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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 necessary 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.

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