when the minimum preset is applied.
The category filters on the media pages in the frontend are automatically activated from now on. If you do not want this, you can deactivate them again via the configuration.
New parameters for the update task
For installations with a large number of media, updating to a new version can sometimes take a long time. This is due to the recalculation of statistics and the checking/correction of file permissions.
The update can be accelerated from now on by adding the following parameters to the update command:
If these parameters are set to "yes", the corresponding steps are skipped and can be started at a later time, for example.
Several areas were improved again in terms of accessibility.
New housekeeping features
The following additional housekeeping functions are available from VIMP 5.5:
- Task to delete orphaned upload files
- Task to delete media that are older than X days
- Task to delete users who are inactive for more than X days
The following cronjobs are now available:
Deletes all orphaned files in the upload directory that are older than 24 hours.
Permanently deletes all media older than X days (default: 2 years).
- --exclude-special=yes/no (excludes medium on the startpage, if there is one configured)
Permanently deletes all users who are inactive for more than X days (default: 2 years).
The API method "search" now also contains results for playlists.
The API method "loginUser" also contained results of non-shared users when using a master token.
The API method "loginUser" now also passes the processing in case of a non-existing user to the corresponding authentication provider (e.g. LDAP or SAML), so that the user can be created via this if necessary.