I think this might make you happy. I accessed the Adobe Media Encoder help pdf for CS 5.5. Here is a cut and paste of relevant info.
File formats supported for import
Project file formats
• Adobe Premiere Pro (PRPROJ) • After Effects (AEP, AEPX)
So I guess you can just grab PrP or AE project file and drag / drop it into the AME window . It would necesstate saving each sequence as a file i think. Good luck!
Thanks, LV, but I think that's a whole lot more work than just dropping it into a watch folder of sorts.
Your way (which is probably the right and only way, I fear), would require one to physically head over to the render computer and open Premiere, drag the sequence over to AME and tweak all the settings, etc. Depending on how quick or slow the project loads into AME, it could be a 15 minute process.
Whereas, with the watch folder technique, it is a 5-second operation.
I'm staying optimistic.
My info is based on the help file Adobe published. There were no other options stated. Good luck.
Jim, I've noticed you're always the bearer of bad news.
Off to the link again.