Don't forget to also submit a feature request. You can include a link to this thread.
Are you setting Encore CS5 to use ame to transcode? I think it gives you a bit more info than you describe, and its faster! I have not tried to pause it.
Turns out that the General tab of Encore preferences includes a box to set
transcoding by ame. This box had been checked, although I didn't remember
ame being used.
So I fired up one of my projects again, reverted the sequences to original,
and set one of them to "transcode now". This opened ame which shows all the
information I wanted. And since ame is a separate program from Encore, I
was able to look at all the Encore info as well.
Since this was a test, I aborted the ame action, and instead just triggered
a "build" in Encore. This time, the Encore transcode function was used not
ame, despite the fact that the preference was set to use ame.
In other words, if you go straight to "build" without previously
transcoding, ame is not used despite the preference setting, and details are
sadly lacking. However, if you force transcoding before doing a build, ame
is used, and lots of info is available.
So perhaps the suggested feature is to ensure that ame is used for
transcoding when doing a build provided the ame box is checked in the
My guess is that the use of AME for "transcode now" but the Encore Transcoder when doing a "build" is probably because the whole Encore app is built on the sonic authorcore. Adobe can probably control what happens with "transcode now," but not (or not easily) what happens with "build."
I prefer doing the transcode now anyway, because I think it reduces the likelihood of error, or if not, makes the errors easier to pin down.
Glad this gets you closer to your goal. I used CS3 extensively, briefly CS4, and now CS5. I'm liking each of the features added in each revision. And more work for Adobe to do!