Viewing Transcoding Status

You use Batch Monitor and the History window to see the current status of a submitted batch and all the jobs contained within it. Batch Monitor is a standalone application, so that it can work with both Compressor and Droplets, whether or not Compressor is open, and regardless of whether you have submitted anything. See Creating a Droplet from the Settings Tab for more information about Droplets.

  1. Stage 1: Viewing the Batch Transcoding Status

    After you submit a batch, then you can open Batch Monitor so you can view the transcoding status of your batch. This is a good way to monitor when your batch has finished transcoding and if any problems occurred during the transcode process. You can set Compressor Preferences to open Batch Monitor automatically.

    See Setting Compressor Preferences and the Batch Monitor User Manual for more details.

    Alternatively, you can look at the History window in Compressor. It contains a progress bar and, like Batch Monitor, it can tell you if a submission was successfully transcoded.

  2. Stage 2: Confirming Transcode Completion

    It’s a good idea to open the transcoded media file’s destination folder to ensure that the media file was transcoded successfully and saved to that location.