Specifications

Server Requirements

  Minimum Recommended
Purpose Development, Evaluation, Small-Scale Deployments Production Deployments
Server Count 1 server / node 1+ servers / nodes
See Hardware Sizing Information for more info.
CPU Core Count 4 (per node) 12+ (per node)
GPU Not required NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 or GTX 970
NVIDIA® Tesla® K80, K40 or K20
 
Note: If available, Avid Dialogue Search will automatically leverage NVIDIA® GPUs to boost the performance of phonetic indexing operations. Performance can be improved by as much as 400% when a GPU is available.
Memory 8 GB RAM 16+ GB RAM
Disk SSD (preferred) SSD
7200+ RPM Magnetic  
For search index storage.
See Hardware Sizing Information for more info.
For search index storage.
See Hardware Sizing Information for more info.
Network 1 Gbps 1 Gbps or greater
For network connection to media storage For network connection to media storage
Operating System Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter)  
Windows 8   
Windows 7, 64-bit only (Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise)  
Software Prerequisites Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2
Microsoft IIS 7.0 or higher with ASP.NET
Windows Media Player 12 (part of Desktop Experience feature on Windows Server editions)

Hardware Sizing Information

Avid Dialogue Search provides a scalable search and indexing platform, which can be configured to meet a number of variations in data volume and availability requirements. The following table shows several example scenarios and their respective Dialogue Search storage and server requirements.

Searchable Media Volume Storage Required Servers / Nodes Required
< 10,000 Hours 50 GB 1 server
25,000 Hours 120 GB 1 server
50,000 Hours 250 GB 1 server
100,000 Hours 480 GB 1 server
250,000+ Hours 720 GB / server 2+ servers


Note: Media files are not duplicated, transcoded, or stored permanently in the Avid Dialogue Search system. Storage requirements are for Dialogue Search application data and asset artifacts—not the media itself.

Supported Media Formats

File Extension Index & Search Preview Description
3g2 Yes Yes Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Audio/Video File
3gp Yes Yes Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Audio/Video File
aac Yes Yes Advanced Audio Coding Audio File
aif Yes Yes Audio Interchange File Format
aiff Yes Yes Audio Interchange File Format
asf Yes Yes Windows Media Advanced Systems Format Streaming Audio/Video File
au Yes Yes Sun Microsystems Audio File
avi Yes Yes Audio Video Interleave Audio/Video File
f4v Yes Yes Video for Adobe Flash Player (ISO)
flv Yes Yes Video for Adobe Flash Player
gxf Yes No General Exchange Format
m4a Yes Yes MPEG-4 Audio File
m4v Yes Yes Apple MPEG-4 Video File
mov Yes Yes Quicktime Video File
mp3 Yes Yes MPEG-1/2 Audio File
mp4 Yes Yes MPEG-4 Video File
mpeg Yes Yes MPEG-1/2 Audio/Video File
mpg Yes Yes MPEG-1/2 Audio/Video File
mxf Yes No Material Exchange Format
oga Yes Yes Ogg Audio File
ogg Yes Yes Ogg Audio/Video File
ogv Yes Yes Video Container Format File
qt Yes Yes Quicktime Video File
swf Yes No Adobe Flash File
wav Yes Yes Waveform Audio File Format
wav Yes Yes Broadcast Wave Format
wma Yes Yes Windows Media Audio File
wmv Yes Yes Windows Media Video File


Note: Preview playback is dependent on the OS, browser, plug in support and decoder capabilities. Some file formats may require local file download prior to playback.

Optimal Playback Performance

For optimal playback performance, it is recommend that low-res proxies are compatible with HTML5 video playback. The recommended format is MPEG-4 (.mp4) using h.264/AAC Baseline Profile.

MPEG-4 h.264/AAC Baseline Profile
Format MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Video Codec h.264
Audio Codec AAC, Stereo, 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps


Supported Browsers

Microsoft Windows Google Chrome 23+
Mozilla Firefox 15+
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
Mac OS X Google Chrome 23+
Mozilla Firefox 15+
Apple Safari 5+