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Forum where professionals can discuss the Interplay and MediaCentral Family of products such as Interplay | MAM now known as MediaCentral | Asset Management, Interplay | Production now known as MediaCentral | Production Management, MediaCentral | Editorial Management, and MediaCentral Graphics Management
  • MediaCentral | Cloud UX 2021.7.12 - available now (2023.03.17)

    MediaCentral | Cloud UX 2021.7.12 was posted to the download center today.

    The readme can be found here:


    The installer can be found on the download center under Avid MediaCentral Patches/2021.7 Patches

  • How to check if spaaf/aaf files link to a valid storage path in Interplay

    Hi community

    I have a question after resolving, with the help of Avid support, send to playback issues from cloud UX at one of our customers which proved to be caused by media indexer performance issues in combination with a 'change/bug' in MCDS that was released to actually fix this issues. But it doesn't.

    Bug Number: SAK-870. STP sometimes fails because media generated as part of the STP operation is not indexed quickly enough.


    The media indexer fixes can be found here:


    The STP issues were eventually fixed by downgrading MCDS from 2021.3.1 to 2021.3.0.

    One other issue found by support from the indexer logs was the presence of offline AMA media. So I checked and indeed this customer hasn’t been cleaning out a lot of, what I believe are, obsolete AMA assets. But the Media Indexer and therefor Interplay Access only has information on the presence of the spaaf and aaf files inside the SPAAF workspace, not the actual linked media. So Interplay access can’t tell me which spaaf +aaf files still point to valid media locations. 

    I have asked the same question to support but I thought I might ask here as well. Is there any way to determine which spaaf+aaf files do and do not link to valid storage locations in an Interplay environment? Maybe from the Media indexer logs. But how to isolate the AMA logs in those?

    Having to check the AAF files in each folder on the SPAAF workspace to verify if they still link to a valid location unc path will be a pain. Maybe Avid or somebody outside of Avid (makers of MDV) ever thought of writing a small utility that can do this cross check and/or maybe including that info in the Media indexer web page? That utility could also be used on a standalone media composer setup or media composer with Nexis only. In that configuration the content of the xml file on the individual media composer systems at C:\Users\Public\Documents\Avid Media Composer\AMA Management\Managed AMA Media Folders.xml might be of help although the drive letter mounted locations differ from system to system and have no relation to workspace names in a unc path.


  • Issue & fix -- for Cloud UX 2020.4.x sites

    An issue was found with MediaCentral | Cloud UX (version 2020.4.x) where if a site is running with 3rd Party Integration when the site reboots (for maintenance or troubleshooting)

    MediaCentral | Cloud UX 2020.4.x sites with 3rd Party Integrations will fail connecting to the gateway (triggered by maintenance or troubleshooting reboot) with the following error:

    ERROR - unable to connect to the gateway at 'wss://clouduxserver:9900/ws': RemoteCertificateChainErrors


    The details & the fix for this are here: 




  • CloudUX pods failed to running

    Some of the Pods in CloudUX showing the error message : 
    0/1 nodes are available: 1 node(s) didn't match pod affinity/anti-affinity, 1 node(s) didn't match pod anti-affinity rules.
    These pods are similar with other pods setting, but the others is functional.

    I have tried to reboot those pods, deployment, node ... nothing help with it.

  • Mediacentral production 2022.x LTM policy = STM policy for previous versions

    Hi All,

    After almost a year of going back and forth with Avid on the new 2022 LTM policy, being no backwards compatibility with previous versions. which results in the need for forklift upgrading of mediacentral production + cloud UX + Media composer + iNews, Avid Graphics systems, which has practical problems regarding the amount of work needed in a short time and the risks involved if a problem is encountered, but mostly any compatibility issue, being Avid hardware and software or 3rd party hardware software blocking an upgrade of an entire system, I believe the time has come to put a post out here (also) asking on how other users/technicians/acsr's/resellers are dealing with this.

    Over the past 2 years the amount of Mediacentral, Media composer, Nexis,etc... updates that caused minor and mayor issues were of an amount that the Mediacentral production customers in our market were either partially rolled back or stayed on 2018.x.x versions. As a result some systems use a mix of versions, typically Media composer 2018.12.15 against Mediacentral production 2021.x products which function and are more or less supported by Avid.

    But its the experiences of the past 2 years, trying an update, finding one or more issues, engaging with support, waiting for a fix, etc.. that make customers (and us resellers) very sceptical about upgrading into a 2022 version.

    As time progresses, fixes for problems found in 2020/2021 versions are ONLY ending up in mediacentral production and cloud UX 2022 versions while Media composer 2020 and 2021 are still being maintained. (The latest patch for Media composer, 2020.12.7 coming soon). And this increases the pressure to upgrade relative to previous versions. 

    My questions to the Mediacentral production (Interplay) users in the community are:

    - Are you able to follow the new LTM compatibility rules to the letter or do you apply a pragmatic approach, meaning upgrading product by product and temporarily using a unsupported setup prior upgrading other products?

    - Have the 2022 mediacentral versions reached a point that they are 99.xx% stable and can be deployed with 'ease of mind'? 

    - If you find an issue do you roll back a whole system (if possible/supported) or do you accept running an unsupported setup for a period of xx months (as long as it takes to develop and roll out a fix)?

    - Are you using (virtual) replicas of a setup in a lab to test an upgrade prior rolling it out in a production environment?

    The 'big' question:

    - How do you deal with Avid in this? Obviously you engage with Avid support, but do you ask assistance from Avid services and sales?

    Thanks for any feedback from a reseller tech getting desperate.

  • The best practice to restart Interplay system



    We are working in an Interplay and Nexis environment, and I feel the uptime for our servers is too high. I was wondering what would be the best practice and sequence to restart the system servers. Our PAM servers are: Interplay Engine, Lookup server, Production Services server, Transfer server and Media Indexer. We also have couple of servers for the Archive services. The Interplay Engines are connected to dedicated database.



  • Media indexer feature request

    Dear Avid,

    Making a mistake not checking NOMI weight this morning while adding a media indexer to a NOMI I caused a deletion of all existing storage locations. This was relatively quickly fixed by re-importing a backup of the locations and a rescan.

    However would it be possible to include a message when adding a node with a higher weight to a NOMI saying:

    This node will be added to the NOMI but has a higher weight. Do you want to keep the storage locations of the existing media indexers or use the storage locations on this media indexer? And of course keep the existing media locations according to the answer given.





  • MediaCentral UX very slow in Video Playback

    Hello everyone,


    We are facing slowness in MediaCentral UX video p;ayback. The cache count is around 5,000 so I believe this is not a red flag, and I recently restarted our Media Indexer servers. Is there any other area to takle to diagnose?



  • Media is Offline in Interplay Window (Media Composer)



    The cameraman is ingesting media in the Media Director and it appears to be in the Nexis, showing Online in Interplay Access. But when editors want to work with it in Media Composer it will appear to be offline.

    BTW, Media Indexer ver. is 


    Can Someone help?



  • ‘Insufficient permissions.’ when checking in bins


    All users except the Administrators get the following error when closing out of bins ""Error updating markers to asset manager: Error message from the server: ‘Insufficient permissions.’ (0x89990301)". Any metadata updates are not updated to Production Managment. I believe the solve is somewhere in Interplay Administrator/User Managment but can not quite figure it out. 

    Has anyone else encountered this? 

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