2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2013 1:19 PM by John T Smith

    Clean Media cache database

    media cache


      Why is there a Media Cache Database, the task or profit?

      And what are the consequences of Clean it.

        • 1. Re: Clean Media cache database
          Sandeep Singh Adobe Employee



          Thanks for posting on Adobe forums


          here is the answer that you are looking for :


          When Premiere Pro imports video and audio in some formats, it processes and caches versions of these items that it can readily access when generating previews. Imported audio files are each conformed to a new .cfa file, and MPEG files are indexed to a new .mpgindex file. The media cache greatly improves performance for previews, because the video and audio items do not need to be reprocessed for each preview.

          Note: When you first import a file, you may experience a delay while the media is being processed and cached.

          A database retains links to each of the cached media files. This media cache database is shared with Adobe Media Encoder, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Encore, and Soundbooth, so each of these applications can each read from and write to the same set of cached media files. If you change the location of the database from within any of these applications, the location is updated for the other applications, too. Each application can use its own cache folder, but the same database keeps track of them.


          If you remove the media cache and then try to open a project ; It will try to re-create and you may have to re-render the sequences inthe premiere pro



          Happy Editing,


          • 2. Re: Clean Media cache database
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Go to the tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578 and download the user guide PDF


            Search in the PDF for media cache to read everything Adobe has to say about the subject