During playback or export of a sequence, Avid Media Composer aborts the operation with the error Exception caught in APlayer::Play - Exception: DISK_TOO_MANY_OPEN, filename: XXX_Filename.mxf.


Presumably, this error is caused when Media Composer attempts to open (access) more files than the maxfiles soft limit set in macOS. Numerous people reported this error, and we have observed it when using a Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) in combination with external hard drives. This error, however, can also happen when using Media Composer with internal hard drives or on a shared storage.


Please use the solution path as provided by Avid in their knowledge base.

Need more help with this?
Visit the Projective Support Websites

Was this helpful?

Yes No
You indicated this topic was not helpful to you ...
Could you please leave a comment telling us why? Thank you!
Thanks for your feedback.