CFS Output Engine Configuration Parameters

The CFS output engine segments the data produced by Media Server and sends it to a Connector Framework Server (CFS). You can use an XSL template to transform the data before it is sent to CFS.


The CFS output engine is intended for cases where media is ingested from an external source but you want to send documents to CFS for further processing before they are indexed into IDOL.

Do not use this output engine if the source media originated from CFS and you need to return the analysis results. To return analysis results for media files that originated from CFS, configure a response output task instead. (CFS sends process actions to Media Server and expects the analysis results to be returned in the ACI response).

Configuration Parameter Description
CfsHost The host name or IP address of the CFS.
CfsPort The ACI port of the CFS.
EventTrack The track to use as the event track (for event output mode).
IdolDb The name of the IDOL Server database to index the document into. The value of this parameter appears in the output and can be used to populate the DREDBNAME document field (but you must configure your XSL transformation to do this).
Input A comma-separated list of the tracks that you want to output.
Labels A comma-separated list of labels (key/value pairs) to add to the output produced by Media Server.
Mode The output mode, which specifies how to combine records into documents.
OutputInterval The amount of video content represented by each document that is sent to CFS (when you use time output mode).
SavePostXML Specifies whether to save the documents produced by the output engine to disk (after XSL transformation).
SavePreXML Specifies whether to save the records received by the output engine to disk (before XSL transformation).
Type The type of output engine to use. Set this parameter to CFS.
XMLOutputPath The directory in which to store pre- and post- XML files.
XSLTemplate The XSL template to use to transform records into documents that can be sent to CFS.