Windows binary installation

First of all, install the following software:

Table 1.1. Required software

SoftwareTested with version
wxPython2.8.6.1 Unicode

Do not use Python different from version 2.5.x. Also, use only stable releases of wxPython (series A.B, where B is an even number); do not use version We recommend to use the Unicode version of wxPython; with the ANSI version, you won't be able to process files with non-ASCII (e.g. Czech, German, Chinese ...) filenames.

Then use the OpenVIP installation package for Windows which is available at Sourceforge. The installation wizard will guide you through the process.

You must always install the Core libraries component. It contains the OpenVIP core, all necessary libraries and plugins.

You should install the Tools and editor component, too. It includes OpenVIP editor, various tools, and documentation.

OpenVIP SDK component should be installed if you want to develop your own OpenVIP plugins in C++. It contains the necessary header files.

Running OpenVIP. Unless you turn the corresponding switch off, the setup creates a desktop icon which can be used to start OpenVIP editor. Apart from that, OpenVIP comes with a set of handy command-line utilities. To run these tools, you have to create an environment variable called OPENVIP_HOME pointing to the installation directory. (New variables can be created in Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment variables.)

Optional features. You can optionally (now or later) install the following packages:

Table 1.2. Optional requirements

SoftwareTested with version
Python Imaging Library (PIL)1.1.2

The Python Imaging Library is necessary for running, a Python script for generating thumbnails from a video file. You need the dot program from the Graphviz package to process files created by, a script for visualization of OpenVIP network files.