BROWSE CATDV SUPPORT MANUALS

Server 7 uses a new, simpler mechanism to define the mapping between original media and web proxy media based on ‘Media Stores’. The previous tab for setting up path mappings in the CatDV Server Control Panel is no longer present and instead Media Stores are configured through the new web-based administration interface.

Media Stores

A Media Store represents a set of media stored on the server or shared storage. Each Media Store defines a number of paths that point to either the original media or the web proxy versions of that media. In a mixed Mac/Windows environment there may also be multiple versions of the same paths for each platform (i.e. a Windows path to the original media and an equivalent Mac path to the same media)

Setting up Media Stores

Once you have successfully installed CatDV Server 7 open up the CatDV Server Control Panel and double click on the URL in the Web Server section towards the bottom of the window.

Control Panel

 

Click on CatDV Server Administration link.

Web 2 Log in

Now click on Media Stores to set up the required media paths.

Web 2 Administration

Click on the Add Media Store button.

Add Media Store

 

Enter a suitable name for your media store and click ok to complete.

Media Store Name

The new Media Store should appear in the list. Select it and then click on the Add Path button.

Add Path

To set up your media path for your original files chose Original (Hi-Res) as the media type, set the path to the location of your Original media and set the Target to Server then click OK to complete.

Setting Media Path - Hi Res

To set up your media path for your Proxy files chose Proxy as the media type, set the path to the location of your Proxy media and set the Target to Web then click OK to complete.

Setting Media Path - Proxy

Note that the directory structures under the original and proxy folders you have selected should be the same. So, for example, if your original file is at path:

C:Media2016Shoot1video.mov

Then the proxy file for that original file should live at:

C:Proxies2016Shoot1video.mp4

Note that the file extension can be different, but the rest of the file path must be the same.

Media Stores Map

Your media paths are now set up, so you will now be able to playback your proxy media via the web client.

Proxy Playback

04/01/2016