I know this isn't the official way to file a feature request (I've already done that), but I wanted to see if anyone else thought this would be a good idea.
I'd love to see an option to shut down the computer when AME has finished encoding what it has in the queue. I set something up last night to encode, and when it finished early in the morning, it'd have been nice if the computer would have shut down as opposed to running all night.
Maybe it's just me, but that sounds like a useful feature...
Agreed. And I'd like it to ping me (email/SMS/candy-gram/whatever) when a batch is complete. And being able to tunnel in via the web or with a smartphone and see what is happening with the queue would be pretty sweet, too.
To encode... to dream...
In the meantime, check out this shutdown timer: http://www.vistashutdowntimer.toflo.de/. I use it all the time with great success. Just give yourself a wide berth on when you think your encode will be complete
In my opinion RenderAndShutdowun is a great feature.
It's enought that mediaencore run the cmd comand "shutdown -s -t 10 ( or more second) and then exit.
This comand run "C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe" with options that stopping all services before safety shutdown.
I think this shoud be a must for saving your electricity bills.
There is a After Effects script too: Render_and_Shutdown
I ask fir this features too
I still think this would be a great feature.
JIm, I see your point, but if it was an option, then you wouldn't have to use it. But for those that would, I think this would be great.
Maybe in CS6.5 (or 7)...
Aefx already has a script for this, but usually i render both aefx and premiere job with Mediaencore,
I have more preset on Mediaencore.Sometimes I leave the office early,
and I have a few jobs to be do with Mediaencore, which would require a few hours,
but I have to leave my computer on all night for nothing.
Perhaps it could also be useful in Photoshop when you have to send a sequence of actions.
I don't think that this feature requires any resouce. Just save, run a dos comand and exit.
I have developed a simple script ( batch file *.bat)) that will check if encoding is still being done ( every 60+ secs ) and if the process is over, it will shutdown the PC. I tried to keep the code very very simple so that others can improve it.
For now , i have tested this on Windows 7 SP1 - 64 bits and it wokrs well.
Here is the code, copy and paste it into notepad - i named it AutoPowerOff-AdobeMediaEnCoder.bat
........copy code below ................
echo Start monitoring Adobe Media Encoding Process
echo Check every 60 secs via KeepMonitoring
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 60 > nul
echo Continue Monitoring Adobe Media Encoding Process - every 60s
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 60 > nul
echo Checking If Encoding Process Over ?
tasklist | find /i "PProHeadless.exe"
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO AutoPowerOFF
IF ERRORLEVEL 0 echo. && echo Encoding Still In Progress && GOTO KeepMonitoring
echo Process PProHeadless.exe does not exist anymore
echo Assume Encoding DONE
echo PC Poweroff Initiated
echo ShutDown PC After 60 sec
shutdown /s /t 60
...... end of code .......
If some of you can check it out on other platforms and report back, i can maintain the script.
Amazing. It remember me an old Applescript.
This script looked for a specific file name in the render folder, and whet it foud a file with that name then it shutdown the mac.
Of course you had to add in the render queue a short job (i.e. 5 sec) with that name.
I think you have a race condition.
I think pproheadless is invoked per job so you could shutdown if you sample between jobs.
Also if you are transcoding instead of encoding a sequence I don't think it uses pproheadless.
I'll have a stab at a more elegant solution if you all like. Just give me a couple of days to prioritize it.
I have a free plug-in for you on behalf of x264pro.com - the x264 H.264 Encoder plugin for PPro and AME.
It is a export plugin that doesn't actually do anything to a video file. On export it shuts down the PC for you.
Put it at the end of your render queue and volia it shuts down your PC after the encodes have finished. It will not force a shutdown so if you have unsaved work etc in other programs the shutdown will fail. I thought it best to do it that way.
1. Just copy the code into notepad
2. save the file as AutoPowerOff-AdobeMediaEnCoder.bat
3. Save it anywhere you want
4. When you export your premiere pro sequences to Adobe Media Encoder, queue them for encoding
5. From Adobe Media Encoding , start the encoding for the queue
6. After that, goto where you saved the bat file, right click -> Run as Admnistrator
The script will check if your encoding is done every 60+ secs. If the job is over, it will shutdown your PC after 60secs.
great plugin, but need modification, not save the AME queue status before shutdown, if you encode 200+ clip and happen any error in any one of them you will not know that because when you open AME after shutdown you will get the same queue loaded with all clips before render and you must check all rendered clips
great batch to render Premiere projects only, but if you add clips to AME to encode it, the script is useless
there is a new version on the download site. It shuts down 1 minute after everything.
Unfortunately AME doesn't clean up the processed list when closed by the operating system.
There is a work around though. Queue up another job, run it and hit stop. You can then click on the "Stopped" to look at the log - it grows over the life of the product - and see any of the prior batch job that failed.
'sure would be nice to work out a way to cleanly close down AME so tha the queue updates then shutdown.
oh well, when I get creative some day I'll try to work out another way of shutting down.