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  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 10:27 PM

    • snell
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    Media Manager and Avid database files

    I am new to Avid and have been flying by the seat of my pants.  I thought that I had a pretty good grasp on how the database files work in the Avid Media Folder until I ran across someone elses post.  In his post he said that Media Manager takes place of those database files?  If that's the case how do I fix the dreaded media offline problem (when I know the media is there?)

    I am running Media Manager 4.5.13

  • Wed, Apr 25 2012 10:33 PM In reply to

    • Chris Hocking
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    Re: Media Manager and Avid database files

    Try deleting the database files - this will force Avid to re-index them. 

  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 4:17 PM In reply to

    • Doc Avid
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    Re: Media Manager and Avid database files

    media manager!   fun!   a BTW,  this product is horribly out of date-  disconinued 5 or so years ago.

    There are two media database files in a "normal" media composer media files folder.   MSMFMID and MSMMMOB are the two.   The first tells the OS where to find stuff-   the 2nd tells composer.    By normal I mean a non-media manager setup.


    When you run Media Manager,  or Interplay-  the MSMmmob functions are taken over by the asset manager,  and the MMOB file is removed, leaving the MSMFMID file.


    So to bebuild a database,  you throw away the MSMFMID file,  and launch the Media Composer system that MADE the database in the first place-

    So in this instance,   Avid MediaFiles/MXF/1/ZAvid_2/msmFMID.pmf   you would trash the database file,  and launch the sytsem called  ZAvid_2,  and run composer.   The database will rebuild.


    If the files don't appear on line-  which sometimes they don't as Media Manager goes stupid,  you can try a resync in Media Manager-  

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  • Fri, May 18 2012 11:40 AM In reply to

    Re: Media Manager and Avid database files

    Be VERY Careful about deleting PMRs when you have an asset Manager.  you can knock media offline for all users if you are not careful.

    there's also a utility called the "PMR TOOL"  call avid and ask them about it. they can send it to you (if you have a support contract) and you'll likely need some instruction.



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    Happy Editing!

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