Copyright © 2020 Traco Systems a.s.

version 2020.3


Traco MediaDistributor Service is a Windows service for distributing media files with optionally attached metadata files to social media and destinations like samba, ftp or CMS servers.

Installation prerequisites

Before You Begin

Hardware and Software Recommendations

In case of installation alongside with Traco MediaRenderer, please check the requirements of the Traco MediaRenderer.

Network Communication Requirements


  1. Run the installer and continue with the installation steps.
    Running .msi installer
  2. Configuration
  3. Traco Media Distributor IP address: IP address of the computer where Traco MediaDistributor Service installer was executed.
  4. Traco Media Distributor Port: Port for incoming jobs.
  5. Select installation folder.
  6. Confirm the installation.
  7. Close the installer.

After the installation, Traco MediaDistributor Service will be listed as windows services. By default, the service does not start automatically, so it needs to be be started manually. The service has to run under a Windows user, who has access to all shared folders and servers used during Traco MediaDistributor Service workflows.


Configurations during the installation are saved into the service’s configuration file and are available for later modifications. The configuration file is in the installation directory and it is named as Traco Media Distributor.exe.config.
After making changes in the configuration file, the service needs to be manually restarted.
Config file

Node registration in MediaCentral | Cloud UX

  1. Log in to the administration interface of MediaCentral | Cloud UX.
  2. From the fast bar open the Traco MediaDistributor Settings app.
  3. Click on Worker Nodes tab at the bottom of the page.
  4. Click the New Worker Node button then set Node Name (label of the node), set active status, enter Traco MediaRenderer and Traco MediaDistributor Service URI. In case of Viz Engine is configured for the node, check the Viz Engine checkbox.
  5. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.


Traco MediaDistributor Service can have multiple service instances installed on different machines, or multiple instances running on the same machine to achieve high availability. The installation of additional service instances is done in the same way as it is for a single service instance installation.


Log files can be found in folders defined in the configuration file. The default locations are C:\ProgramData\Traco Media Distributor\logs and C:\ProgramData\Traco Media Distributor\ffmpegLogs.


  1. To uninstall Traco MediaDistributor Service it is necessary to stop it's Windows service.
  2. If the service is stopped, it can be uninstalled as a regular Windows application from the Programs and Features.