File Content Intelligence Administration

last update on Aug 25, 2022


File Content Intelligence (FCI) is a File Fabric Media and Entertainment feature designed for use by organisations that process electronic media assets. If you wish to use FCI and your organization is not licensed to use Media and Entertainment features, contact SME Sales.


This document is written for the File Fabric's Linux system administrator, its appliance administrator (appladmin) and its media tenant's organization administrator (org. admin.). It explains how to set up the File Fabric so file Content Intelligence can be used.

Document Scope

File Content Intelligence supports two kinds of media file processing features: local processing and remote processing. The local processing features depend on services that are bundled with the File Fabric. Configuration of local processing features is covered in this document. The remote processing features depend on uploading assets to a cloud service provider for processing, then downloading the results. Configuration of remote processing services is not covered in this document. Please contact SME Support if you need help configuring the remote processing services.

This document does not cover how to use File Content Intelligence. Here is a link to a video that shows how to use File Content Intelligence.

See also:

Data Automation Rules

Setup Instructions

Linux System Administrator

SSH in to the File Fabric as the user: smeconfiguser. Then use the smeversion command to confirm that v1906 or above of the File Fabric is installed:

[smeconfiguser@b1b996ae ~]$ smeversion
[smeconfiguser@b1b996ae ~]$ 

You must be running v1906 or later. If you are not, please contact your organization's File Fabric appliance administrator to arrange an upgrade.

Confirm that the required containerised services are running by ssh’ing into the File Fabric VM, becoming root and running this command:

docker inspect --format='{{.Name}}' $(sudo docker ps -aq --no-trunc) | grep content-extraction

You should see output something like this:


The three items that begin with “/content-extraction” must be listed in the output for CE to work as intended. If they are not, please contact SME Support.

If you are using v1906.06 or earlier, still ssh’d in and now working as the smestorage user add this line to

	var $microservicesrestendpoint = '';

(Here is a link to instructions for editing that file: )

Appliance Administrator

Working through the web interface as appladmin, on the Lickense Key page access from the Settinge menu confirm that your license key has the “Content > Extraction” and “Content > Deep Search” options enabled:

Still working as appladmin, make sure that Content Search / Solr Data Indexing is enabled on the Search Integration page accessed from the Settings menu: Still working as appladmin, use the User Packages option from the hamburger ment to access the list of packages, click on the pencil icon next to the package that is assigned to the org. (tenant) that will be using FCI, and on the Edit Packages page ensure that the “Content Search Enabled” and “Content Extraction” options are activated:

This is a multi-select list. Be sure to use the appropriate key (Ctrl or CMD) when adding or removing selections so other selected items will remain selected.

Save your changes with the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Tenant Organization Administrator

Now working through the web interface as org. admin, select Content Intelligence from the Organisation menu and enable it on the Content Intelligence page: On the Services list, turn on “MD5 digest for a file” and “mediainfo tool results”. Turn off the remainder of the items on the Services list, all of which begin with “Google”:

Expand the selection section under “media info tool results” to see or change the set of file types from which media info will be extracted:

Use the Update button to save your preferences, and the local services features of File Content Intelligence are ready for use.