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  • Wed, Nov 16 2016 5:19 PM

    • BenoitM
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    how to clean/clear the metadata cache and ghost project

    I have a stranded media file appearing in the Media Tool; there is no longer any corresponding master for it, and it refers to a PNG file; strangely the 'Video' column reports a strange format ('Unsupported i(PAL)') and the Project column is empty (but this file appears when I set Media Tool Display to a 'ghost' project entry - a project that has been deleted some time ago, and essentially invisible to MDV or any other way to look at projects - and while this PNG file has been used at some point in the past, it was certainly never used in that 'ghost' project). If I remove the PNG file from its location in the file system, the stranded media file disappears, but comes back as soon as I put this PNG file back in its original location (and I need it there for some other reason).

    1) How do I get rid of this stranded entry ? It must be an incorrect entry in the metadata cache ('AMA Metadata Folders' ?)

    2) Even when the 'stranded media file' is gone (i.e. I move the corresponding PNG file elsewhere), the Media Tool Display lists a 'ghost' project: since the project no longer exists and no entry appears for it in the Media Tool, I assume there is a broken referential integrity somewhere: how do I fix that ?

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  • Thu, Nov 17 2016 12:39 PM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: how to clean/clear the metadata cache and ghost project

    I'd start with rebuilding the media database(s), trash them and launch MC. If the weirdness persists, perhaps the offending clip has been linked, or AMA linked, in the first place; wrangling the c:\Users\Public\Documents\Avid Media Composer\AMA Management\AMA Metadata Folders might fix the problem.

    Hope this helps, but it's just my 2c.

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    peace luca

  • Thu, Nov 17 2016 4:27 PM In reply to

    • BenoitM
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    Re: how to clean/clear the metadata cache and ghost project

    luca.mg:
    I'd start with rebuilding the media database(s), trash them and launch MC

    Done already...

    luca.mg:
    wrangling the c:\Users\Public\Documents\Avid Media Composer\AMA Management\AMA Metadata Folders might fix the problem.

    "AMA Metadata Folders" : 1160 files in 59 folders and 176 MB...hope I won't lose anything important ! Huh?

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  • Thu, Nov 17 2016 7:07 PM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: how to clean/clear the metadata cache and ghost project

    I guess the AMA Metadata Folders are used by the Media Tool to keep track of linked files, just move them all to a safe location and see if the ghost stuff goes away; if that fixes the problem and You want to restore the data You'll have to spot the relevant folder and get rid of it, trashing the the "Managed AMA Media Folders.xml" file, which SHOULD be rebuilt when next running MC.

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    peace luca

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