6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2009 2:23 PM by Ann Bens

    Media core - what is it all about?

    shooternz Level 6
      Anyone explain the difference between 'Common/Mediacore' and 'Premiere/Plugins' folders or the reason behind 'Mediacore'?

      Why are plugins stored in either of these?

      Appears to me that a plugin stored in Mediacore is available to AEFX and Premiere. If it happens to cause an issue in one of those apps (like some do) the plugin needs to go elsewhere.
        • 1. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
          Colin Brougham Level 6
          Craig,

          That's correct: anything installed in the Common/Media Core/ directory seems to be available to whatever program can take advantage of a particular plugin or importer module. With some plugins--I can only speak of Digieffects and a couple Trapcode/Red Giant plugins--installing to this folder saves having to install the same plugins to both AE and PPro effects folders. The plugins themselves are the same, and work with both programs. But if a plugin installed there is causing problems, you'd have to move it to the proper program's folder, as you've mentioned. I think this probably came about when the PPro effects engine was basically borrowed from AE, around 2.0 or CS3.
          • 2. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
            Guillaume Roques Level 1
            Hi,

            I'm willing to install a new importer. The company who made the importer (Cineform) asked me to install it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS4\MediaCore

            Unfortunately, I don't have the MediaCore folder on my computer. The only folder I can find in directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe are:

            Adobe After Effects CS4
            Adobe Bridge CS4
            Adobe Device Central CS4
            Adobe Encore CS4
            Adobe Extension Manager CS4
            Adobe Flash CS4
            Adobe Help Viewer
            Adobe Illustrator CS4
            Adobe Media Encoder CS4
            Adobe OnLocation CS4
            Adobe Photoshop CS4
            Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
            Adobe Soundbooth CS4
            Adobe Soundbooth Scores
            Adobe Utilities
            AdobePatchFiles

            Do I need to create the folder?

            Thanks for your help.

            Guillaume
            • 3. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
              shooternz Level 6
              Drill down to:

              C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\CS4\MediaCore

              You were only drilled down to:
              C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe.............
              • 4. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
                Guillaume Roques Level 1
                Thanks Craig but unfortunatelly, I don't have any folder named "Comon" into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe folder! All the folders I have are the one I listed above :-(

                Guillaume
                • 5. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
                  shooternz Level 6
                  In My system it is after "Patch Files" and followed by "Reader".

                  Weird.

                  Try creating it.

                  Common\Plug-ins\CS4\MediaCore
                  • 6. Re: Media core - what is it all about?
                    Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                    NeoScene just goes into C:\Program Files (x86).