Knowledgebase: Cinegy Air
How to disable mapped-network drive to UNC auto-mapping?
Posted by Oleh Muliarchuk on 28 December 2020 20:54

In Cinegy Air, when media files are added to a playlist from a mapped network drive, the file paths (in the playlist structure <quality ... /> and <src_path> tags) are automatically converted into their source Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) paths.

If the mapped drive is supposed to map onto a hard-coded configuration on the engine (e.g. an externally synchronized copy of the server share, or a SAN-mounted volume like Quantum StorNext) then this automatic conversion may cause unexpected problems.

A machine-wide registry flag was introduced to disable the automatic mapping mode in Cinegy Air. To disable the automatic mapping, assign the value "1" to the NotConvertToUNC DWORD key, located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Cinegy LLC\Cinegy\MCRStudio.... Depending on which product and in which version you want to use it, the path in the registry will change- ...\MCRStudioEditor

If all was done correctly, the file paths should not be changed to the UNC path:

To enable the automatic mapping again, please change the value of this registry key to "0".

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