Viewing or Changing the Status of a Submitted Batch

You open Batch Monitor to see the status of a submitted batch and all the jobs contained within it. Because it is a standalone application, you can view the Batch Monitor window whether or not Compressor or Apple Qmaster is open and whether or not you have submitted anything.

Note: By default, Batch Monitor opens automatically whenever you submit a batch using Apple Qmaster. You can enable the same automatic behavior for Compressor by selecting the “Auto launch Batch Monitor” checkbox in Compressor preferences.

To view the status of your batch
  1. To manually open Batch Monitor, do one of the following:

    • Double-click the Batch Monitor icon in the Utilities folder.

    • Click the Batch Monitor button in either the Compressor window or the Apple Qmaster window.

      Batch Monitor opens. If you just submitted a batch, you should see it being processed. If you didn’t recently submit a batch, the table is empty.

  2. View the batch processing details and take any necessary action.

    • To reveal information about the component parts of a batch, job, or target: Click the disclosure triangle next to the item name.
    • To pause a job, batch, or target: Click the corresponding Pause/Resume button.
    • To restart the processing for an item: Click the corresponding Pause/Resume button.
    • To cancel a job, batch, or target: Click its Cancel button.
      Figure. Batch display, showing Batch view, Job views, progress bars, and Show Info, Pause/Resume, and Cancel buttons.

    When the progress bar reaches 100 percent, your media file has been successfully transcoded and saved in the designated destination folder. Completed batch and job items are marked “Successful” and remain in the batch display. Unsuccessful batch and job items are marked “Failed” and remain in the batch display.

  3. Click the Show Info button for any item in the batch display to view information about that item.

  4. In the Inspector window that appears, click either the Status tab or the Log tab to view the respective details.

  5. Open the destination folder to view the newly transcoded output media file.